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Directed by Statten Roeg, Sunita Soliar

A freakish, throbbing growth torments Ash. She is stuck caring for her vitriolic, dementia-ridden mother. With every indignity, Ash’s lump grows, until it erupts, spewing a mysterious substance. Will Ash figure out what it is and how to stop it?

Directed by Statten Roeg and Sunita Soliar

Director’s Bios: Statten Roeg co-wrote the story of Barbarians, which competed at Fantastic Fest and Sitges in 2021. He was an Associate Producer on Brahman Naman, which competed at Sundance in 2016 and was bought by Netflix. He was one of the Producers of the award-winning documentary Undercover in the Alt-Right.

Sunita Soliar is a writer with an MA in Prose Fiction from UEA. Her writing has appeared in publications such as Five Dials and The Times Literary Supplement and events such as Liars’ League.

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Dread the Darkness

Whether in a dingy bar, our very own bed, or a perfectly manicured household, fear of things beyond our control haunt us. When the lights go out for this block of short films, expect disturbing historical truths, jump scares, body horror – along with a healthy dose of animation, surprising laughs, and moving moments. These films will leave you wondering who holds the control, and whether or not any of us really have any power when night falls.