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SEECHERS: Short Film

 

2021

DUST - Youtube Channel launch - 15th April 2021

Wild Indie Sci-Fi & Fantasy Film Festival – Round 1 Qualifier

Nominated, Best Short Film

Independent Film Awards Bristol - Semi Finals

Nominated, Best Short Film

Oaxaca Film Fest

Nominated, Best Short Narrative

 

2020

White Unicorn International Film Festival - Won, Pilot/ Episode 🏆

Focus International Film Festival - Won, Best Visual Effects in a Short Film 🏆

Nominated, Best Short Story

Nominated, Best Director Short

Nominated, Editing, Short Film

London Independent Film Festival

Nominated, Best Short Film

Starburst International Film Festival

Nominated, Best Short Film

Sick chick Film Festival

Nominated, Best Short Film

Sci-Fi & Fantasy: Genre Lab – Lift-Off Global Network

Nominated, Best Short Film

Uk Monthly Film Festival

Nominated, Best Short Film

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WINNER - Focus International Film Festiv
Winner - White Unicorn International Fil
SEMI FINALIST - Independent Film Awards
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Logline

University student, Aris Fletcher, is training to become a Seecher. A secret group, who hold ancient knowledge in using subconscious power. Preparing for the Physical Trial, Aris steals a forbidden text, on how to enter the Subconscious World. Spellbound by his recent dreams. Ignoring all cautions. Aris decides instead, to dabble in his new powers, outside the protection of the Seecher Guild.

Synopsis

As a child, Aris had a vivid imagination, though it rarely served him well. Only ever getting him into trouble.

 

Now at University, Aris has joined a secret group called the Seechers, who are training him to learn how to control his subconscious powers. However, his strange dreams and curious nature have led him to steal a forbidden text, about how to enter the Subconscious World, called Nihilo.

 

Aris exposes himself to a dangerous enemy, by experimenting with his powers outside of the Seechers’ Guild. Kidnapped and Interrogated, Aris must think fast to find a way to escape.

Genre: Sci-Fi, Action, Drama
Running Time: 18’
Aspect Ratio: 2.39:1 (2048X858)
Screening Formats: 2K 5.1 DCP, ProRes.
Sound: 5.1 or Stereo.
Shot on: 5K, RED, 25p and 3.8K, Arri Alexa, 25p.
Language: English

Country of Origin: United Kingdom

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Official Selection  - Uk Monthly Film Fe
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Thank you to our amazing

43 Kickstarter Backers

 for helping to make our dreams come true.

"...We are asked to delve into the deepest recess of our minds; to exploit untapped powers that might otherwise lie dormant. Each frame is beautifully captured and stokes real curiosity..." 

     UK FILM REVIEW 2020

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"The next step is to hopefully turn Seechers into a TV series, but I was curious to know how difficult Natalie thought this might be as a woman in the industry..."

FEATURED FEMALE FILMMAKERS

"Working with Paul Arion, my VFX Supervisor, who’s a top VFX professional, who’s worked on so many Marvel Films and other such huge films, was a real honor. I had no funding in place, I had saved and borrowed money, to spend on the production and it took me 4 years to make...."

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Director's Statement

The world of the Seechers has been inspired by my life-long fascination with dreams. As a teenager, I used to talk very intensely with my friends about dreams. We tried to control our dreams, have shared dreams, we researched the meaning of dreams and we even had our own dreamers club. I became very interested in hypnogogia, which is a transitional state between being asleep and being awake. Many famous writers, artists and inventors have used this state to retrieve their extraordinary ideas. Thomas Edison is well known for his techniques in trying to tap his subconscious for deeper insights for his inventions. After trying, for a long time, to find my own method to tap my subconscious in this way, for an amazing idea, I began to realise, that the concept of taking something out of the subconscious and into this world, was in itself the start to an idea. That is really what Seechers is about. They are an ancient and secret group of intellects, who have essentially pulled unworldly powers, out from a dream and into the conscious world and there are bad guys who what their power, for themselves.

The Cast

The Team

Simon Arnold

Credits