Bill is a micro-short film starring Roxanna Vilk, Chris Bianchi & Hugo Stanbury and was written, directed and produced by Dan Gitsham and Sophie Mair. It is a self-funded, DIY film that was shot in a single day and was inspired by a ghost apparently that the directors’ sons would talk to—a being that lived in their ceiling called Bill.
Wild fantasy, vivid imagination or phantasmal terror aside, Bill the film is very much a winner. It follows the story of a young widow who is tangling with the dark arts in an attempt to contact her dearly departed. Although that synopsis may sound completely cliched, the film itself is rather fresh. Bill was unexpectedly creepy with plenty of context for you to fill in the narrative and it has more scare power in its less than five-minute runtime than some feature-length films, and that’s high praise.
There is some clever cinematography involving a photograph, a fitting and freaky score, good special effects used sparingly, and fantastic acting overall. I was genuinely creeped out for most of the film due to some great atmosphere and intelligent editing. I could very easily see Bill walking away with a number of laurels from indie film festivals. It gets a full five stars from me.
It’s a whole story in three minutes, complete likeable characters, a freaky creature, and some fresh ideas. Give it a try. I’ll post the link to the film below. Thanks for reading and as always, stay sordid.
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