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Deep Shock (2019)

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Completed On: 01 Jul, 2019

Director: Davide Melini

Duration: 29 min 19 sec

Genres: Short

Language: English

Country: United Kingdom

Submitted By: Deep Shock Film

Festival Rating 7.7
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Sarah can't completely overcome the deaths of her grandfather and her older sister. The trauma and lack of sleep cause her to embark on a strange journey of apparitions and murders, apparently caused by her mind...
Italian Giallo is ready to make its return!

  • Directors
    Davide Melini
    Lion, Mother of Tears: The Third Mother, Penny Dreadful
  • Producers
    Luca Vannella
    Avengers, Thor, Harry Potter
  • Producers
    Alexis Continente
    Murder on the Orient Express, Transformers: The Last Knight, Thor
  • Producers
    Vincenzo Mastrantonio
    Titanic, Moulin Rouge, The Passion of Christ
  • Producers
    Bobby Holland Hanton
    Avengers, The Dark Knight Rises, Game of Thrones
  • Producers
    Ferdinando Merolla
    Troy, Gangs of New York, Hannibal Rising
  • Producers
    Roberto Paglialunga
    Lion, To Rome with Love
  • Producers
    Fabel Aguilera
    The Puzzle, The sweet hand of the White Rose, Lion
  • Writers
    Davide Melini
    Lion, Mother of Tears: The Third Mother, Penny Dreadful
  • Key Cast
    Muireann Bird
    Out of Innocence, A Nightingale Falling
  • Key Cast
    Francesc Páges
    Darkness, Antonio cumple 50, La que se avecina
  • Key Cast
    George Bracebridge
    Somewhere in the Past, Harry, Hamlet and I
  • Key Cast
    Lorna Larkin
    Close Your Eyes, More than God, The great Alaskan Race
  • Key Cast
    Erica Prior
    The birthday, The second name, Los hombres de Paco
  • Key Cast
    Luis Fernández de Eribe
    El desconocido, La que se avecina, Cuéntame cómo pasó
  • Film Type
  • Genres
  • Runtime
    29 minutes 19 seconds
  • Completion Date
    01 Jul, 2019
  • Production Budget
  • Country of Origin
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming
  • Film Language
  • Shooting Format
    6K Red Epic Dragon
  • Aspect Ratio
  • Film Color
  • Student Project
  • First-time Filmmaker

Creepy Tree Film Festival
United States
Salem, Oregon
Creepy Director & Crew, Creepy Visual Enhancements & SFX

Festival de Cine de Marbella
Best Short Film

IndieX Film Fest
United States
Los Angeles
Best Short of the Festival, Best Horror Short, Best Producers, Best Director, Best Special Makeup, Best Editing, Best Sound Design

Southern Shorts Awards
United States
Roswell, Georgia
Best Actress (Muireann Bird), Best Cinematography, Best Production Design, Best Special Make-Up, Best Editing, Best Music, Best Sound Design

Direct Monthly Online Film Festival
United States
Detroit, Michigan
Best Screenplay

12 Month Film Festival
Best Actress (Muireann Bird), Best Sound Design.

Independent Shorts Awards
United States
Los Angeles
Best Horror, Best Mystery, Best Actress (Muireann Bird), Best Supporting Actor (George Bracebridge), Best Acting Ensemble, Best Special FX, Best Visual FX, Best Sound Design

Festival of Fear International Film Festival
Best Foreign Short

Indie Short Fest
Los Angeles
Best Horror, Best Supporting Actor (George Bracebridge), Best Makeup and Hairstyling, Best Sound Editing

Florence Film Awards
Best Director, Best Actress (Muireann Bird), Best Original Score, Best Sound, Best Original Score of the Year

Filmeraa International Film and Web Series Festival
New Delhi
Best Short, Best Production, Best Actress (Muireann Bird)

Director's Biography

Davide Melini was born on April 9, 1979 in Rome. His career officially started up in 2004 and, until now, he has directed 6 short films: "Amore estremo" (2006), "La sceneggiatura" (2006), "The Puzzle" (2008), "The Sweet Hand of the White Rose" (2010), "Lion" (2017) and "Deep Shock" (2019).

In his career he has also worked as an assistant director in the TV series "Roma" (2005), "Penny Dreadful" (2016) and "Into the Badlands" (2017), in the movies "Three on the road" (2006) by Roberto Cimpanelli, "Mother of Tears: The Third Mother" (2007) by Dario Argento, "Este amor es de otro planeta" (2019) by Daniel Diosdado and "Mi gran despedida" (2019) by Antonio Hens and Antonio Álamo.

All his short films have won many international festival awards and they received excellent critics worldwide.

With 293 awards, "Lion" has become the most awarded horror short film in history.

In July 2012, the well-known American website "Dr. Terror Blog of Horror", presented the "Italian Horror Week: The Rebirth of the Italian Horror Empire" including Davide Melini as one of the best Italian filmmakers of this genre.

In January 2013, the famous American website "Creepercast" presented the best director of horror movies around the world. "Creepy Horror Bites: The Independent Short Horror Film Director You Should Know Vol. 2" pays tribute to Davide Melini and his short films.

In November 2014, the popular Swedish website "Theatre of Blood" has paid a real tribute to the 'giallo' and the Italian horror films. In the article talks about Mario Bava, Dario Argento, Lucio Fulci, Sergio Martino, Antonio Margheriti, Massimo Dallamano, Umberto Lenzi, Riccardo Freda, Lamberto Bava, Michele Soavi, Aldo Lado, etc., Many films are also analyzed, with a special eye about music (Ennio Morricone and the Goblin are mentioned). A complete tribute that spanning the entire history of Italian Horror. The article also talks about the new generation of giallo filmmaker and Davide Melini is considered as one of the most promising Italian horror directors.


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