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iShorts3 - 'Perfect Monster'

When selfish, violent husband, Adam discovers his wife has fled from their modern forest retreat, he gives chase, but finds her mauled by a primal creature. Scared of losing her to the authorities, he barricades the house, but when the monster breaks in he is faced with letting her go in order to save her.

Written and directed by Matt Harris-Freeth, and produced by Paul Harry Thomas, 'Perfect Monster' is an intense, visceral, live-action horror film about a violent relationship and a primal monster.

That’s all we’re going to say about the plot for now. After all, this is a monster film – and our job is to keep you on the edge of your seat.

The Team

Matt Harris-Freeth, Writer/Director

Matt is an award-winning, Welsh film director based in Bristol, UK. With over a decade of experience directing and editing music videos for some of the most well-known artists in the world, Matt is now continuing his passion for directing narrative fiction.From divorce and spaceships to violent relationships and monsters, Matt creates visually striking genre films that are a twist on the familiar.

Most recently, Matt completed award-winning short 'Crocodile', produced by xFilm. It’s enjoying a successful festival run, screening at BAFTA-qualifying Aesthetica and Oscar-qualifying Atlanta Film Festival, among others, and picking up a nomination for Best Short Film at the Royal Television Society West Awards 2016. Another of Matt's short films, 'Penalty', produced by JS Productions, picked up the award for Best Short Film at the same RTS West Awards 2016.

Alongside working as a commercial and corporate film director, he’s currently developing a number of features and continuing his collaboration with xFilm on 'Perfect Monster'. Matt was also recently selected for Creative England’s South-West Talent Centre Module.

Paul Harry Thomas, Producer

Paul is an award-winning producer and the founder and MD of independent production company xFilm. Paul's film career started as a production coordinator on Belgian feature 'Ellektra', which picked up six international awards. He has since gone on to produce five shorts, all of which have premiered at Oscar - or BAFTA -qualifying festivals. He has also produced films for Rankin (as part of 2014's Collabor8te season), and for Film London (as part of 2015’s London Calling).

Paul launched xFilm in 2011, and has since produced over 200 films for major brands such as Red Bull, Peugeot, Kinder, Direct Line, and E.ON, as well as music videos for artists such as Netsky and Bombay Bicycle Club.

His company's first co-produced feature, 'Radiator' (Dir: Tom Browne), screened in Picturehouse cinemas nationwide to great acclaim in late 2015, and won the Audience Award at Glasgow Film Festival and the Grand Jury Prize at Dallas International Film Festival. He has recently completed principal photography on his first feature documentary, which will be released in 2017.


To support 'Perfect Monster', visit the team's CrowdfunderUK page.

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