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STRAW MEN (2021)

20m 45s | English | Hiraeth Films, 2021.

“Straw Men” was written by Writer/Director Neil Willoughby during the 2020 quarantine in an attempt to explore the anxiety of what it means to lose a feeling of security in the places and people we once considered “safe”.

"Straw Men" won both "Best Thriller" and "Best Cast" at the Autumn 2021 Independent Film Festival in Toronto, ON. Other nominations include "Best Cinematographer"  (Chattanooga Underground Film Festival, Alternative Film Festival), "Best Short" & "Best Editing" (Chatham-Kent International Film Festival), Best Score (Chattanooga Underground Film Festival) and Best Writer (Horror Movie Freaks Film Festival).

STRAW MEN (Short Film, 2021)
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“Straw Men”

Written & Directed by Neil Willoughby

Director of Photography: Michael Lucido

Art Director: Danny Raymond

Original Score by Gerianne Ditto-Harvey

Assistant Director: Kaitlin Fazio

Assistant Director of Photography: Sean Murphy

Starring: Stephanie Stoiko, Hannah Manela, Dustin Hayes,

Josh Taube, & Myles Bassick

Key Hair & Make-up Artists: Jennifer Raymond & Joan Lutz

Script Supervisor: Kelley Carpenter

Sound Operators: Kirsten Anderson, Jackson Cohrs, Jennifer Raymond

Editor & Colorist: Neil Willoughby

Production Assistant: Jackson Cohrs

Hiraeth Films, 2021.

Straw Men Poster | Creepy Scarecrow in center, surrounded by film characters
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