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).
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.