Boris in the Forest - Terror awaits after lunch

A short film about a Californian geek in search of his horror hero Boris Karloff

About

A black comedy starring Mac McDonald (Red Dwarf) and George Georgiou (Game of Thrones).

Fresh off the plane from Los Angeles, horror geek Merv Blanco holds forth in reverential ecstasy as he finally finds himself outside 36 Forest Hill Road, London, birthplace of his hero, screen legend Boris Karloff.

But what awaits in the run-down kebab shop that occupies what was once the Karloff home, isn’t what Merv was expecting.

Filmed on 35mm.

Trailer

Trailer coming soon

Festivals

Festival screenings coming soon

Cast

Merv Blanco Mac McDonald
Gianis George Georgiou
Warren Peace Darren Kent
Elspeth Joyce Henderson
Police Officer Jean-Christophe Hermier
And
Head Chef Jonathan Hansler

Crew

Director Robert Hackett
Writer Mike Goldfarb
Producer Ioanna Karavela
Executive producers Rachel Gundesen, Mike Goldfarb,
Robert Hackett

Director of Photography Bjørn Ståle Bratberg
Editor Mark Towns
Production designer Meriel Hunt
Costume designer Katie Broome
Makeup Olivia Leppard
Music McLord Magrao
Script consultant Josh Golding
1st AD Harriet MacDonald, Teresa Seale
3rd AD Mariana Serapicos
Art director Kane Schekierka
Art department assistant Teresa de Miguel
Art department driver Mirik Smit
Prosthetics design and application Leigh Cranston
Make-up assistants Jane McBennett, Jimmy Mann
Sound recordist Sara Lima

Sound designer Maiken Hansen
Script supervisor Joana Sena
Focus puller Thomas Nicholson
Clapper loader Reina Hiraiwa, Dan Alexander
Camera trainee Toby McKay, Nico Eisler
Gaffer Connor Adam
Best Boy Raúl Armendáriz
Lighting assistant Ryutaro Saito
Production assistant Cat Rushen
Production drivers Vincezo Oliveri, Massimo Puzone,
Salvo Viriga

Stills photographer Ermete Ricci
Dog trainer Kim Stoklasa
Catering Team Gundy
Film stock Kodak
Camera equipment Panavision
Lighting equipment Procam
Picture post production Cinelab

An Antagonist Films and IK Films production

Special thanks

BAFTA Rocliffe, Manuel Puro, Zoë Nathenson, Sara Karloff, Katy Boaler at Location Works, Jo Dennis, Ulas Pelut at The Atlantic fish bar, Gary Pollard, Rob Mayor, Freya Hargreaves, Bethan Parry, Tess Nancy, Agatha Hackett, Stuart Black, Roberto Oliveri, Konstatinos Lordanou, Paul De Vos, Akua Obeng-Frimpong, Sam Clark, Paul Sargeant, Rob Garvie, NFTS, Matthew Lacey at Roger Carey Associates, Kelly Andrews at Brown Simcocks & Andrews, Samantha Dodd at Carey Dodd Associates, Michelle Braidman & Rebecca Kirby at Michelle Braidman Associates, Christine Blake at Equity, Antony Aris-Osula, Andy De Marquez, Jay McDonald, Neil Harle at Essex Insurance Brokers, Aled Robinson, Amron Adams, YATI, Andy Lucas, Sharon Henry Management

Contact

Writer Mike Goldfarb
goldfarbmike@hotmail.com

Antagonist Films
IK Films
Procam
Panavision
Locationworks
Cinelab