Short Film: Lot254

By way of a friend and the Digital Theatre daily short, I was pointed at Toby Meakins’ Lot254, a three-minute horror short.

This film, shot for hundreds, not thousands, and selected for numerous film festivals in 2012, is a brilliantly atmospheric piece. Wonderfully shot and graded, it builds its horror gradually. Even with familiar tropes and ideas the tension builds smoothly, and the pay-off is delivered cleanly.

There are so many excellent short films out there, I’m thinking of finding and highlighting one per week. If you have suggestions or pointers, please get in contact!