“A fashion photographer sees a nightmarish aberration in the glare of his camera flash.” That’s the premise of new Australian horror short White Void, premiering today via Supanova.
It might only be just over five minutes long, but the latest offering from local filmmaker David Fairhurst (who you might remember from Supanova 2018 when he toured Reaching Distance) will leave you with chills.
“Star of the film, Ali Nooriafshar, is a director himself and a longtime friend,” Fairhurst, who wrote and directed the short, told Supanova.
“We’ve often spoken about creating a horror anthology set ‘in the harsh light of day’. Challenging ourselves to not rely on darkness or the fear of something lurking in the shadows but instead tell a story in a bright, welcoming or sterile location and still creep the hell out of the audience. So, White Void was our proof-of-concept.”
Most of the cast in White Void are all professional crew members from various departments that Fairhurst has collaborated with before.
“I also kind of appear in the short,” he reveals. “As I stood around in my underwear, posing in contorted stances with a creepy smile to film the plates we modified to create the creature… It wasn’t my proudest moment.”
Note: White Void contains flashes of violence and coarse language and is suitable for ages 13 or above.