Watch: Creepy Horror Short Film 'The Collector' by Marcus Alqueres
by Alex Billington
March 13, 2020
"If a setback occurs, we can intercede. However, the greater the relief the bigger shall be your token." The Collector is a short film by Brazilian filmmaker Marcus Alqueres - formerly from the VFX industry now a filmmaker, who also made the other shorts Flying Man and Crittus we've featured before. This is about a drug dealer who turns to an unusual company for help with a problem. That's about as much of an intro as necessary, the rest you'll discover while watching. There's a touch of supernatural in this that makes all the difference, plus the unsettling atmosphere of the whole short makes it a chilling watch. Starring Stefano Capuzzi Lapietra as Pepe, Nathália Boga as Julie, and Plínio Soares as "Pai". Alqueres is a one-man-show, writing & directed & producing in addition to working as cinematographer and co-editor on the short.
Thanks to Short of the Week for debuting this online. Original description from YouTube: "A drug dealer accepts an unusual help for his troubles. The true cost for relief can be unexpected." The Collector is both written and directed by Brazilian filmmaker Marcus Alqueres, who also works on commercials and other film development. Follow him @marcusalqueres. He also directed the short films Flying Man and Crittus previously. This is also produced by Marcus Alqueres, co-produced by Stefano Capuzzi Lapietra. Featuring cinematography by Alqueres, and editing by Déo Teixeira & Alqueres. Alqueres' vision was to "introduce an unexpected supernatural element into a rather conventional drama, resulting in an unpredictable turn of events." For more info on the short, visit SOTW or the film's Vimeo. For more shorts, click here. Thoughts?
Jeffrey Lamar on Mar 14, 2020
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