United Kingdom | 2018 | 11 minutes | Director: Dean Puckett
A young woman’s secret rocks an isolated church community in this disturbing folk horror tale.
Dean Puckett is a writer/director based in Plymouth. For ten years he took a ‘Gonzo’ approach to documentary filmmaking, often living with and immersing himself in his subjects. From his adaptation of Dr. Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed's book “The Crisis of Civilization”, through to his three ethnographic documentaries, “Grasp the Nettle”, “Honey at the Top” and “The AutistiX”. He has shown a passion for telling gripping stories about people living on the edge of mainstream society. In 2015, he made the move into fiction with an award-winning short film called “Circles” and then most recently, “The Sermon”, a rural set ‘folk-horror’ dealing with sexuality, faith and oppression which had its world premiere at BFI-Flare and has screened at Overlook film festival, Palm Springs short-fest and many more. In addition to this, he recently directed a ‘Straight8’
film called “Satan’s Bite”, which was shot on one roll of
super8 film with no editing and selected to world premiere
at the Cannes film festival.