“The whole thing is clearly a metaphor for child abuse, but I don’t think it’s one of those “get it?” type moments that can cause you to audibly groan and turn off the TV. It’s obvious, sure, but writer/director Richard Powell does a good job of not clubbing you over the head with a simile. While Denis feels free to let his inner monster out, Gordon is repressed and trying to hide his shame. It’s all deeply troubling when you stop and think about it.
Heir won the Most Effectively Offensive award at the Boston Underground Film Festival in 2016 and the Director’s Award for Best Short Film at Morbido Fest in 2015. It is a very well put together film and it moves along at a good pace, keeping you guessing until the very end. I enjoyed it and would recommend it. It’s dark, it’s disturbing, it’s uncomfortable, and it’s down right gross.
Wednesday, February 1st, producer Zach Green will be on Fearcast from FYFC Studios. Where he will be discussing the success of FAMILIAR, HEIR & upcoming projects! More details to follow in the near future! The show will be archived here!
FATAL PICTURES couldn’t be more thrilled for HEIR to take down another Award! This time for Best Lovecraft Short Film @ A Night of Horror International Film Festival 2016 in Australia! Check out all the winners here!
Big thanks to FYFC STUDIOS for this fabulous review!
“I’ve watched it 5 times. 3 back to back to back. For something that is only 15 mins long it is amazingly powerful. It’s taken me this long just to formulate my thoughts. In 15 mins Richard Powell drives a pick axe into your psyche. Robert Nolan is great and Bill Oberst Jr. is incredibly sinister and amazing.” Read the entire review here!
This film has been making its way around the world festival circuit this year, and has been generating some deserved buzz. Written and directed by Richard Powell, the film aims to raise questions about some rather dark-natured things. We didn’t quite know what to expect, given all that we really knew about it going in was that it featured some considerably gooey practical effects, and it was designed to make the viewer uncomfortable.