Short Films Matter Logo
Search

Exposer

A black and white horror/thriller with an essence of psychological drama.
3/5

Review

Written and directed by Mauro Carignano, ‘Exposer’ is a short horror thriller with an essence of psychological drama. Starring Josh Flitter, the film tells the story of a depressed loner who is being stalked by a mysterious masked man (Sam Ehrlich). The unknown antagonist follows him everywhere – taking photographs on a vintage photographic camera. The short is filmed almost entirely in black and white and without dialogue.

The 17-minute thriller showcases themes of mental health and addiction – with the central character battling prescription drug abuse and isolation. The antagonist is dressed all in black with his identity unknown. John Flitter performance is admirable and tastefully portrayed. Narratively, the plot appears overly long – perhaps due to non-existent character dialogue. Cinematography and lighting are captured in an experimental style; steady shots mixed with panning – aiding the effect of the character being watched. The use of black and white cinematography also helps viewers understand the darkness the protagonist is experiencing. Blood-red lighting is used occasionally during scenes of photographic development – which appears haunting, if not chilling.

Mauro Carignano’s short film can easily be misinterpreted as experimental, but the subject matter of mental health runs parallel to the technicality and style. ‘Exposer’ is a short that deserves appreciation and Flitters performance is commendable. Carignano and his cast/crew have created a dark horror/thriller that explores an important theme.

Brief Synopsis

A man is stalked by an ominous masked photographer.
Exposer Short Film e1651756656821

Spotlight

No artists for this title have been featured on Spotlight.

Credits

Director(s): Mauro Carignano
Writer(s): Mauro Carignano
Cast: Josh Flitter, Sam Ehrlich
Producer(s): Daniel Reitman, Sam Ehrlich
Director of Photography:
Animation (if applicable):

Specifications

Genre: ,
Country:
Language:
Year:
Runtime: 18 min

Recommended

Recommended

Exposer

A black and white horror/thriller with an essence of psychological drama.
3/5

Review

Written and directed by Mauro Carignano, ‘Exposer’ is a short horror thriller with an essence of psychological drama. Starring Josh Flitter, the film tells the story of a depressed loner who is being stalked by a mysterious masked man (Sam Ehrlich). The unknown antagonist follows him everywhere – taking photographs on a vintage photographic camera. The short is filmed almost entirely in black and white and without dialogue.

The 17-minute thriller showcases themes of mental health and addiction – with the central character battling prescription drug abuse and isolation. The antagonist is dressed all in black with his identity unknown. John Flitter performance is admirable and tastefully portrayed. Narratively, the plot appears overly long – perhaps due to non-existent character dialogue. Cinematography and lighting are captured in an experimental style; steady shots mixed with panning – aiding the effect of the character being watched. The use of black and white cinematography also helps viewers understand the darkness the protagonist is experiencing. Blood-red lighting is used occasionally during scenes of photographic development – which appears haunting, if not chilling.

Mauro Carignano’s short film can easily be misinterpreted as experimental, but the subject matter of mental health runs parallel to the technicality and style. ‘Exposer’ is a short that deserves appreciation and Flitters performance is commendable. Carignano and his cast/crew have created a dark horror/thriller that explores an important theme.

Spotlight

No artists for this title have been featured on Spotlight.

Brief Synopsis

A man is stalked by an ominous masked photographer.
Exposer Short Film e1651756656821

Credits

Director(s): Mauro Carignano
Writer(s): Mauro Carignano
Cast: Josh Flitter, Sam Ehrlich
Producer(s): Daniel Reitman, Sam Ehrlich
Director of Photography:
Animation:

Specifcations

Genre: ,
Country:
Language:
Year:
Runtime: 18 min
Search
Short Films Matter - Short of the Year
Days
Hours
Minutes
Seconds

You’re voting for

Exposer
By voting, I confirm and verify my vote for the selected short film. Please note: All votes submitted are subject to IP and device verification to prevent duplicate voting. Repeated votes from the same IP/device will not be counted. Read more about the contest.
Short Films Matter - Short of the Year

Your vote for

Exposer

has been received.