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Kiara

A spine-chilling horror about a brother’s guilt and regret.
4/5

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Written and directed by Brandon Espy, ‘Kiara’ is a short horror film that delves into a man’s penitence surrounding the ill-health of his beloved sister. Von Roburts leads the cast as Von – a brother ravaged with guilt, regret and sorrow for deserting his sister, Kiara, at her time of need. Daijah Peters co-stars as the eponymous character. Stephen Barrington portrays Von’s childhood friend, Pook. The bone-chilling narrative is fraught with suspense and trepidation.

The 11-minute horror opens with Von in the process of writing a mercy letter to Kiara – his younger sister currently crippled with an undisclosed illness. Von, now home from New York, is crushed with regret for turning his back on his sibling – which plays disturbing tricks on his psychology. Perplexed with what is reality and fiction, Von is constantly haunted by a Kiara’s sinister existence.

Brandon Espy has crafted a neat production, with outstanding production quality. Cinematography, make-up artistry and lighting are meticulously crafted, which is certain to keep the audience engaged with the baleful tone. Von Roburts and Stephen Barrington deliver highly captivating performances throughout – as does Daijah Peters (albeit limited). ‘Kiara’ is an indisputably hair-raising watch with a multitude of unforeseen startles that will keep viewers on tenterhooks. Highly recommended.

Brief Synopsis

Von visits his sick sister back home but soon finds out that something dark has taken hold of her.
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Director(s): Brandon Espy
Writer(s): Brandon Espy
Cast: Daijah Peters, Stephen Barrington, Von Roburts
Producer(s): Brandon Espy
Director of Photography:
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Runtime: 11 min

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Kiara

A spine-chilling horror about a brother’s guilt and regret.
4/5

Review

Written and directed by Brandon Espy, ‘Kiara’ is a short horror film that delves into a man’s penitence surrounding the ill-health of his beloved sister. Von Roburts leads the cast as Von – a brother ravaged with guilt, regret and sorrow for deserting his sister, Kiara, at her time of need. Daijah Peters co-stars as the eponymous character. Stephen Barrington portrays Von’s childhood friend, Pook. The bone-chilling narrative is fraught with suspense and trepidation.

The 11-minute horror opens with Von in the process of writing a mercy letter to Kiara – his younger sister currently crippled with an undisclosed illness. Von, now home from New York, is crushed with regret for turning his back on his sibling – which plays disturbing tricks on his psychology. Perplexed with what is reality and fiction, Von is constantly haunted by a Kiara’s sinister existence.

Brandon Espy has crafted a neat production, with outstanding production quality. Cinematography, make-up artistry and lighting are meticulously crafted, which is certain to keep the audience engaged with the baleful tone. Von Roburts and Stephen Barrington deliver highly captivating performances throughout – as does Daijah Peters (albeit limited). ‘Kiara’ is an indisputably hair-raising watch with a multitude of unforeseen startles that will keep viewers on tenterhooks. Highly recommended.

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Brief Synopsis

Von visits his sick sister back home but soon finds out that something dark has taken hold of her.
Kiara Short Film

Credits

Director(s): Brandon Espy
Writer(s): Brandon Espy
Cast: Daijah Peters, Stephen Barrington, Von Roburts
Producer(s): Brandon Espy
Director of Photography:
Animation:

Specifcations

Genre: ,
Country:
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Year:
Runtime: 11 min
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