This was my 2nd short film for one of my Negotiated Modules in my Film MA with Raindance & Staffordshire University. This was shot before I decided to both act & direct under my stage name.
Richard, a British IT manager, is well respected in his local community through his commitments to local conservation, the neighbourhood watch & the parish church. Everything has a place, every task is important and every person is either good or bad; there are no grey areas for Richard. Living in such a well organised structure of regular routines has left him with little time, or interest in pursuing intimate relationships. The daily bombardment from the media begins to influence Richard’s prejudices as his sanity starts to decline. As Richard’s anxiety levels spin out of control, he begins to hallucinate, until he becomes the very thing he despises; a murderer.
You can read the final draft of my screenplay here: Para-Hysteria Locked
You can check out my stick-men storyboards too: Para-Hysteria Storyboards