Written and Directed by James Di Martino
Produced by Lucinda Bruce, Rhys Sherring and James Di Martino
Starring Sophie Thurling, Lucas Pittaway, Andy McPhee, Roger Ward and Albert Goikhman
What’s it about? Three years after Emily has recovered from cancer, she struggles to adjust back to everyday life. Living in fear of redeveloping the fatal disease, a manifestation haunts her from the depths of her subconscious in the form of a faceless creature; her fear incarnate… Or is it?
What the director says The Faceless Man is a story that represents the fear we all share about getting cancer. The manifestation of this fear is shown as the titular parasitic monster “The Faceless Man”, a hideous beast that is our fear incarnate. Drawing from my personal experiences of having cancer at a young age, The Faceless Man uses cancer as a concept to create a horror feature around the brutal truth of getting sick with cancer and the fear of getting it again.