“In the aftermath of a deadly haunting in a small suburban home, a sinister omnipresent entity proceeds to cause havoc in the private lives of a young boy, an unsuspecting teen, and an absent-minded inspector.”
“Intruders” is a unique short film, or more an anthology of shorts. Menghini takes the time to build a haunting atmosphere that most horror films cast aside too soon. Relying less on blood and cheap jump scares instead focusing on tone, mood, and chilling pacing. Not only is the film shot well, but Meghini uses some awesome editing, and visual tricks to tell these comic adaptions with skill, notably the second story and the use of size and perspective is fantastic.
While I could talk further about the project I instead want to turn your attention to Staniago Menghini case study of the film. A in depth look at start to finish of the films process. Check it out: The Film Effect: Intruders Case Study
Santiago Menghini is a director, visual effect artist, co-founder of Nemesis Films, and founder of The Film Effect. He has a film production B.A. from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema in Montreal and a post-secondary degree in Cinema, Video, & Communications from Dawson College.
Santiago Menghini has been developing his craft from a very young age, always exploring and discovering new imaginative possibilities for various artistic endeavors. He has utilized the latest technologies in his own pursuit of artistic merit and personal innovations. These developments have translated into creative production workflows for numerous projects.
He has been special effect supervisor for an assortment of projects, including Les Jaunes, The Akira Project, and Temple. His short film, Intruders, was selected in multiple festivals including the 2014 T.I.F.F. Short Cuts Program, as well as being awarded an Honorable Mention at RVCQ 2014 and a Best Directing award at SPASM 2015. His latest film Voyagers received a special mention at the 44e Festival du nouveau cinéma and was officially selected for the 2016 Sundance Film Festival.