Confused and solitary, an elderly woman sits in a remote, abandoned care home. Haunted by memories, will she discover why she is there and is she really alone?
CARE is an award-winning short film by Tristan Aitchison (www.tristanaitchison.com). Winner of Best Artistic Direction at La Guarimba International Film Festival in Italy, finalist at International Video Art House Madrid, Festival Internazionale Cinema D’Arte in Milan and shortlisted for Best Activist Film at Tolpuddle Radical Film Festival. CARE has screened at over 20 international film festivals.
Deep in the remote Scottish Highlands sits an abandoned and dilapidated nursing home, seemingly long forgotten; it lies deteriorating. Amidst the damp and dust an elderly and confused woman, Doreen, sits in what once was the day room.
Doreen is seeking a way out of this nightmare but through every door is not an exit but memories of humiliation, abuse and a sense that she might not be as alone as she seems.
Care is a short psychological chiller which at its core is about the fear of what will happen to you when you no longer have the ability to care for yourself, because we all get old… but who will look after you?
Starring Maureen Pringle. Music and Sound Design by Paul Terry, Sound Edit by James Bellamy. Titles by Paul Dunkley, Leon Studio.
Made with the support of Amanda Millen and ScreenHI.
Subtitles in Spanish, Catalan and Italian.
Casa embrujada, cortometraje de terror, subtítulos en español
subtítulos en italiano, cortometraggio orrore, casa infestata
Soundtrack available as a stream & download via Apple Music, iTunes, Spotify, Amazon and all good retailers.
Special Digital Edition (with an exclusive digital booklet featuring a foreword by Tristan Aitchison and exclusive production photography) is available here: www.paulterrysoundtracks.bandcamp.com/album/care-original-soundtrack
Winner of Best Artistic Direction La Guarimba International Film Festival, (Italy) 2014
Shortlisted for Best Activist Short Fiction Film Tollpuddle Radical Film Festival, (England) 2014
Finalist at Festival Internazionale del Cinema d’Arte (Milan), 2014
Official Selection at: International Video Art House Madrid, Live at Heart (Orebo Sweden), Qabila Film Festival (Cairo), Post Mortem International Horror Film Festival (Mexico), Aurora International Horror Film Festival (Mexico) GoNorth (Now XpoNorth, Inverness) Ickle Film Festival (Dundee), Festival Internacional de Cine de Santander (Colombia), Festival international Signes de Nuit (Paris) Fecico Conurbano Film Festival (Buenos Aires) Festival Internacional de Cine de Santander (Colombia) West Virginia Filmmakers Festival (USA), Songs of ReflectionShort Film Movement+ (London) Siliguri International Documentary and Short Film Festival (India) Montanha Pico Festival (Azores, Portugal). La Guarimba International Film Festival (Italy) 2015 -Best of Previous Fests.
“The film masterfully shows us the faces of the abandoned, and how everything can deteriorate with the passing of time.” -The Jury, La Guarimba International Film Festival
“The whole house is alive with decomposition, scares, threats and whispers. A triumph.” – El Tornillo De Klaus
Aitchison has created a creepy mood piece that makes excellent use of its crumbling and eerie location.” -XpoNorth