Dark Psyche

Dark Psyche is a film production company.  We are passionate about creating relevant stories with a distinctive voice.

  

Our first short film "Puppeteer" received funding from the Hong Kong Arts and Development Council and competed in the Hong Kong Fresh Wave International Short Film Festival amongst others.


Our second short film "Crumble" was shortlisted by British Film Institute affiliated Film London in its talent initiative "London Calling" and was made in 2016.  It has since played at Oscar and BAFTA qualifying festivals such as 13th HollyShorts Film Festival and 14th London Short Film Festival.


We are now in pre-production of our next project entitled "Red Yarn", a mixed animation and live action short film.  In development are a mockumentary short entitled "Hao Che" and two feature film projects.


Please scroll down for our films' poster, trailer, IMDb links and lists of official selections and awards.

 

"Crumble"


Click here to see our trailer and here to open the film's IMDb page.

Image description

A mother's idiosyncratic farewell dinner for her 18-year old daughter results in disaster as they confront a decision made in desperation with profound consequences.

 

OFFICIAL SELECTIONS (click on the individual festival to see programme details)
14th London Short Film Festival, 2016, UK

13th HollyShorts Film Festival, 2017, USA

18th Newport Beach Film Festival, 2017, USA

32nd Interfilm - International Short Film Festival Berlin, 2016, Germany

28th Emden-Nordeney International Film Festival, 2017, Germany

17th East End Film Festival, 2017, UK

12th LA Femme Film Festival, 2016, USA

22nd Kansas City Film Festival, 2017, USA

15th Female Eye Film Festival, 2017, Canada

4th Golden Panda International Short Film Festival, 2017, Canada

14th Sedicicorto International Film Festival, 2017, Italy

 

SHORTLISTED
Shortlisted for Tampere Film Festival 
Shortlisted for New Orleans Film Festival 
Shortlisted for Aesthetica Short Film Festival

 

SELECTIVE FILM MARKETS
31st Brest European Short Film Market

57th Krakow Film Market

 

AWARDS & NOMINATIONS
4th Golden Panda International Short Film Festival , Canada - Best Film Nomination
50th Worldfest Houston International Film & Video Festival, USA - Silver Remi Award Winner for Dramatic Short Production

"Puppeteer"


Click here to open the film's IMDb page.

A young man disconnected from those surrounding him seeks to escape his bleak reality into the worlds of telekinesis and puppetry. Initially innocent experiments soon turn sinister. When his grip on reality is loosened, his self-conjured counterworld invades with devastating consequences.

 

AWARDS

Best Short Film, International Filmmakers Festival - Thanet Film Festival, 2012, UK

Best Cinematography,  International Filmmakers Festival - Thanet Film Festival, 2012, UK

Audience Choice Award, Quinta Praia Film Festival, 2012, Portugal

Best Foreign Short Film, Quinta Praia Film Festival, 2012, Portugal

Best Short Action (Adventure/Fantasy/Sci-Fi/Horror), Asians On Film Festival, 2012, USA

Best First Time Director, American International Film Festival, 2012, USA

Best Experimental Film, American International Film Festival, 2012, USA

Honorary Mention, Vegas Cine Fest, 2012, USA

 

NOMINATIONS

Best Director,  Best Editor, Best Music

International Filmmakers Festival - Thanet Film Festival, 2012, UK

Best Short

Thriller! Chiller! Film Festival, 2012, USA

 

OFFICIAL SELECTIONS

Hong Kong Fresh Wave International Short Film Festival, 2011, Hong Kong

Oaxaca Film Festival, 2012, Mexico

Quinta Praia Film Festival, 2012, Portugal

International Filmmaker Festival - Thanet Film Festival, 2012, UK

Action On Film Festival, 2012, USA

Thriller! Chiller! Film Festival, 2012, USA

Vegas Cine Fest, 2012, USA

Asians On Film Festival, 2013, USA

Berlin Independent Film Festival, 2013, Germany

London Independent Film Festival, 2013, UK