(Gary Sinyor,100 Minutes, 2018, U.K.)
About the Film
Gemma and Will are shattered when their son dies in an accident. Gemma blames herself and starts to have panic attacks that affect her eyesight – and the audience’s point of view. Will, tormented, believes he is hearing his son’s voice calling out to him. To escape their grief, Gemma suggests they take up Paul’s offer to stay at his Lake District country getaway. Gemma’s, helped by ex-pharmacist Paul, tries to stop her panic attacks with medication. Will, unable to hear to his son in his bedroom back home, antagonizes Paul and suddenly goes home. Gemma is now reliant on Paul who appears to be developing genuine feelings for her welfare. Love, grief, and the frailty of the human condition are all brought to the fore as Gemma Will and Paul are caught up in a descent into violence, both psychological and ultimately physical.
Clients Goals: Director Sinyor was struggling finding the right festivals for THE UNSEEN after a number of rejections and asked The Film Festival Doctor team to help resolve his problem.
Results Achieved by The Film Festival Doctor
THE UNSEEN launched in the U.S.A. at the Horror Haus Film Festival where it won the Best Score Award. It had its San Francisco Bay Area Premiere at the Oscar qualifying Cinequest Film & VR Festival, as part of their New Visions Program; a celebrated line-up of discovery film artists. In addition to its Cinequest success it also won 14 awards.