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The Herd – Short Film

Brutal award winning short horror film with a purpose. Written by Ed Pope. Starring Pollyanna McIntosh, Victoria Broom and Charlotte Hunter. Andrew Shim and Sarah Jane Honeywell.

Synopsis: A number of kidnapped and trafficked women find themselves imprisoned in a squalid medical facility. For Paula her continued survival relies on her basic human function.

Escape, on any level, is seemingly impossible as the women are condemned to a life of enforced servitude at the whims of their captors; for one reason only – their milk.

The Herd replaces female cows with female humans, and by doing so hopes to promote a greater understanding of the suffering inflicted upon cows in the dairy industry.

Known as the first feminist vegan horror film.

Awards:

-Best Short film – Festival Boca do Inferno 2 (Brazil ) Nov 2015
-Best Cinematography- Bart Sienkiewicz – British Horror Film Festival ( UK) Nov 2015
-Best Short Horror Film – Celluloid Screams ( UK ) Oct 2015
-Best Foreign Short film – Russian Annual Horror Film Awards (Russia ) Jan 2015
-Best Horror Short – London Independent Film Festival (UK) April 2015
-Best Horror /Sci Fi – Sunderland Shorts (UK) July 2015

VOD Channels:
-Shorts TV ( USA, Europe, Africa )
-Viddsee ( Asia )
-Film Doo (International )

Festivals / Screenings:
-Grimm Fest Up North (UK) Opening Gala film Oct 2014
-British Shorts Film Festival (Germany) Jan 2015
-Russian Annual Horror Film Awards (Russia ) Jan 2015
-Open Screen ( Luxembourg ) Jan 2015
-London Independent Film Festival ( UK ) April 2015
-Fantaspoa Festival apart of the International Fantastic film festivals ( Brazil ) May 2015
-Cannes short film Corner ( France ) May 2015
-East End Film Festival ( UK ) July 2015

  • Sunderland Shorts ( UK ) July 2015
  • Animal Publics: Emotions, Empathy, Activism Conference. The University of Melbourne ( Australia ) July 2015
  • MARFICI , International Independent Film Festival Mar del Plata ( Argentina ) August 2015
    -Women Underground ( USA ) August 2015
    -Rome International Film Festival ( USA ) Sept 2015
  • Shriekfest ( USA ) Oct 2015
    -Festival International Du Court Metrange et Fantastique ( France ) Oct 2015
  • Mayhem Horror Festival ( UK ) 2015
    -Sitges Fantastic Film Festival ( Spain ) Oct 2015 ( Oscar Qualifying Festival )
    -Celluloid Screams ( UK ) Oct 2015
    -British Horror Film Festival ( UK ) Nov 2015
    -Leeds International Film Festival ( UK ) Nov 2015
    -Paris International Fantastic Film Festival ( France ) Nov 2015
    -Trieste Science + Fiction Festival Della Fantascienza ( Italy ) Nov 2015
    -Festival Bocado Inferno ( Brazil ) Nov 2015
    -PDXtreme Fest ( USA ) Dec 2015
    -Courts Mais Trash ( Belgium ) Jan 2016
    -VegBar ( UK ) Jan 2016
  • Fright Night Theatre Film Festival – ( Canada ) March 2016
    -Mecal, International Festival of Short Films and Animation of Barcelona ( Spain ) April 2016
    -Brussels international fantastic film festival ( Belgium ) April 2016
  • Fuse Films Horror shorts presents ( UK ) Oct 2016
  • Unrestricted View / Final Girls ( UK ) Nov 2016

Press:
-Metal Hammer Team Rock – From hardcore to Horror: Why Gallows Lags Soundtracked The Herd ( online )
-Horrorthon – Milk is Murder: A look into the minds behind “The Herd” ( online )
-Shock Til You Drop- Director Melanie Light on her Vegan themed horror The Herd ( online )
-SFX Magazine – Grimfest round up ( print )

  • Shock Till You Drop – Event Recap- The Hollywood Underground Film Festival – The Stand Outs ( online )
    -Fangoria – Melanie Light’s Vegan-Themed Horror, “THE HERD” ( online )
    -Shock Till You Drop – Trailer Debut: Melanie Light’s Vegan Themed Horror Statement, The Herd ( online )
    -UK Horror Scene – Review 9/10 (online)
Role
Director / Producer
For
Eat Your Heart Out Films
Date
September 2014
Type
Short Horror film
URL
www.facebook.com/TheHerdMovie