Length: 11 minutes
Screens: Thursday, February 27: Block 1
Directed By: Freddy Chavez & Shervin Shoghian
Produced By: Heinrich Beisheim, Freddy Chavez & Shervin Shoghian
SHHH borders on the real and imaginary. Guillermo, our young protagonist, puts pen to paper as he obsessively draws what he fears most: a hair-eating monster. In fact, lurking in the shadows of the washroom, the creature is more than a figment of his imagination. Every day, Guillermo must feed the monster his own hair for his safeguarding. A personification of his true bully (his sister Hellena), Guillermo eventually conquers his fear only to realize that his tormentor might not be as fictitious as one may have thought. Inspired by the childhood reveries of director and monster-creator Guillermo del Toro.
Shervin Shoghian is a graduate of the Advanced Computer Animation and Modeling program at the University of Toronto and the Advanced Film and Television program at Sheridan College. Freddy Chavez is a graduate of the Film Production program at the Vancouver Film School in Canada and the Cinema Makeup School in Los Angeles. Both are working on their first feature film project.
2013 Leo Awards – Best Short Drama
2013 Leo Awards – Best Production Design in a Short Drama
2012 Rhode Island International Film Festival – Best Short
2012 Festival Internacional de Cine Puebla – Best Short Film