Directed by Maria Wilson
In this short thriller by first-time director Maria Wilson, a young modern-day witch anxiously prepares for the mystical rite of passage that determines whether her abilities will be used for good or for evil. Deep in the woods, at an isolated cabin, Penelope (played by Maria Wilson) looks out of place as she awkwardly chops firewood in preparation for that night’s ritual. Familial pressure and the uncertainty of her future weighs down on her as she comes to terms with the fact that it’s not just her life hanging in the balance.
A young modern-day witch endures the mystical rite of passage that determines whether her abilities will be used for good or for evil.
Cast: Maria Wilson, Will Harrison
Strong debut. Only problem is it's too quick. I think it could have done more to creep us out, maybe some longer shots and slower rising action? Some more intense screaming from the captive off-screen?
As a short goes, I thought it was awesome. It gives you a taste of a larger story and I reeeallly wanted the rest.
It wasn’t horrible like some other short films I’ve seen on here. I wish there was more plot and more... horror? Anything really. Like others have said, I didn’t get any closure or explanation of anything really. Things being left to the imagination is fine but there wasn’t enough given in the first place to lead my imagination anywhere. Meh.
Not enough there. No plot or explanation. I don't expect a ton from a short, but this wasn't even enough to suggest what was going on or what the significance was. Ended abruptly.