While babysitting a precocious 6 year old, Mia is stalked by a shadowy presence that trips the home security system. As loud beeps sound off whenever a door or window is opened, the system meant to protect her becomes an amplifying terror while she attempts to survive the night.
Growing up on the outskirts of suburbs, I’ve always had a deep fondness for horror and science fiction that revolved around contemporary, everyday life. Visually stunning films that brought the impossible what-ifs and terrifying unknown into our homes and leave you questioning every bump in the night.
Late one night while staying with my girlfriend’s family, watching a horror film no less, we both hear the ominous beep-beep of the home security system. Already primed and on edge from the film, it took us a moment to rationalize what could have opened or closed in the house. We quickly came to the conclusion that it was her grandmother opening a window and since we survived the night, that was most likely the case, but what if it wasn’t? We were so conditioned to the security system’s beeps that someone or something could have gotten inside and we would be none the wiser.
Over the following months, Joshua Storms and I crafted that moment into a tight, tension-filled nightmare. I wanted to explore the concept that the very thing that should be helping and supporting our characters is actually terrorizing them. Each time the security system beeps is a moment of horror and not of safety.
Mia Charlie Morgan Patton
Holden Tristan Riggs
Brian Christopher Thomas Copeland
News Anchor Maranda Barskey
Reporter Mark Stancato
Director Ian Kammer
Writers Ian Kammer & Joshua Storms
Executive Producers Vincent Lin & Matthew D’amato
Cinematographer Justin Gurnari
Sound Designer Zak Devires
Composer Joshua Storms
Unit Production Manager Fanny Pierre
First Assistant Director Nick Mann
Production Designer Astrid Anderson
Sound Mixer Victor Alarcon
First Assistant Camera Jared Wennberg
Second Assistant Camera / Dit Lauren Arthur
Camera / Stedicam Operator Niels Lindelien
Gaffer Patrick Scanlon
Best Boy Electric John Dennis
Key Grip Noah Kelly
Colorist Daniel Silverman
Creature & Environmental VFX Josh Suyemoto
Compositing Artists Egor Rezichenko, Rohaman Sabbir