‘Drastic Measures’ is a sci-fi/ horror short film written and directed by Christine Carstairs.
Found near death and alone, a hiker is rushed to a remote Texas ranch house for aid. A medical chopper is on it’s way, but as her rescuers will soon find out, some things are just better left lost.
Watch the short film:Genre: Sci-fi, Horror Run Time: 7 min 37 sec Completed: November 2013
Facts about the production:
- Drastic Measures was shot over two days in Austin, Texas.
- The short was a one camera shoot, shot on a Canon 5D Mark III.
- It was filmed over an incredibly hot weekend, even for Texas. Temperatures outside reached 106°F on the first day of filming. With the air conditioning turned off during takes to capture clear sound, combined with the heat from the studio lights, it was a brutally hot set. The cast and crew were remarkably game through both days, despite the heat.
- The lesion effects were created and applied by the director using a combination of red lipstick, fake blood and clear gelatin. Later in After Effects, she added the parasitic skin distortions and eye changes.
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