SMEAR (2017) 

Chloe thinks she's just going in for a routine test. Things do not go as planned. 

Director: Kate Herron 

Writers: Kate Herron & Briony Redman

Producer: Douglas Cox

Smear is a short film that satirises the fear and embarassment some women experience around having their first smear test.

Inspired by Gremlins, Little Shop of Horrors and Day of the Triffids, it's a horror-comedy using tentacles to talk about a problem in a way probably you haven't seen before. It was shot by Nicola Daley ASC, score by Patrick Jonsson (composer on Oscar-winning White Helmets) and stars Sophia Di Martino (Flowers), Nick Mohammed (Mr Swallow), Rose Johnson (Birthday Girls) and Izzy Laughland (Chubby Funny). It's produced by Douglas Cox with his production company Shadowhouse, their last short Dawn of the Deaf played at Sundance, Fantastic Fest, Fantasia and won Best Short at Sitges. 

Smear is currently in post-production.