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
"One of the best shorts at the 61st London Film Festival" - Flickering Myth
"One of the best horror shorts to come out of this years FrightFest " - LOVE HORROR
"Hilariously reflecting Chloe’s self-conscious anxieties about the icky monstrousness of her own femininity. " - SCIFINOW
2017 BFI London Film Festival
2017 Raindance Film Festival
2017 Encounters Film Festival
2017 Upsalla Film Festival
2017 Morbido Film Festival
2017 Aesthetica Film Festival
2017 Citizen Jane Film Festival
2017 Cucalorus Film Festival
2017 Underwire Film Festival
2017 Lund Fantastisk Film Festival
2017 Cambridge Film Festival
2017 Frightfest Film Festival
2018 London Short Film Festival
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 Tremors, 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.