1 August 2022

Our 2021 'Horror' Short Film Competition Winner

By David Yorke

After discovering a USB port in her wrist, Kate uncovers a world where she has the ability to change herself for the better. But she will slowly discover that greed will come at a cost.

Idea for the film:

The concept for Eject came to me around 12 years ago, one day I was scratching my arm and I thought to myself what would be the craziest thing you could find under your skin, a USB port seemed pretty crazy.

From then I developed a concept around self-improvement and as someone who is dyslexic and also struggles with memory, I often wonder what it would be like to be a better version of myself. I also thought this idea was very relatable and lent itself to some intriguing questions like ‘If you could gain new skills instantly, what would they be?’ ‘Would you remove the negative memories from your life?’ ‘How far would you go to be a better you?’

How long did it take to film? Was it plain sailing?

It took a long time because I funded the project myself and I only ever wanted to make this film if I had a unique location and a dedicated cast and crew, luckily that all happened, it just took time. Also due to the small budget the shoot was long and at times very stressful, but when you surround yourself with a strong team you can achieve the impossible.

What’s Next?

I am currently in post-production on my next horror short ‘Eric’ which will hopefully be finished soon. After that I’m planning my feature debut, I have been making short films for 15 years and still have yet to receive funding so even though it will be hard I feel it’s now or never, so watch this space and if there are any producers and financers out there feel free to get in touch.

To find out more about David and what he has been up to please click here.