"Shadow Players" by Mel Piper - Film Maudit 2.0 2022 Official Selection
"Shadow Players" by Mel Piper - Infierno en los Andes Fest 2021 Official Selection

SHADOW PLAYERS by Mel Piper - Huhtamo International Film Festival 2021 Official Selection
Shadow Players by Mel Piper in the Official Selection at Catania Film Fest 2021

Shadow Players by Mel Piper nominated for Best Short Film at Wales International Film Festival 2021
SHADOW PLAYERS by Mel Piper is part of the Cannes Short Film Corner 2021

Polaris is trapped in an underwater cocoon and the ocean around her is dead. So falling in love with this story traveller is a really bad idea.

Isolation is the debilitating current of our time. Amidst segregation the love we have for each other keeps us connected. Polaris falling in love with the story traveller fills me with hope. With one story ending another one might begin.

The team includes creatives from Belgium, The Netherlands, Wales, Northern Ireland and Germany, and we shot the film in an attic in Hamburg. I wanted to bring together European talent in front of and behind the camera.

Fantasy · Horror · 19:30 min · Language: English · Cinemascope · Dolby (Stereo)