“The Watchers is a spooky, witty, disturbing treat – with aesthetic elements reminiscent of A Clockwork Orange, Requiem For A Dream, and early Woody Allen films – but with a style and atmosphere all of its own.”
Xaque Gruber, The Huffington Post
“Through Mark Bowsher’s direction, The Watchers has taken on a Frankensteinian life of its own. Whilst it might appear from the description to be of the esoteric nature, it’s anything but, culminating in an entirely individual and ominous concept that lingers long in the mind after the end credits start to roll.”
Gorilla Film Magazine
WINNER – Best Short, New Media Film Festival 2012 (Los Angeles, USA)
OFFICIAL SELECTION – Loch Ness Film Festival 2012 (UK)
OFFICIAL SELECTION – Eat My Shorts 2012 (Dublin, Ireland)
ONLY ONE PERSON WILL LIKE THIS FILM
It started off as a Kino London challenge film – the brief was “a filmmaker takes revenge on all the festivals that rejected him and films it”. Slightly adapted that and decided to do something different from all the Swimming with Sharks-style scenarios people suggested (someone even used the words “helicopter gunship”).
WINNER – Best Short, Maidstone Film Festival 2012 (UK)
OFFICIAL SELECTION – London Short Film Festival 2013 (UK)
OFFICIAL SELECTION – Screen Stockport Film Festival 2012 (UK)
OFFICIAL SELECTION – Emden International Film Festival 2013 (Germany)
Selected as one the BFI’s of “10 to try” out of 300 shorts at London Short Film Festival 2013.
Our first short and this one’s very rough and ready – was shot on a single day on a camcorder for 2 Days Laughter 2011.
WINNER – Best Short, 2 Days Laughter 2011 (UK)
WINNER – Best Screenplay (Mark Bowsher and Emma Brand), 2 Days Laughter 2011 (UK)
WINNER – Best Actress (Emma Brand), 2 Days Laughter 2011 (UK)