Though many probably think of filmmaker David F. Sandberg in relation to his recent superhero film “Shazam,” the director got his start in the horror genre, with a short film titled “Lights Out.” The popularity of the short led Sandberg to the opportunity to direct a feature version of the premise, which was also titled “Lights Out” and was one of the more underrated horror films of the last five years. Well, given his status as a filmmaker stuck in self-isolation, Sandberg decided to grace the world with a new project, a short titled “Shadowed.”
Much like his horror film, “Shadowed” once again finds Sandberg utilizing lighting to effectively haunt a woman that is stuck in her home. For the short, the filmmaker didn’t even have to leave the house to find a capable actress, as he hired his spouse, Lotta Losten, to lead the short. She also appeared in the original “Lights Out” short, as well as Sandberg’s feature films.
Sandberg tweeted the release of the short, saying, “Made a new 3 minute horror short, ‘Shadowed’, together with @lottalosten because what else are we going to do while stuck indoors.”
The description of the video says it all: “Sort of a companion piece to our short Lights Out. Watch loud in the dark.”
And if you’re someone that is also interested in the behind-the-scenes aspects of filmmaking, the director is answering questions on social media about the creation of “Shadowed” and says he plans on releasing a featurette “soon.” But as Sandberg is very active on Twitter, it probably wouldn’t hurt following his tweets and seeing what other nugget of info he passes on.
You can watch the short below, as well as see the announcement tweets from Sandberg. Enjoy!