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An Evening with My Comatose Mother
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An Evening with My Comatose Mother
STORY
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Mother's favorite companion watches a fresh soul through the shadows.

THE MOTHER OF ALL EVIL WAKES UP FROM HER SLUMBER IN AN EVENING WITH MY COMATOSE MOTHER, WHICH STOOD FOR FIVE YEARS AS THE MOST AWARDED HORROR SHORT OF ALL TIME.

Dorothy Pritchard thought she had it easy: house sit for the wealthy Poe’s on All Hallow’s Eve while collecting a cool paycheck. That was, until, she was introduced to the Poe’s rotting, comatose mother living upstairs. As the dark of the night comes, and as the approaching storm blacks out the neighborhood, Dorothy soon finds herself on a nightmare ride through hell that she can only beg to be woken up from.

The first narrative fiction film we put together, An Evening with My Comatose Mother was also one of our most beloved and successful. Winning 76 festival and industry awards, critically praised, and playing some of the best genre festivals on the planet, the film was a huge festival short film favorite in 2011 and 2012, and helped open the doors for future works. In essence, the film is what allowed Bohemian Industries to expand into other ventures, and will always be the film that established the foundation that built the production company and its visual style and flare it has become known for since Comatose was released.

Working under a very modest budget, the film would pull out all the stops with quick moving camera work, Hollywood quality special effects that would be features with a spread in Make-up Artist Magazine, and a fun, yet intense, experience. The story itself is the classic babysitter/haunted house/spook show, but with an energy and style that makes it its own.

Comatose Mother would be picked up by Shorts International for distribution, where it hit #6 on the short film best seller list on iTunes its first day of release. It can currently be purchased on iTunes or Amazon Prime, and can be seen on the ShortsHD channel every October.

But remember, no matter what you do… kiss Mother goodnight!

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CAST & CREW
  • Directed by
    Jonathan Martin/
  • Written by
    Jonathan Martin/
  • Cast
    Wendy Macy/ Michele Wilson/ Missy Hill/ Rick Macy/ Alivia Leonelli/ Sue Rowe/ Danny Drysdale/ Gary Reimer/
  • Casting by
    Tina Thorup/
  • Director of Photography
    Devin Graham/
  • SFX Makeup
    Chris Hanson/
  • Production Design
    Josh Andersen/ Jonathan Martin/
  • Costumes
    Jamey Anthony/
  • Edited by
    Richard Teasdale/ Jonathan Martin/
  • Visual Effects
    Sandman Studios/
  • Original Score by
    Kevin G. Lee/
  • Sound Design
    Michaela Ball/
  • Executive Producers
    Ronald Martin/ Josh Andersen/ Denver Robbins/ Brian Byers/
  • Produced by
    Jonathan Martin/ April Frampton/ Chris Hanson/ Danny Drysdale/
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Wendy Macy
Cast - Dorothy

Sexy, sassy, and a little bit bratty, Dorothy Pritchard is the Poe’s new housesitter, and she’s in for one helluva night. Ghouls, clowns, and one bad Mother is about to turn Dorothy’s world upside down.

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Michele Wilson
Cast - Mrs. Poe

Alice Poe is a woman that you can’t quite put your finger on. Is she a witch? Does she have something out for Dorothy? And why does she keep her Comatose Mother around anyway?

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Missy Hill
Cast - Mother

Bedridden. Hideous. Evil. Mother lies comatose in her bed, surrounded by her favorite dolls. But when the storm hits, Dorothy is right where Mother wants her as its feeding time, and a new soul is hot on the menu!

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Rick Macy
Cast - Mr. Poe

Likable and down to earth, Russell Poe has been married to his wife for too long to put up with her games, eating his cereal when he pleases. And is he… checking Dorothy out as she walks up the stairs?

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Alivia Leonelli
Cast - Evil Tiny Tim

An innocent youth from another world and time transformed into a malicious, terrifying nightmare sent to deliver a message of doom to Dorothy.

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Sue Rowe
Cast - Juliet

Dorothy’s best friend, Juliet, is there to make sure she gets all the gossip that a girl desires with a helpful nudge along the way.

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Danny Drysdale
Cast - Johnny

Deliciously douchey, Johnny is Dorothy’s “boyfriend” who ultimately destroys her Halloween and won’t quite be there to save the day.

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