‘Them’ is a psychological thriller short film that explores the human mind from its darkest side, with an introspective dialogue involved in a nightmarish and suffocating environment where the biggest obstacles tend to be one’s own thoughts. Claudia Rivarelli, an actor in the leading role, plays a mentally unstable character that moves straightforward to the depths of insanity, in this way emphasizing the distressing atmosphere in ‘Them’.
The director, screenwriter and producer, Carlos Bolla (under the pseudonym of Charles Bolprand), provides a minimalist and terrifying perspective, offering the audience the opportunity to create in their minds an idea typical of the most frightening fears. The shooting was carried out by Claudia Riverelli and Charles Bolprand head-to-head, providing a more suitable environment for the project’s purposes.
“We were alone at the set, so it allowed the actress to have better concentration, and it let me move freely. Most of the time, I remained silent after giving directions to Claudia, as what was happening was worth it and it was better not to speak, not to ruin the moment,” says the director, after the premiere of ‘Them’.
The film was produced independently, without any budget, and filmed in five hours. A Panasonic DMC-FZ200 camera and a TASCAM DR-05 audio recorder were the only equipment used for shooting. Natural light was used in set and the hallways of an old mansion in Pocitos (Montevideo, Uruguay) were chosen. All these factors play an important role in the final aesthetic of the film. ‘Them’ achieves a strained and stifling environment, where the psychological burden wraps the spectator in and prevents him/her from escaping.
Written and directed by: Charles Bolprand https://www.facebook.com/carlos.bolla.9
Executive Producers: Claudia Rivarelli / Charles Bolprand
Costume & Make-Up: Claudia Rivarelli
Cast: Claudia Rivarelli https://www.facebook.com/claudiaosorioformento
Graphic Design: jotaErre. Agencia Digital http://jotaerre.uy
Translation: Fiorella Ceriani
Revised Translation: Calvin Cotton / Sherrie Miller
A Production of VULPINOSFilm
‘Them’ Fanpage: https://www.facebook.com/Them-1004020436374641/