short film / completed 2021

written / directed by: Jana N.
cinematography: Jon Hruby
Mary Maloney decapitated her husband. Could he still be alive?

The story tries to find an answer to the question why people are looking for fast instead of real solutions.
Head Shoulders Knees and Toes explores shift in genre perspective.
Using some of the film noir attributes, tension is built like in a mystery thriller, then shifts into sci-fi storytelling.
The inspiration was found in a short story "Lamb to the Slaughter" by Roald Dahl where, at some point,
the audience knows more than its characters.
Actors' indifferent expressions are combined with carefully guided voice-over to further examine the principle of Kuleshow Effect.
BTS foto by: Tereza Havlinkova