The Whistler, the latest indie fantasy-horror short film, from award-winning director Jennifer Nicole Stang of Round Table Pictures, is coming to video on demand! The award-winning film will be available to stream on the premium horror-thriller streaming platform Shudder, starting February 3rd, 2020.
Inspired by the story of The Pied Piper of Hamelin by Robert Browning, The Whistler tells the story of Lindsey (Karis Cameron) who is forced to babysit her younger sister Becky (Baya Ipatowicz) one night. After falling asleep, Lindsey awakens to find her sister missing. Someone has taken Becky and may be after Lindsey as well.
“Our intention with The Whistler was to portray a classic horror story of a night of babysitting gone wrong with an original Pied Piper like monster who has been stealing children since the founding colonies of America in the 1600s. It’s a suggestive piece that evokes questions about the time-old theme of purity and sin; a theme, that despite ideological changes, remains strong. I hope that viewers enjoy putting the pieces together and are surprised by a few jump scares as well,” says Jennifer.
Co-produced by Karen Wong & Sasha Filipovich, the film has been awarded accolades on the festival circuit as well as receiving great reviews from San Diego Comic Con. The Whistler won Best International Horror Short Film at Women in Horror Film Festival, Best International Horror Short Film at HEMOGLOZINE Film Festival in Ciudad Real, Spain, Best Horror Short at the NYC Horror Film Festival and Best Fantasy Short from Flickers’ Rhode Island Vortex Film Festival, amongst others.
With her production company Round Table Pictures, Jennifer has directed numerous award-winning music videos and short films. Jennifer’s short film, El Lago (The Lake) was awarded Best Fantasy Film at the Mexico International Film Festival and 1st place at the Honolulu Film Awards. El Lago is also featured on GAIA TV. In addition, Jennifer’s web series Englishman in LA starring Ashley Fink of Glee fame and Eddie Jemison of the Ocean’s franchise received rave reviews from In Touch Magazine and Broadway World, along with several accolades at the LA Web Series Festival, and can currently be found streaming on Amazon Prime.
The film will be available to stream on the premium horror-thriller streaming service Shudder, starting February 3rd, 2020.