How To Be Alone

How To Be Alone follows LUCY, as she struggles to survive an increasing bizarre and horrifying night. When her husband JACK leaves for the hospital graveyard shift, Lucy is left alone in the company of a particularly menacing kitchen cabinet, which she is convinced contains all her most secret fears. As the phobias begin to manifest and attack her, she must fight for control of her mind, and ultimately her life.

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Kate Trefry


Director: Kate Trefry
Executive Producer: Lee Stobby, Ben Bolea, Bobby Hoppey
Producer: David Carrico, John Trefry, James Mitchell
Screenwriter: Kate Trefry
Cinematographer: Caleb Heymann
Editor: David Pergolini
Production Designer: Susannah Lowber
Sound Designer: Trevor Gates
Music: Michael Dean Parsons and John Kaefer
Principal Cast: Maika Monroe, Joe Keery, Ryan McFadden, Evan Miller
Additional Credits: First Assistant Director: Justin Hogan, Colorist: Bryan Smaller, Visual Effects Producer: Nate Smalley


David Carrico
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John Trefry
4WT Media
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Dana Archer
Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Film Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Interactive Badge, Film Festival Wristband

Year: 2018
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Screening Section: Midnight Shorts Competition
Screening Category: Narrative Short
Country: ["United States"]
Language: English
Runtime: 12:58 mins