Your train will be arriving
As the suffocating embrace of a packed train becomes her eerie stage, a budding actress teeters on the edge of sanity. Amidst the throngs of passengers, her relentless quest for recognition morphs into a harrowing descent, blurring the lines between ambition and terror. Will the spotlight she craves reveal her dream or unravel into a haunting nightmare?
A note from the Writer
Horror, traditionally, occurs in quiet places.
Remote villages. Cabins in the woods. Old, haunted manors. Truly, anywhere you could wind up alone can be scary, because being alone is scary. Those dark, empty spaces become haunting for their ghosts, and ghouls, and whatever else may hide in those shadows.
But what of the crowded places?
The hot, noisy streets. Packed train cars, bleached by buzzing bright fluorescent lights. Crowds so thick you can barely breathe. Eyes that leer and stare at you. So many people around, that you become one of millions. Insignificant. These claustrophobic spaces become haunting for their anxiety, their bright, blinding light and the chaos they hide.
This is a horror movie that takes place in those bright, crowded, anxious spaces, among the ever watching eyes.
Director and Producer
Paulina Knaak (Director and Producer) is based in NYC and works as filmmaker specializing in Dramatic works; Historical Period Pieces, Psychological Thrillers, Dark Comedy, Procedural TV, and "Non-Conventional" Coming of Age stories.
Writer and Creator
Jason Pointek (Writer and Creator) is a writer based in Brooklyn, NYC. He studied Production Design at Pace University, before designing local theatre around the city and studying abroad at RADA. He has been writing for years, mostly fiction, though some of his critical writings on film can be found online.
"Lili" and Producer
Paula Reumer (Lili, producer) is an actress and producer living in Brooklyn, NYC. She is a 2020 graduate of the Guildhall school of music and drama in London.
Recent credits include 'Hero's Journey' (2023), 'A Modest Killing’ (2023), ‘The Tannery’ (2023), ‘Egress (2022)’ and ‘Don’t Swallow Me Whole’ (2021). She works as an associate producer at Mythic Films. Acting rep: Rebel Creative Group
"Man" and Producer
Matthew Cippaghila is a trained actor and trained law enforcement officer with 13 years of experience. After graduating from the University of Florida, he went on to work as a federal LE in Washington D.C. and New York. After re-entering the film business in 2021, he has since been on Law & Order, Power, and The Godfather of Harlem. Represented by Stein Entertainment Group.
Director of Photography
Cole Vallis is a rising Director of Photography and Steadicam operator based in the New York/ New Jersey area. His career started at an early age as a professional youth actor on television (Gotham, Madam Secretary, Stephen Colbert), in independent films and commercial voice overs. imdb.me/colevallis His interest in production and creative development of projects has become the platform for his growing resume. He has worked heavily alongside ARRI and was a leader in the introduction of the “Trinity 2” and “Artemis 2” systems to the United States. His reputation as a dedicated, honest, resilient, confident team-player that embraces a challenge along with being resourceful in finding ways to create, innovate and ultimately solve problems ma
kes him a solid team member.
Anastasia(she/her) is a queer production sound mixer based in NYC. Originally from Maryland, she has found a home in NYC working on every sort of project, including narrative shorts, features, documentaries, and commercials. She is passionate about sound: its technical side and emotional component. She brings this love for sound into her own personal projects, such as a 6-episode sci-fi narrative podcast "Unearthed", and her upcoming short, "Hero’s Journey".
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