Someone is breaking into empty homes and cleaning them.
But is this seemingly harmless crime hiding something much worse?
Sometimes cleanliness isn’t next to Godliness, it can kill you – and hide the evidence. A Radio DJ must realise the unspoken danger behind these seemingly random acts of breaking-in and cleaning before she too becomes a victim of MR CLEAN…
An award winning short horror film – The 1st part in a planned web series.
Visit the IMDB page: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8974954/
Released Oct 31st 2023, from Eibon Films and 3R Films / DRTV (www.darwinreina.com).
- Producers Lee Bailes, Darwin Reina and Terese Winkler.
- Starring: Darwin Reina and Sofie Klaesson;
- Written, Directed and Edited by Lee Bailes
- Music score by Flora Cheng
- Sound Design by Luca De Sensi
- Colour grading by Eric Lau
- Supporting cast / extras: Jaba Urotadze, Terese Winkler and Susanne Lager, Gabriel Palenque Cisternas and Rinat Iljin,
- Special FX by Mike Strick and Lee Bailes
- VFX by Albin Larsson
- Additional music by Peter Josefsson
- Poster by Karen Keslen
- Special thanks to: Alon Young, Garry Charles, Carlos Marambio, Gabriel Palenque Cisternas and Susanne Lager
WATCH THE TRAILER:
MR CLEAN is a collaboration between two independent filmmakers in Sweden, and their globally colocated team of enthusiastic cast and crew (In Sweden, the UK, Italy and USA). The intention was to see if two foreigners, could try and create a filmmaking collective, despite a lack of contacts and being ignored by the local established filmmaking scene.
Shot in November 2018, as a fun project for two filmmakers to make their first film together in Sweden, it has since garnered enough interest to make it worthy for consideration for a web series (which has been scripted).
The film was shot on the GH5, in 4K, in Vlog 10-bit, predominantly using the Sigma 18-35 lens – for those gear heads who want to know – over a 4 day period. The film was finally colour graded and finished on Feb 9th 2020.
Read the shoot diary: https://eibonfilms.co.uk/shoot-diary-mr-clean/
Festival selections & Awards:
- (A) Winner Best Visual FX – March 2020 Independent Shorts Awards
- (A) Winner Best Sound Design – March 2020 Independent Shorts Awards
- (A) Honourable mention – Best Horror Film – March 2020 Independent Shorts Awards Bronze category
- Official selections of the Montreal Indie Short Film Awards May 2020
- Finalist Indie X Fest June 2020 – Best Short Horror film
- Finalist Indie X Fest June 2020 – Best Sci-Fi Short film
- (A) Winner Best Special Makeup – Indie X Fest June 2020
- Official selection HorrorShowFest
- Official selection SIN CITY HORROR FEST
- (A) Winner Best Short Film – Breakout Film Festival
- Official Selection Unrestricted View Horror Film Festival
- Official Selection British Independent Cinema (BIC) Awards in Best DSLR / Mirrorless category
- Official Selection Festival Baidefest Roses 2020
- (A) Winner Best Special Effects Night of the Horror Festival 2020
- (A) Winner Best DSLR/Mirrorless Film – BIC-AWARDS
- Semi-Finalist – Best Foreign Horror Short – Unrestricted View Horror Film Festival
- Official Selection Stuff MX Film Festival
- (A) Honourable Mention – BEST VFX / SPECIAL EFFECTS – Athens International Monthly Art Film Festival
- Official selection FIXION Fest, Fantastic & Horror Film Festival
- Semi Finalist – Narrative Short – JellyFEST
- (A) Winner – Best Horror – Kosice International Monthly Film Festival
- (A) Winner – Horror Short – Rotterdam Independent Film Festival
- Nomination – Best Villain – Severed Limbs Film Festival 6: Throw Another Head on the Barbie!
- Nomination – Best kill / Goriest short – Severed Limbs Film Festival 6: Throw Another Head on the Barbie!
- Official selection – Cult Movies Film Festival
- (A) Winner – Best Horror Film – 4th Dimension Independent Film Festival
- (A) Winner – Best Horror – Swedish International Film Festival (SIFF)
- (A) Winner – Best Short Film – Red Moon Film Festival