A man sits in the foreground with spooky makeup and devil horns. In the background there is a screen and a film crew
Film & Visual Arts

Oska Bright Film Festival 2024: Not a F***ing Horror Story and The Puppet Asylum

Tue 12 Mar 2024
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Join us for a double bill screening

Not A F***ing Horror Story is a feature-length documentary following 35-year old Otto through a period of change, as he makes his film. It's driven by a moment of realisation for Otto. He's recently experienced bereavement and family health scares that have forced him to think about mortality for the first time - his own and those closest to him.

The Puppet Asylum is a 30-minute short film set in Victorian London. It's an allegorical horror biopic written and directed by Otto Baxter as a reimagining of his own life, from birth to becoming his own master. The unpredictable tale, straight from Otto's anarchic mind, charts Otto's birth as a horned baby in a blood-spattered morgue, through his wayward teens, to his years in captivity in The Puppet Asylym.

 

In this screening:

 

Not A F***ing Horror Story

Otto Baxter, Bruce Fletcher and Peter Beard, UK • 1 hour 30 mins

A feature length documentary following 35-year-old Otto through a period of change, as he makes his film. It’s driven by a moment of realisation for Otto. He’s recently experienced bereavement and family health scares that have forced him to think about mortality for the first time – his own and those closest to him. Otto has always turned to films to make sense of the world and this moment is no exception.

The Puppet Asylum

Otto Baxter, UK • 28 mins

The Puppet Asylum, a 30-minute short film set in Victorian London, is an allegorical horror biopic written and directed by Otto Baxter as a reimagining of his own life, from birth to becoming his own master. The unpredictable tale, straight from Otto’s anarchic mind, charts Otto’s birth as a horned baby in a blood-splattered morgue, through his wayward teens, to his years in captivity in The Puppet Asylum.