The Door (Saṃsāra)
Thriller/Horror 13 min. | Directed by Richard Termini
WINNER: The Dark Side Award - 2013 Art of Bklyn Film Festival
Tom, a brooding, well-heeled young man, moves into an up-market new home where he is seduced by an enigma. There is a door he cannot open.Tom begins to hear mysterious sounds and feels as if he is being called into action. Events cause him to question his own sense of reality as unexplainable images enter his dreams. Tom faces his fears and challenges what may not be real.
Written and Directed by Richard Termini
Starring Troy Polis and Megan McGlinchey with Damien Strouthos, Andrew Lewis and Jai Higgs.
Director of Cinematography: Louise Di Gan
Edited by James Clark
Original Story by Joshua Gilbert
Music by Louise Gan, Ben Hogan, Dylan Crosbie and Richard Termini
About the Filmmaker:
Writer/Director Richard Termini was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York and lives in Perth, Australia. His film ‘The Door’ has won awards including the Dark Side Award at the 2013 Art of Brooklyn Film Festival. In 2010 Richard sold a feature film script, ‘The Greatest Gift’ to American film producers, Merrill Entertainment. He has written and is developing a TV drama series entitled ‘Hammer’ and is shopping his latest feature script ‘When Jokes End’.
Richard has been a musician, artist and educator for most of his adult life and has received several prestigious awards, including Platinum and Gold records as well as ‘Best Score’ for an Animated Short, awarded to him by ANNECY in France for his recordings and compositions on ‘Mrs. Matisse’. His credits as a musician and composer include the film scores for John Turturro’s Palme d’Or-winning film ‘Mac’ and Director Zack Winestine’s feature film, ‘States of Control’.
As a Synthesist and Keyboardist, Richard’s credits include: Cyndi Lauper’s hit singles ‘Girls just Want to Have Fun’, ‘She Bop’ and ‘Time After Time’. He has worked with Type O Negative, Fallout, Carnivore, Dune, Eric Emerson, The Fixx, Madonna and many other artists through the years. Termini received his Master of Communications at the WA Screen Academy in 2012.