Composer/Producer John Whitaker (AKA “1i2c”) and Cinematographer/Director Nicolai Kornum have partnered up to create two disturbing horror short films – UMBILICHORD and UNDERTAKER.
UMBILICHORD sees prolific indie Filmmaker and Actress Emma Dark taking the lead role, strutting around a park pushing an old-fashioned pram while onlookers and passers by become curious by the sight of Miss Dark and her so-called offspring. In the midst of all this a strange lab experiment is happening elsewhere, which leads to a bizarre and unsettling conclusion… UNDERTAKER sees a young woman dressed in black mourning in a graveyard, and as the funeral guests leave we see the undertaker himself (played by John Whitaker) begin to exhume the grave. The rest of the short plays out in a Jeepers Creepers style to conclusion.
Composer/Producer John Whitaker (1i2c) had this to say about releasing the films: “My work has often been inspired over time by dark imagery. As a musician I wanted to bring something more to the table than a standard music video. Hence the two short films were born, written and produced by me, and shot and directed by friend and multi award-winning director Nicolai Kornum. Nicolai describes himself as “Tall, cynical and gorgeous hair”, but I think he’s forgetting he has a heap of talent to go with that!”
The films can be viewed here:
The release of both films coincides with the album release of “It Should Be You” by Composer John Whitaker (1i2c). For more information or to purchase the album please visit 1i2c.bandcamp.com. To view the other works of director Nicolai Kornum please visit nicolaikornum.com.