ALTER’s Latest Exclusive Short Film “Lucy’s Tale”


Between mean girls, her first romance, and budding hormones, Lucy begins to realize that she’s not like the other teenagers in her class in this coming-of-age horror.

Written and Directed by:

Chelsea Lupkin


Irina Bravo, Daryl Paris Bright, and Zach Fifer

Filmmakers Statement

Lucy’s Tale is a female led, coming-of-age story with a horror twist.

Paying homage to Stephen King’s Carrie and dark female coming-of-age films like, Heathers and Jawbreaker, Lucy’s Tale is sure to remind you of the horrors of growing up and the body insecurity that goes along with it. A suspenseful story about a girl who no doubt wishes to grow bigger boobs, finds herself growing something else and no amount of acne cream or blemish removal can help her. So while Lucy may just want to come into her womanhood, she ultimately comes into her evilness…

Filmmaker Bio:

Chelsea Lupkin is a storyteller and an active member of the online film community. She has a passion for short films and is a contributor and editorial writer for ‘Short of the Week’. She is also the Lead Creative Video Producer and an original member of the awarding winning Delish team, a Hearst food site that spans across many platforms.

She grew up in the small town of Yardley, Pennsylvania and later attended Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to pursue a degree in Fine Arts. She has since taken on the roles of directing, writing, and cinematography for editorial, branded and independent projects. She has produced short films, comedy sketches, live productions, commercials, and documentaries for major media outlets including MTV, Delish, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle Decor, House Beautiful, VH1, GQ, and Fusion.

In 2018, her short film, Lucy’s Tale, had its World Premiere at the Fantasia International Film Festival, one of the biggest genre film festivals in the world, showcasing science fiction, horror, and fantasy. Over 100,000 festival-goers attend Fantasia in Montreal, and the festival has attracted over a million spectators over its duration. Her film is currently on its festival run, making a stop at the Brooklyn Horror Film Festival this October amongst a dazzling lineup.

Film Festivals:

Fantasia, Brooklyn Horror Film Festival, Chattanooga Film Festival, Buried Alive Film Fest, Knoxville Horror Film Fest, Final Girls Berlin Film Festival, Monster Fest

Watch the film today on Alter:

More about ALTER:

ALTER is a new horror brand for novel and grounded stories exploring the human condition through warped and uncanny perspectives.

Giving voice to emerging, diverse and established filmmakers, ALTER’s owned and operated channel is distributed across YouTube and Facebook where three short films or series are released each week. In addition to curating and distributing award-winning content, ALTER develops unique stories with some of the most innovative minds in the genre through its ALTER Studio projects – which are not bound to a particular platform or format.

Recent releases include the official 2018 Sundance Film Festival selection, Summer of 84, the thriller directed by RKSS (Turbo Kid); CAM (in partnership with Blumhouse), winner of Best Screenplay at last year’s Fantasia Festival, which was acquired by Netflix; and Goodnight, Gracie from Stellan Kendrick, one of ALTER’s first exclusive premieres. Later this year, ALTER will release the SXSW selection Villains — starring Bill Skarsgård (It) and Maika Monroe (It Follows) — in theaters.

Projects currently in development include 50 States of Terror, in partnership with Executive Producer Sam Raimi (Evil Dead, Spiderman) and DIGA Studios (MTV’s Scream). The anthology is the first announced series for Jeffrey Katzenberg’s new mobile video startup, Quibi.

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