The Familiars (2020) - A short supernatural thriller and modern day witch story.

In the wake of her Grandmother’s death, teenager Alison’s volatile Mother, is intent on finding a family heirloom. When Alison discovers the mysterious treasure and as her mother’s behaviour escalates, Alison must decide whether to live in fear or protect herself and destroy her family.

Festival selections:



Flicker Fest, Australia


San Sebastian Horror and Fantasy Film Festival, Youth Jury Award for Best Short Film, Spain

Maniatic Film Festival, Spain

Rhode Island International Film Festival, USA

Telluride Horror Show, USA

Revelation Perth International Film Festival, Australia

Director: Millicent Malcolm

Producer: Alexis Talbot-Smith

Screenplay: Octavia B. Martin

Director of Photography: Callum Riddell

Production Design: Lily Bennett & Max Boutwell Draper

Editor: Xanthie Dobbie

Music: Jorde Heys

Costume: Laura McGenniss

1st AD: Sophie Renae

Duration 16 min