I don’t normally feature posters for short films. Not that I have anything against them, I just don’t generally stumble across posters for shorts. But thanks to twitch that changed today, and so I bring you the poster for the The Facts in the Case of Mr. Hollow.
And it’s a very good poster. It asks us to look closely and I do. Such a weird image, the lone camera between the trees, no one around to operate it, just the crow to see it. It’s bursting with an unsettling mood. It’s hard not to think of Poe when looking at it, something that is only strengthened by the fact that the film comes from Rue Morgue Cinema.
I can’t say for sure, but I imagine that the wonderful style we see in the poster’s illustration comes from visual artist and co-director Vincent Marcone. It works great.
Beyond looking good the poster also makes me curious. What is the camera photographing? What is on the other side, just behind our backs where we can’t see it? I would love to know, but I guess I’ll have to watch the film for that.
The film’s description is worth a read:
The visually stunning film centers on an unusual photograph dating back to the 1930s. An investigation of its particulars reveals a tapestry of secrets hidden in the details, and a tale of kidnapping and murder captured in a haunting moment.
And as you can see, the poster ties into the films description in a way that make both more interesting.
A job well done all around.