Alex is left alone for the weekend to renovate a room for his and his wife’s unborn child. Soon, a baby monitor starts to play him horrifying sounds about his future failures as a father.
Expectancy is a 14-minute psychological horror film about the fears of becoming a father and a dread-filled cautionary tale.
Director: Juho Fossi
Writers: Avi Heikkinen, Juho Fossi
Original idea: Avi Heikkinen
Cast: Heikki Ranta, Anna Böhm
Throughout history horror films have been used as great tools to deal with our deepest and darkest, yet humane fears. In Expectancy those fears are linked to parenting and fatherhood.
How can we be sure that our children grow into good human beings? Are we as parents responsible for our children’s possible bad choices and future actions?
It is perfectly normal to be afraid of having a baby and becoming a father. But be careful… What consumes your mind, controls your life.
22/08/2020 Night Visions, Helsinki, Finland
14/09/2020 MotelX, Portugal
31/10/2020 IIK!, Oulu, Finland (Winner of Jury & Audience Awards)
13/11/2020 Brest European Short Film Festival, France
27/11/2020 Pori Film Festival, Finland
12-13/03/2021 Frostbiter: Icelandic Horror Film Festival, Iceland
11-14/03/2021 Tampere Film Festival, Generation XYZ, Finland
06-18/04/2021 Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival, European Short Film Mèliés Competition, Belgium
23-24/04/2021 Night Visions Turku, Finland (postponed)
04-13/06/2021 Haapsalu Fantasy & Horror Film Festival, Estonia
08-18/07/2021 Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival, South Korea
26-28/08/2021 Ravenheart International Film Festival, Norway
More to be announced soon.