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

Director’s statement:

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, Lisbon, Portugal
31/10/2020 IIK!, Oulu, Finland
13/11/2020 Brest European Short Film Festival, France

More to be announced soon.