A mother and a daughter who suffers from a crippling fear of death run a post-mortem photography business in 1840's Australia. They arrive to a small farmhouse to find devastated parents grieving over the death of their ten-year-old daughter. The mother and daughter photography team quickly get to work but when the mother is required to comfort the grieving parent, the frightened daughter is forced to work alone for the first time. As the young girl confronts her phobia she must do all she can to make the dead look alive…
Stella Charrington & Melanie Zanetti
About the Director
Joshua Long first became interested in film after watching Ray Harryhausen movies on repeat as a child. This developed into a love of exploitation cinema. He started making his own horror films, his first major short being the 30-minute backyard zombie epic AXED (2010). Joshua was extremely fortunate to have his script 'Post Mortem Mary' chosen to be funded by Screen Queensland and have it's world premiere at Screamfest. It is a dream come true as he is a massive horror nerd. 'Post Mortem Mary' is a love letter to the works of Lucio Fulci and Dario Argento.