Composer/Producer John Whitaker (AKA “1i2c”) and Cinematographer/Director Nicolai Kornum have partnered up to create two disturbing horror short films – UMBILICHORD and UNDERTAKER.
UMBILICHORD sees prolific indie Filmmaker and Actress Emma Dark taking the lead role, strutting around a park pushing an old-fashioned pram while onlookers and passers by become curious by the sight of Miss Dark and her so-called offspring. In the midst of all this a strange lab experiment is happening elsewhere, which leads to a bizarre and unsettling conclusion… UNDERTAKER sees a young woman dressed in black mourning in a graveyard, and as the funeral guests leave we see the undertaker himself (played by John Whitaker) begin to exhume the grave. The rest of the short plays out in a Jeepers Creepers style to conclusion.
Composer/Producer John Whitaker tells us: “My work has often been inspired over time by dark imagery. As a musician I wanted to bring something more to the table than a standard music video. Hence the two short films were born, written and produced by me, and shot and directed by friend and multi award-winning director Nicolai Kornum. Nicolai describes himself as “Tall, cynical and gorgeous hair”, but I think he’s forgetting he has a heap of talent to go with that!”