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gory and glory and it was for the first time, on and off camera.” says Tanveer Bookwalal while talking about ‘ The Haunting

“Gul saw Erica Fernandes in all her gory and glory and it was for the first time, on and off camera.” says Tanveer Bookwalal while talking about ‘ The Haunting’

Mumbai, 5 May 2023: Amazon miniTV – Amazon’s free video streaming service, recently announced a blood-curdling horror thriller short film- The Haunting. The short film revolves around a woman who is put on trial for the murder of her flatmate but claims her innocence by stating that demons compelled her to commit the crime and the demons have been following her ever since her sister’s death. Starring talented and popular actors Erica Fernandes, Gul Panag and Prakruti Mishra, this short film is filled with twists and turns. This short film keeps you at the edge of the seats. The director Tanveer Bookwala shared interesting behind the scenes challenges he faced while filming the short film.

Here’s what Tanveer says, ‘Time. The one thing that every creator struggles with. Good horror takes time. Treatment needs resources. Between makeup, prosthetics, on-camera effects and the ticking clock of commerce, it is a difficult journey to make effective and impactful horror. However, I believe that we’ve done a pretty good job and welcomed the challenges, with demonic drum rolls.

While talking about the BTS moments from the sets Tanveer recalls, ‘When we did Erica’s final moment, where the possession has completely taken her over, I didn’t show Gul (Gul Panag) the look. And Erica’s shot begins, from the shadows. So, when Gul sees her, in all her gory, glory, it was for the first time, on and off camera. Her screams, in that scene, were absolutely, real.”

Directed by Tanveer Bookwala, The Haunting features Erica Fernandes alongside Prakruti Mishra and Gul Panag in pivotal roles. The short film is currently available on Amazon miniTV within the Amazon Shopping App and on Fire TV for absolutely free.