Poster: A Coincidental Engagement

My supernatural short film completed filming on May 3rd and is now in post-production. A poster is now available, inspired by a screenshot from footage taken during principal photography. I’d like to extend a thanks to everyone who supported my crowdfunding campaign for the film, whether it be through buying a perk or sharing the […]

Inner Devils Premiere

Inner Devils will premiere on YouTube on October 31st at Devil’s Hour (0300hours GMT). It’s completely free to watch and will remain on YouTube until further notice. Inner Devils is a Blackdust Films production in association with Restless Chimp Films. Director Martin Smith and Producer Kal Sabir would like to thank all cast, crew, and […]

‘Inner Devils’ Trailer

Inner Devils, a Black Dust Films production in association with Restless Chimp Films, is complete. The battle for Ryan’s soul is fought by Father Luca, a newly ordained priest with a dark past. Filmed in Glasgow, the supernatural short will be submitted to film festivals over the next few months. Kal co-produced the film and […]

‘Inner Devils’ Post-Production

Horror short ‘Inner Devils’ completed principal photography in May 2022 and is now in post-production. Written and directed by Martin Smith of Black Dust Films, ‘Inner Devils’ is produced in association with Restless Chimp Films. The battle for Ryan’s soul is fought by Luca Diaz (Kal Sabir), a newly ordained priest with a dark past. […]

‘Inner Devils’ Extract

A pleasure to present screenshots of an extract from Inner Devils, a horror drama short about exorcism produced by Black Dust Films in association with Restless Chimp Films. The extract will form part of a crowdfunding campaign launching later this month. We will be seeking support to help push the project forward into production.  

The Key

Restless Chimp Films presents The Key, an entry for the BIFA Horror Short Film Competition 2021. Inspired by the makers of Host, entrants were encouraged to make a DIY horror short film no longer than 3 minutes. The Key is the story of Dr James Opus and his search for the Harmonic. Aided by his […]


“Jasmine is the story of a shy Asian teenager, Sachin, who by day tries to live up to the exacting expectations of his ambitious parents but finds freedom and a truer sense of expression in the evenings.” Directed by young writer-director Shane Santallin, the film is the winner of Spark! London‘s Young Filmmakers Competition. The […]

The Scribbler wins Award

Short film The Scribbler by final year students of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland has won the Student Award from the Royal Television Society Scotland (RTS Scotland). “The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland students, Kurosh Kani, Hannah Smith and Jennifer Barrie, took home the award in the Drama Category for ‘The Scribbler’. The jury agreed that […]


Billy is a low-budget horror short film about the consequences of selfish attitudes. Written and directed by Martin Smith, it follows the story of Kamal, a professional actor struggling to find the right opportunities to match his artistic talent. Conflict with directors over artistic vision pushes Kamal to become resentful and bitter, which ultimately affects […]