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ISOLATION / Feature Film

As featured in Fangoria, Variety, Dread Central and Bloody Disgusting. Premiered at FRIGHTFEST 2021.


ISOLATION weaves together nine standalone, yet interconnected, horror stories from all corners of the world. It follows people as they confront their biggest fears in attempts to survive an increasingly deadly pandemic.

The film features work by Dennie Gordon and stars Larry Fessenden.

Switchblade Cinema's Alix Austin and Keir Siewert created the segment titled "It's Inside" during the 1st UK lockdown during the coronavirus pandemic in 2020.

All 9 of the teams were tasked with creating a horror short with what was immediately available to them.

You can find the full coverage on the story on Variety.



Keir Siewert

Director of Photography:

Keir Siewert

Production Design:

Alix Austin & Keir Siewert


Sound Recordist:

Keir Siewert


Thibault Chavanis

Sound Design & Mix:

Natasha Haycocks


Alix Austin & Keir Siewert


Alix Austin & Keir Siewert



Alix Austin as Paige

Chloe Wigmore as Newscaster


The eleven filmmakers were only allowed to use the equipment, resources, and participants they had in lockdown. All nine scripts are original. Anthology director Crooker created a world ten months into the future based around the current global pandemic and then briefed the filmmakers to bring their stories to life within this framework.


ISOLATION explores the human condition through a genre lens, weaved together in an anthology experience. The films live under a banner of survival and deal with relatable themes such as; human connection, paranoia, hope, love, escapism, fear of the unknown, abandonment. Like any good horror film, the themes transcend the genre.

The teams of filmmakers on the project include:
Dennie Gordon (Jack Ryan, Legion)
Larry Fessenden (The Last Winter)
Bobby Roe (The Houses October Built)
Andrew Kasch (Tales Of Halloween)
Zach Passero (Wicked Lake)

Christian Pasquariello (Alien Invasion: S.U.M. 1)
Alexandra Neary (The Innocent)

Alix Austin and Keir Siewert (Retch, Portrait)

Kyle I. Kelley and Adam Brown (The Music Lesson)