The Anthesis of Man

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 A special effects designer is finishing off his latest creation, a male victim for a monster horror film when his creation suddenly comes to life.

Displeased with not getting any male appendage, his creation demands he gives him his manhood.

The Anthesis of Man is a 7-minute comedy/horror featuring a monster, a victim with no penis and a man just trying to keep everyone happy.

Film Details:

Genre: Comedy/Horror
Format: Short
Director: Dan Macarthur
Producer: Vickie Gest and Lauren Ford
Writer: Lauren Ford

Key Cast: Gyton Grantley, Leon Cain, Jac Charlton


Selected St Kilda Film Festival 2017, Australia

Selected BoneBat Comedy of Horrors Film Fest 2017, USA

Selected Austin Comedy Short Film Festival 2017, USA

Selected West End Film Festival 2017, Australia

Finalist International Horror Hotel Festival 2017, USA

Selected In the Bin Film Festival, 2017, Australia

Selected Reel Good Film Festival, 2018, Australia

Selected Over the Fence Comedy Festival, 2018, Australia


Winner Best Dark Comedy Film, Austin Comedy Film Festival, USA

IndieFEST: Award of Excellence Special Mention: Film Short

4th Place, International Horror Hotel Festival 2017, USA

Finalist: West End Film Festival


St Kilda Film Festival, Australia

  • Best Comedy
  • Best Screenplay

Austin Comedy Short Film Festival, USA

  • Best Comedy Short Film
  • Best Original Music
  • Best Cinematography
  • Best Male Actor