“Suspense” by Lois Weber (1913)

My short film “Suspense” is inspired by Lois Weber’s film of the same name. Lois Weber’s is a testament to women filmmakers and that they can be just as good as or better than male filmmakers. Check out the film below:

Suspense (1913) Short, Drama, Thriller | 600min | 6 July 1913 (USA) 7.3
Director: Phillips Smalley, Lois WeberWriter: Lois WeberStars: Lois Weber, Val Paul, Douglas GerrardSummary: An isolated house in deserted area is too remote for a servant, who leaves a note, quietly exits the back door, and puts the key under the mat. Alone in the house is a mother and her infant. A tramp watches the servant leave, then begins to skulk. The woman sees him outside as he discovers the latchkey. She phones her husband, who's working in town, and he jumps into a car idling in front of his office. He races toward home while the car's owner (and the police) are in pursuit. The tramp grabs a knife and heads up the stairs toward the defenseless woman. Can the husband elude the police long enough to rescue her or will the tramp have his way? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>


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“Suspense” Short Film

WOMAN is placing freshly made COOKIES in a COOKIE JAR. She completes her task, turns off the LIGHT and heads upstairs.
MAN is at the BACKDOOR of the house, in the kitchen. He picks the lock and makes his way inside.

Above is an excerpt from my new film “Suspense”. Right now I am in pre-production, but I start filming next week. Want to see all the behind-the-scenes details? Become a patron at the Great Fan level to get access.