The Watcher Self

  • The Watcher Self

    The first feature from writer and director Matt Cruse, The Watcher Self is a deeply unsettling psychosexual chiller about one woman’s descent into hell.

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Director Matt Cruse’s first feature is a deeply unsettling psychosexual chiller about one woman’s descent into hell.

Cora (Karen French) begins her day facing the consequences of a nightmare. Struggling to maintain a normal routine, she engages in a series of emotionally detached encounters and experiences a confusing psychological connection with the strange and elusive Van (Julian Shaw). Then echoes from the past threaten to derail her tenuous state of mind, and Cora becomes increasingly dislocated from her surroundings. Is she going insane, or is it something else?

THE WATCHER SELF is about what remains when the layers of sanity are gradually stripped away... and what may or may not be real.

Run Time: 95 mins approx | UK | 2015 | Colour | Aspect Ratio: 16x9 1.78:1 | Sound: 2.0 Stereo
  • Cast

    • CoraKaren French
    • VanJulian Shaw
    • WandaSylvia Seymour
    • KellyLucy Charles
    • PitmanTony Stansfield
    • RoseHelen Barford


    • Director / WriterMatt Cruse
    • ProducerMatt Cruse
    •  Phil MacDonald
    • Director of PhotographyMichelle Tofi
    • EditorAlex Weeks
    • Production DesignerStephanie Palgrave-Brown
    • ComposerPaul Sumpter
    • Sound DesignerLewis Clark
    • Make-Up and Hair DesignerJane McBennett
    • Costume DesignerKarmjit Kalla
    • CastingAndrew Fawn
    •  Glen Gerard