Director: Alexandra Serio
United States, 2019, 11 min
Genres:Horror, Thriller, Women
Cast:Alexandra Serio, Kareem Rahma
Crew:Writer: Alexandra Serio. Producers: Alexandra Serio, Kareem Rahma, Maxwell Nelson.
An ASMR vlogger with a devoted fanbase returns from an extended absence with a livestream that spirals out of control.
About the director
Alexandra Serio is a Webby-nominated director, writer and producer based in New York City. She is co-founder and chief content officer of Nameless Network, a media and production company that creates video programming for the smart-phone generation. Guerrilla filmmaking and female-driven narratives are her passion. Her latest film "Tingle Monsters" examines the link between internet harassment and physical violence against women.
I was compelled to make "Tingle Monsters" because I believe that violence against women starts with words. With this in mind, I designed the film's unconventional viewing experience to feel like a real ASMR livestream.
Shot in screenlife format with no extra score or sound design, the film is designed to transport viewers into a scenario they are already familiar with—the harassment of women on the Internet—ultimately inviting the audience to examine the link between what we say and think about women affects their real-world treatment.
I firmly believe that through gender parity and telling women-driven narratives we can begin to change the world. But we must start by taking a sobering look at where we currently are. "Tingle Monsters" aims to do that.
Director, "Tingle Monsters"