Hollow China 2

Academy Award nominee Sally Hawkins can currently be seen on the big screen in the summer blockbuster Godzilla. Back in 2006 she played the role of Terri in Matthew Platts-Mills chilling short film Hollow China. The story follows a successful entrepreneur, Sam (Merryn Owen), who will do anything to avoid confronting his inner feelings. As his relationship with Terri deteriorates, Sam is immersed in a world where his brutal subconscious is in control. Though the brief violence in the film is a tad graphic, Platts-Mills manages to toe the line between drama and psychological horror rather well. It all adds up to an interesting look at one man’s slow decent into madness.

Hollow China
Director: Matthew Platts-Mills/ UK/ 2006/ 18 minutes
Starring: Sally Hawkins and Merryn Owen