Cannes: Dir. Uppili Raghavachari talks DEATH LIES ON HER

05 Aug, 2017

“Death Lies On Her”, a short film by London-based writer/director/producer Uppili Raghavachari, was featured in the 2017 Cannes Film Festival Short Film Corner. The talented filmmaker explains:

“I was in Cannes last year and I met a lot of people. And I was finishing off my short film, which is a high-concept short based on Shakespeare, but set in the future [and] is effectively the promo for our feature film.”

Scene from "Death Lies On Her" by London-based writer/director/producer Uppili Raghavachari

Scene from “Death Lies On Her” by London-based writer/director/producer Uppili Raghavachari

As a result of Raghavachari’s love for English Literature and Shakespeare, he was inspired to create a piece based on this legendary tale. The horror picture takes us to the year 2075 in London bringing us into the tragic and dangerous world of a mad scientist and his sick wife, who is the love of his life. His love, confined to a wheel chair and somewhat of a vampire-type character who, if set loose from the chair she is chained to, will kill at no costs. Her loving husband is desperate to find a cure for his “Juliet”, so that they can be together again without her illness as they lived and loved before.

“Death Lies On Her” is extremely thrilling. I’m not a big fan of horror films as I’m used to dramas, however Raghavachari’s movie is so effectively scary that I am both excited and afraid to watch his upcoming feature based on this short.

Watch our exclusive Cannes 2017 interview with filmmaker Uppili Raghavachari:

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Cindy Maram

Cindy Maram is Founder, Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of Dig In Magazine. She is an accredited film journalist for Cannes Film Festival in the South of France, Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy, Sundance Film Festival, Tribeca Film Festival, Mill Valley Film Festival, San Francisco International Film Festival and CAAMFest, as well as fashion & style photographer/blogger for London Fashion Week and New York Fashion Week, professional sports photographer/writer and art critic. She is a writer, vlogger & social media community manager possessing a B.A from UC Davis and a M.A. in Mass Communications + Popular Culture Studies emphasis in Film/Marketing/Writing from Cal State Fullerton.

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