The Offer

A babysitter receives a strange text from an unknown number.

Director’s Statement

The idea here was to try and build a level of suspense without any character development or traditional dialogue. While these elements are typically crucial, I also believe that the genre of Horror challenges their importance to a slight degree; I can’t tell you how many times I’ve found myself wandering outside after hearing a car wreck without even knowing how bad it might be or who was involved, only to find a gathering of neighbors doing the exact same thing…Do we want to escape our own problems by bearing witness to a stranger’s tragedy? I don’t have that answer but it’s something I considered while this came together.