It Lives Inside
Director: Bishal Dutta Run Time: 99 min. Rating: PG-13 Release Year: 2023
Starring: Gage Marsh, Megan Suri, Mohana Krishnan, Neeru Bajwa, Vik Sahay
Sam, an Indian-American teen, lives in an idyllic suburb with her conservative mother and her assimilated father. Sam’s cultural insecurities grow due to her estranged friend, Tamira, who mysteriously carries around an empty mason jar all the time. In a moment of anger, Sam breaks Tamira’s jar and unleashes an ancient Indian demonic force that kidnaps Tamira. Sam searches for Tamira, following the trail of a young man who performed a deadly ritual, until the demonic entity starts targeting her, murdering her boyfriend and shattering her reality with terrifying visions. Sam must band together with her parents and a sympathetic teacher to save Tamira and put an end to the terror of the demon.
Bishal Dutta is an award-winning Director. He has directed nineteen short films, which have been honored at more than a dozen film festivals around the world, including screenings in Italy, Canada and France. Bishal, himself, has received six Best Director awards for his films from various international film festival, including the Silicon Beach Film Festival. His most recent short film, Life in Color, is an official selection at The American Pavilion Emerging Filmmakers Showcase at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival.