A bedtime story about the monster in the closet.
Writer/director/producer: Greg Jeffs
Producer: Colette Jeffs
It’s All in Your Head is my first time stepping behind the camera to direct the action.
In my first few years producing I have been very fortunate to have worked with a director, Spencer Estabrooks, who runs a clean and easy-going set. I learned a lot from watching him work but the reality of shooting a short film meant I had to make a lot of decisions on the fly.
I knew I wanted to go with a practical monster which added time to the schedule. I knew, as a father, that I wanted my daughter to play Sara Lynn, despite having never been on a set before let alone one as dark and scary as the one our designers had built.
Writing the short, I had a very definite design in mind for the monster. This is a beast that is born inside the mind of a seven-year-old girl. It has jagged lines and distorted figures. It’s darkness, or what lurks in the shadows.
I hope you enjoy it.
About Greg Jeffs
Greg Jeffs first produced Dead Walkers (directed by Spencer Estabrooks, 2009) which quickly became one of the most successful short films of the year. After premiering at Toronto After Dark, the film toured to Spain, London, Los Angeles and New York.
In Spain, at Sitges, the film was acquired for worldwide distribution by Shorts International where it became one of the first Canadian short films to be made available for purchase in the iTunes store.
In July 2011, the film was acquired for Canadian broadcast on Movie Central. The Alberta Media Development Fund awarded his company, Insurrection Films Inc., with development support to explore feature expansion.
Greg wrote and produced his second short film Tasha (directed by Spencer Estabrooks, 2012) which was funded by BravoFACT and aired nationally (Canada) on Space.
His third short film (writer, producer) The Hunt was acquired by Raven Banner Films for a theatrical release in Canada and in January 2014 it was named the best short film of 2013 by Rue Morgue magazine.
In 2015, Greg was selected as a participant in the National Screen Institute’s Features First initiative for Hidden Star, written by his wife Colette Jeffs.
It’s All in Your Head is his directorial debut.