Film Type: Short
Runtime: 15:59
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Country of Filming: United Kingdom


Lycanthropy is a dark investigative thriller short film, which follows detectives Mark Kessler and John Mills, as they search for a missing girl.

The story starts in the middle of a criminal investigation. We meet the detectives as they wait to search the residence of a key suspect, Mr. Johnson. However, Johnson does not cooperate and as the police don’t find any hard evidence, the case is at a standstill.

Kessler is troubled, both in his private and his public life. His vocation has taken a toll and over the years, he lost his family. Yet, he struggles, helpless in the never-ending, unrelenting battle against daily evil. He needs this case, a purpose, and ends up making a decision that changes everything.

Chasing through London’s rough underbelly, Kessler has his macabre worldview confirmed and chooses between law and justice, between his partner and his ethos.

In the end, it becomes difficult to tell who the real villain is…

Director’s Biography – Alexander Black

Passionate about storytelling in film, advertising and gaming, Alex works as a Writer/Director and Creative Producer in London.

He has worked for companies such as VICE Media, The Economist Group, Google, as well as several London production companies and has created content for a wide range of industries.

Alex has recently completed his thriller short film “Lycanthropy” and is currently developing a thriller feature film with the working title “New Washington”.