Latched is a cool little short that will be the Opening Film at the  TIFF Short Cuts 06 program. It is a creepy short with really cool creature effects. I (along with the creators I’d assume) really had an appreciation for the score. It really creates a nice atmosphere in a frightening film. The composer (Vivien Villani) will also be attending the Toronto International Film Festival 2017; so if you can attend, it would probably be a cool experience.



Public Screening 1:

Sunday Sept. 10, 9:30 PM @Scotiabank, Cinema 13

259 Richmond St W, Toronto, ON M5V 3M6

Vivien Villani will be available for photo ops and interviews before and after the screening.

Public Screening 2:

Saturday Sept. 16, 6:45PM @Scotiabank, Cinema 8 

259 Richmond St W, Toronto, ON M5V 3M6

For more information about Vivien Villani and to follow his work, please visit the following links:

Official website:


Directed and Produced by

Justin Hardin and Rob Brunner

Scored by Vivien Villani

Log Line
Newly-single mom Alana (Alana Elmer) and her 14-month-old son Bowen (Bowen Harding) are alone in the off-season on an island cottage, with only a strange old neighbour (Peter Higginson) for company.

Latched is a short film with a feature-length sensibility. Its score was created by composer Vivien Villani, who conducted original music with a 19-piece orchestra.

Author: Steven Paul

Born and raised in Michigan, slowly dying in Florida. I'm here to keep you informed about everything in the world of indie horror. I also specialize in all genres of exploitation, cult, and extreme cinema. As part owner and Editor of Film and Television for Beneath the Underground, it is my responsibility to provide vast amounts of information for the horror fan and an outlet for the filmmaker.

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