Sam - a reclusive, anti-social young man who has been absorbed into a toxic web forum. He finds solace with those who share the same self-described title as him - Incel (short for 'involuntarily celibate'). When his countless real-life efforts at love fail, this anonymous community pushes him over the edge to a dangerous conclusion.

Director Bio

John Merizalde is an LA-based writer and director. Originally hailing from Atlanta, John dropped out of college to pursue filmmaking on his own terms. His work has been featured on Vimeo Staff Picks, BBC, The Atlantic, Dazed, Nowness, Adweek, OnePointFour, Short of the Week, and more.


  • Directed by:John Merizalde
  • Written by:John Merizalde
  • Produced by:Jerad Anderson
  • Runtime:14 mins
  • Completion Date:May 29, 2018
  • Country of Origin:United States
  • Category:International Live-Action
  • Selection:In Competition - Programme 19
  • Screening Time / Venue:
    Fri 16th - Bog Lane Theatre - 5-6pm
    / Sun 18th - Cooney's Hotel - 12:30-1:30pm
  • Links: Website

Latest News

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Still Voices Film Society

  • Ronan O'Toole
  • 06 January, 2020

We are delighted to announce the launch of the Still Voices Film Society.

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Submissions for 2020 Now Open

  • Ronan O'Toole
  • 01 October, 2019

Submission call for the Still Voices Short Film Festival 2020 now open!

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Culture Night 2019

  • Ronan O'Toole
  • 09 September, 2019

Still Voices Culture Night 2019


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