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
  • Screening Time:TBD
  • Links: Website

Latest News

Check out our news section below for all the lastest updates on Still Voices 2019!

programme launch

2019 Programme Launch

  • Ronan O'Toole
  • 05 July, 2019

Still Voices 2019 Programme Launch - Wilder & Gold

athlone screening

A Night of Short Films

  • Ronan O'Toole
  • 02 July, 2019

A Night of Short Films - Athlone Screening - In Partnership with Dead Centre Brewing.

2019 judging panel

The 2019 Judging Panel

  • Ronan O'Toole
  • 01 July, 2019

We are delighted to announce our 2019 Judging Panel for In Competition Films.


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2019 Programme

Our Programme will be available at a later date


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