I Should Have Run may look like a very simple horror, owing a lot to the style of Edgar Allan Poe, but it is a little more than that.
It was written following the suicide of a very close friend, and became a very cathartic piece.The film deals with themes of depression and grief: the mistakes you make along your journey, the lies you tell yourself and others… and ultimately the dire consequences of those lies.
I Should Have Run was made on a budget of £200 GBP.
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
Gabriela Staniszewska is an award winning short filmmaker based in Bristol, U.K. She is interested primarily in horror film and sci-fi, and how these genres can explore mental health struggles, depression and grief.