Out There

(Film, 2024)


Out There is an independent short film and thriller about a young woman and a familiar place turned predatory. Dreamy and haunting soundscapes by Grammy-nominated producer Shepard, bring to life the fear and helplessness of «Out There» lead Claire, portrayed by Jessica Sula (Malum, Split, Godless), as she sticks out a nightmarish week at her mother’s home.


Director, Producer, Writer, Editor
Laila Iravani
Script Supervisor
Martha Fearnley
Production Coordinator
Samira Iravani
Andrew Francis
Lead PA
Michael Raj
Ophelia & Company Executive Producer
Jeffrey Haskell
Ophelia & Company Project Manager
Juan Felipe Diaz
Director of Photography
Justin McWilliams
1st AC
Tom Fenaille
2nd AC
Bruno Solis
Key Grip
Kevin Paniagua
Taylor Shepard
Gunnar Nagle


  • Indie Short Fest
    Winner Best Thriller Short 2024, Winner Best Women Short July 2023
  • Brussels International Film Festival
    Award Winner 2023
  • Venice Art & Film Festival
    Winner Best Debut Work 2023
  • Portland Shorts International Film Festival
    Winner Best Thriller Short 2024
  • Shockfest Film Festival
    Official Selection 2023
  • Los Angeles International Film Festival 2023/2024
    Indie Short Fest Nominee
  • RED Movie Awards France
    Official Selection 2023
  • New York Indie Shorts Awards
    Finalist 2023
  • Budapest Movie Award
    Official Selection 2023
  • Berlin Women Festival
    Nominee Best Women Short 2024
  • Toronto Women Film Festival
    Nominee Best First Time Filmmaker + Best Thriller 2024