LAST ORDERS (2021)
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Starring:

Alastair Parker (Netflix's The Witcher, Mass Effect 3),

Steven Elder (Netflix's The King, Rillington Place)

"...an extremely entertaining watch especially if you are an avid horror fan like me. The best horrors play on the audiences’ emotional response to certain scenes and tease you with a non-scary scene when you were expecting a jump scare or blood coming down the walls. Jon James Smith is certainly familiar with this horror technique and tantalises our horror taste buds with these kinds of shots. [...] Last Orders is a great film to curl up on the sofa to and hide yourself behind a blanket with its creepy characters and atmospheric sounds."

- UK Film Review

"Throughout Last Orders, Smith plays with the audiences’ expectations to keep us guessing how this story will end. [...] Smith understands the genre and what works well within it and utilises this knowledge to make a well-paced film. [...] Smith is certainly a director to keep your eyes on and we can’t wait to see what he comes up with next!

- London Horror Society

"Last Orders has a constant feeling of dread that permeates the film and a tension that deliciously runs from start to end. It is creepy, suspenseful, anxiety-inducing edge-of-your-seat stuff that leaves you guessing for its entirety [...] Last Orders feels nothing like its indie cousins and more like a masterwork in comparison. It is, for all intents and purposes, a beautifully crafted short film. [...] It is a wonderful short film with a clever narrative and a twist ending, meticulously pieced together through a labour of love"

- Nevermore-Horror.com

"Watching Last Orders, the new short film from Jon James Smith, I couldn’t help but wonder what his first full-length feature might be like? I say that because based on what I watched in Last Orders I would anticipate something great, or at the very least, ambitious. Last Orders is first a magnificent horror short... What I got from it was a great story with some ambiguity (for the better), all wrapped in a tidy little short that is ominous from start to finish... Last Orders lives in the horror that burns slow and breathes atmosphere as a horror short."

- HorrorFacts.com

"...an intriguing premise that establishes a mystery that you can’t wait to get to the bottom of... The story is brought to life by the excellent, realistic performances from the leads and exquisite, professional production values that make the world feel truly lived in...  incredible amount of talent on display..."

- SickFlix.net

"Of course, a stage is nothing without the actors who portray the story, and in this regard, Last Orders also delivers... Last Orders is 21 minutes of quiet, ominous British horror. It’s the sort of thing that seems to nestle lovingly into the darkest hours of the evening, when the mundane world is blanketed by night and the people that are still awake are left alone with their thoughts and fears... I’d say it’s well worth checking out."

- Casey-Douglass.com

AWARDS
  • BEST PRODUCER - Lit Scares International Horror Festival 2022
  • BEST DIRECTOR (3rd Place) - Lit Scares International Horror Festival 2022
  • BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY, Los Angeles International Horror Film Festival 2022
  • GRAND JURY PRIZE - BEST HORROR SHORT, Film Invasion LA 2022
  • OUTSTANDING HORROR DIRECTOR (Filmmakers Award), Film Invasion LA 2022
  • OUTSTANDING HORROR SCREENPLAY (Filmmakers Award), Film Invasion LA 2022
  • OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE, CAST - HORROR (Filmmakers Award), Film Invasion LA 2022
  • BEST DIRECTOR - SHORT FILM, The International Horror Hotel 2022
  • BEST HORROR SHORT, London International Short Film Festival 2022
  • BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY, LA Crime & Horror Film Festival 2022
  • BEST SOUND DESIGN, End of Days Film Festival 2022
  • BEST SHORT SUSPENSE-THRILLER, The International Horror Hotel 2022
  • SKULLY'S CHOICE AWARD (Best of Fest), The London Horror Society Indie Film Showcase, 2022
  • BEST HORROR SHORT, Hollywood Just4Shorts, January 2022
  • HONORABLE MENTION, Spring HorrorHound Film Festival 2022
  • BEST FILM MADE ON A RESTRICTED BUDGET, WildINDiE Sci-Fi & Fantasy Film Festival 2022 (Runner Up)
  • BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY, WildINDiE Sci-Fi & Fantasy Film Festival 2022 (Honorary Mention)
  • BEST SHORT DIRECTOR - Chicago Horror Film Festival 2022 (Nominated)
  • BEST ACTOR - Alastair Parker & Steven Elder, Lit Scares International Horror Film Festival 2022 (Finalists)
  • BEST DIRECTING - Days of the Dead Film Festival 2022 (Nominated)
  • BEST SHORT - Days of the Dead Film Festival 2022 (Nominated)
  • BEST ACTOR - Alastair Parker, Days of the Dead Film Festival 2022 (Nominated)
  • BEST FILM, End of Days Film Festival 2022 (Nominated)
  • BEST HORROR, End of Days Film Festival 2022 (Nominated)
  • BEST DIRECTOR, End of Days Film Festival 2022 (Nominated)
  • BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY, End of Days Film Festival 2022 (Nominated)
  • BEST MALE ACTOR - Alastair Parker, End of Days Film Festival 2022 (Nominated)
  • BEST SUPPORTING MALE ACTOR - Steven Elder, End of Days Film Festival 2022 (Nominated)
OFFICIAL SELECTION
British Horror Film Festival 2022 ● Los Angeles Horror Film Festival 2022 ● HorrorHaus Film Festival ● International Horror Film Festival and Awards “DROP” 2022 ● Nightmares Film Festival 2022 ● FANtastic Horror Film Festival 2022 ● Shockfest Film Festival 2022 ● Dickens Horror Film Festival 2022 ● Fargo Fantastic Film Festival 2022 ● HorrOrigins Film Festival 2022 ● The Magic of Horror 2022 ● Spook Screen Film Festival 2022 ● Chicago Horror Film Festival 2022 ● Wild Indie Sci-Fi & Fantasy Film Festival 2022 ● Lit Scares International Horror Festival 2022 ● LA International Horror Film Festival 2022 ● Yellow Fever Indie Film Festival 2022 ● Days of the Dead Film Festival 2022 ● Oregon Screams Horror Film Festival 2022 ● London International Short Film Festival 2022 ● Film Invasion Los Angeles 2022 ● Los Angeles Crime and Horror Film Festival 2022 ● The International Horror Hotel 2022 ● End of Days Film Festival 2022 ● Crypticon Seattle Horror Film Festival 2022 ● Spring HorrorHound Rewind 2022 ● The London Horror Society Indie Film Showcase 2022 ● MystiCon Independent Film Festival 2022 ● Sunday Shorts Film Festival 2022 ● 'Judges' Select' London Lift-Off Film Festival 2021

(CURRENTLY ON THE FESTIVAL CIRCUIT - Please check back for details on festival screenings)

Film festivals, press, industry folk or nosey parkers interested in watching 'Last Orders' please email jonjsmith@live.com

A pub landlord with a dark past gets an unsettling visit one evening.

Oregon Screams festival director Mikel Fair interviews Jon James Smith about LAST ORDERS.
Written & Directed By Jon James Smith
Score By Stewart Dugdale
Producer, DoP, Editor & VFX - Jon James Smith
Sound Design - Stewart Dugdale & Jon James Smith
Associate Producer - S. K. Bishop
SFX Supervisor - Eddy Popplewell
SFX Crew - Sophie Bramley
Sound Recordist - Matt Wilkinson
Boom Operator - Liam Crombs
Camera Assistant - Ben Ogunbiyi