T.A presents


A dark, psychological short thriller with a talented crew!


The project



When Nathan, who suffers from thanatophobia (or death anxiety), seeks the help of a psychiatrist, he has yet to face the worst of his fears...




Nathan suffers from thanatophobia or death anxiety. Hoping to get better, he starts seeing a renowned psychiatrist who’s an expert on phobias. While the doctor seems positive about his progress, Nathan feels quite the opposite. He meets a fellow phobic, Rachel, who also seems to benefit little from the treatment. As they grow closer, strange things start to happen, leading to climax centered around their worst fears.




“Phobies” is a dark psychological thriller inspired by the work of Hitchcock and Kubrick. Our goal is to have the audience observe various phobias through the sufferer’s eyes and to vividly experience their vulnerability. Phobies will be an unsettling terrorizing trip on a narrative and visual level, contrasted with the budding relationship between Nathan and Rachel. The protagonists’ struggle with their phobias is meant to be a metaphor for our own fears, and that the best way to overcome them is to face them as opposed to avoiding them.




Our main location is a charming but mysterious building in Brussels (see photos), which will act as the psychiatrist's practice. We will also be shooting in a 60s-themed apartment.






                              Anthony Tueni as Nathan




                              Marc Schatten as the Psychiatrist




                              Emilie Maréchal as Rachel

                              nominee "best female newcomer"

                              at Les Magritte Du Cinema 2015 for Tokyo Anyway (2014)




                              Cécile Rittweger as the Secretary

                              "Ainsi soient-ils" (2015), ARTE




                              Brigitte Louveaux as the Grandmother




Directors and producers: Anthony Tueni, Tom Mertens

Screenplay: Anthony Tueni

DP: Antoine Delforge (La Cabane à Films)

Sound: Nathan Unterberg

Poster design: Klaartje Baeten



Why fund it?

We've got a great script, a great location but most of all, a very talented crew! Any contribution will make a big difference and will help us cover these minimal but essential expenses:


Breakdown (total is 750 EUR):

- Equipment rental: 300 EUR

- Location: 100 EUR

- Catering: 250 EUR

- Props : 100 EUR    

Thank you!




Anthony Tueni took part to different project as comedian. His love for life storry telling led him to the writing of "Phobia", two years ago. Since then, he took the time to work it with advices from friends of the industry. Decided to bring his lines to live, he associated with Tom Mertens, a director from Antwerp to co-direct/produce the project.

Newest comments

Je vous souhaite beaucoup de succès.
Je veux avoir des frissons hein :) ! Bonne chance !
Veel succes, Tom, m & p