Directed by Simon Thomas Manley | Country of Origin: Austria | Runtime: 5:54 | Short Film

A couple struggle to align their priorities against a backdrop of self-doubt. Janna wants to finally start a family, but Simon is waiting for his job to deliver all it promised, and can’t see himself moving forward until it does.

Director Biography –¬†Simon Thomas Manley

Simon has been an actor for 12 years, and ‘Pencil’ is the first time he has written, filmed or edited something since college. Now, with the bit between his teeth, he has written his second short film, a psychological horror due to shoot in late April/early May 2022 in South Africa.