The Least Among Us

2017 · 7:33 · written by Barry Gribble · produced by Lee Perna · directed by William R. Coughlan

“A Doctor, a Lawyer, a Baker, a Fool…” Four strangers wake to find themselves imprisoned together in an apparent attempt to lift an ominous curse — provided they kill the “least gifted” among them. With scant minutes before they are forced to act, how will they arrive at their fateful decision?

Director William R. Coughlan joins forces with producer Lee Perna (“The Greater Evil”), screenwriter Barry Gribble (Codeword Secret), cinematographer Lonnie Martin (The Last of the Manson Girls) and actor Michael Gabel (House of Cards) on Tohubohu’s entry into the inaugural 48 Hour Film Horror Project. “The Least Among Us” was produced entirely over the weekend of October 20th through the 22nd, 2017, and premiered at the Landmark E Street Cinema on the following Halloween evening.

TOHUBOHU PRODUCTIONS presents  a 48 HOUR FILM HORROR PROJECT  “THE LEAST AMONG US”  starring MICHAEL GABEL  BRIAN MAC IAN  SARA POLTON  CAROL LAMPMAN McCAFFREY  NICK DePINTO  EDWARD DANIELS  and ALEXANDRA CANDLESS  edited by JASMINE ARMSTRONG  SHANNON FARNEY  WILLIAM R. COUGHLAN  cinematographer LONNIE MARTIN  music by BRIAN WILBUR GRUNDSTROM  associate producer MEREDITH SIMS  executive producers WILLIAM R. COUGHLAN  LEE PERNA  written by BARRY GRIBBLE  produced by LEE PERNA  directed by WILLIAM R. COUGHLAN
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The Least Among Us — Original Trailer

The Least Among Us — Spot

The Least Among Us — Behind the Scenes

My favorite horror films are those that manage to tap into the cultural zeitgeist, that either play on a universal fear or otherwise comment on the contemporary anxieties of the world at large. In this case, we wanted to make at least a passing comment on the perils of the new ‘gig economy,’ in which the common-good assurances of the traditional employment model give way to the appeals of short-term savings and convenience. All well and good when things go as planned, but with no contingencies for when they do not. When disputes arise (as they all-too-frequently do) with a shared lodging, neither tenants nor property owners have the protections otherwise required in the hotel industry. In the case of the paid driver model, gone are even the most basic safety protections for either driver or passenger — both in effect victimized by the faceless and unaccountable (and in our case, spectral) forces truly ‘driving’ the course of events. Of course, far more important than any social commentary, this was a chance to collaborate with some top-notch creative talent — including writer Barry Gribble (producer of ‘Dinner with the Alchemist’) and cinematographer Lonnie Martin (director of ‘The Last of the Manson Girls’) — on what is hopefully an entertaining and scary little film. Anything else is just a pleasant bonus.
— William R. Coughlan
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Official Nominee

Best Villain • 48 Hour Film
Horror Project 2017

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Official Nominee

Best Local Film
GenreBlast Film Fest 2018

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Official Selection

CIM Sueca 2018
Sueca, Valencia, Spain

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