He Stripped Away Everything, But He Wasn’t The Same Inside


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There was one thing she wanted, that would make her very, very happy. He took off his skin for her, just to please her.

It was a sacrifice he was willing to make. Soon, she realises that it’s taking a toll on their relationship. Of course, there’s the sheets, the heating, then there’s the problem of him finding clients who aren’t put off by how he looks.

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The little changes in their lifestyle was manageable at first, but the relationship becomes strained. There’s no way to undo and back-pedal this sacrifice. Resentment sets in.

What she asked of him changed him, and made him feel incredibly alone.

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No one else could be responsible for these consequences.

He wasn’t happy. This short film might make your skin crawl, but it’s a familiar, messy fairytale.

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Ben Aston is a 28-year-old, London born filmmaker, raised in Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Australia and Bath. This film was based on a short story by Maria Hummer and produced as a grad film for the London Film School. It was two years in the making, 217 Kickstarter backers and a whole lot of fake blood – there’s no CGI involved! Website: He Took Off His Skin For Me

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