Lachlan Marks

Short film
Adventure • Horror

Spurred on by a tall story from his deadbeat uncle, eight-year-old Tom takes it upon himself to confront a local legend and make a terrifying sacrifice for his family.


Rekindling the adventurous spirit of classic ‘80s storytelling from the likes of Stephen Spielberg and Stephen King, Fingers is a high stakes horror/adventure piece with darkly comic elements that explores the life of a dysfunctional family in a small rural town and just how far an ambitious young child will …

About Lachlan Marks

Lachlan Marks is a writer and director from Sydney, Australia.

Following a decade as a full-time music and film journalist, Lachlan has dedicated himself to his love of screenwriting, kicking off his career with a number of successful short pieces. In 2016 he was inducted into the Australian Writers’ Guild’s Pathways Program when his short horror script Fingers was nominated for the Monte Miller Award at the 49th AWGIE Awards.

His short script for the supernatural comedy/thriller Moving On won the Grand Prize at the Harrisburg-Hershey and Firereel film festivals in the US and as part of a prize package was produced on location in Pennsylvania in August of the same year. His TV pilot for Small Town (with co-writer Ella Roby) was selected as a winner in the WeScreenplay and Shore Scripts TV Pilot competitions in 2017.

As a writer/director Lachlan has completed two dark comedy shorts Keep Rolling (2017) and A Real Buzz (2016) and had his work selected to be screened in numerous film festivals in the US, Canada, Germany and the UK.

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