Check out the short film “History of Present Illness” below, written and directed by Phillip Anjum.

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From the film’s YouTube page:

Alani is a first-year medical student who struggles with stress and anxiety. She turns to her medical school advisor, Dr. Mose, for help. As the pressures of medical school begin to take physical form, Alani realizes that Dr. Mose isn’t helping her, and she is left alone to deal with the increasingly terrifying sights and sounds that she alone seems to experience.

History of Present Illness portrays the initial, daunting, years of medical school from a medical student’s perspective. 

Writing & Directed By: Phillip Anjum

Starring: Caitlin Wilson, Stephen Manos

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FULL CAST

ALANI Caitlin Wilson

DR. MOSE Stephen Manos

GABBY Ajiri Ovuworie

CREATURE Capton Siluvairajan

EXTRAS Ilse Hernandez, Isiah Chillous, Sarah Qennah, Saarah Anjum

CREDITS

WRITER & DIRECTOR Phillip Anjum (https://www.omega3pictures.com/)

PRODUCER Ajiri Ovuworie

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS Adam Dombeck, Saarah Anjum

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY Chance Madison 

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR Isiah Chillous

ART DIRECTION Tyria Wilkins

PRODUCTION DESIGNER Tyria Wilkins

GRIP & ELECTRIC Capton Siluvairajan / Ikram Farah / Yacqub Abdalla

SOUND Jabari Cole, Adam Dombeck

SCRIPT SUPERVISOR Tyria Wilkins, Heather Ream

STYLIST / SET DECORATOR Cindy Bonilla

HAIR & MAKEUP Sarah Qennah

CREATURE COSTUME Julia Vernier

BEHIND THE SCENES Mion Lee

PRODUCTION ASSISTANT Halima Abshir

EDITOR Adam Dombeck

MUSIC Nathan Bersee (https://soundcloud.com/nathanbersee)

POST-PRODUCTION SOUND Adam Dombeck / Liz Cutshaw (https://www.soundscapersllc.com/)

COLORIST Jonathan Steffine

VFX Kara Crumpton

TITLES Ryan LaFever (http://stuffryandoes.org/)

CRAFT SERVICES Saarah Anjum

Filmed in Columbus, OH