Film - Spotlight Filmfest 2022


Directed by Chloe Okuno


Director: Chloe Okuno
Section: Spotlight
Country: USA
Year: 2022
Language: English
Version: Original version
Cast: Maika Monroe, Karl Glusman, Ciubuciu Bogdan Alexandru
18+ (no age rating)


Maika Monroe is being stalked yet again. After IT FOLLOWS comes the feature-film debut of talented horror director Chloe Okuno.

A new job brings a newly engaged couple, Francis and Julia, to Bucharest. He speaks the language and is enthusiastic about his new job; she, on the other hand, sits at home in her stylish apartment every day, doesn’t understand a word, and to make matters worse, feels like she’s always being watched. But what’s the reason for this feeling?

This film is part of the focus BODY HORROR. All other films can be found here.

Meet the director


Chloe Okuno

Chloe Okuno is an American horror film director. She co-directed V/H/S/94 (2021). Her feature film directorial debut, WATCHER, premiered at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival in the U.S Dramatic Competition. Okuno has also directed several short films, including SLUT (2014). SLUT won several awards, including the Jury Prize for Best Short Film at the Las Vegas International Film Festival. Okuno graduated from the AFI Conservatory in 2014.


Screenplay: Zack Ford, Chloe Okuno
Director of Photography: Benjamin Kirk Nielsen
Film Editor: Michael Block
Composer: Nathan Halpern
Production Designer: Nora Dumitrescu
Costume Design: Claudia Bunea
Casting director: Romeo Magda
Producer: Roy Lee, Steven Schneider, Derek Dauchy, John Finemore, Aaron Kaplan, Mason Novick, Sean Perrone
Production Company: Imagenation Abu Dhabi FZ, Lost City
Executive producer: Gabi Antal, James Hoppe, Stuart Manashil, Rami Yasin