‘Dark Red’ [Branded Short Film] by Eugen Merher; Starring Ethosheia Hylton and Jeremiah Waysome

Eugen Merher presents a very particular topic in the metaphoric symbolism in terms of a Black vampire, who grows more dependent on human blood than ever before.

Lamar (Jeremiah Waysome) plays the lead of a young teen who records a very heartfelt audio letter to his mother Karissa (Ethosheia Hylton) in the most heartfelt ways possible, If you think this branded short was supposed to be a thriller – the end result will absolutely surprise you.

Filmmaker Ethosheia Hylton is widely known for her directed short ‘Brixton Rock’, which stars Calvin Demba, and is currently directing a new short called ‘In The Silence’ that stars Benny Sarpong.


Lamar – Jeremiah Waysome
Karissa – Ethosheia Hylton

Jeremy – Selorm Adonus
Aaron – Amari Webb-Martin
Lucas – Ashley Stewart
Noah – Lance Bremmer
Ben – Cameron Douglas

bus victim – Dayne Waysome
nurse – Verdet Kessler
doctor – Luca Armato

director – Eugen Merher
script – Eugen Merher, Mortimer Hochberg, Philip Chrobot
dop – Mortimer Hochberg
producer – Philip Chrobot, Gerrit Klein
production manager UK – Tatenda Jamera
casting – Jeremy Zimmermann
editor – David Gesslbauer
color grading – Marina Starke
production design – Maike Kiefer
production design assistant – Christina Anna Sophie Mammes
music composition – Alexander Wolf David
sound design – Robin Harff
sound recordist – Robert Chen, Hubert Adam Wieckowski
costume designer – Lena Peifer-Weiß
make up / SFX – Olivia Henderson
VFX – ACHT Hamburg GmbH
1st AC – Leo Sikstel
2nd AC – Harry Milton
production company – Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg