An award-winning comedy horror short with a foul-mouthed, loud-mouthed, felt-mouthed star.

“Funny, creepy, clever and surprisingly affecting” SciFiNow

“Genuinely hilarious” HorrorTalk

“Make sure you catch Connie, it’s a pleasant surprise and showcases a talent worth keeping an eye on.” Starburst

Written & Directed by Cat Davies (KEEN-wah), produced by Davies and James Moran (Doctor Who, Torchwood, Spooks, Severance, Cockneys vs Zombies, Tower Block), and starring Catrin Stewart (Doctor Who, Stella, The Library Suicides) and a special appearance by horror guru, Kim Newman.

She’s nobody’s puppet…

HorrorHound Weekend Film Festival 2017 – Best Actress
International Horror Hotel 2017 – Honourable Mention Award
GenreBlast Film Festival 2017 – Funniest Short Film

iHorror Awards 2017 – Best Short
Nightmares Film Festival 2016 – Best Screenplay (Short)
Sick Chick Flicks Film Festival 2016 – Best Sick Chick Flick, Best Female Lead
Unrestricted View Film Festival 2017 – Best Short Film, Best Director, Best Actress
GenreBlast Film Festival 2017 – Best Actress Short Film, The DIYFS for Best Female Writer/Director – Short Film

Special Mentions:
From Dusk Til Con’s Top 10 Shorts of 2016 & iHorror’s Top 11 Scariest Shorts of 2017


Would-be stand-up Dolly Diggs suffers from stage fright. To overcome her fear, she plans to become a ventriloquist and thinks she found just the puppet to help. Enter bold, brassy, sassy and sickening, the sequinned killer under two feet tall, Connie. But Connie is no ordinary puppet… She’s a living doll.


Catrin Stewart…..Dolly Diggs/Connie

David Puckridge…..Ollie Bloom

Kim Newman… himself


Written & Directed by Cat Davies

Produced by James Moran & Cat Davies

Editor: James Moran

Production Designer: Cat Davies

Director of Photography: Bruce Melhuish

Camera Operator: Jack Ayers

Sound Recordist: Helen Miles

Music: Kevin MacLeod

Make-up Artist: Kirsty Leigh Graham

Production Assistants: Freya Espie, Piers Beckley



Running time: 19:59

Aspect Ratio: 16:9

Format: HD Sound: AAC Stereo

Language: English

Shoot location: London, UK

©Moranic Productions Limited 2016