August 13, 2021 9:58 am

Pastel Wasteland released new horror micro-short “The Kiss” today, directed by Rob Ulitski and starring up-and-coming genre actors Bella Rich and Chris Mills.

The film explores post-pandemic anxiety, through an experimental and grisly aesthetic. Shot on a micro budget at the end of the most recent lockdown, the film was a labour of love and a step into the unknown for the cast and crew, whose output has been sporadic since the initiation of Covid safety procedures in 2020.

Director / Producer Rob Ulitski said “I’m so happy we were able to make this film, and channel some of our own anxieties, frustrations and fears into something creative. We are all super passionate about the horror genre, and the community of horror fans who help celebrate and lift each other up on a day to day basis”.

The film is live on Vimeo now, at the following URL:


Pastel Wasteland is a Portsmouth, UK-based production company, focusing on horror genre features, short films and content.

Pastel Wasteland also run a yearly film festival on the South Coast, launching in 2019 at the No 6 Cinema within Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, and due for its next season in 2022.

More information can be found at

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This post was written by Nadia Vella