15th May2019

Supernatural short ‘Deep Clean’ to screen on sci-fi platform Dust

by Phil Wheat

Almost two years ago we brought you a podcast with the man behind sci-fi short film Deep Clean and now comes news that the short will premiere on the DUST YouTube channel next week, on 23rd May to be precise. For those unfamiliar with Dust (where have you been?), it is the first multi-platform destination for binge watchable sci-fi, featuring science fiction short films and other content from emerging filmmakers with stunning visual effects, captivating plots and complex character explorations.

Deep Clean is a supernatural comedy sci-fi short and comes from director/co-creator Matt Harlock (American: The Bill Hicks Story) and comic artist co-creator Krent Able (I Feel Machine, VICE, NME). Matt and Krent teamed up with Ben Wheatley’s regular SFX collaborator Dan Martin (Sightseers, Highrise, Free Fire, Alien Covenant) and Territory Studio, the VFX team behind Bladerunner 2049 and Ready Player One, to bring the unique world of Deep Clean to life.


What if the council road crews you see causing traffic jams every day were not what you thought? Kicked out of school, 16-year-old Alex has to spend the day with his estranged Uncle on a work placement. What he doesn’t know is that Deep Clean is a secret council unit hiding in plain sight whose real job is… blocking up inter-dimensional portals!

Deep Clean, which features a lead performance from Game of Thrones’ Paul Kaye, has been a festival hit, winning over audiences at festivals across the globe, from Frightfest Halloween and London Short Film Festival, to SF Indie’s Another Hole in the Head (Best Sci-Fi), Knoxville (Best Film & Director) to London’s Comic-Con, where it was awarded its very own panel. The short film will also have a special preview screening ahead of the World Premiere of hit horror comedy Shed of the Dead at the Sci-Fi London Film Festival on Saturday 18th May.

Check out the trailer and poster for Deep Clean below – and make sure to watch the entire short when it hits Dust on May 23rd.



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