For Quinn, his specialty to date consists of short horror films with an experimental bent. His latest short films include 2018’s Tears of Apollo and the following 2017 shorts: Sulfur for Leviathan, The Temple of Lilith, and Patterns to Follow. Adding to this ever-expanding list of shorts is a new entry, this one titled Daughter of Dismay, the first-ever short film shot on 70-millimeter IMAX. Quinn has completed the short film, which in addition to IMAX will have prints struck in regular 70 millimeter and 35-millimeter cuts for exhibition in festivals throughout 2019.
The plotline for Daughter of Dismay sounds good. The short film tells the surreal and mystical tale of an emotionally broken witch. This witch enters the darkness of the woods so she can fulfill her deepest desire. Desperate, she takes extreme and radical measures that will result in sinister consequences. The movie uses a painting-like array of colors and elegance designed to evoke an epic, moving, and emotional journey through a world filled with witchcraft and occultism, one that leads to a heartbreaking and melancholic finale.