HTP's second cinematic endeavor was the dark, unsettling short film Pity. Adapted from a short story written by J.R. Hayes, Pity is a snapshot of one man's struggle and inability to keep his emotions and sanity after a recent breakup. Ain't It Cool News "found every second to be pitch perfect."
Pity is a snapshot—a moment in time—capturing a darkness we all harbor. We typically do everything we can to ensure our darker being remains dormant. However, at times, outside forces can unknowingly release the other side. The outcome can be painful, frightening, and heartbreaking.
Pity premiered at the Wildwood Film Festival in Appleton, Wisconsin, on March 8, 2014, earning the Best Horror award. Since then, Pity has screened at festivals in seven countries, won awards, and even received Best Actor and Editing nominations at the Diabolique International Film Festival, named one of the "13 Horror Film Festivals to Die For" by MovieMaker Magazine.
Best Horror - Wildwood FIlm Festival 2014
Best Noir - PollyGrind Film Festival 2014
Best Actor - Diabolique International Film Festival 2014
Best Editing - Diabolique International Film Festival 2014
Best Editing - FilmQuest 2014
Best Super Short - Macabre Faire Film Festival 2014
Best Actor - New Orleans Horror Film Festival 2014
Best Short - New Orleans Horror Film Festival 2014