Good Lord, Sallie Mae (Or Something Like It) Can Be a Beast

By Kiran Aditham 

Let’s face it, student loans are a bitch (and we’re honestly still paying them off 12 years after graduating). So how else to present the horrific than a horror short film courtesy of SS+K, which is promoting nonprofit program SALT via the clip called The Red above. If you want to watch the extended cut (no word if a Blu-Ray/Netflix stream is on the way), go here, but in the meantime, here’s half of it from Antonio Campos, Sean Durkin and Josh Mond, who were Sundance darlings thanks to their feature film, Martha Marcy May Marlene. We’re not sure if this will be received just as well, but yeah, creeping plumes of red mixed with a dash of The Eye, maybe a splash of Paranormal Activity and other modern flicks gives us decent visual representation of what being in financial purgatory feels like. Credits after the jump.

Bobby Hershfield, Partner, Chief Creative Officer

Lenny Stern, Partner

Mark Kaminsky, Partner

John Swartz, SVP, Director of Production & Operations

Armando Flores, Copywriter

Kat Lam, Art Director

Jennifer Glendining, Producer

Alex Neophytou, VP, Group Director

Makena Cahill, Account Supervisor

Christopher Dorsey, Account Executive

Nick Fico, Digital Strategist

Production Company: Station Films

Director / Screenwriter: Borderline

Managing Partner: Stephen Orent

Partner, Executive Producer: Thomas Rossano

Line Producer: Michelle Towse

DP: Joe Anderson

VFX: Motion Picture Company

Head of Production: Derek Macleod-Veilleux

Head Of CG: Vicky Osborn

Senior CG Artist: Ashley Berns

Senior CG Artist: Liam Griffin

Senior Compositor: Alex Harding

Carl Fong: Compositor

Sound designer: Coll Anderson

Composed by: Saunder Jurriaans and Daniel Bensi

Sound mixer:            Cory Melious

Sound studio: Heard City