Today’s film is the 2003 short Saw. The film is written by Leigh Whannell, who also stars, and is directed by James Wan. Wan rose to prominence as director of the 2004 feature Saw, which follows the same concept as this short film, and whose success went on to create a new horror franchise. Wan has gone on to become an established director in the horror genre, with movies such as Dead Silence and Insidious under his belt. His newest feature, titled The Conjuring, is now in wide release in American theatres.