Scarecrow is Lee Charlish's seventh short film. His previous films Snow (2014), Pig Dream (2016), ninetofive (2017), Trigger Happy Birthday (2017), Mother (2017) and Spider (2017) have appeared in festivals worldwide. Snow was chosen as the Best Animation at the inaugural Macoproject Film Festival in 2017 and Pig Dream won the DepicT! British Special Mention Award at the 2016 Encounters Film festival in Bristol, United Kingdom. ninetofive won the Midlands Movies Best Animated Film in 2018. Mother won the Best Short Screenplay Award at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Film Festival in India (2017). Lee's films have been shown in the UK, Dublin, Europe, India, USA and Canada.
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A bickering couple, Thomas and Natalie, are stranded on a deserted, country lane, in a car that has run out of fuel. After deciding to try and find a garage, they become lost and disoriented, and eventually happen upon a creepy looking scarecrow. The scarecrow has an ominous sign around its neck which reads - "˜Do Not Touch" and, although Thomas is nervous and cautious, Natalie becomes intrigued by its apparent mysticism. Seduced by its beguiling power, she is prepared to ignore the stark warning with chilling results; as they both ultimately succumb to its malevolent will.