He Took His Skin Off For Me, A Strange Film About a Man Who Takes Off His Skin to Please His Girlfriend

“He Took His Skin Off For Me” is a beautifully strange short film by Ben Aston about a man who removes his skin in an effort to please his girlfriend. The film was funded through a Kickstarter project.

In this twisted modern-day fairy tale, a man removes his own skin for the woman he loves, believing it’s what she wants him to do. And she does…at first. But his action soon proves to have dire consequences. Small things, things like stains. Things they can handle. But before long it becomes clear their relationship will never be the same again…

The behind the scenes video shows how the production team created a remarkable skinless effect using only practical effects and no CGI. The film is based on a short story by Maria Hummer.