Have you ever asked Siri for something, and she’s got it awfully wrong?

One eventful night, after helping him move, Nathan’s friends hang in the eerie basement of his new place. It gets silly when they begin asking stupid questions to Smart box, a virtual assistant. But what happens next will leave you gobsmacked. The tables turn and Smart box does all the asking. From death by suffocation to gouging your eyes out and confessing true love – whatever happens here is worse than awfully wrong.


Directed and produced by Panta Mosleh, Hey Smartbox was part of a 48-hour indie horror film competition in Vancouver, BC with over 10 nominations including Best Short.

  • Panta Mosleh: Director
  • Panta Mosleh: Producer
  • Gabriella Reyes, Moira Tan, Carolyn Woolner, Lara Gillatt: Writer
  • James Rittinger: Key Cast
  • Kay Metchie: Key Cast
  • Misaki Higashibeppu: Key Cast
  • Nathan Ozee: Key Cast
  • Jay Kamal: Director of Photography


  • Film Type: Short
  • Runtime: 5 minutes 15 seconds
  • Completion Date: October 13, 2019
  • Country of Origin: Canada
  • Country of Filming: Canada
  • Film Language: English
  • Shooting Format: pro res 4444
  • Film Color: Color
  • First-time Filmmaker: No
  • Student Project: No