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Sunday, October 14, 2018

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The Familiar Fingers of Culture

The Familiar Fingers of Culture

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World Premiere
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Sunday, October 14, 2018 - 12:00pm
Run Time: 
20m
Country: 
United Kingdom
Synopsis: 
The Familiar Fingers of Culture is a dark psychological horror that explores our societies’ extremes through a high-class escort and mother of one.
Directed by: 
Conscian Morgan
Produced by: 
Kamal Patel, Conscian Morgan and Remi Shaham
Written by: 
Conscian Morgan
Main Cast: 
Emma Connell, Lauren Dickenson & Stephen Schrieber

About the Director

Conscian MorganConscian Morgan is a self-taught filmmaker, with ten years’ experience writing, directing and producing for film and TV. Previously, he directed dystopian TV pilot, The Tower, which laid the foundation for his directorial horror debut and award-winning short film, Immure, which played at a plethora of international film festivals.

10/14/2018 - 12:00pm
 
The Den

The Den

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US Premiere
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Sunday, October 14, 2018 - 12:00pm
Run Time: 
15m 59s
Country: 
Spain
Synopsis: 
Mario is driving under the rain. It’s dark in a lonely road. Suddenly he has to stop. In the middle of the way there’s a woman. She is disorientated and covered in blood. She doesn’t remember where she’s been or what happened to her. Mario needs to look for assistance. They stop at the first place they can find: A quiet bar called La Guarida / The Den. People in the bar kindly will help them out. Until the truth starts to surface… By then the bar won’t look like a safe place anymore.
Directed by: 
Iago de Soto
Produced by: 
Iván Pérez
Executive Producer(s): 
Raúl Cerezo
Written by: 
Joan Abelló Sanz / Iago de Soto
Main Cast: 
Daniel Ortiz, María Hervás, Felipe García Vélez, Mona Martínez, Pablo Vázquez, Juan Carlos Castillejo, Juan Carlos López Agustino

About the Director

Javi SalvagoAfter finishing his Studies at ESCAC (Catalonia Film School) he directed short films such as “Corre” (2002) and “Corre 2” (2003). In 2009 released “Versus” (produced by 24 Mentiras), his first full lenght feature. This independent action film was premiered at Sitges International Film Festival and had a long haul in festivals around the world. Since then he has been working as advertising director (nowdays exclusively for Atresmedia). “La Guarida / The Den” is his comeback to fiction.

10/14/2018 - 12:00pm
 
Deep Clean

Deep Clean

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Los Angeles Premiere
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Sunday, October 14, 2018 - 12:00pm
Run Time: 
14m 07s
Country: 
United Kingdom
Synopsis: 
A troubled kid forced into boring work experience on his Uncle's road crew discovers it is hiding an amazing secret...
Directed by: 
Matt Harlock
Produced by: 
Matt Harlock & Rebekah Renford
Executive Producer(s): 
Mike Chapman
Written by: 
Krent Able & Matt Harlock
Main Cast: 
Paul Kaye (Game of Thrones)

About the Director

Matt HarlockDirector Matt Harlock's award-winning first feature American The Bill Hicks Story premed at LFF & SXSW, won several awards, and is 6th on iTunes UK All-Time Bestsellers Docs chart. His last short, mock-doc Ink, Cocks & Rock’n’Roll premiered on Vice. He is currently developing two genre features, one based on Deep Clean.

10/14/2018 - 12:00pm
 
Young Liars

Young Liars

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Los Angeles Premiere
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Sunday, October 14, 2018 - 12:00pm
Run Time: 
20m
Country: 
United States
Synopsis: 
In hopes of breaking a lucrative story, a young journalist tests out an experimental psychic technology only to find himself trapped inside someone else's nightmare.
Directed by: 
Adam Christy
Produced by: 
Gilbere Forte
Executive Producer(s): 
Kevin Yorn, Jeremy Wineberg
Written by: 
Adam Christy
Main Cast: 
Brendan McGowan, Alissa Filoramo, Adam Christy

About the Director

Adam ChristyAdam Christy is a filmmaker and active member of the artist collective “Clarinet Marmalade”. After winning "Best Actor" and "Best Picture" for two of his films at AT&T's Nationwide Campus Moviefest in 2008, Adam relocated to Los Angeles to bring his projects to life. Since then Adam has written and directed several short films and specs for the large and small screen including two feature screenplays and one scripted series.

Kevin Yorn of Morris Yorn Law is Executive Producer on his latest project "Young Liars". Other artists aligned with Kevin include Scarlett Johanssen, Jordan Peele, Nick Cassavetes, Gaspar Noe and Martin Scorcese.

10/14/2018 - 12:00pm
 
I Am the Doorway

I Am the Doorway

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Los Angeles Premiere
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Sunday, October 14, 2018 - 12:00pm
Run Time: 
19m 48s
Country: 
United Kingdom
Synopsis: 
After a journey to investigate desolate Pluto, astronaut Arthur returns home a shattered man. He sees eyes forcing their way through the skin of his hands, eyes that distort his friends and the landscape itself into monstrous visions. Believing himself the doorway to alien invasion and gruesome murder, he must take desperate action.
Directed by: 
Simon Pearce
Produced by: 
Wolfram Parge, Robert Shulevitz
Executive Producer(s): 
Phil Méheux
Written by: 
Jeffrey Stackhouse, Richard A. Becker, Wendy Lashbrook
Main Cast: 
Simon Merrells Grant Masters

About the Director

Simon PearceSimon has been making films since he first picked up the family video camera at 11 years old. After leaving school he continued honing his skills by working in a variety of on-set roles, such as a production and video assistant, self-shooting camera operator and as an editor. He had the opportunity to direct his first feature 'SHANK' in 2008, a coming of age drama set in his hometown of Bristol, UK. The film went on to play in over 60 film festivals around the world and was released on DVD in the UK and US in 2009. In 2015 his second feature was released, "Judas Ghost", a supernatural horror filmed in a single location and written by New York Times best-selling author Simon R. Green. He continues to develop short and feature projects whilst working as a ...read more

10/14/2018 - 12:00pm
 
CODA SACRA

CODA SACRA

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Sunday, October 14, 2018 - 12:00pm
Run Time: 
10m 11s
Country: 
SPAIN
Synopsis: 
A small group of people are determined to protect their way of life. They know they are exposed to the worst stalking, because their enemy is nature dressed in Satanism and witchcraft. They will have to face that darkness only with the help of their faith, and against the unknown until their last breath.
Directed by: 
Pol Barrós
Produced by: 
Pol Barrós
Written by: 
Pol Barrós
Main Cast: 
Helana Prat

About the Director

Pol BarrósPol Barrós (Barcelona, 1988) starts showing his perso- nal side, after some short lms (GYNOID, 2015; Sama- ritan, 2017), music videos and advertisement projects. Currently, with his own production company (alter.), achieves to direct a work to explore his own artistic comfort, and a path of narrative experimentation. CODA SACRA (2018) is his last ction lm-work, and promises not to leave anyone indifferent.

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Mouras

Mouras

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World Premiere
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Sunday, October 14, 2018 - 2:00pm
Run Time: 
12m 42s
Country: 
Spain
Synopsis: 
Do you want to meet the fairies?
Directed by: 
Olga Osorio
Produced by: 
Miss Movies
Written by: 
Olga Osorio
Main Cast: 
Rosalía Castro Machi Salgado Claudia Suárez

About the Director

Olga OsorioOlga Osorio. Director, writer, editor and producer of Mouras. Her first short fiction film, reStart (2015), was in the official selection of the Sitges Film Festival and featured at international film festivals, including Fantasia in Montreal, PIFFF in Paris, Les Utopiales in Nantes and BIFFF in Brussels and received a Vimeo Staff Pick Badge. Her second film, Einstein-Rosen (2016) won 64 awards and has been selected in more than 200 festivals, including Seattle IFFF (Best of Fest), Rhode Island Film Festival (Kidseye Prize), New York International Children Film Festival (Best of Fest), Sitges, Palm Springs, Leeds, etc. and selected of Short of the Week. Mouras was selected as a project for EuroConnection in Clermont-Ferrand.
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10/14/2018 - 2:00pm
 
Slayer

Slayer

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Los Angeles Premiere
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Sunday, October 14, 2018 - 2:00pm
Run Time: 
9m 59s
Country: 
Czech Republic
Synopsis: 
Slayers are people who hunt vampires and other monsters in a steampunk world. For them, it's like every other job. But not always everything goes according to plan...
Directed by: 
Dimitri Kanjuka
Produced by: 
Libor Vrba Jr.
Executive Producer(s): 
Libor Vrba Sr.
Written by: 
Dimitri Kanjuka
Main Cast: 
Jaroslav Pícka, Petr Trojánek, Petr Novák, Vojtěch Morávek, Jakub Volánek, Vladimír Pasák, Ondřej Voda, Josef Berousek

About the Director

Dimitri KanjukaDimitri Kanjuka was born in 1987 in the East of Ukraine. He was brought to the film by his friend Alexandr, who died in 2012 at just 33 years of illness called muscle dystrophy. Since young age Dimitri watched sci-fi and horror films like The Terminator, The Nightmare on Elm Street, The Aliens, etc. At the age of 10 he moved to the Czech Republic and in the fifth grade he directed his first short story. That was the moment when he decided to be a director.
During the years he has sold several screenplays to film productions and television and made several video clips, but later he focused mainly on directing short films. His love for the film led him to the position of a stuntman, where he met his future filmmaking buddies. Every expe...read more

10/14/2018 - 2:00pm
 
Waterloo

Waterloo

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Sunday, October 14, 2018 - 2:00pm
Run Time: 
11m
Country: 
United States
Synopsis: 
In the backcountry of Missouri, an unhinged man struggles to murder his wife.
Directed by: 
Nicolas Sicurella
Produced by: 
Nicolas Sicurella & Mike Dazé
Executive Producer(s): 
Nicolas Sicurella, Mike Dazé, Guy & Linda Sicurella, Matthew & Danielle Gerrish, Justin Strassfield, Dante & Jessica IaFrate
Written by: 
Nicolas Sicurella & Ali Eldin
Main Cast: 
Tracy Willet & Mike Dazé

About the Director

Nicolas SicurellaNick was born and raised in Long Island, New York. He graduated from the School of Visual Arts with a BFA in Film. For his senior thesis film, he wrote and directed his first feature length film "Behind Closed Doors." In the summer of 2015, he moved to Los Angeles. His cross country road trip to LA with his best friends was pure inspiration for the feature length version of Waterloo. After completing the feature screenplay, and with the overwhelming support from friends and family, he was able to create a proof of concept, which showcases the opening of the feature: Waterloo.

10/14/2018 - 2:00pm
 
REFORMED

REFORMED

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Sunday, October 14, 2018 - 2:00pm
Run Time: 
12m
Country: 
Australia
Synopsis: 
John, an old reformed criminal, is stranded after his release from prison and is forced to take public transport to a halfway house. His abrupt return to society instantly exposes him to old temptations that challenge his righteous, new-found path. John’s conflicted as suppressed memories of his childhood and dark past resurface. He begins to realise his faith may not be enough to keep his inner demons at bay.
Directed by: 
Samantha Timms
Produced by: 
Shanae Condon & Rhiannon Steffensen
Written by: 
Samantha Timms
Main Cast: 
Bob Newman, Caitlyn Shae Leo, Tai Mackenna, Lillian Horton, Cooper Rose

About the Director

Samantha TimmsSamantha Timms is a writer/director of both factual and fictional content based in Brisbane, Australia. Graduating from the University of Southern Queensland with a Bachelor of Applied Media, she initially entered the film industry in the role of Assistant Director on several short films and two local feature films. Previously working for many notable Queensland companies such as Hoodlum, Taxi and Changer Studios, Samantha has established her film industry profile through producing and directing TVC’s and online content. In 2017, Samantha acted as Script Coordinator on the Hoodlum and ABC Studios International series Harrow before moving into a producer/director role for the factual production company Flickchicks . Sama...read more

10/14/2018 - 2:00pm
 
Lay Them Straight

Lay Them Straight

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Sunday, October 14, 2018 - 2:00pm
Run Time: 
10m
Country: 
Canada
Synopsis: 
A teenage girl battling obsessive compulsive disorder has to run the gamut of school bullies every day, until a traumatic event convinces her that her disorder may be an indication of supernatural powers.
Directed by: 
Robert DeLeskie
Produced by: 
Kate Kung & James Luscombe
Executive Producer(s): 
Christina Jennings & Scott Garvie
Written by: 
Robert DeLeskie
Main Cast: 
Charlotte Lindsay Marron Marie Ward Erika Swayze Olivia Presti Diya Kittur Ayesha Mansur Gonsalves Rée Andrews

About the Director

Robert DeLeskie is an award-winning director of TV commercials and short films. His work includes a number of unique and innovative short films that have been broadcast internationally and played at festivals around the world.

Filmography (as writer/director)

Lay Them Straight (2018)
Jack in the Box (2015)
The Runner (2006)
A Day at the Office (2006)
Citizen Duane (feature film, co-writer 2006)
Ghosts (2003)
Peep Show (2001)
Makeup (2000)

10/14/2018 - 2:00pm
 
bnb

bnb

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Los Angeles Premiere
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Sunday, October 14, 2018 - 2:00pm
Run Time: 
12m 41s
Country: 
United States
Synopsis: 
A couple spends the night at a mysterious airbnb fearing for their lives or worse... getting a bad review.
Directed by: 
Hunter Stiebel
Produced by: 
Amanda Markowitz, Roni Geva, Allison Powell, Mary Elizabeth Boylan, Hunter Stiebel
Executive Producer(s): 
Alexa Alemanni, Peter Holden
Written by: 
Hunter Stiebel
Main Cast: 
Hunter Stiebel, Tate Hanyok, Tacey Adams

About the Director

Hunter StiebelAs an actor, Hunter is currently best known as Marty on Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and for appearing in many recent Samsung commercials. He began his career working with Tony award winning theaters such as Steppenwolf, Chicago Shakespeare and The Milwaukee Repertory Theater. Since moving to Los Angeles he regularly recurs in T.V. comedies and sometimes dramas. He has written for various national publications, L.A. comedy theaters and online publications. He wrote and directed the promotional short "Do You Hear Something?" for the renowned trailer music company Sencit Music. bnb is his first film.

10/14/2018 - 2:00pm
 
The Converted

The Converted

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Sunday, October 14, 2018 - 2:00pm
Run Time: 
13m 37s
Country: 
United States
Synopsis: 
After Mitch doesn't show up at a neighborhood bar on Halloween night, Josh and Trent decide to pay their evasive friend a visit at home.
Directed by: 
Sean Winans
Produced by: 
Sean Winans
Executive Producer(s): 
Sean Winans
Written by: 
Sean Winans
Main Cast: 
Ryan Coyle Michael K. Yeager Jeannie Cole Matt De La Garza Alex Petrossian

About the Director

Sean WinansSean was born and raised in the Chicago suburb of Western Springs, Illinois where his passions were playing sports, watching movies and eating candy. He attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he wrote his first two feature-length screenplays. After moving out to Los Angeles, Sean realized he wanted to bring his writing to life, so he picked up a camera and began making short films. Being a huge fan of autumn and Halloween, Sean enjoyed capturing both in his film, THE CONVERTED.

10/14/2018 - 2:00pm
 
The Last Wish

The Last Wish

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Sunday, October 14, 2018 - 2:00pm
Run Time: 
6m 55s
Country: 
Sweden
Synopsis: 
Angelica and Rob are tied up in a cellar not knowing how they got there but soon they realize they are being a part of an elaborate, diabolic game of life and death.
Directed by: 
Jarno Lee Vinsencius
Produced by: 
Jarno Lee Vinsencius
Written by: 
Jarno Lee Vinsencius
Main Cast: 
Demis Tzivis, Christine Singbrant, Asko Päiviö

About the Director

Jarno Lee VinsenciusJarno Lee Vinsencius is an award-winning writer/director/cinematographer/producer. Born and raised in Sweden, Jarno Lee Vinsencius began his passion for filmmaking when his Indonesian father brought home a Super 8mm projector. Jarno's first movie he experienced was the original King Kong from 1933, a 20-min version. He was then mesmerized by the magical world of motion pictures when Star Wars was introduced 1977. In the late 90's J.L.V. moved to the United States where he attended film school. Today Jarno Lee Vinsencius runs his own production company called JLV Pictures. He has written, directed and produced several successful short films, TV-series and music videos which have earned him over 80 international film awards.

10/14/2018 - 2:00pm
 
Stray

Stray

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Sunday, October 14, 2018 - 2:00pm
Run Time: 
12m 10s
Country: 
Australia
Synopsis: 
After three long years away, Thomas Elliot, a crippled war-hero, returns home expecting a heartfelt reunion with his beloved wife, Bonnie. However, their reunion takes an unexpected turn when Bonnie fails to recognise him. Thomas soon comes to realise that Bonnie’s life now revolves entirely around serving a sinister stray cat that has taken up residence in their house. As Bonnie commits bizarre and horrific acts in service of the stray, Thomas desperately tries to reconnect with her. Pushed to the brink of madness, Thomas soon comes to realise he is up against something far greater, older, and darker than he had ever imagined.
Directed by: 
Dean W Law
Produced by: 
Brenton Pinsent
Written by: 
Katherine Chediak Putnam & Dean W Law
Main Cast: 
Melinda Joan Reed and David Breen

About the Director

Dean W LawDean W Law is an emerging Australian director of sexually charged genre cinema, as well as one half of a husband and wife writing team with Brazilian-American writer, Katherine Chediak Putnam. The couple’s films attempt to distill the struggle between the masculine and the feminine into tightly plotted pulp entertainment. Dean teaches at Griffith Film School in Australia, and has created content for national and international brands including Disney Theatrical and the University of Queensland.

10/14/2018 - 2:00pm
 
Attack of the Potato Clock

Attack of the Potato Clock

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Sunday, October 14, 2018 - 2:00pm
Run Time: 
2m 45s
Country: 
United States of America
Synopsis: 
In a stormy night, a potato clock experiment gets struck by lightning in an elementary schools' science lab. The mutated Potato Clock rises from death and sees the cafeterias' lunch lady chopping potatoes, creatures of his own kind. He begins to haunt her by taking potatoes away from her. The lunch lady feels suspicious, however it does not stop her from doing her job. The Potato monster will do everything he can to avoid the killing of his friends. But how far will he go?...
Directed by: 
Ji young Na and Victoria Lopez
Produced by: 
Ji young Na and Victoria Lopez
Written by: 
Ji young Na and Victoria Lopez
Main Cast: 
Margaret Manning - Voice Actress

About the Directors

Victoria Lopez and Ji young NaVictoria Lopez is 23 years old. She was born in Cordoba, Argentina. She graduated from Ringling College of Art and Design with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Computer Animation. She has been working all her senior year alongside her teammate, Ji young Na, creating their horror short film "Attack of the Potato Clock". Her education at Ringling prepared her for the real world since she was able to establish amazing connections with her instructors and teammates, as well as learnIng how to present herself professionally to the world. Victoria has focused on animation since the start of her studies, landing a summer opportunity in her junior year as a Character Animator at EA Tiburon on their AAA ...read more

10/14/2018 - 2:00pm
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Carga

Carga

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Sunday, October 14, 2018 - 4:00pm
Run Time: 
19m
Country: 
Iraq
Synopsis: 
Marta and Juan travel to Iraq to uncover the secrets of an abandoned cigarette factory.
Directed by: 
Yad Deen
Produced by: 
Yad Deen
Executive Producer(s): 
Faruk Mustafa Rasool
Written by: 
Yad Deen & Chesco Simon
Main Cast: 
Tania Watson, Agustin Mateo, Rawand Khalid Saeed

About the Director

Yad DeenWatch the short horror film Carga at Screamfest held October 9th-18th, 2018 in Hollywood, CA. Yad Deen is filmmaker from London. He spent over four years in Iraq producing documentaries and working as a photographer, and has completed his debut short live-action film, Carga, in 2018.

10/14/2018 - 4:00pm
 
Or Best Offer

Or Best Offer

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Sunday, October 14, 2018 - 4:00pm
Run Time: 
6m 46s
Country: 
United States
Synopsis: 
When Maureen places an online advertisement for her used coffee table, an unexpected buyer surprises her at home on a Friday night.
Directed by: 
Sean Winans
Produced by: 
Sean Winans
Executive Producer(s): 
Sean Winans
Written by: 
Sean Winans
Main Cast: 
Joanne Spracklen Brett Lorenzini

About the Director

Sean WinansSean was born and raised in the Chicago suburb of Western Springs, Illinois where his passions were playing sports, watching movies and eating candy. He attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he wrote his first two feature-length screenplays. After moving out to Los Angeles, Sean realized he wanted to bring his writing to life, so he picked up a camera and began making short films. Never having a big budget or an extensive crew behind him, Sean has relied heavily on telling simple stories. OR BEST OFFER is an example of such.

10/14/2018 - 4:00pm
 
EVA

EVA

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Sunday, October 14, 2018 - 4:00pm
Run Time: 
15m
Country: 
Switzerland
Synopsis: 
Though being a swimmer, Eva was unable to save her brother from nearly drowning at sea. He now lies in a coma and the cold relationship with her mother is not helping Eva's conscience either. She stumbles upon a mysterious puddle in her bathroom, which takes her to the depths of the sea. As her mother looks for Eva, she only finds a puddle of water that she starts to wipe away.
Directed by: 
Xheni Alushi
Produced by: 
Noah Bohnert
Written by: 
Xheni Alushi
Main Cast: 
Annina Walt Manuela Biedermann Yorin Moll

About the Director

Xheni Alushi Before she started her bachelor studies in Switzerland, Xheni Alushi (1991) worked for a project office at the Albanian ministry of culture. She came about film when she worked on short film productions at the Academy of the Arts in Tirana, Albania. She loves to write short stories. The script for EVA is developed out of one of these stories.

10/14/2018 - 4:00pm
 
No Friend in the Forest

No Friend in the Forest

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Sunday, October 14, 2018 - 4:00pm
Run Time: 
13m
Country: 
Australia
Synopsis: 
A boy on a fishing trip, a girl camping with friends and a hunter looking to vent his frustration on the local wildlife, all fall prey to a mysterious and sinister presence lurking in the woods.
Directed by: 
Sam Dixon
Produced by: 
Emily Avila
Written by: 
Sam Dixon
Main Cast: 
Ezekiel Simat, Adele Perovic, Peter Tkacz

About the Director

Sam DixonSam Dixon is a writer and director based from the mountains of Maleny in Australia. His short films have played and won awards at film festivals around Australia and the world. Upon completing his Masters in Screenwriting at the Victorian College of the Arts, his feature length script Our Mother The Mountain was selected for Screen Queensland's 'Projector Program', where it underwent an intensive development period before Sam was flown to New York to pitch the script at IFP (Independent Film Project) Film Week. Sam's latest horror short film No Friend in the Forest was financed by Screen Queensland and is premiering at Screamfest 2018.

10/14/2018 - 4:00pm
 
Lavender

Lavender

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Sunday, October 14, 2018 - 4:00pm
Run Time: 
13m
Country: 
Australia
Synopsis: 
In the near future a brain deteriorating disease known as the ‘Hebedus virus' has swept across the Earth, rendering vast swathes of the population into an incurable vegetative state. In order to combat growing food shortages it has become the norm to slaughter the infected and sell their meat to be consumed under the name ‘brawn’. When Heather, a middle-aged woman and casual consumer of brawn, discovers that her Father has contracted the disease she must take him to be processed but soon discovers that letting go isn't as easy as she first thought and a startling revelation will change her world forever.
Directed by: 
Henry Boffin
Produced by: 
Brittany Blacka
Written by: 
Henry Boffin
Main Cast: 
Ellen Bailey, Joel Pierce, John McNeill, Tanya Schneider, Charlotte Stent

About the Director

Henry BoffinHenry Boffin is an independent filmmaker and writer based in Brisbane, Australia. A graduate of the Griffith Film School he
has made several short films, primarily in the science fiction genre, as well as music videos for local talent and
commercials for clients such as Volvic Water and Ford Motors.
His short films, Rain and Ouroboros, have both featured as part of the Cannes Court Métrage and between them have won
awards at the Pittsburgh Independent, Silver Wave and China Australia International Film Festivals. They have also gone
on to be officially selected around the world for festivals such as Hollyshorts, Flickerfest and the New York Independent
Film Festival.
In 2014 Henry completed an...read more

10/14/2018 - 4:00pm
 
DISTORTION

DISTORTION

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Sunday, October 14, 2018 - 4:00pm
Run Time: 
23m 39s
Country: 
FRANCE
Synopsis: 
In a small town, seven lifelong friends hit it off with a guy who arranges for them to party at the abandoned convent where he is night watchman. When Dianne awakens from the euphoric haze of the rave, things aren’t quite right. That’s when everything spins out of control. Do you have what it takes to withstand the mind-bending horror of Dianne’s nightmare?
Directed by: 
Grégory Papinutto
Produced by: 
Laurent Papinutto
Written by: 
Grégory Papinutto & Anne-Laure Casanova
Main Cast: 
Tania Kalume - Félix Cordier - Maxime Jarellat - Alice Papinutto

About the Director

Grégory PapinuttoAfter over ten years directing corporate advertising films, the time had come to embark on some personal projects. First, I directed two documentaries profiling artists whose ultimate craft is to shape and color our emotions and dreams. It was the success of both films on the festival circuit that gave me the confidence to direct Distortion. This project, though ambitious, is simply the fulfillment of a lifelong passion for genre film. To create the atmosphere of Distortion, I watched hundreds of films and took note of all the particular thrills and jolts that imbue genre film with its unique power to captivate viewers. Against the digital trend, the decision to use SFX make-up is a tribute to the tradition of horror cinema; just lik...read more

10/14/2018 - 4:00pm
 
To Catch a Mouse

To Catch a Mouse

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Sunday, October 14, 2018 - 4:00pm
Run Time: 
14m 38s
Country: 
Canada
Synopsis: 
A thief posing as an injured civilian seeks refuge in the home of a suburban couple. Little does he know the couple has lured him into a trap of their own.
Directed by: 
Alex Coleman
Produced by: 
Justin Lourenco
Executive Producer(s): 
Alex Coleman
Written by: 
Alex Coleman, Curt Pullan
Main Cast: 
Gys De Villiers, Lee j Poichuk, Katie Housley

About the Director

Alex ColemanAfter initially gaining extensive experience in film and television production, Alex Coleman, a 2008 graduate from York University's Film Program and the creative force behind True Play Productions, went on to produce and/or create/direct/edit a broad mix of local, national and internationally released film, music video and corporate/commercial projects.

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The Golem

The Golem

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US Premiere
Showtime: 
Sunday, October 14, 2018 - 6:00pm
Run Time: 
1 hour 38 min
Country: 
Israel, Ukraine
Synopsis: 
During an outbreak of a deadly plague, a mystical woman must save her tight-knit Jewish community from foreign invaders, but the entity she conjures to protect them is a far greater evil.
Directed by: 
Doron Paz and Yoav Paz
Produced by: 
Shalom Eisenbach
Executive Producer(s): 
Patrick Ewald, Shaked Berenson
Written by: 
Ariel Cohen
Main Cast: 
Hani Furstenberg, Ishai Golan

About the Director

Doron Paz and Yoav PazThird generation directors, Doron and Yoav Paz started working in the film industry at young ages. After graduating Tel Aviv University Film School and years of directing music videos and television commercials, they started writing and directing television programs for prime-time Israeli broadcasts. In 2010, their critically acclaimed debut film, Phobidilia, had its world premiere at the Toronto Film Festival.

Their second feature, Jeruzalem, premiered in Fantasia and was released in theaters worldwide. The Golem is their second collaboration with Epic Pictures and the first Dread Central Originals.

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Pledge

Pledge

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US Premiere
Showtime: 
Sunday, October 14, 2018 - 8:00pm
Run Time: 
1 hour 18 min
Country: 
United States
Synopsis: 
A group of college freshmen pledge an exclusive fraternity but soon realize there's more at stake than they could have ever imagined.
Directed by: 
Daniel Robbins
Produced by: 
Mark Rapaport, Keaton Heinrichs, Akiva Nemetsky
Executive Producer(s): 
Cherie Vogelstein, JD Lifshitz, Raphael Margules
Written by: 
Zack Weiner
Main Cast: 
Zachery Byrd, Aaron Dalla Villa, Cameron Cowperthwaite, Phillip Andre Botello, Jesse Pimentel, Erica Boozer, Joe Gallagher, Zack Weiner, Jean-Louis Droulers

About the Director

Daniel RobbinsDaniel is an NYC-based director for Stag Pictures. His previous film, Uncaged, was distributed by RLJ Entertainment before landing on Netflix streaming. Pledge, his second feature, is making its U.S. Premiere at Screamfest after world premiering at Fantasia this past July. Daniel is a big fan of the Lakers, especially Lonzo Ball.

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You Die - Get the app, then die

You Die - Get the app, then die

The Short Film Heartless screens with this film.

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Sunday, October 14, 2018 - 9:30pm
Run Time: 
1 hour 33 minutes
Country: 
Italy
Synopsis: 
Asia, a young student finds an app on her phone. It looks like an augmented reality game, but soon she realizes it’s much more than that. It’s an app that connects to the world of the dead, which allows her to see the dead through the camera of the phone. The timer starts counting down from 24 hours and Asia’s insanely horrific experience begins. People around her struggle to believe her as she ends up facing this evil curse and fighting for her survival, all by herself.
Directed by: 
Alessandro Antonaci, Stefano Mandalà, Daniel Lascar
Produced by: 
Daniel Lascar, Simone Offredo, Francesco Scrufari
Written by: 
Alessandro Antonaci, Stefano Mandalà, Daniel Lascar
Main Cast: 
Erica Landolfi, Simone Moretto, Micol Damilano, Rocco Marazzita, Alice Piano, Simone Valentino, Carola Cudemo, Ja'Michael Darnell, Daniele Marmi

About the Director

Alessandro Antonaci and Stefano MandalàAlessandro Antonaci was born and raised in Turin, Italy. In 2011 he attended a Practical Filmmaking course at Met Film School in London. In 2015 he directed and produced his first short film “Un Mostro Chiamato Ignoranza” . In 2016, his deep passion for horror films brought him to direct his first horror film “Karma - L’espiazione” (“Karma - Atonement”).

Stefano Mandalà was born and raised in Palermo, Italy. In 2010, he attended an Animation course at Scuola Nazionale di Cinematografia. Since 2010, he has collaborated with some graphic design studios in Torino and has worked for FCA, Adecco, Advice Group, Expo2015 and more. In 2016 he produced and co-directed with Alessandro Antonaci his first horror f...read more

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Heartless

Heartless

Screens with the feature film You Die - Get the app, then die

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Sunday, October 14, 2018 - 9:30pm
Run Time: 
12m 24s
Country: 
United States
Synopsis: 
Based on Edgar Allan Poe's "The Tell-Tale Heart". An overlooked associate struggles to complete a corporate presentation as a horrific secret gnaws at her conscience.
Directed by: 
Kevin Sluder
Produced by: 
Jose Gonzalez, Rachel Ferrell
Executive Producer(s): 
Kevin Sluder, Jennifer Sluder
Written by: 
Kevin Sluder
Main Cast: 
Stacy Snyder, Joanna Sotomura, Matt Mercer, Blaine Vedros, Ron Morehouse

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Kevin SluderKevin Sluder is a graduate of the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill with a degree in Radio, Television and Motion Pictures. He began his career as Director of Development with Esperanza Productions. Soon after, he began screenwriting full-time, specializing in medium-budget sci-fi and low-budget horror. In 2014. he placed on the 2014 Young and Hungry List, naming him as one of the industry’s top 100 “Screenwriters on the Verge”. In 2015, Kevin founded Sunshine Boy Productions and , in 2017, stepped behind the camera for his directorial debut, the horror short Heartless. He is aiming to make his feature directorial debut with his horror feature, Until Death, in 2019.

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