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Saturday, October 12, 2019

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She Forgives

She Forgives

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Saturday, October 12, 2019 - 11:30am
Run Time: 
14 minutes
Country: 
U.S.A
Synopsis: 
After a night of infidelity, Rainn takes his girlfriend, Evelyn on a romantic country retreat to try and restore her faith in the relationship, but it all comes to a bloody end when Evelyn discovers the truth of what really happened that night.
Directed by: 
Henry Evans
Produced by: 
Sarah-Kate Fenelon
Written by: 
Henry Evans
Main Cast: 
Francesca Anderson Reid Prebenda Lily Davis
About the Director(s): 

HENRY EVANS is a British writer born and raised on a farm in southwest London. As the first person in his family to finish high school, he went on to graduate with honors from Columbia University with an MFA in Screenwriting and Directing and a concentration in TV writing.

Before his Columbia MFA he had acted for the National Youth Theater of Great Britain, trained as an underwater videographer in Thailand, and gained a huge amount of experience as a production assistant on films inclu...read more

10/12/2019 - 11:30am
 
Unidentified

Unidentified

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Saturday, October 12, 2019 - 11:30am
Run Time: 
6:04
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
When a passenger displays eccentric behavior on a plane, what's first assumed to be a hallucination reveals itself to be something beyond comprehension.
Directed by: 
Marc Van Holt
Produced by: 
Marc Van Holt
Executive Producer(s): 
Rachel Silveria
Written by: 
Clarissa Appelt
Main Cast: 
Ela Castillo Joseph Steven Jessica Troiani Dawn Matthews
Marc Van Holt
About the Director(s): 

Marc Van Holt is a visual storyteller based in Los Angeles, CA. He is an MFA student at the University of Southern California majoring in Film and Television Production with emphasis in Visual Effects. Marc is set to graduate in May 2021. During his first year at USC, he and some of his fellow Trojans created something memorable, exciting, and genuinely frightening called 'Unidentified'.

10/12/2019 - 11:30am
 
Ice Man

Ice Man

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World Premiere
Showtime: 
Saturday, October 12, 2019 - 11:30am
Run Time: 
13:47
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
In a frozen, post-apocalyptic world, a man unwittingly rescues a woman from cannibals.
Directed by: 
Daniel Byers
Produced by: 
Tim Judd, Grace Merriman
Written by: 
Daniel Byers
Main Cast: 
Harry Aspinwall, Jayne McLendon, Christian Masters, Blake Merriman
About the Director(s): 

Daniel is a villainous knave who grew up in the jungles of Africa and the mountains of Nepal before attending Brown University and launching his New England-based film studio, Skyship Films. With a penchant for adventure and environmental action, he's tracked cartels along the rivers of Honduras, chased the elusive snow leopard through the mountains of Afghanistan, and rafted through the icebergs on unstable glacial lakes in the shadow of Everest. His documentary films have been featured at n...read more

10/12/2019 - 11:30am
 
Progeny

Progeny

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Saturday, October 12, 2019 - 11:30am
Run Time: 
29:15
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
This is a world exactly like ours, except that the wealthy elites are aliens, living and working among us, but with one key difference: they reproduce by implanting their offspring in a human host who raises the alien child as his own. When a blue-collar man is forcibly implanted with his alien boss's parasitic offspring, he asks his wife to help him remove the parasite -- a dangerous and forbidden act that puts their marriage -- and their lives -- at risk.
Directed by: 
Justin Daering
Produced by: 
Gregory M. Schroeder
Written by: 
Kenda Greenwood Moran & Justin Daering
Main Cast: 
Chasen Tyler Bauer Wyni Landry Christian Dunlop Clayton Hoff Hans Christopher
About the Director(s): 

Justin is passionate about science fiction filmmaking. He believes sci-fi stories encourage us not only to empathize but also to be curious and wonder. Justin started directing when he was ten years old, borrowing a video camera and dressing up his basement to look like a mad scientist's laboratory. His continued interest in film led him to The University of Wisconsin where he received a BA in Cinema Studies. In 2009, his short film THE SHADOW OF THE NIGHT was featured in film festivals natio...read more

10/12/2019 - 11:30am
 
In Your Area

In Your Area

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World Premiere
Showtime: 
Saturday, October 12, 2019 - 11:30am
Run Time: 
9m 44s
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
Sophie Pongrace 'swipes-right' looking for a real connection but encounters something else entirely. 'In Your Area' is a visual and atmospheric film set over the course of one date that explores dating-app culture, gender-dynamics, and ultimately the possibility (or lack there of) privacy in the digital age.
Directed by: 
Daniel Slottje
Produced by: 
Elliot Zarrabi, Jaclyn Noel, Michael Goitanich, Jessica Park
Written by: 
Daniel Slottje
Main Cast: 
Jessica Park, Hunter Canning, Daniel Slottje
Daniel Slottje
About the Director(s): 

Daniel Slottje is an award-winning writer and director from Upstate New York, currently enrolled in the graduate film program at Columbia University in the City of New York.

Slottje's screenplay, 'See Ya' was produced in Iceland and had its world premiere at Aspen Shortsfest in 2017 before later playing in film festivals around the world.

Slottje was the recipient of the Best New Director prize at the 6th Annual Columbia Gorge International Film Festival.

Slottje is a veg...read more

10/12/2019 - 11:30am
 
Hand in Hand

Hand in Hand

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US Premiere
Showtime: 
Saturday, October 12, 2019 - 11:30am
Run Time: 
3m 40s
Country: 
Switzerland
Synopsis: 
Only a formal handshake separates two politicians from a sealed contract. But as both stubbornly try to gain the upper hand within the gesture, their grim intransigence takes on a monstrous life of its own.
Directed by: 
Ennio Ruschetti
Produced by: 
Zürich university of the arts
Written by: 
Ennio Ruschetti
Main Cast: 
Jürg Plüss Jürg Bünzli Urs-Peter Wolters
Ennio Ruschetti
About the Director(s): 

Ennio was born 1994 in Mendrisio, Switzerland.
He is a Cofounder of the collective "das alte Lager", which works in Visual Effects, 3D-Animation, Colorgrading und Visuals.
Aside from his own projects he also works as a DoP, VFX-Artist and VFX-Supervisor in Zürich.
2019 he earned his Bachelor of Arts in Film at the Zürich university of arts. Hand in Hand is his thesis Film.

10/12/2019 - 11:30am
 
The Dionaea House

The Dionaea House

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Saturday, October 12, 2019 - 11:30am
Run Time: 
20 Min
Country: 
United States
Synopsis: 
While preparing a funeral service for her recently deceased younger brother, a grieving young woman discovers that the house he lived in up until his death harbors a disturbing secret that threatens to entrap anyone who becomes aware of its existence. Based on the terrifying online phenomenon from writer Eric Heisserer (Arrival, Bird Box, Lights Out).
Directed by: 
Tom Kircher
Produced by: 
Harrison Lanuza, Wyatt Giampa
Written by: 
Tom Kircher & Michael Fairbanks, Based on the story by Eric Heisserer
Main Cast: 
Trin Miller, Keight Leighn, Richard Abraham
Tom Kircher
About the Director(s): 

Tom Kircher discovered his love of horror and film at a young age after being terrified by the Wes Craven classic, A Nightmare on Elm Street. In the years since then, he has pursued these passions by taking extra-curricular film classes and making numerous short films in his home state of New Jersey during grade school and high school. His short horror films made during those years received festival attention, even winning best student short awards at The Garden State Film Festival and Eerie ...read more

10/12/2019 - 11:30am
 
Knock Knock

Knock Knock

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World Premiere
Showtime: 
Saturday, October 12, 2019 - 11:30am
Run Time: 
13:57
Country: 
United States
Synopsis: 
Sinia tries to help the kids next door, but when their mother becomes a true danger, she does nothing. Stricken by guilt, she decides to check on the kids, and what she discovers pushes her over the edge into a chilling reality.
Directed by: 
Kennikki Jones-Jones
Produced by: 
Yingli Cheng
Written by: 
Kennikki Jones-Jones
Main Cast: 
Shellita Boxie Avis-Marie Barnes Malachi Payne-Selmore
Kennikki Jones-Jones
About the Director(s): 

Kennikki Jones-Jones began as actress on the stages of Detroit. She recently graduated from Florida State University's College of Motion Picture Arts. During her time in school she co-founded Crabby Bull Productions. She has directed for both comedy, urban horror and drama for the stage and screen. Through her work she is determined to investigate the psychic energy, karma, and generational curses that break people into pain action. Though this lens she hopes to heal through horror.

10/12/2019 - 11:30am
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Listening

The Listening

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Saturday, October 12, 2019 - 2:00pm
Run Time: 
4:05
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
A group of friends on their way to a remote lake house come across a stranger with some important information.
Directed by: 
Doug O. Perkins
Produced by: 
Doug O. Perkins
Written by: 
Doug O. Perkins
Main Cast: 
Jeffrey Jensen - The Harbinger, Vincent Washington - Driver, Amanda Spinella - Passenger, Jillian Nelson - Drinker, Steve Trzaska - Back Passenger
Doug O. Perkins
About the Director(s): 

Doug O. Perkins was born and raised in a city just north of Los Angeles called Kennewick, Washington. As a kid he spent every waking weekend at Crazy Mike's Video, eventually watching all the movies in the horror section. He went on to study Creative Writing and Broadcast Production at the Edward R. Murrow College of Communications at Washington State University. In 2002 Doug packed up his 1989 Toyota Camry LE and moved to Los Angeles, where he had an internship at "The Late Late Show with Cr...read more

10/12/2019 - 2:00pm
 
Bad Hair

Bad Hair

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Saturday, October 12, 2019 - 2:00pm
Run Time: 
15:00
Country: 
Estonia
Synopsis: 
Insecure and balding LEO (35) has closed himself in his apartment to try hair growth liquid for fixing up his looks. The liquid causes a series of grotesque metamorphoses with his skin and hair and as Leo tries to get his bodily changes under control the evening quickly turns into chaos.
Directed by: 
Oskar Lehemaa
Produced by: 
Evelin Penttilä
Written by: 
Oskar Lehemaa
Main Cast: 
Sten Karpov
Oskar Lehemaa
About the Director(s): 

Growing up in a dull small town, watching action flicks and making silly short films was the perfect escape from reality. Today these passions have become a career, as Oskar infuses his works with a love for genre, from comedy to gory horror. Regardless of the project or genre, there seems to be a common thread – a pinch of humour is always added.

10/12/2019 - 2:00pm
 
DEAD PACKET

DEAD PACKET

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Saturday, October 12, 2019 - 2:00pm
Run Time: 
12:20
Country: 
Hong Kong
Synopsis: 
On the eve of his record breaking 444th on-screen death, veteran Hong Kong actor Richard, forsakes a long lasting Chinese superstition - challenging the Chinese demon 祟 (Sui) to come and devour his soul. Starring Hong Kong legend Richard Ng, this film was shot over 2 days in Hong Kong.
Directed by: 
simon yin
Produced by: 
Simon Yin, Billy Cheon Yue Lau, Davina To
Executive Producer(s): 
Simon Yin, Gary Lee
Written by: 
simon yin
Main Cast: 
Richard Ng, Adrian Dryden
simon yin
About the Director(s): 

Breaking his immigrant mother's heart, and in a reverse migration story, Simon moved to Hong Kong 10 years ago. Originally hailing from Atlanta, GA - Simon first started in front of the lens as a TV host for Turner Networks (The Movie Bowl) , and gradually shifted behind the camera by writing and directing sketch comedy shorts. In Hong Kong, Simon started his own production company and has served as producer and director for agency work, branded content, tv networks, and once even for a puppy...read more

10/12/2019 - 2:00pm
 
The Desolation Prize

The Desolation Prize

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Saturday, October 12, 2019 - 2:00pm
Run Time: 
15 minutes
Country: 
Canada
Synopsis: 
With only the ghost of the man he killed years before to keep him company, Jake lives an isolated life. He rarely goes outside, and his groceries are delivered to him. Fearful that this unwanted spirit will continue to humiliate and terrorize him in public, he has structured his life around a lonely and bleak existence. Eventually, his dark situation is illuminated by the arrival of Bobbi, a fresh-faced prairie girl whose job it is to deliver him groceries. The two of them spark up a friendship and eventually commit to an intimate one. At first, it seems this lifts Jake’s mood and unlock a long dormant optimism. But it isn’t long at all before the hateful spirit of Dudley, who is determined to keep Jake miserable redirects his gaze toward Bobbi. She is followed to a second job in a vintage clothing store where her warm exuberance for the thrilling city is quickly quashed into a haunting hysteria of menacing mannequins and possessed sweaters. What results is a nightmarish cat and mouse game where the only winner of The Desolation Prize will be Jake.
Directed by: 
Shane Day
Produced by: 
Jon Warne
Written by: 
Shane Day
Main Cast: 
MJ Kehler, Byron Mayberry, Amanda Wong, Alan Colodey
Shane Day
About the Director(s): 

In the words of Shane, “It ain’t where I’m from, it’s where I’m at.” Since arriving in Vancouver three years ago, Shane has tinkered in almost every department within the film industry. He believes it’s important to know everyone’s job in order to better communicate with them and help bring out their strongest work.

He first worked with Jon to produce Send Us Smokes, a WW1 musical/dramatic short, and they have since co-founded Skinner Street as a way to showcase their love for story an...read more

10/12/2019 - 2:00pm
 
The Original

The Original

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West Coast Premiere
Showtime: 
Saturday, October 12, 2019 - 2:00pm
Run Time: 
13 mins
Country: 
United Kingdom
Synopsis: 
In The Original, we focus on Alana, a woman whose partner, Gwendolyn, is in the final stages of locked-in syndrome. They are offered a chance to regain the life they thought they had lost through a procedure that will transfer Gwendolyn's consciousness into a healthy clone. Although the procedure initially appears to be a success, Alana is soon informed that something has gone terribly wrong, forcing her to make an impossible choice.
Directed by: 
Michelle Garza Cervera
Produced by: 
Hiro Ishiguro
Written by: 
Andrew Fleming and Michelle Garza Cervera
Main Cast: 
Ariana Lebron Baez, Rebecca Layoo, Ingrid Evans and Jay Robertson
About the Director(s): 

Michelle Garza Cervera (Mexico, 1987). She studied at the best film school in Mexico, Centro de Capacitacion Cinematografica specializing in Film Directing. Chevening Award (UK Government scholarship) 2017-2018 to study the MA: Directing Fiction for Film at Goldsmiths University of London. She wrote and directed several short films that have been selected in more than 60 international film festivals including Fantastic Fest, Fantasia Film Festival, Fantasporto, Havana Film Festival, Sitges Fi...read more

10/12/2019 - 2:00pm
 
Murder Ballad

Murder Ballad

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Saturday, October 12, 2019 - 2:00pm
Run Time: 
10m 36s
Country: 
United States
Synopsis: 
As an abused wife tends to the post-robbery wounds of her criminal ex-husband, they are visited by a mysterious — and malevolent — preacher.
Directed by: 
Sergio Guerra
Produced by: 
Sergio Guerra, Francesca DeLutis, Alison Pringle
Written by: 
Sergio Guerra
Main Cast: 
Hannah Reese, Daniel Van Thomas, Frantz G. Saint Louis Jr.
About the Director(s): 

Sergio Guerra’s fondness for suspense and the unsettling formed at an early age, the end result of too many impressionable "Twilight Zone" marathons. A San Francisco native, the Latino filmmaker started making movies in high school using old family cameras, developing a particular affinity for the eerie graininess of Super 8. He honed his craft while attending New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. His original horror pilot, "Creature Comfort," was a winner in the ATX-Blacklist Scrip...read more

10/12/2019 - 2:00pm
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
#chadgetstheaxe

#chadgetstheaxe

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World Premiere
Showtime: 
Saturday, October 12, 2019 - 4:00pm
Run Time: 
13:27
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
Join top ten vlogger, Chad Ryan, as he live streams his visit to the William Burrows murder cabin!
Directed by: 
Travis Bible
Produced by: 
Mike Nicholas, Patrick Reardon
Written by: 
Travis Bible
Main Cast: 
Spencer H. Levin Daniel L. Emmons
About the Director(s): 

Travis Bible graduated from University of Texas in Austin with a degree in film. He currently lives in Los Angeles where he writes and directs. His last film, Exit Strategy, played at the Tribeca Film Festival and currently has over a million views online. He's currently developing a feature version of #chadgetstheaxe and brain storming other uses for the prop cadaver he purchased for the short.

10/12/2019 - 4:00pm
 
The Crying Boy

The Crying Boy

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Saturday, October 12, 2019 - 4:00pm
Run Time: 
5 mins 27 secs
Country: 
Italy
Synopsis: 
Andrea visits deceased painter Arganti's house to investigate his cursed pantings of the crying kids, among them The Crying Boy.
Directed by: 
T3
Produced by: 
T3
Executive Producer(s): 
T3
Written by: 
T3
Main Cast: 
Elena Cascino
About the Director(s): 

Alessandro 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 feature film “You Die - Get the app, then die", that won Best Cinematography at Screamfest in 2018.

Stefano Mandalà was born and raised in Palermo, Italy. In 2010, he attended an Anima...read more

10/12/2019 - 4:00pm
 
Amandine

Amandine

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US Premiere
Showtime: 
Saturday, October 12, 2019 - 4:00pm
Run Time: 
18m
Country: 
Spain
Synopsis: 
Amandine is a kind, extroverted Postdoc student who is living temporarily at a student residence. Oscar is the doctor who works at the infirmary, as well as her friend. As the rest of the students leave the residence for the holidays, Amandine is forced to stay on a few more days to finish her Postdoc. Her relationship with Oscar intensifies. When the day arrives for Amandine to leave, Oscar finds an unusual way for Amandine to stay with him, perhaps forever...
Directed by: 
J.C. Mostaza
Produced by: 
M. Prada, K. Prada, J. Prada, J.C. Mostaza, P. López
Executive Producer(s): 
M. Prada, K. Prada, J. Prada, J.C. Mostaza, P. López
Written by: 
J.C. Mostaza
Main Cast: 
Mariam Hernández, Javier Pereira
About the Director(s): 

J.C. Mostaza is a computer engineer and has a PhD in Audiovisual Communication. He began in the world of CGI and VFX, receiving more than 100 international awards for his short 3D animation films: Broken Wire (2006), Casitas (2008) and Down to the Wire (2016). He has been nominated for the Goya Awards, has won the Biznaga de Plata at the Malaga Festival, the Premio Feroz cinemaJove, and so on. He is currently a founding member of the production company The Cathedral Media Productions S.L. In ...read more

10/12/2019 - 4:00pm
 
Honour Thy Mother

Honour Thy Mother

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World Premiere
Showtime: 
Saturday, October 12, 2019 - 4:00pm
Run Time: 
17m
Country: 
China/America
Synopsis: 
Liz is homeless, living life adrift. In a moment of despair and loneliness, she returns home after many years to her God-fearing mother and discovers time has changed more than she ever could have imagined.
Directed by: 
Yinghui Fu
Produced by: 
Yinghui Fu and Kyle Baughman
Written by: 
Yinghui Fu and Kyle Baughman
Main Cast: 
Sarah Bentley, Julie Gibson Josephson, and Raluca Andreea Raduta
Yinghui Fu
About the Director(s): 

Yinghui Fu is a writer-director based in Shanghai, China. Yinghui earned her PhD in systems engineering before discovering her passion for filmmaking. Now, she explores diverse topics and genres through a distinctly humanistic point-of-view in her films. Her two latest narrative shorts, "Natalie" and "Honour Thy Mother", were shot in Prague, Czech Republic. Yinghui is currently developing her first feature. [email protected]

10/12/2019 - 4:00pm
 
Sunnyvale

Sunnyvale

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World Premiere
Showtime: 
Saturday, October 12, 2019 - 4:00pm
Run Time: 
18:57
Country: 
United States
Synopsis: 
Sunnyvale, a "happy healing home" uses cutting edge technology to free its patient's minds... But happy comes with a cost.
Directed by: 
Richard Greenwood jr.
Produced by: 
Richard Greenwood Jr & Collin Watts
Executive Producer(s): 
Collin Watts
Written by: 
Collin Watts
Main Cast: 
Willam Knight as Vincent Deboli Roy Abramson as FRED Jenna Enns as Nurse Murray Patrick Finerty as Dr. Werner Dylan George as Chris Deboli Richard Bradsher as The Executive
About the Director(s): 

Richard (Rick) Greenwood Jr is a writer/director/producer who earned his MFA degree in filmmaking from the New York Film Academy in Los Angeles CA in December 2010. Rick was born and raised in upstate New York and came from a hard
working background which not only breeds a great work ethic and determination in him and his work, but the appreciation and value in all he sought s after and obtains.

Rick's film have been official selections in over Fifty Festival earning more
...read more

10/12/2019 - 4:00pm
 
SHELLY

SHELLY

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World Premiere
Showtime: 
Saturday, October 12, 2019 - 4:00pm
Run Time: 
12m 38s
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
SHELLY is the story of a Halloween party gone very, very wrong...
Directed by: 
Emmet Dotan
Produced by: 
Emmet Dotan & Max Lakner
Written by: 
Emmet Dotan & Zack Weiner
Main Cast: 
Madison Hine, Zack Weiner, Gia Gonzales, Jonathan Fine
About the Director(s): 

Emmet Dotan is a 23-year-old filmmaker and editor based in New York City. He graduated from Bard College in 2017 with a BA in Film History & Criticism, earning the school's film award for his thesis,
"Why Did I Marry A Sentimentalist?", an exploration of domestic space & the childhood perspective in the films of Steven Spielberg.

10/12/2019 - 4:00pm
 
A Mother's Love

A Mother's Love

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World Premiere
Showtime: 
Saturday, October 12, 2019 - 4:00pm
Run Time: 
5:32
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
A woman forgets who her daughter is, but things aren't as they seem.
Directed by: 
Jake Stark
Produced by: 
Mike Lev & Ricky Rosario
Written by: 
Jake Stark
Main Cast: 
Corey Landis, Kristin Feinfield, Kinley Stark
About the Director(s): 

Jake Stark is filmmaker based in California. He never went to film school, but did memorize the opening crawl of The Empire Strikes Back in Junior High. His style draws from sci-fi, anime and Hitchcock.

10/12/2019 - 4:00pm
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
H’ilol

H’ilol

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West Coast Premiere
Showtime: 
Saturday, October 12, 2019 - 6:00pm
Run Time: 
3:00 Minutes
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
A Photographer captures the fleeting moments of a model in his studio. Between the camera flashes, time slips away and a dark secret is exposed. H'ilol, which means "seer" in the Mayan language of highland Mexico, is the Jury Grand Prize winner of the KODAK and ATLFS 2019 "100' of film competition" hosted in Atlanta, GA. The project was shot entirely on one 100' roll (3 minutes) of 16mm color film.
Directed by: 
Julian Scalia
Produced by: 
Julian Scalia & Molly Ebner
Written by: 
Julian Scalia & Molly Ebner
Main Cast: 
Maia Scalia & Eric West
About the Director(s): 

Working in the Film Industry as an Art Director, Julian has always had a desire to tell his own stories. A Los Angeles native he has followed the great film migration to his sweet sunny southern home of Atlanta. In Atlanta, he has managed to put together a talented group of professional working filmmakers from around the country, and abroad, who share his passion to tell unique stories. He has just finished his first award-winning super short film H'ilol. Shot entirely on Kodak 16mm film stoc...read more

10/12/2019 - 6:00pm
 
Leach

Leach

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US Premiere
Showtime: 
Saturday, October 12, 2019 - 6:00pm
Run Time: 
8:44
Country: 
Australia
Synopsis: 
The foundations of reality peel away in a passing moment in the life of Annalise. Reflected in the glass and seeping out of the shadows, a figure follows, soaking up normality, not everything is as it seems.
Directed by: 
Rebecca Thompson
Produced by: 
Paige Gibson
Written by: 
Rebecca Thompson
Main Cast: 
Eleanor Webster & Marie Werrett
About the Director(s): 

Rebecca has an established reputation for crafting stirring thriller narratives and transforming them into ruminative, visually musing short films. After the success of her graduating short film "Requisiton", Rebecca moved onto her post-graduate project with a personal story that engages audiences and motivates reflection of the sufferings of our own. Rebecca was awarded the 2019 Medea Films "Recognition of Excellance" Award for her work on 'Leach'.

10/12/2019 - 6:00pm
 
Dead Teenager Seance

Dead Teenager Seance

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Saturday, October 12, 2019 - 6:00pm
Run Time: 
20:58
Country: 
Brazil
Synopsis: 
A group of dead teenagers spending their after-lives in Limbo decides to wreak vengeance upon their killer by summoning him to the world of the dead.
Directed by: 
Dante Vescio & Rodrigo Gasparini
Produced by: 
Dante Vescio, Rafael Baliú, Rodrigo Gasparini and Tânia Assumpção
Executive Producer(s): 
Dante Vescio, Eduardo Medaets, Rafael Baliú, Rafael Kent, Rafael Marquez, Rodrigo Gasparini and Tânia Assumpção
Written by: 
Dante Vescio & Rafael Baliú - Story by Dante Vescio
Main Cast: 
Bianca Tadini as Cassandra Sofia Peres as Punky Eduardo Medaets as Thomas Tainá Medina as Laura Felipe Frazão as Claudio Vitor Bassoli as Joca Diego Goullart as Rocky and Ivo Müller as Adam
Dante Vescio & Rodrigo Gasparini
About the Director(s): 

Dante Vescio and Rodrigo Gasparini met in film school and quickly realized that their love for classic cinema and genre movies was extremely similar. They began writing, directing and producing short films and feature films together right after graduating. The notorious "M Is For Mailbox", made for The ABCs of Death 2 Competition, was their first collaboration. The short went on to be highly praised in their own lands as well as internationally, earning them 3rd Place in the competition. Thei...read more

10/12/2019 - 6:00pm
 
Ida

Ida

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Saturday, October 12, 2019 - 6:00pm
Run Time: 
8m 40s
Country: 
Brazil
Synopsis: 
Rosa is a skeptical mother who denies there is more to her daughter's rejection than pure tantrum.
Directed by: 
Cassiano Prado
Produced by: 
Stink Films SP
Executive Producer(s): 
Ingrid Raszl
Written by: 
Cassiano Prado, Guilherme Quintella
Main Cast: 
Sissi Venturin, Isabella Lima, Mafalda Panattieri, Carol Fabris
Cassiano Prado
About the Director(s): 

Cassiano Prado studied acting and screenwriting at the Central School of Speech & Drama and the National Film & Television School. He began his career directing music videos and commercials. Ida is his first live action short film.

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Sybil

Sybil

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West Coast Premiere
Showtime: 
Saturday, October 12, 2019 - 6:00pm
Run Time: 
13m
Country: 
Great Britain
Synopsis: 
The life of a Mortician can be a lonely one - but there are opportunities for love..and revenge. In this macabre tale, nothing will stop this mortician from achieving her heart's desire. Afteral, Love is Dead.
Directed by: 
Joanne Mitchell
Produced by: 
Joanne Mitchell and Dominic Brunt
Written by: 
Joanne Mitchell and Tracey Sheals
Main Cast: 
Tracey Sheals, Seamus O'Neil, Joanne Mitchell, Eileen O'Brien, Garth Maunders
Joanne Mitchell
About the Director(s): 

Joanne was born in Lambeth, London. She grew up in leafy Surrey and at 21 years attended the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School in the UK where she trained for three years as an actress.
Since graduating she has had a full and varied career in Theatre, TV, Radio, Voiceovers and film.
In the past few years she has gained a thirst for writing and producing films and has also gained invaluable experience as a 'storyliner' on a well known British tv show.
With her husband, she set ...read more

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Dinner For One

Dinner For One

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World Premiere
Showtime: 
Saturday, October 12, 2019 - 6:00pm
Run Time: 
1:59
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
A dutiful housewife prepares dinner for her ungrateful husband... but tonight, the menu may not agree with him!
Directed by: 
Brad Jacques
Produced by: 
Limary Vargas & Brad Jacques
Written by: 
Brad Jacques
Main Cast: 
Jessica Yang & Jason Saiko
Brad Jacques
About the Director(s): 

Brad Jacques was born and raised in Topsfield, Massachusetts. Upon seeing "STAR WARS" at the tender age of eight, Brad realized he wanted to pursue filmmaking.

After attending New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, Brad began working as a Production Assistant in the Boston area on studio films such as "MERMAIDS", "HOUSESITTER" and "SCHOOL TIES". On “DISTANT JUSTICE”, Brad was a personal assistant to the late David Carradine.

Eventually, Brad became one of the "go to" ...read more

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Babykeeper

Babykeeper

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World Premiere
Showtime: 
Saturday, October 12, 2019 - 6:00pm
Run Time: 
28 minutes
Country: 
France
Synopsis: 
One summer evening, Judith, a young student, goes to her babysitting, which she found through the BABYKEEPER application. Upon arriving, Judith meets the father of the little girl who’s already in bed. Once Judith finds herself alone, she heads out to the terrace for some fresh air. In the backdrop, the apartment lights go out. Now locked from the inside out, she will attempt almost everything in order to get back in ; that whilst slowly uncovering the chilling narrative she has gotten roped in...
Directed by: 
Antoine Devulder and Vincent L'Anthoen
Produced by: 
Persistance
Executive Producer(s): 
Adrien Djerbetian
Written by: 
Antoine Devulder and Vincent L'Anthoen
Main Cast: 
Marie Cluzet, Alex Blanchard, Axel-Jazz Salmon
Vincent L'Anthoen (left) and Antoine Devulder (right)
About the Director(s): 

ANTOINE DEVULDER : Growing up on French Cinema of the 1930s, he wanted to study science and ended up choosing filmmaking. As a graduate of the École Polytechnique, he discovered his passion for cinema in student associations for which he directed many short films. At ENS Louis Lumière, he learned to brighten faces and film sets. Since 2018, he is bettering his craft in the production department of La Fémis.

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VINCENT L'ANTHOEN : The name is Breton, the influences, American. Dur...read more

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Swing Low

Swing Low

Q&A with director Teddy Grennan & actors Ross Partridge, Michael Weaver

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Saturday, October 12, 2019 - 8:00pm
Run Time: 
1 hour 17 min
Country: 
United States
Synopsis: 
When a nature photographer explains to the Police how she fought her way out of the Watchatoomy Valley, they dismiss her crazed and violent story as a meth-induced nightmare. But when they discover that she's telling the truth, it's too late.
Directed by: 
Teddy Grennan
Produced by: 
Marsha Oglesby, Heath Franklin, Teddy Grennan, Bennett Krishock
Executive Producer(s): 
Emily Granville, Burton Gray, David Perdue, Jeff Steen, Rosalie Maloney, Oliver Kennan, Taylor Williams, Alejandro De Castro, Jill Mazursky
Written by: 
Teddy Grennan
Main Cast: 
Annabelle Dexter-Jones, Bruce Dern, Robert Longstreet, Ross Partridge, Michael Weaver
About the Director(s): 

Prior to writing the script for Swing Low, Teddy Grennan spent five years in animation world writing (and re-writing) his script Holy Cow! For Nickelodeon and various other studios. He wrote and produced web series, dumped that shit, started writing in earnest, produced a few films and founded the Sun Valley Film Festival in 2011.

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The Wave

The Wave

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West Coast Premiere
Showtime: 
Saturday, October 12, 2019 - 10:00pm
Run Time: 
1 hour 30 min
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
When Frank goes out on the town to celebrate an upcoming promotion, his night takes an unexpected and bizarre turn when he is dosed with a hallucinogen that alters his perception and changes his life forever.
Directed by: 
Gille Klabin
Produced by: 
Joshua Bunting, Robert Dehn, Carl W. Lucas, Monte Young
Written by: 
Carl W. Lucas
Main Cast: 
Justin Long, Donald Faison, Tommy Flanagan, Sheila Vand, Katia Winter, Sarah Minnich, Bill Sage
Gille Klabin
About the Director(s): 
Gille Klabin was born to a Lithuanian Engineer and a Latvian Sculptor. He grew up in a combination of European nations, eventually ending up in England, where he began making videos at the age of 11. With stop-motion toy films in his past, Gille graduated from Westminster University’s Film School and worked as a production assistant and location scout, while directing music videos for unsigned bands. Gille’s colourful, energetic work eventually got him directing videos for several major reco...read more
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