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Saturday, October 10, 2020

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Anonymous Animals

Anonymous Animals

SCREENS WITH HORROR SHORTS: Clean | The Creeping Terror | Facelift | Psycho Therapy | Temporary Void of Reason | Woodland Cemetery

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US Premiere
Showtime: 
Saturday, October 10, 2020 - 6:30pm
Run Time: 
64
Country: 
France
Synopsis: 
The balance of power between man and animal is reversed. In a remote countryside, any encounter with the dominant can become hostile. At the crossroads of fantastic and suspense kind, Anonymous Animals questions the place of animals in our societies.
Directed by: 
Baptiste Rouveure
Produced by: 
Anonymous Animals Films
Written by: 
Baptiste Rouveure
Main Cast: 
Thierry Marcos
Baptiste Rouveure
About the Director(s): 

In addition to commissioned films (clips and films promotionnal), Baptiste Rouveure continues his work in fiction, where movement and body language remain his preferred approach. His short films (HASCHISCHIN, AND THE WINNER IS, FUGITIVE TRANSIENTS, ALTERA) have been selected more than seventy times in international festivals and have won 10 awards.
ANONYMOUS ANIMALS is his first feature. The film, without words, at the crossroads of fantastic and suspense kind, questions the place of an...read more

10/10/2020 - 6:30pm
 
FACELIFT

FACELIFT

Screens with anonymous animals and the following short films: Clean | The Creeping Darkness | Facelift | Psycho Therapy | Temporary Void of Reason | Woodland Cemetary

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West Coast Premiere
Showtime: 
Saturday, October 10, 2020 - 6:30pm
Run Time: 
15:12 minutes
Country: 
United States
Synopsis: 
Essie is a middle-aged, depressed woman who is unhappy with the lines and wrinkles age has brought her way. One day she receives a mysterious mask that helps her retrieve her lost beautiful, youthful looks. But there are strict rules to be followed, the violation of which may lead to sinister consequences.
Directed by: 
Virat Pal
Produced by: 
Nehal G Pal, Virat Pal
Executive Producer(s): 
Medha Jaishankar
Written by: 
Virat Pal
Main Cast: 
Cara Loften, Nell Rutledge-Leverenz, Carly Jones, Penny Orloff, Rashmi Rustagi
About the Director(s): 

Virat Pal is an Indian writer/director based in Los Angeles. A graduate in Advertising from Mumbai University, Virat began his career in marketing and sales working for Google, before making the transition to films.

After completing his education from UCLA where he did a professional program in Screenwriting and Cinematography, he wrote and directed his first short DOXPARA - a 14 min Science fiction film that premiered at FilmQuest Film Festival in Utah. Virat followed this short wit...read more

10/10/2020 - 6:30pm
 
Psycho Therapy

Psycho Therapy

Screens with anonymous animals and the following short films: Clean | The Creeping Darkness | Facelift | Psycho Therapy | Temporary Void of Reason | Woodland Cemetary

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World Premiere
Showtime: 
Saturday, October 10, 2020 - 6:30pm
Run Time: 
7:56
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
When a hot-headed therapist loses control of a group session, the newest member reveals an alarming secret that will make heads roll.
Directed by: 
Scott O'Hara
Produced by: 
Tim O'Hara Sr., Ann Lommori
Executive Producer(s): 
Bryan Bihari
Written by: 
Scott O'Hara
Main Cast: 
Michael Gene Conti “Alan”, Janna Cardia "Dr. Kirby”, James Nichols, II “Elmer”, Dahlya Glick “Sue”, Maverick Abrahm “Ferdinand”, Tiffany Dunia “Chloe”, Marqus Bobesich “Masked Man”
About the Director(s): 

Scott was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area where he was introduced to film-making at a very young age. Shooting movies on his parent's 8mm camera, Scott developed a love for classic monster films and creature features which broadened his understanding of what was possible in the world of cinema. In 2006 Scott received his B.A. in Political Science from St. Mary's College of California and subsequently realized he should have picked something else.

He is the founder and own...read more

10/10/2020 - 6:30pm
 
Zwart

Zwart

Screens with anonymous animals and the following short films: Clean | The Creeping Darkness | Facelift | Psycho Therapy | Temporary Void of Reason | Woodland Cemetary | Zwart

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Saturday, October 10, 2020 - 6:30pm
Run Time: 
7m19s
Country: 
The Netherlands
Synopsis: 
When a slightly naïve costplay-fan gives up a tad too much personal information during verification questions on his computer, he receives a fully customised invitation from his OS in return. After accepting the offer his OS takes over his computer, forcing Ronnie to do everything in his power to keep his dark desires a secret for his approaching wife.
Directed by: 
Tommie Geraedts
Produced by: 
Liene Berina
Executive Producer(s): 
Jules Tervoort
Written by: 
Roy van Kessel & Arthur Menko
Main Cast: 
Rienus Krul, julia van de graaff, Belle Venema
About the Director(s): 

Born in 1988, Tommie Geraedts is a director working from Amsterdam. With a background in design and visual effects he weaves the fabrics of these disciplines together with live action to tell his stories. He is increasingly interested in human stories that border the metaphysical but always grounded in todays world.
He has been commissioned to direct films for the van Gogh museum, Stedelijk Museum, T-mobile, Dell and Videoland amongst many others that went on to get millions of views. O...read more

10/10/2020 - 6:30pm
 
Clean

Clean

Screens with anonymous animals and the following short films: Clean | The Creeping Darkness | Facelift | Psycho Therapy | Temporary Void of Reason | Woodland Cemetary

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Saturday, October 10, 2020 - 6:30pm
Run Time: 
11:50
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
A man living peacefully in self quarantine discovers a troubling spot.
Directed by: 
Frank H. Woodward
Produced by: 
William Janczewski Pam Altieri Paterra Brian Kelly Jones
Written by: 
Frank H. Woodward
Main Cast: 
Brian Pope Jack Bennett Liesel Hanson Alexis DeLaCruz Kevin Palafox Vittoria Colonna
Frank H. Woodward
About the Director(s): 

Frank H. Woodward is an award-winning producer, director, and writer with over 30 years experience in film and television production.

His feature documentaries are fueled by a deep love of sci-fi, horror and fantasy. His first documentary was the award winning "Lovecraft: Fear of the Unknown". This chronicle of the life, work and mind of author H.P. Lovecraft featured interviews with Neil Gaiman, John Carpenter and Guillermo Del Toro.

His other documentary work includes the crit...read more

10/10/2020 - 6:30pm
 
The Creeping Darkness

The Creeping Darkness

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Screens with anonymous animals and the following short films: Clean | The Creeping Darkness | Facelift | Psycho Therapy | Temporary Void of Reason | Woodland Cemetary

World Premiere
Showtime: 
Saturday, October 10, 2020 - 6:30pm
Run Time: 
12m 33s
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
An injured woman crosses the desert in an attempt to reach civilization, knowing that once the sun sets, what took her friends will surely come to finish her off.
Directed by: 
Kraig Krueger
Produced by: 
Kraig Krueger
Written by: 
Kraig Krueger
Main Cast: 
Ashley Undercuffler, Kevin Caliber, Laura Lee Walsh
Kraig Krueger
About the Director(s): 

Kraig Krueger grew up moving across the U.S., and after serving in the U.S. Marine Corps he used the G.I. Bill to go to school for filmmaking. Kraig has been based out of Los Angeles since 2013 where he continues to collaborate with others on a variety of projects. Although having worked on all forms of television and movies, Kraig has always had the most fun working within the horror genre.

10/10/2020 - 6:30pm
 
A temporary void of reason

A temporary void of reason

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Screens with anonymous animals and the following short films: Clean | The Creeping Darkness | Facelift | Psycho Therapy | Temporary Void of Reason | Woodland Cemetary

US Premiere
Showtime: 
Saturday, October 10, 2020 - 6:30pm
Run Time: 
28m
Country: 
France
Synopsis: 
Chloé a young and beautiful teenager is getting bullied in school. Julia, her mother, won't be able to face the consequences of her daughter's despair. .
Directed by: 
Quarxx
Produced by: 
Sandra Ianigro
Executive Producer(s): 
Julie Manoukian
Written by: 
Quarxx
Main Cast: 
Ophelia Kolb / Sidwell Weber
About the Director(s): 
10/10/2020 - 6:30pm
 
Woodland Cemetery

Woodland Cemetery

Screens with anonymous animals and the following short films: Clean | The Creeping Darkness | Facelift | Psycho Therapy | Temporary Void of Reason | Woodland Cemetary

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US Premiere
Showtime: 
Saturday, October 10, 2020 - 6:30pm
Run Time: 
10
Country: 
The Netherlands
Synopsis: 
While on assignment a photographer sees an old woman placing a lantern on a grave. When the photographer shoots a picture of this very private moment, she soon finds out that this haunting image is more haunted than she bargained for.
Directed by: 
Niels Bourgonje
Produced by: 
Niels Bourgonje
Written by: 
Niels Bourgonje
Main Cast: 
Josefin Asplund, Karin Bertling
About the Director(s): 

Niels Bourgonje (1980) is an award-winning short film and commercial director based in Amsterdam. Niels graduated with the short thriller BURN, which was selected for several international film festivals winning numerous awards. Since then, his short films have consistently been selected for Academy Award qualifying festivals like Palm Springs ShortFest, Seattle International Film Festival, HollyShorts International Film Festival, Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival, Odense Int...read more

10/10/2020 - 6:30pm
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hellevate

Hellevate

Screens with Caveat and the following short films: Day 14 | Hellevate | Hostile | The Little One | A Night at Camp Heebie Jeebie | Sclera Absentia | You and Me

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West Coast Premiere
Showtime: 
Saturday, October 10, 2020 - 9:00pm
Run Time: 
4 minutes 10 seconds
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
A man must deal with an elevator company's incompetent customer service while stuck between floors.
Directed by: 
Dusty Brown
Produced by: 
Dusty Brown, Adam Teninbaum
Written by: 
Dusty Brown
Main Cast: 
Dusty Brown
About the Director(s): 

Dusty Brown is a filmmaker, actor and musician. Most recently he co-wrote a pilot for SHOWTIME with Glenn Kessler and currently has a project in development with Tony Hale attached to star. His short film "The Nobodies" (Vimeo Staff Pick, Funny or Die Staff Pick, Short of the Week Staff Pick) featured Jim Gaffigan, Tony Hale, Jack McBrayer, Ellie Kemper and Sutton Foster and is being developed into a feature. As a songwriter, Dusty's first album was developed into a play called "The Ballad ...read more

10/10/2020 - 9:00pm
 
The Little One

The Little One

Screens with Caveat and the following short films: Day 14 | Hellevate | Hostile | The Little One | A Night at Camp Heebie Jeebie | Sclera Absentia | You and Me

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Saturday, October 10, 2020 - 9:00pm
Run Time: 
13:29
Country: 
Serbia
Synopsis: 
Cell phone is a teenager’s best friend, especially when he goes on a family trip with parent and an annoying kid sister. However when the zombie apocalypse begins, the friendship is put to a test.
Directed by: 
Danilo Beckovic
Produced by: 
Marko Paljic, Jordanco Petkovski
Written by: 
Dimitrije Vojnov
Main Cast: 
Onni Tommila, Slavisa Curovic, Katarina Zutic
About the Director(s): 

Danilo Bećković graduated in Film and TV directing from Belgrade Faculty of Dramatic Arts, as well as in Comparative Literature from Belgrade Faculty of Philology.

He directed two of the greatest blockbusters of Serbian cinema of the last decade: a black comedy LITTLE BUDDHO and a martial arts - romantic comedy mixture THE SAMURAI IN AUTUMN.

Danilo is currently preparing two new features: TRIALS OF CHUL is an action comedy, designed as a Serbian-South Korean-German co-productio...read more

10/10/2020 - 9:00pm
 
A Night in Camp Heebie Jeebie

A Night in Camp Heebie Jeebie

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Screens with Caveat and the following short films: Day 14 | Hellevate | Hostile | The Little One | A Night at Camp Heebie Jeebie | Sclera Absentia | You and Me

World Premiere
Showtime: 
Saturday, October 10, 2020 - 9:00pm
Run Time: 
00:06:20
Country: 
United States
Synopsis: 
During a stormy night in Camp Heebie Jeebie, 5 girls realize the ghost stories they are telling each other might not be just stories.
Directed by: 
Dylan Chase
Produced by: 
Dylan Chase Dave Jacobson
Executive Producer(s): 
Christopher Alender
Written by: 
Dylan Chase
Main Cast: 
Hadley Granger Leon Masuda Claire Gray Britney Rose Riley Madison-Perez
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About the Director(s): 

Dylan Chase is a Florida-grown, LA-based filmmaker with an emphasis in animation. His goal is to create content that proves to kids of all ages through media that they are capable of incredible things.

10/10/2020 - 9:00pm
 
DAY 14

DAY 14

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Screens with Caveat and the following short films: Day 14 | Hellevate | Hostile | The Little One | A Night at Camp Heebie Jeebie | Sclera Absentia | You and Me

Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Saturday, October 10, 2020 - 9:00pm
Run Time: 
25:59
Country: 
US
Synopsis: 
Two young siblings must take care of their dangerously ill parent and protect each other from the outside world during a pandemic.
Directed by: 
Sean Tretta
Produced by: 
Sean Tretta and Tiffany Shepis-Tretta
Written by: 
Sean Tretta
Main Cast: 
Mia Tretta, Max Tretta, Tiffany Shepis-Tretta, Adam Gierasch, Cerina Vincent, featuring voice cameos by Parry Shen, Felissa Rose, Dee Wallace, and Ken Foree
Sean Tretta
About the Director(s): 

Shot entirely under quarantine. Starring the real-life children of horror-veteran Tiffany Shepis-Tretta (The Violent Kind, Victor Crowley) and written/directed by husband, Sean Tretta (writer/producer, FX’s Mayans MC and Syfy’s 12 Monkeys). Featuring socially distant cameos by Dee Wallace (E.T.), Cerina Vincent (Cabin Fever), Felissa Rose (Sleepaway Camp), Parry Shen (Victor Crowley), and Ken Foree (Dawn of the Dead).

Day 14 began as a creative family project during COVID-19 lockdown, ...read more

10/10/2020 - 9:00pm
 
Hostile

Hostile

Screens with Caveat and the following short films: Day 14 | Hellevate | Hostile | The Little One | A Night at Camp Heebie Jeebie | Sclera Absentia | You and Me

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Saturday, October 10, 2020 - 9:00pm
Run Time: 
14m24s
Country: 
Spain
Synopsis: 
Samsa, an Asian tourist who has just arrived in Barcelona, has rented her room through an Internet App. Upon arriving at the house where she is staying will discover a hostile place run by the tenant Gregori, an anthropologist who has traveled all over the world studying ancient tribes and their rites. Samsa will immediately notice that his intentions hide going one step beyond being a good host but here everyone keeps their own secrets.
Directed by: 
Carlos Sánchez Arévalo
Produced by: 
Carlos Sánchez Arévalo
Executive Producer(s): 
Carlos Sánchez Arévalo
Written by: 
Carlos Sánchez Arévalo
Main Cast: 
Mi hoa Lee, Emilio Linder
About the Director(s): 

Graduated in Cinematographic Direction in C.E.C.C. ( Centre d´Estudis Cinematogràfics de
Catalumya ). Screenwriting seminars with Mitchel Gaztambide and documentary with Jose Luís Guerín,
Lighting and Cameras with Nacho Benítez, Film Laboratory Techniques in ESCAC and IMAGE
FILM (Deluxe Spain) and several seminars in Ireland (Filmbase) and USA (Portland State
University).

10/10/2020 - 9:00pm
 
Sclera Absentia

Sclera Absentia

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Screens with Caveat and the following short films: Day 14 | Hellevate | Hostile | The Little One | A Night at Camp Heebie Jeebie | Sclera Absentia | You and Me

Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Saturday, October 10, 2020 - 9:00pm
Run Time: 
10m 6s
Country: 
United States
Synopsis: 
A young married couple's evening takes a terrifying turn when they invite a very strange 12 year-old boy in from the rain.
Directed by: 
James Furlong
Produced by: 
Elizabeth Lloyd
Executive Producer(s): 
James Furlong and Wm. David Taylor, Jr.
Written by: 
James Furlong
Main Cast: 
Giselle Marie, Aaron G. Hale, Zac David Taylor
James Furlong
About the Director(s): 

A 2001 graduate of the Los Angeles Film School, James Furlong has been working in the film industry for over a decade and a half as everything from a boom operator on set, to a music composer in post production. However, writing and directing remain his true passion, and he has leapt at every opportunity to do so over the course of his career.

10/10/2020 - 9:00pm
 
CAVEAT

CAVEAT

Screens With The Following Horror Shorts: Day 14 | Hellevate | Hostile | The Little One | A Night At Camp Heebie Jeebie | Sclera Absentia | You and Me

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Saturday, October 10, 2020 - 9:00pm
Run Time: 
1h 27m 31s
Country: 
UK
Synopsis: 
A lone drifter, Isaac suffering from partial memory loss accepts a job from his old landlord Barrett, to look after his niece Olga, a psychologically troubled woman living in an abandoned house on an isolated island. When Barrett convinces Isaac to confine his movements to the house and leaves the two of them alone, a game of cat and mouse ensues with Isaac fighting to survive amid the terrifying resurgence of his own memory.
Directed by: 
Damian Mc Carthy
Produced by: 
Justin Hyne
Executive Producer(s): 
Mirella Reznic, Tom Black
Written by: 
Damian Mc Carthy
Main Cast: 
Ben Caplan, Jonathan French, Leila Sykes
Damian Mc Carthy
About the Director(s): 

Damian Mc Carthy is an award winning filmmaker based in Cork City Ireland. He studied Film & TV Production for 3 years at St Johns College Cork where he received a Distinction in Scriptwriting and Directing. His films to date (He Dies At The End, Hatch, Hungry Hickory, Never Ever Open It, How Olin Lost His Eye) have screened in many prestigious film festivals worldwide including Film4 Frightfest in London, Screamfest in LA, The New York City Horror Film Festival and the San Sebastien Horr...read more

10/10/2020 - 9:00pm
 
You and Me

You and Me

Screens with Caveat and the following short films: Day 14 | Hellevate | Hostile | The Little One | A Night at Camp Heebie Jeebie | Sclera Absentia | You and Me

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World Premiere
Showtime: 
Saturday, October 10, 2020 - 9:00pm
Run Time: 
4:08
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
A young man notices something ominous about his mirror as he prepares for a night out with his beloved.
Directed by: 
David Willner & John Willner
Produced by: 
Russel Donahue, John Willner and David Willner
Written by: 
Russel Donahue and David Willner
Main Cast: 
Russel Donahue Abby MacInnes
David Willner & John Willner
About the Director(s): 

John Willner

John is a video producer who graduated from Cal. State Northridge with a BA in Film Production. During his time at CSUN, his interest grew to many other aspects of filmmaking, which include video/sound editing, developing skills in motion graphics, animation and VFX.

David Willner

David earned his undergraduate in Psychology at CSUN while making short videos with his brother (John) and friends. He is currently working towards his MFA in Film Production at U...read more

10/10/2020 - 9:00pm