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Sunday, October 11, 2020

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I love Eve

I love Eve

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Screens with these short films: The Chairmaster | The History of Monsters | I Love Eve | Let The Ghost Pass | Necro-Men | Out of Order | The Rule of Three | Stalkers

US Premiere
Showtime: 
Sunday, October 11, 2020 - 6:30pm
Run Time: 
16 min 36 sec
Country: 
Russia
Synopsis: 
Nastya has only one friend called Eve. A dark creature living in a tunnel at an abandoned hydroelectric station. One day, the girl decides to escape from her mother and her new lover, but Eve comes to their house.
Directed by: 
Kristina Manzhula
Produced by: 
Vladislav Severtsev
Executive Producer(s): 
Olga Sysoeva
Written by: 
Kristina Manzhula, Marina Glushkina
Main Cast: 
Diana Shulmina, Julia Silaeva
About the Director(s): 

Kristina Manzhula - 28 year old director, screenwriter, ex-journalist based in Moscow. A graduate of the Moscow Film School. She made her debut short film, a zombie comedy called Brainsmoothie on a preparatory course at 2017.
"I love Eve" is the diploma film shot in 2020 in collaboration with a famous Russian horror producer Vladislav Severtsev.

10/11/2020 - 6:30pm
 
Out of Order

Out of Order

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Screens with these short films: The Chairmaster | The History of Monsters | I Love Eve | Let The Ghost Pass | Necro-Men | Out of Order | The Rule of Three | Stalkers

World Premiere
Showtime: 
Sunday, October 11, 2020 - 6:30pm
Run Time: 
17 minutes, 5 seconds
Country: 
United States
Synopsis: 
In 1946 New York City, three total strangers board their first-ever automatic elevator. When it lowers them into a strange world of darkness and danger, they must find a way to escape.
Directed by: 
Brandon & Cameron Laventure
Produced by: 
Brandon Laventure and Alexander Wiske
Written by: 
Brandon & Cameron Laventure
Main Cast: 
Aimé Donna Kelly Larry Bull Ian Unterman
Cameron & Brandon Laventure
About the Director(s): 

Brandon Laventure is a filmmaker who finds inspiration in the struggle we all share: to do right by each other in a dangerous world. While working the graveyard shift in a Michigan auto parts factory, he wrote, produced, and directed six independent films with his sister Cameron and a close team of friends, before moving on to a dual MBA/MFA program at New York University.

Cameron Laventure is an award-winning writer/director who aims to use classical narrative to tell radical stories....read more

10/11/2020 - 6:30pm
 
Necro-Men (OV)

Necro-Men (OV)

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Screens with these short films: The Chairmaster | The History of Monsters | I Love Eve | Let The Ghost Pass | Necro-Men | Out of Order | The Rule of Three | Stalkers

US Premiere
Showtime: 
Sunday, October 11, 2020 - 6:30pm
Run Time: 
17:34
Country: 
Israel
Synopsis: 
A con-artist Duo, one's a Jewish the other's Muslim, performs (false) exorcisms and rituals for the religiosity naive, comes across a real live Dybbuk that confronts them with their most private sins.
Directed by: 
Tal Shmunis
Produced by: 
Hanita Yudovski
Executive Producer(s): 
Tal Sarig, Evyatar Markovich
Written by: 
Tal Shmunis
Main Cast: 
Yaniv Biton, Loai Noufi, Alona Zimberg
About the Director(s): 

Gratuated film school 2020 (Minsahr For Arts - Israel)
First time Filmmaker.
Worked on big productions as P.A - FAUDA (Netflix), Women Is Losers (2020), Big Brother Israel.
Directed Short Films and Music Videos.

10/11/2020 - 6:30pm
 
The Rule Of Three

The Rule Of Three

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Screens with these short films: The Chairmaster | The History of Monsters | I Love Eve | Let The Ghost Pass | Necro-Men | Out of Order | The Rule of Three | Stalkers

Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Sunday, October 11, 2020 - 6:30pm
Run Time: 
14 Minutes
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
A woman haunted by her OCD and intrusive thoughts must overcome herself and face her inner demons to survive the night in the event of a terrifying home invasion by three masked slashers.
Directed by: 
Elwood Quincy Walker
Produced by: 
Elwood Quincy Walker
Written by: 
Elwood Quincy Walker
Main Cast: 
Hannah Barefoot
About the Director(s): 

Elwood Quincy Walker is a horror film director & writer living in Los Angeles. As a child his love for halloween & Blockbuster Video led to his passion for horror filmmaking. Since then he has gone on to work as a professional commercial director at age 13, making spots for Disney & TEDx, intern at Blumhouse Productions, & make several short films that have screened & received accolades around the world. After a successful run on the festival circuit, his short film “Kisse...read more

10/11/2020 - 6:30pm
 
Let the ghost pass

Let the ghost pass

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Screens with these short films: The Chairmaster | The History of Monsters | I Love Eve | Let The Ghost Pass | Necro-Men | Out of Order | The Rule of Three | Stalkers

World Premiere
Showtime: 
Sunday, October 11, 2020 - 6:30pm
Run Time: 
13 min 44 sec
Country: 
USA /Shot in Sweden
Synopsis: 
A homeless man tries to keep people away from Priest Street in Stockholm every night when a furious ghost comes, but one day the man dies and becomes a ghost himself.
Directed by: 
Andreas Thelander
Produced by: 
Shelley Phillips
Executive Producer(s): 
Andreas Thelander
Written by: 
Andreas Thelander
Main Cast: 
Homeless Man - Bo G. Lyckman, Sarah - Daisy Davis, Gerton - Andreas Modig, Ghost girl Fredrika - Alma Cederquist, Jonathan - Markus Berg,
About the Director(s): 

Andreas Thelander is a Swedish film director based in Los Angeles. He is a fourth-year Graduate MFA Director at UCLA and is in postproduction with his first feature film Just like me he wrote and directed.
 2002-2003 he went to Stockholm Film School and his short film “Old in Sweden” was screened on the Swedish film channel TV1000 for almost 1,5 years. In 2010 he was part of the location team of David Fincher’s Girl with the dragon tattoo. 
Andreas has written and directed over ten short film...read more

10/11/2020 - 6:30pm
 
The Chair-Maker

The Chair-Maker

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Screens with these short films: The History of Monsters | I Love Eve | Let The Ghost Pass | Necro-Men | Out of Order | The Rule of Three | Stalkers } The Chairmaster

World Premiere
Showtime: 
Sunday, October 11, 2020 - 6:30pm
Run Time: 
10:30
Country: 
USA/Mexico
Synopsis: 
After receiving an anonymous letter, Marie develops an epistolary relationship with the sender who mysteriously can see everything she does.
Directed by: 
Esteban Garcia Vernaza
Produced by: 
Alejandra Mojica Reyes
Executive Producer(s): 
Jennifer Sciarra
Written by: 
Hanjie Bao
Main Cast: 
Paulina Güitron, Alejandro Mendicuti, Adriana Mojica, Ramiro Antonio Sandoval
Esteban Garcia Vernaza
About the Director(s): 

Esteban Garcia Vernaza is a Colombian filmmaker based in New York. His films usually revolve around suspense and horror. After working in Colombia as a freelance editor, Esteban moved to New York City to pursue an MFA in Film Directing at Columbia University. Esteban’s Thesis Film Silento was awarded a production grant from the Colombian Film Fund, received Jury Honors, an IFP Audience Award and the National Board of Review Student Production Grant during the past Columbia University Film Fes...read more

10/11/2020 - 6:30pm
 
Stalkers

Stalkers

Screens with these short films: The Chairmaster | The History of Monsters | I Love Eve | Let The Ghost Pass | Necro-Men | Out of Order | The Rule of Three | Stalkers

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West Coast Premiere
Showtime: 
Sunday, October 11, 2020 - 6:30pm
Run Time: 
11 minutes 3 seconds
Country: 
U.S
Synopsis: 
A story about two stalkers who are stalking each other for different purposes
Directed by: 
Dongjun Kim
Produced by: 
Jiani Zhou
Written by: 
Dongjun Kim
Main Cast: 
Jordan Carlson, Ronaldo Madera
About the Director(s): 

Writer/Director Dongjun Kim is originally from Seoul, South Korea. He is currently an international student in New York Film Academy in Burbank. He recently directed the short film, "Stalkers," that is currently in circuit. He won and nominated from several international film festivals that is represented on the record list. He is currently working on another short/feature film that he hopes to shoot in 2020.

10/11/2020 - 6:30pm
 
The History of Monsters

The History of Monsters

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Screens with these short films: The Chairmaster | The History of Monsters | I Love Eve | Let The Ghost Pass | Necro-Men | Out of Order | The Rule of Three | Stalkers

Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Sunday, October 11, 2020 - 6:30pm
Run Time: 
19:40
Country: 
United States
Synopsis: 
Haunted every night by monsters of unknown origin, an isolated woman finds a stranger in the woods and struggles between her safety and her sexual desires.
Directed by: 
Juan Pablo Arias Muñoz
Produced by: 
Talya Stern
Executive Producer(s): 
AFI Conservatory
Written by: 
Juan Pablo Arias Muñoz
Main Cast: 
Valeria González Oscar J. Peña
About the Director(s): 

Juan Pablo Arias Muñoz is a Chilean writer-director based in Los Angeles, California where he received an MFA in Directing from the AFI Conservatory. He is a Fulbright Scholarship Award recipient and winner of the 2020 HBOAccess Directing Fellowship for diverse emerging directors. His short films and music videos have been presented at dozens of film festivals around the globe, including the New York Film Festival, the Stockholm International Film Festival, and the Seattle International Film ...read more

10/11/2020 - 6:30pm
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Haunted Swordsman

The Haunted Swordsman

Screens with The Brain that Wouldn't Die and the following shorts: A Wake | Becky | The Haunted Swordsman | The Infiltration | Make A Wish | The Popping | The Teachers

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Sunday, October 11, 2020 - 9:00pm
Run Time: 
16 mins 32 seconds
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
In this epic handcrafted puppet film, a lone samurai and his odd companion, a cursed severed head, seek vengeance in a haunted world.
Directed by: 
Kevin McTurk
Produced by: 
Kevin McTurk
Executive Producer(s): 
Lisa Henson, Heather Henson, Elias Savada, Sultan Saeed Darmaki, Jason Speer
Written by: 
Tab Murphy
Main Cast: 
Jason Scott Lee, James Hong, Franka Potente, Christopher Lloyd
About the Director(s): 

A professional creature effects artist, cinematographer, model maker, and puppeteer, Kevin McTurk has been working in the effects industry for over 20 years. A graduate of Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Film Production, Kevin moved to Los Angeles in 1992 and began his career in special make-up effects at Stan Winston Studios, working on Batman Returns, Interview with a Vampire, and the Jurassic Park films. He has worked for many effects companies over the year...read more

10/11/2020 - 9:00pm
 
The Popping

The Popping

Screens with The Brain that Wouldn't Die and the following shorts: A Wake | Becky | The Haunted Swordsman | The Infiltration | Make A Wish | The Popping | The Teachers

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Sunday, October 11, 2020 - 9:00pm
Run Time: 
2 minutes 8 seconds
Country: 
United States
Synopsis: 
A popcorn character from the “Let’s All go to The Lobby” advertisement accidentally runs off his film strip and into the world of the movie playing next, a slasher horror film. As Popcorn explores this new world he comes face to face with the villain of the story and the horrors he has left lying around. After seeing the slasher villain murder someone in a bedroom, Popcorn is frightened and runs for his life. Popcorn is able to find momentary safety in the bathroom of the house until the slasher villain breaks in the door and has popcorn in his clutches. Popcorn is able to escape the hands of the slasher by shoving his popcorn in the slasher’s mouth and choking him. As the slasher villain is choking and struggling to breathe popcorn steals his sickle off the floor and breaks through the film strip, jumping out. Popcorn is free falling on the outside the film strip until he sees the lobby world again, and he jumps back in. Traumatized from the situation Popcorn is gasping for breath back in the advertisement. As the snacks walk back in singing “Let’s All go to The Lobby” one of them accidentally bumps into Popcorn. This startles Popcorn greatly, and the other snacks run off in fear after seeing him with a sickle, covered in blood, and screaming. In a panicked fear Popcorn takes his sickle and slashes at the film revealing the end.
Directed by: 
Shelby Pogue
Produced by: 
Ringling College of Art and Design
Written by: 
Shelby Pogue
Main Cast: 
Popcorn voice acting- Ben Acevedo
About the Director(s): 

My Name is Shelby Pogue. I graduated from Ringling College of Art and Design with a BFA in Computer Animation in May of 2020. I am currently 22 years old and grew up in Edmond, Oklahoma. During my senior year in college I created my senior thesis film, The Popping. In college I really developed a love for what animation can bring to the horror genre. I very much have my family and peers at Ringling to thank for helping me make it to this point they constantly motivate and inspire me.

10/11/2020 - 9:00pm
 
The Brain That Wouldn't Die

The Brain That Wouldn't Die

Screens with Horror Shorts: A Wake | Becky | The Haunted Swordsman | Infiltration | Make A Wish | The Popping | The Teachers

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Sunday, October 11, 2020 - 9:00pm
Run Time: 
97 minutes
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
Dr. Bill Cortner (Patrick D. Green), a brilliant but ethically-challenged surgeon, revives the severed head of his recently deceased fiancée, Jan Compton (Rachael Perrell Fosket). Ignoring her pleas for a quick death, Bill vows to find Jan a new body by any means necessary—a task that takes him through the seedy underbelly of the city in search of “the perfect body.” All the while, Jan uses her newfound psychic abilities to communicate with another of Bill’s failed experiments. Together, they plot their revenge…
Directed by: 
Derek Carl
Produced by: 
Molly Preston, Derek Carl, Hank Huffman, Daniel Treacy, Alex Tiefenthaler
Executive Producer(s): 
Molly Preston, Derek Carl, Hank Huffman, Daniel Treacy, Alex Tiefenthaler
Written by: 
Hank Huffman
Main Cast: 
Patrick D. Green, Rachael Perrell Fosket, Jason Reynolds, Mia Allen, David Withers, Robert Blanche
About the Director(s): 

Derek Carl is a director based out of Portland, OR. He was born in Seattle, Washington, and studied Civil Engineering at Gonzaga University. But after graduating, Derek couldn't help but pursue his passion for film, and later moved to Portland, Oregon where he began his filmmaking career. Derek is the co-founder of Portland-based Flagship Features, and the founder of New York-based Coalition Studios. The Brain That Wouldn't Die is Derek's feature length directing debut.

10/11/2020 - 9:00pm
 
The Teachers

The Teachers

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Screens with The Brain that Wouldn't Die and the following shorts: A Wake | Becky | The Haunted Swordsman | The Infiltration | Make A Wish | The Popping | The Teachers

Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Sunday, October 11, 2020 - 9:00pm
Run Time: 
9:21
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
A new elementary school teacher is just trying to fit in. He's about to learn just how dark he'll have to go to join the cool crowd.
Directed by: 
Jaclyn Blythe
Produced by: 
Jaclyn Blythe and Matt Latham
Written by: 
Jaclyn Blythe
Main Cast: 
Keith Gallucci, Taylor Behrens, Andrew Blandina, Jaclyn Blythe
About the Director(s): 

Jaclyn Blythe is an actress/writer/director living in Los Angeles. All her work is strictly a product of insomnia.

10/11/2020 - 9:00pm
 
Make A Wish

Make A Wish

Screens with The Brain that Wouldn't Die and the following shorts: A Wake | Becky | The Haunted Swordsman | The Infiltration | Make A Wish | The Popping | The Teachers

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Sunday, October 11, 2020 - 9:00pm
Run Time: 
8 minutes and 28 seconds
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
A light-hearted comedy about the sweetest fiancé giving her boyfriend the best present ever.
Directed by: 
Dinh Thai
Produced by: 
Diane Foster, Edward Hong, Josephine Chang
Executive Producer(s): 
Edward Hong, Alex Lai, Andrea Davis
Written by: 
Ivan Tsang, Dinh Thai
Main Cast: 
Edward Hong, Josephine Chang, Roman Moretti
Dinh Thai
About the Director(s): 

Dinh Thai is an Asian-American writer/director by way of commercial directing based in Los Angeles. Born in Vietnam, fled to France, and finally settling in Los Angeles, the 80s and 90s nurtured a fascinating cultural mix that strongly informs Dinh’s filmic approach and aesthetic. He brings a youthful, multi-cultural viewpoint to his creative and energetic productions. His work blends visual style with realism, focusing on social media influencers, dialogue, comedy, celebrities, and storytell...read more

10/11/2020 - 9:00pm
 
A Wake

A Wake

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Screens with The Brain that Wouldn't Die and the following shorts: A Wake | Becky | The Haunted Swordsman | The Infiltration | Make A Wish | The Popping | The Teachers

Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Sunday, October 11, 2020 - 9:00pm
Run Time: 
7 minutes
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
Three sisters struggle to hide how their father's death haunts them.
Directed by: 
Lauren Brown
Produced by: 
Megan Halpern & Terry Huang
Written by: 
Lauren Brown
Main Cast: 
Alexandria Collins, Savannah Jackson, Amaka Obiechie, Elester Latham
LaurenBrown
About the Director(s): 

Lauren Brown is a filmmaker and film lover from Atlanta, Georgia. She graduated from Columbia University and started her career as a producer at Turner Classic Movies & FilmStruck. Lauren moved to Los Angeles in 2017 to pursue a directing career. She worked for Franklin Leonard at The Black List and Jill Soloway at Topple, developing pitches and navigating the realities of the industry. Currently, she is producing a film podcast for the Exactly Right Podcast Network and creating video con...read more

10/11/2020 - 9:00pm
 
The Infiltration

The Infiltration

Screens with The Brain that Wouldn't Die and the following shorts: A Wake | Becky | The Haunted Swordsman | The Infiltration | Make A Wish | The Popping | The Teachers

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Sunday, October 11, 2020 - 9:00pm
Run Time: 
15:00
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
A professional cult infiltrator is hired to penetrate a mysterious group and extract his client's mind-controlled daughter. He quickly discovers that the undercover job is much more dark and dangerous than he originally bargained for...
Directed by: 
Flynn Falcone
Produced by: 
Flynn Falcone, Dan Wally
Written by: 
Flynn Falcone
Main Cast: 
Mitchell Edwards, Cathryn Dylan, Lindsay Elston, Jon Briddell, Flynn Falcone
Flynn Falcone
About the Director(s): 

Flynn Falcone hails from southern Illinois and has a degree in political science from the University of Chicago. An LA-based actor, screenwriter, and novelist, Flynn enjoys drinking craft beer, practicing yoga and kung fu, barbecuing with friends, and traversing space. He also wrote the explosive political thriller The Pegasus Project.

"The Infiltration" thrillingly exposes the same cult methodology and psychology poisoning our real life culture and institutions by employing a unique a...read more

10/11/2020 - 9:00pm
 
BECKY

BECKY

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Screens with The Brain that Wouldn't Die and the following shorts: A Wake | Becky | The Haunted Swordsman | The Infiltration | Make A Wish | The Popping | The Teachers

Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Sunday, October 11, 2020 - 9:00pm
Run Time: 
14 Minutes
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
Becky, a bullied teen, wants to be Steph and Ariel’s friend, but when she learns that these popular girls are responsible for a nasty rumor about her father, she seeks revenge. Becky and her dad take matters into their own hands... and relish every part.
Directed by: 
Nicole Ihasz
Produced by: 
Marco De Molina
Executive Producer(s): 
Cathleen Ihasz, Alastair Ramsden, Garret Blutter
Written by: 
Nicole Ihasz
Main Cast: 
Brian Krause, Joi Liaye, Katrina Schmidt, Becca Bell
Nicole Ihasz
About the Director(s): 

Nicole Ihasz is a Writer/Director/Producer, and co-founder of Raptor Films, a boutique film-finance and production company. Through Raptor Films, Nicole has executive produced numerous films including OTHER PEOPLE, POMS, THE REVIVAL, FREAK SHOW, and EATING OUR WAY TO EXTINCTION (coming soon).

In 2019, Raptor Films shifted focus to developing original, independent content. The company currently has a variety of features and television series under development, several of which are writt...read more

10/11/2020 - 9:00pm