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Tuesday, October 13, 2020

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Seasonal Depression

Seasonal Depression

Screens with A Ghost Waits and the following short films: BOS | Feed Your Muse | Masterpiece | Mourn | Theourgia | Things We Dig | Seasonal Depression

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 - 7:00pm
Run Time: 
7m 54s
Country: 
Canada
Synopsis: 
Elisa doesn't want to go out. Vincent doesn't hear it that way.
Directed by: 
Yohann Thiou
Produced by: 
Yohann Thiou
Written by: 
Yohann Thiou
Main Cast: 
Vanessa Larose, Mathieu Lorain Dignard and Carmen Sylvestre.
About the Director(s): 

Filmmaker of French origin living in Quebec since 2015, Yohann Thiou is passionate about genre cinema.
He is the co-ideator and co-writer of the feature film Montreal Dead End, having had its world premiere at the BIFFF in 2018 and the audience award at the Montreal Fantasia Festival.
He directed the shorts Super Monsieur, A Nightmare on Chocolate and Contained.

10/13/2020 - 7:00pm
 
MR MERCEDES - FREE SCREENING

MR MERCEDES - FREE SCREENING

Post-screening Q&A with director Jack Bender, stars Justine Lupe, Breeda Wool and Scott Lawrence moderated by Brian Collins follows the screening. Rating: TV-MA LV
Complimentary POPCORNOPOLIS! (while supplies last) Screening is first come first served.

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No Premiere
Showtime: 
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 - 7:00pm
Run Time: 
hour
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
Based on the New York Times Best-Selling Bill Hodges trilogy (Mr. Mercedes, Finders Keepers, and End of Watch) by Stephen King, MR. MERCEDES follows a retired detective who is tormented by a serial killer (Brady Hartsfield, aka Mr. Mercedes) through a series of letters and emails, causing him to set out on a dangerous and potentially felonious crusade to protect his loved ones and himself.
Directed by: 
Jack Bender
Produced by: 
David E. Kelley
Executive Producer(s): 
David E. Kelley, Dennis Lehan, Stephen King, Jack Bender
Written by: 
Stephen King, David E. Kelley and Dennis Lehan
Main Cast: 
Justine Lupe, Brendan Gleeson, Kelly Lynch, Jharrel Jerome, Scott Lawrence, Harry Treadaway, Robert Stanton
10/13/2020 - 7:00pm
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Feed Your Muse

Feed Your Muse

Screens with A Ghost Waits and the following short films: BOS | Feed Your Muse | Masterpiece | Mourn | Theourgia | Things We Dig | Seasonal Depression

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World Premiere
Showtime: 
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 - 9:00pm
Run Time: 
16:39
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
Andrew is an aspiring but broke novelist. After acquiring a sculpture purported to be the “muse” of a famous dead author, Andrew begins waking up every day filled with creative inspiration. But, at night, he starts to experience an unsettling form of sleep paralysis.
Directed by: 
Brendan Beachman
Produced by: 
Matt Sweeney, Brendan Beachman
Executive Producer(s): 
Matt Sweeney, Jeremy Pinckert
Written by: 
Matt Sweeney
Main Cast: 
Andrew - Zachary Ray Sherman Nick - Scott Kuza Caroline - Jocelyn Hall Janice - Avital Ash Muse Creature - Kyleigh Hoye
About the Director(s): 

Brendan is a Colorado native, but has called Los Angeles home since 2009. He is a working commercial director specializing in performance heavy, cinematic and stylized comedy, dark comedy and horror. Narrative remains his main creative passion so he shoots short films in between commercial gigs.

He's making a concerted effort to transition into film/TV so he is currently pitching several feature screenplays that he also plans on directing. "THE LOOKOUT", his most recent screenplay, ...read more

10/13/2020 - 9:00pm
 
Theourgia

Theourgia

Screens with A Ghost Waits and the following short films: BOS | Feed Your Muse | Masterpiece | Mourn | Theourgia | Things We Dig | Seasonal Depression

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West Coast Premiere
Showtime: 
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 - 9:00pm
Run Time: 
7 minutes
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
God was defeated before history by the prince of darkness, and defeated,committed as alleged devil he is doubly disprestiged given that he is attributed this calamitous universe.
Directed by: 
Jorge Jaramillo
Produced by: 
Jorge Jaramillo
Written by: 
Jorge JAramillo
Main Cast: 
Jorge jaramillo “God / Satan” Andres Gutierres “music/sound” Gonzo “music/sound”
About the Director(s): 

orge Jaramillo is a Colombian film director and animator living and working in Los Angeles, California.

From a very young age, Jorge discovered movies and animation, and this taste quickly became a passionthat led him to study and see as many animated films as he could, focused specially on Japanese anime, which still strongly influences his work.

After studying animation at Lasalle College, Jorge quickly began working on big animated productions in his country, which led him no...read more

10/13/2020 - 9:00pm
 
Masterpiece

Masterpiece

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Screens with A Ghost Waits and the following short films: BOS | Feed Your Muse | Masterpiece | Mourn | Theourgia | Things We Dig | Seasonal Depression

World Premiere
Showtime: 
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 - 9:00pm
Run Time: 
8:00
Country: 
US
Synopsis: 
A lonely girl discovers a mysterious pen with the power to bring her drawings to life. But everything she conjures… comes with a consequence.
Directed by: 
Matthew Merenda and Alex Henes
Produced by: 
Dan Asma and John Long
Written by: 
Matthew Merenda and Alex Henes
Main Cast: 
n/a
About the Director(s): 

Matthew is a trailer editor at Buddha Jones in beautiful (and burning) Los Angeles, California. He’s had the good fortune to work on such campaigns as Stephen King’s It, The Outsider, Halloween, Ready Player One, Us, and the Conjuring series. He enjoys starting screenplays and never finishing them, and also directs and scores short films when his friends let him boss them around.

Alex is a copywriter for the brilliant beans at Buddha Jones. They let him imprint his weird ideas on their...read more

10/13/2020 - 9:00pm
 
A Ghost Waits

A Ghost Waits

Screens with the following short films: BOS | Feed Your Muse | Masterpiece | Mourn | Theourgia | Things We Dig | Seasonal Depression

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North American Premiere
Showtime: 
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 - 9:00pm
Run Time: 
79 minutes
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
Jack's job is to fix up the house. Muriel's job is to haunt it. They should be enemies, but they become fascinated by one another and eventually smitten, leading them to question everything about their work, lives, and decisions. But as the pressure mounts for them to fulfill their duties, something will have to give for them to have the time together they both so desperately want.
Directed by: 
Adam Stovall
Produced by: 
Adam Stovall MacLeod Andrews
Executive Producer(s): 
M.F. Thomas, Deborah Parag & Bill Parag
Written by: 
Adam Stovall and MacLeod Andrews
Main Cast: 
MacLeod Andrews Natalie Walker Sydney Vollmer Amanda Miller
About the Director(s): 

Adam was born in Covington, KY. He was part of the Northern Kentucky Troubadours theatre troupe, as well as a sketch comedy group called the Scott Walsh Comedy Foundation. He covered culture and politics for multiple local publications, and upon moving to Los Angeles in 2008 he began writing for Creative Screenwriting Magazine. This led to work with outlets such as The Hollywood Reporter and Indiewire, as well as writing acceptance speeches during award season. In 2013, he transitioned from f...read more

10/13/2020 - 9:00pm
 
Mourn

Mourn

Screens with A Ghost Waits and the following short films: BOS | Feed Your Muse | Masterpiece | Mourn | Theourgia | Things We Dig | Seasonal Depression

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West Coast Premiere
Showtime: 
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 - 9:00pm
Run Time: 
11:03
Country: 
Canada
Synopsis: 
A grief counselor is visited by a very disturbed man.
Directed by: 
Joanna Tsanis
Produced by: 
Ali Mashayekhi, Jessica Pontes, Joanna Tsanis
Written by: 
Joanna Tsanis
Main Cast: 
Lynne Griffin (Black Christmas [1974]) and Julian Robino (Wayne [2019])
Joanna Tsanis, Director/Writer, 'Mourn'
About the Director(s): 

Joanna Tsanis is an award-winning writer, producer, and filmmaker. Her directorial debut Imagine a World (2019), a satirical horror short, premiered at Toronto After Dark Film Festival in 2019 and screened in multiple festivals around the world including Mórbido Film Fest in Mexico City and Nightmares Film Festival in Columbus, Ohio where she won the award for ‘Best Director, Short’.

Joanna wrote and produced Eleftheromania (2018), a WWII-era short film starring Academy Award Winner Ol...read more

10/13/2020 - 9:00pm
 
BOS

BOS

Screens with A Ghost Waits and the following short films: BOS | Feed Your Muse | Masterpiece | Mourn | Theourgia | Things We Dig | Seasonal Depression

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US Premiere
Showtime: 
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 - 9:00pm
Run Time: 
9m45s
Country: 
Belgium
Synopsis: 
The forest is suspiciously quiet. The wind rustles softly through the leaves, the sun reflects on the moist soil, no animals can be seen. The only thing that disturbs this peace is the panting of two jogging teenagers. When they reach an open space, the tension suddenly arises.
Directed by: 
Steffen Geypens
Produced by: 
Steffen Geypens
Written by: 
Steffen Geypens
Main Cast: 
Mona Lahousse, Brecht Dael
Steffen Geypens
About the Director(s): 

Besides working as a Post Producer for award-winning production company Caviar, Steffen decided to return to his original passion a few years ago. His previous shorts 'Hold Back' and 'Silent Campine' got selected for more than 100 festivals worldwide and received numerous awards. His third film in four years, BOS, is an experimental fantasy short that will take your breath away. Steffen is currently developing two feature films that will further explore the mysterious horror vibe of his recen...read more

10/13/2020 - 9:00pm
 
Things We Dig

Things We Dig

Screens with A Ghost Waits and the following short films: BOS | Feed Your Muse | Masterpiece | Mourn | Theourgia | Things We Dig | Seasonal Depression

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West Coast Premiere
Showtime: 
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 - 9:00pm
Run Time: 
18:46
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
Lucretia, Kuni, Helge and Brynn are vampires living together under one roof and seem to be settled in rather nicely, each pursuing their hobbies and other undead pleasures. However, in order to function in today’s society and pass as mere mortals, they want to earn an honest living by offering a unique ‘cleaning and disposal’ service. Hoping to boost their struggling business, they hire a small film crew to make a commercial for the dark net. Naturally, it doesn’t take long for human and vampire cooperation to dissolve over bloody creative differences. Will the commercial ever see the light of day and will it please the vampires?
Directed by: 
Pia Thrasher
Produced by: 
Pia Thrasher, Stephen Mickelsen
Executive Producer(s): 
Jeremy Katz, J.R. Thrasher
Written by: 
Pia Thrasher
Main Cast: 
Jenn Larson, Pia Thrasher, Cat Forrest, Morgan Marlow, Marc Biagi, Stephanie Scurry, Patrick Russel Burton, Deepti Kingra Mickelsen
Pia Thrasher - director/writer/actor
About the Director(s): 

Pia Thrasher is an actor, filmmaker and visual artist originally from Germany, where she studied the arts at the E.T.A. Hoffman Gymnasium. She majored in English and graduated from the Euro Sprachschule Bamberg as a Foreign Language Correspondent. Pia's acting experience started around 5th grade in school theatre and several small stage productions in her hometown in Germany. Soon after immigrating to the U.S. she tasted 'movie blood' while working on several film sets as an extra, including ...read more

10/13/2020 - 9:00pm