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Wednesday, October 13, 2021

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Aileen Wuornos: American Boogeywoman

Aileen Wuornos: American Boogeywoman

Q&A with director Daniel Farrands, Lydia Hearst, Andrew Biernat, Ashley Atwood, Nick Vallelonga, Joseph Schwartz

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US Premiere
Showtime: 
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 7:00pm
Run Time: 
85 min.
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
Based on a little-known chapter in the life of America's most notorious female serial killer, "Aileen Wuornos: American Boogeyman" takes place in 1976 when 21-year-old Aileen (Peyton List) arrives in Florida attempting to escape her tragic past. Soon she marries wealthy yacht club president Lewis Fell (Tobin Bell) who offers her the chance to become part of Florida's high society. Ultimately, the victimized Aileen surrenders to her murderous impulses and wreaks havoc on the peaceful seaside community of Deland, Florida.
Directed by: 
Daniel Farrands
Produced by: 
Lucas Jarach, Daniel Farrands, Meadow Williams, Swen Temmel, Luke Daniels, Daniel Davila
Executive Producer(s): 
Nicolas Chartier, Jonathan Deckter, Lydia Hearst, Alan Pao
Written by: 
DANIEL FARRANDS
Main Cast: 
Peyton List, Lydia Hearst, Tobin Bell, Nick Vallelonga, Swen Temmel, Meadow Williams, Andrew Biernat
About the Director(s): 

Daniel Farrands sold his first screenplay to TriStar Pictures (a modern version of "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow") when he was only 18 years old. By the age of 24, his passion for the "Halloween" franchise landed him his dream assignment: to write Dimension Films’ HALLOWEEN 6: THE CURSE OF MICHAEL MYERS, which starred the late, great Donald Pleasence in his final outing as the iconic "Dr. Sam Loomis," and Paul Rudd in his feature film debut.

Daniel has worked steadily as a writer, produ...read more

10/13/2021 - 7:00pm
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Crockpot

Crockpot

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West Coast Premiere
Showtime: 
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 9:30pm
Run Time: 
9 minutes
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
Terror awaits a young couple as they fight over going to the young mans parents house the next day for thanksgiving.
Directed by: 
Ty Jones
Produced by: 
Patrick Rea, Ty Jones
Written by: 
Ty Jones
Main Cast: 
Jessi Burkette, Mike Anderson, Dawn Linneman
About the Director(s): 

Ty Jones erupted from the womb ready to be a filmmaker. He's been writing since he was 7, but once he started making films, he knew he had discovered the purpose for his volcanic imagination. 10 years ago, Ty picked up an 8mm camera and shot his first film. Since then, he has studied with the Hollywood Film Institute in Chicago and in Los Angeles with Dov Simmons, who also helped Spike Lee and Quentin Tarantino begin their careers. Over the last 10 years, Ty has directed almost 40 short film...read more

10/13/2021 - 9:30pm
 
Macabre Night

Macabre Night

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 9:30pm
Run Time: 
20 minutes
Country: 
Brazil
Synopsis: 
During a nighttime transfer, maximum security inmates escape and head for a small town. The authorities call on citizens to assist in the capture of the fugitives—by any means necessary—offering a large cash reward. Amid the chaos that ensues, a young couple in crisis tries to stay alive.
Directed by: 
Felipe Iesbick
Produced by: 
Clara Moraes
Executive Producer(s): 
Júlia Cazarré
Written by: 
Felipe Iesbick
Main Cast: 
Martha Brito, Tom Peres, Renata de Lélis, Renata Stein, Marcello Crawshaw, Cristian Verardi, Oscar Simch.
Felipe Iesbick - Director
About the Director(s): 

Felipe Iesbick has been acting professionally as a director, screenwriter and editor since 2013.

His first short film, the action comedy, “The Matador from Bagé” won the awards for Best Film, Best Actor and Best Music at the 41st Gramado Film Festival. “The Matador from Bagé” also participated in other national festivals, among them MOSCA - Audiovisual Exhibition of Cambuquira - MG (Best Film Midnight Session – Audience Award) and some international film festivals such as the 35th Inte...read more

10/13/2021 - 9:30pm
 
Shiny New World

Shiny New World

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 9:30pm
Run Time: 
8 minutes 43 seconds
Country: 
The Netherlands
Synopsis: 
Fifty-year-old Barry is a special kind of cleaner: he cleans crime scenes where demons have wreaked havoc. While making a corporate film about his work, a normal working day for Barry gets out of hand in a bloody way.
Directed by: 
Jan van Gorkum
Produced by: 
Monique van Kessel
Written by: 
Jan van Gorkum
Main Cast: 
Patrick Stoof, Gijs Scholten van Aschat, Maarten Prins, Marije Loermans
About the Director(s): 

Jan van Gorkum (1983) is a filmmaker and writer. In 2010 he graduated as a filmmaker from the Utrecht School of the Arts (HKU). Jan has written and directed several award-winning short films, which have been screened at a large number of festivals around the world. He finds it interesting to combine genres in his films, but has a soft spot for dark humor, horror, fantasy and thriller. His first book was published in 2019: a quirky fantasy book titled Winged Darkness.

10/13/2021 - 9:30pm
 
GIRLS NIGHT IN

GIRLS NIGHT IN

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 9:30pm
Run Time: 
09:45
Country: 
United States
Synopsis: 
Girls Night In is a satirical horror short that was created based on the Bechdel test. The test examines works of fiction to see whether there are interactions between female characters that don’t involve discussing a man. Which of course begs the question, where is the most ridiculous place these two women could be fighting over some dude…
Directed by: 
Alison Roberto
Produced by: 
Alison Roberto, Landon LaRue & Brian Henderson
Executive Producer(s): 
Alison Roberto & Landon LaRue
Written by: 
Landon LaRue
Main Cast: 
BECCA - Jess Adams DELANEY - Skylar Benton 911 Operator - Tolliver Dark Figure & Police Officer - Brian Henderson
Alison Roberto
About the Director(s): 

Ali Roberto is an award-winning Director/Creative Director hybrid who specializes in original short form content, commercials and music videos. After nearly a decade at MTV as an Art Director in New York City she continued to work in entertainment; crafting marketing and social campaigns, leading creative post teams, and directing short-form content. Like her recent work for Netflix’s Glow, which won multiple Promax & Clio awards (including the GOLD for ‘Best Comedy’) and her Schmidt's ca...read more

10/13/2021 - 9:30pm
 
DYSTOPIA

DYSTOPIA

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West Coast Premiere
Showtime: 
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 9:30pm
Run Time: 
06:50
Country: 
Norway
Synopsis: 
Forget reality shows and Instagram beauties; a young girl's fantasy becomes the playground for a gang of women set to create the perfect man, one limb at a time.
Directed by: 
Laura Ugolini
Produced by: 
Cathrine Wespestad
Written by: 
Laura Ugolini, Anja Skovly Freberg, Maria Galliani Dyrvik
Main Cast: 
Valentina Alexeeva as VICKY Yajay Jallow Hanne Mellingen Ingrid Werner Sveinung Augestad Jenny Iversen
About the Director(s): 

Laura Ugolini is an Italian writer and filmmaker based in Oslo. After completing her studies in Cinematic Arts at the University of Rome, she worked as assistant director for several years. The love for genre movies started at the age of seven when she watched David Cronenberg's The Fly.
Laura aims to tell unexpected stories grounded in absurdism and humour.
DYSTOPIA is her second short movie.

10/13/2021 - 9:30pm
 
SPORE

SPORE

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 9:30pm
Run Time: 
9:35
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
Leah is a 30-something single woman searching for love online in a world under siege. When the sanctuary of her home becomes a cage in which she’s hunted, the line between hopeful fantasy and stark reality gets blurred.
Directed by: 
Adrian Picardi
Produced by: 
Dougie Riggs
Executive Producer(s): 
Dougie Riggs & Alex Guez
Written by: 
Adrian Picardi
Main Cast: 
Torrie Bogda & Adrian Picardi
About the Director(s): 

Adrian Picardi was born and raised in South Pasadena, CA. He is an award winning director, producer, and cinematographer. After graduating from the Los Angeles Film School, Picardi got his first big break creating, directing, and writing The Resistance Series for the SyFy network at the age of 20. He has continued creating films which have garnered over 50 million views worldwide. His work is characteristically highly stylized and energetic.

10/13/2021 - 9:30pm
 
The Departure

The Departure

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North American Premiere
Showtime: 
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 9:30pm
Run Time: 
10m 30s
Country: 
Netherlands
Synopsis: 
Nora has had a rough year. The situation is not getting better when she keeps running into the same man...
Directed by: 
Nico van den Brink
Produced by: 
NL Film en TV Sabine Brian Kaja Wolffers Ronald Versteeg
Written by: 
Nico van den Brink
Main Cast: 
Sallie Harmsen André Dongelmans Jip Smit
About the Director(s): 

Nico van den Brink is a film director, based in Amsterdam. He studied Film at the University of Amsterdam and Fiction Directing at the Netherlands Film Academy. Nico has a passion for horror and magical realism.

His horror short Sweet Tooth (2017) was picked up by New Line Cinema and is currently being developed into a feature film with James Wan and Michael Clear’s Atomic Monster and Chris Bender’s Good Fear producing.

The Burden (2019) was acquired by JS Entertainment and Star...read more

10/13/2021 - 9:30pm