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Thursday, October 14, 2021

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Dreamboard Nightmare

Dreamboard Nightmare

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World Premiere
Showtime: 
Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 7:00pm
Run Time: 
16:58
Country: 
United States
Synopsis: 
A chaotic love story based on true events. Dysfunctional couple kidnap a successful real-estate broker, in an attempt to jumpstart their unrealistic aspirations for a better life.
Directed by: 
Joe Zerull
Produced by: 
Anne Paul, Erik Schaffer, Michael Paul
Written by: 
Joe Zerull
Main Cast: 
Mac DeVille, Bobby Murray, Anne Paul, Sara Wegener, Jeff De Leon
About the Director(s): 

Joe Zerull is a truly independent filmmaker based in the midwest. He founded Natural Wipe Films for his debut feature film A Cadaver Christmas, an ultra low/no budget horror Christmas zombie comedy. He has produced several high quality horror short films since then, in the hopes to one day produce another feature film with a real budget.

10/14/2021 - 7:00pm
 
Imaginary Portrait

Imaginary Portrait

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North American Premiere
Showtime: 
Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 7:00pm
Run Time: 
13 minutes 54 seconds
Country: 
Argentina
Synopsis: 
Through the creation of a family portrait, a mentally imbalanced young artist connects with her dead mother to exact revenge on her ghoulish father and abusive grandfather.
Directed by: 
Felipe Martinez Carbonell
Produced by: 
Felipe Martinez Carbonell & Cameron Wheeler
Executive Producer(s): 
Felipe Martinez Carbonell & Cameron Wheeler
Written by: 
Felipe Martinez Carbonell
Main Cast: 
Cecilia Li Causi, Julio Chianetta, Mirko Buchin, Ludmila Almoualem
Felipe Martinez Carbonell
About the Director(s): 

Felipe Martinez Carbonell is an award winning director, producer, writer, and editor born on October 21, 1990 in Rosario, Argentina. His first short film "Llantos" (translated as "Tears" in English) was selected by FEISAL (Federation of Schools of Image and Sound of Latin America) to be screened across the entire region of Latin America. His second short film Momento (translated as "Moment" in English), which he wrote, directed, edited, and produced, won Best Short Film at the Latin American ...read more

10/14/2021 - 7:00pm
 
Some Thing

Some Thing

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World Premiere
Showtime: 
Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 7:00pm
Run Time: 
8 Minutes
Country: 
United States
Synopsis: 
Kate arrives home to find a bloody body in her kitchen and her husband Mark in the middle of a manic episode, convinced that the dead man on the ground is something other than human.
Directed by: 
Dan Riesser
Produced by: 
Dan Riesser, Cody Cundiff, Ryan Walsh
Written by: 
Dan Riesser
Main Cast: 
Jonah Ray, Kari Pickering
Dan Riesser
About the Director(s): 

I am a writer, director and post production supervisor based in Los Angeles. I have directed shorts, music videos, web videos, comedy sketches and one feature film. I have 3 daughters all under the age of 5 and I am currently very tired.

10/14/2021 - 7:00pm
 
Poor Glenna

Poor Glenna

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West Coast Premiere
Showtime: 
Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 7:00pm
Run Time: 
17m
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
When her mutant son develops a taste for human flesh, a timid mother must find a victim to satisfy his ravenous appetite.
Directed by: 
Jean-Paul DiSciscio
Produced by: 
Sarah Bordelon
Written by: 
Jean-Paul DiSciscio
Main Cast: 
Ann Marie Shea as Glenna Alex Hauck as Frankie Cliff Blake as Ant
About the Director(s): 

Jean-Paul DiSciscio is an eclectic filmmaker from Boston, Massachusetts. He has been obsessed with filmmaking ever since he watched Jaws for the first time on VHS at the age of six. It terrified him beyond the capacity for rational thought. To deal with this emotional stress, his mother bought him a beat up copy of The Jaws Log. The impressionable boy was fascinated by the blueprints of Bruce The Shark with its mechanical guts. Jean-Paul still stayed far from the ocean, but had found his call...read more

10/14/2021 - 7:00pm
 
The Mad Shagger

The Mad Shagger

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North American Premiere
Showtime: 
Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 7:00pm
Run Time: 
17 min 24
Country: 
Scotland
Synopsis: 
A woman searches for a missing loved one who, unknown to her, has been afflicted with a terrible curse.
Directed by: 
Ciaran Lyons
Produced by: 
Beth Allan, Jack Cowhig
Written by: 
Ciaran Lyons
Main Cast: 
Ryan Cloud, Julie Maclellan, Eva Magyar, Matthew Zajac
About the Director(s): 

Ciaran Lyons is a Scottish director, based in Glasgow. After dropping out of architecture, he taught himself the ropes of filmmaking while directing colourful and chaotic music videos full of DIY visual effects. His debut short folk-horror film The Motorist received a Scottish BAFTA nomination.

10/14/2021 - 7:00pm
 
Mitowolksyphon

Mitowolksyphon

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World Premiere
Showtime: 
Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 7:00pm
Run Time: 
11:20
Country: 
United States
Synopsis: 
A young man lives in a mansion alone after his parents' death. His days are routine and unimportant, though hints of a deep, inhuman rage sometimes seep through. When the family physician pays him a surprise visit, a truth is uncovered.
Directed by: 
Jacque Rabie
Produced by: 
Jacque Rabie
Written by: 
Jacque Rabie
Main Cast: 
Greg Lucey Jacque Rabie
About the Director(s): 

Jacque Rabie is a writer/director based in Los Angeles, California. He began his creative endeavors through game design and iPhone game development, but quickly found that his passion for those mediums extended even deeper in filmmaking. Since then he's studied directing at Chapman University's Dodge College, and is gearing up to direct an independent feature heading into production at the end of the year.

Mitowolksyphon was his "quarantine project" made without a crew and only the hel...read more

10/14/2021 - 7:00pm
 
The Dead Collectors

The Dead Collectors

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North American Premiere
Showtime: 
Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 7:00pm
Run Time: 
12.51
Country: 
UK
Synopsis: 
During a pandemic in an alternate reality, two men have the job of collecting the deceased.
Directed by: 
Brendan Cleaves
Produced by: 
Theo Clarke
Executive Producer(s): 
Paul Nickolas & Brendan Cleaves
Written by: 
Craig Tuohy
Main Cast: 
Ivan Kaye & Elliot Langridge
About the Director(s): 

Brendan is an award-winning writer and director. After running around Camden with a camera shooting local bands music videos, he thought the only way to make a dent into the professional world of promo directing was to write the music as well. He got a guitar, learnt to play, a year later his band won the biggest battle of the bands in the world and the music video he directed got nominated for a UK MVA. Soon after he was signed to a production company and spent a few years directing music vi...read more

10/14/2021 - 7:00pm
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Father of Flies

Father of Flies

Screening with the short films Final Pickup & Z.O.I.
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World Premiere
Showtime: 
Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 9:30pm
Run Time: 
80 minutes
Country: 
USA / UK
Synopsis: 
A haunting tale of family life. A vulnerable young boy finds his mother pushed out of the family home by a strange new woman, and he must confront the terrifying supernatural forces that seem to move in with her.
Directed by: 
Ben Charles Edwards
Produced by: 
Kirsty Bell
Executive Producer(s): 
Kirsty Bell, Phil McKenzie
Written by: 
Ben Charles Edwards, Nadia Doherty
Main Cast: 
Nicholas Tucci, Camilla Rutherford, Davi Santos, Page Ruth, Keaton Tetlow, Colleen Heidemann
Ben Charles Edwards
About the Director(s): 

Ben Charles Edwards is a British film director, producer and writer. Upon the release of Edwards' feature debut, The British Film Institute remarked that "Charles Edwards’ has crafted distinctive, admirable work that seems to have emerged from the unseen margins of British cinema." 

2020 saw Edwards' direct and produce Father of Flies, a psychological horror set and shot in Suffern upstate New York. The movie stars Camilla Rutherford in a leading role. The film was based on a story Edw...read more

10/14/2021 - 9:30pm
 
FINAL PICKUP

FINAL PICKUP

Screens with the feature film Father of Flies

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World Premiere
Showtime: 
Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 9:30pm
Run Time: 
7m
Country: 
U.S.
Synopsis: 
A share ride driver struggles with what to do when he realizes that there is something very wrong with the passengers in his backseat.
Directed by: 
Kraig Krueger
Produced by: 
Patrick Meraz
Executive Producer(s): 
Kraig Krueger, Ashley Undercuffler, Kevin Caliber
Written by: 
Chloé Harper Gold
Main Cast: 
Justin Gubersky, Kevin Caliber, Ashley Undercuffler
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.

10/14/2021 - 9:30pm
 
Z.O.I.

Z.O.I.

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West Coast Premiere
Showtime: 
Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 9:30pm
Run Time: 
2M
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
Zombies in the age of social media.
Directed by: 
Rich Ragsdale
Produced by: 
Rich Ragsdale
Written by: 
Rich Ragsdale
Main Cast: 
Kev Ragsdale
10/14/2021 - 9:30pm