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Saturday, October 16, 2021

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The Root Of Evil

The Root Of Evil

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Saturday, October 16, 2021 - 11:30am
Run Time: 
5 min
Country: 
United States
Synopsis: 
A man in debt is forced to find quick cash to pay off his bookie. In search for money, the man stumbles across an old cash register that generously helps him, but at what cost?
Directed by: 
Jackson Litte
Produced by: 
Jackson Little
Written by: 
Jackson Little
Main Cast: 
Jason James Richter
Jackson Little
About the Director(s): 

Jackson Little is a nineteen year old from west hills, CA. Jackson is currently enrolled in Emerson College and is studying film.

10/16/2021 - 11:30am
 
C.R.E. (Collection of Relevant Experiences)

C.R.E. (Collection of Relevant Experiences)

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Saturday, October 16, 2021 - 11:30am
Run Time: 
18:58
Country: 
United States
Synopsis: 
A corporation called C.R.E. has formed a collective consciousness that is made up of people’s experiences. By documenting your experiences through this consciousness, you can be known while also learning from the experiences of others. This story follows a young woman named Ava, who is dying. At the end of her life, she strives to become part of this consciousness in hopes of being remembered.
Directed by: 
Jacob and Brittany Cornett "The Cornett Siblings"
Produced by: 
Alison Chan
Written by: 
Jacob and Brittany Cornett
Main Cast: 
Eric Bear, Cate Chapman, Caleb Joshua, and Laura Chowenhill
About the Director(s): 

Jacob and Brittany are a brother and sister directing duo. They were born and raised in Southern California and recently graduated from Biola University's School of Cinema and Media Arts with their BA in film production. At a young age Jacob would be driven to a career in filmmaking after watching the special features from the Lord of the Rings. Later on, Brittany would also join in on making film a career after visiting the Universal Studios backlot. As recent college grads, they are excited...read more

10/16/2021 - 11:30am
 
The Island of the Dolls

The Island of the Dolls

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No Premiere
Showtime: 
Saturday, October 16, 2021 - 11:30am
Run Time: 
19 minutes
Country: 
Mexico
Synopsis: 
This intensely emotional untold story explores the life of a teenager, Xóchitl. After discovering that her boyfriend is cheating, she makes a drastic decision that will take her to suffer traumatic experiences and to do things that she never imagined.
Directed by: 
Julio César Padilla
Produced by: 
Julio César Padilla
Written by: 
Julio César Padilla
Main Cast: 
Estephany Hernández & Patricia Meneses
Julio César Padilla
About the Director(s): 

Julio César Padilla is an Ecuadorian American film director, writer, and producer. His most recent work, “The Island of the Dolls,” is out for film festivals and it has received four awards so far. He is currently developing a feature-length documentary “Lambs of the Moon” while editing another short documentary "Little Warriors" 2022. Julio studied MFA in Cinema at DePaul University in Chicago where he graduated in 2020 with highest distinction.

10/16/2021 - 11:30am
 
The Other One

The Other One

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West Coast Premiere
Showtime: 
Saturday, October 16, 2021 - 11:30am
Run Time: 
26m 23s
Country: 
Germany
Synopsis: 
When the physicist Walter moves into a new apartment in the 1970s, he tries to clear up the enigmatic disappearance of his previous tenant and realizes that the old man is haunting him in an eerie way - from the future.
Directed by: 
Lukas Baier
Produced by: 
Martin Dolejs & Christine Heinlein
Written by: 
Martin Dolejs & Christine Heinlein
Main Cast: 
Sebastian Edtbauer; Julia Heinze; Katja Bürkle; Klaus Grünberg
Director - Lukas Baier
About the Director(s): 

Lukas Baier grew up with filmmaking and worked on professional film sets already as a teenager due to his parents. He first studied philosophy and communication science in Salzburg and during that time worked as an assistant director, for film production companies and broadcasters. In 2012 he began studying feature film directing at the University of Television and Film Munich, which he completed in 2020 with his film “The Other One”. The film premiered at the Max Ophüls Preis film festival i...read more

10/16/2021 - 11:30am
 
Wolves

Wolves

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Saturday, October 16, 2021 - 11:30am
Run Time: 
6m 30s
Country: 
United States
Synopsis: 
Ensuing their father’s abandonment, two young brothers quarrel for control over their farm. Little do they know, there is a looming wolf in the woods.
Directed by: 
Travae Davis
Produced by: 
Rose Hoover
Written by: 
Travae Davis
Main Cast: 
Trevor Jackson, Nolan Howard
About the Director(s): 

Travaé Davis is an old soul who enjoys to read, sit in parks, play chess, and collect pithy quotes. He is a lover of philosophy, conspiracy theories, allegories, and darker stories. Obsessed with character misery, Travaé believes uncanny often shrouded emotions contain a substantive amount of romance, candidness, and authenticity. Magical realism and death always find a way into his stories. He is currently pursuing a BFA in Film Production at the Florida State University College of Motion Pi...read more

10/16/2021 - 11:30am
 
Spare Body

Spare Body

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World Premiere
Showtime: 
Saturday, October 16, 2021 - 11:30am
Run Time: 
9:44
Country: 
United States
Synopsis: 
While searching for some extra money, a teenager discovers the shocking truth behind what his parents have been hiding, and soon finds out about its beyond sinister intentions.
Directed by: 
Ethan Hunt
Produced by: 
Ethan Hunt
Executive Producer(s): 
Ethan Hunt
Written by: 
Ethan Hunt
Main Cast: 
Ethan Hunt
About the Director(s): 

Ethan Hunt is a high school student who was born and raised in Sammamish, Washington. He began making films at a very young age and has a great passion for every aspect of the filmmaking process from directing and acting, to visual effects and sound design. During the pandemic he created his first short film that will be released to the public, Spare Body, which was created entirely on his own from pre to post production.

10/16/2021 - 11:30am
 
Our Family

Our Family

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World Premiere
Showtime: 
Saturday, October 16, 2021 - 11:30am
Run Time: 
14:22
Country: 
United States
Synopsis: 
A young woman, desperate to overcome past trauma, finds company in an alluring community.
Directed by: 
Jacob Kellar
Produced by: 
Raven Young & Jessica Hernandez
Executive Producer(s): 
Cindy Denton
Written by: 
Jacob Kellar
Main Cast: 
Brittany Shonka, Allie Long, Emory Reignz, & Charlotte Frøyland
Jacob Kellar
About the Director(s): 

Jacob Kellar is the co-founder of Family Portrait Productions along with Raven Young. As a filmmaker, Kellar strives to tell stories from unique perspectives while presenting themes that challenge who we are as people. With a background in acting as a child, he respects and appreciates the amount of detail that goes into every character action. One of his favorite roles during the filmmaking process is working on characters with the cast. Kellar enjoys the creative collaboration that takes pl...read more

10/16/2021 - 11:30am
 
Echthaar

Echthaar

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World Premiere
Showtime: 
Saturday, October 16, 2021 - 11:30am
Run Time: 
19:50
Country: 
Austria
Synopsis: 
The smell of shampoo and cigarettes hangs in the air. The hair buns tear at the scalp and the newest hits play on a small radio. It’s the golden 50ies and Victor has his hair salon in perfect order – or so it seems. Because from her first day at the new job, Paula just can’t take her eyes off the strange jukebox in the corner. She senses that the machine is somehow connected to a dark secret. As Paula starts to take a deeper look at it, she doesn’t understand that her own life is on the line.
Directed by: 
Dominic Kubisch, Co-Director: Christopher Palm
Produced by: 
Dominic Kubisch, Sophie Sy, Shirin Hooshmandi
Written by: 
Christopher Palm, Dominic Kubisch
Main Cast: 
Sandra Hartlauer, Franz Weichenberger, Cornelia Köndgen, Gabriele Deutsch, Margit Holzhaider, Anneliese Weidinger
About the Director(s): 

Dominic Kubisch, born 1989 in Vienna studies at the Filmacademy Vienna, an institute of the University of Music and performing arts Vienna. He is a student of Prof. Michael Hudecek and Prof. Wolfgang Murnberger. The idea of the story in a hair salon in the 50s, based on stories of his grandmother, who was a hairdresser from the 60s to the 90s. He frequently visited her at work during his childhood.

10/16/2021 - 11:30am
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bring Out The Fear

Bring Out The Fear

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North American Premiere
Showtime: 
Saturday, October 16, 2021 - 2:15pm
Run Time: 
73 min
Country: 
Ireland
Synopsis: 
Rosie and Dan are a couple in a doomed relationship. While taking a final walk in their favourite forest, they find it has trapped them in an unsolvable maze. The paths lead nowhere, the trees never end, the sun never sets, and a sinister presence stalks and torments them, trying to drive them insane... There is no escape. But what exactly are they hiding? This dark folk horror will leave you questioning what is real and what is malicious trickery.
Directed by: 
Richard Waters
Produced by: 
Alison Scarff & Richard Waters
Executive Producer(s): 
Michael McCudden, Sebastian Guest
Written by: 
Richard Waters
Main Cast: 
Ciara Bailey, Tad Morari, James Devlin
Richard Waters
About the Director(s): 

Richard is a Dublin, Ireland born director and editor. With a love of horror, it was obvious the choice for his first feature film would be a romcom; 2013's The O’Briens, which appeared in festivals worldwide. In early 2012, along with producer Alison Scarff and fellow filmmaker Michael McCudden, Richard co-founded the production company Weird Pretty Pictures, producing the mystery-thriller Sodium Party, followed by his second feature film as director; In A Stranger’s House. Off the back of t...read more

10/16/2021 - 2:15pm
 
user_

user_

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Saturday, October 16, 2021 - 2:15pm
Run Time: 
11 min 5 sec
Country: 
United States
Synopsis: 
"user_" is a screenlife short about a Bubbly camgirl, Amber, who is menaced during a private chat by a mysterious and frightening user.
Directed by: 
Alex Montilla
Produced by: 
Alex Montilla
Written by: 
Alex Montilla
Main Cast: 
Amber Kellehan David Rubin
Alex Montilla
About the Director(s): 

I've been making movies since high school. When my friends and I took over the morning announcements, we saw an opportunity to make short films for a captive audience...and by that, I mean an audience that literally HAD to watch; the entire school was held hostage by our silliness. Out of necessity, I learned the basics of filmmaking: acting, writing, directing, editing, visual effects, scoring...you name it; I was the Robert Rodriguez of morning announcements.

All of these skills came...read more

10/16/2021 - 2:15pm
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ZTV Sympathy for the Devil

ZTV Sympathy for the Devil

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Saturday, October 16, 2021 - 4:15pm
Run Time: 
22:43
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
DOUGLAS SIKES, a convicted war criminal from the American Zombie War, runs a black-market trading ring from the bowels of a walled-in quarantine zone turned for-profit prison. He and the other prisoners live under the watchful eye of the ZTV broadcasting company, and at the whim of THE PREZERVE, a capital punishment reality game show that uses zombies, and horrific devices, to torture, infect, and execute prisoners and their families on prime time network television. PAUL, and his daughter, LILY, arrive at Doug’s home to find him grief-stricken and consumed with rage after his daughter Steffie’s gruesome episode has broadcast her terrible fate for all the world to see. Paul and Lily find themselves in the cross-fire as Doug readies to unleash bloody vengeance on the institution and the vengeful woman who has oppressed him.
Directed by: 
Jason Ragosta
Produced by: 
Marisa Garay
Written by: 
Jason Ragosta
Main Cast: 
Thomas Cokenias, Daniel Sullivan, Mitch Costanza, Cheyenne Costanza, Emilie Germain, MacCallister Byrd, Molly Raterman, Teresa Navarro, L. Jeffrey Moore, Colleen Carey
Jason Ragosta writer, director
About the Director(s): 

Jason Ragosta was born in Connecticut. He attended the Maryland Institute, College of Art and started working in stop motion animation at Wreckless Abandon Studios as a storyboard/concept artist and assistant cameraman, before moving to the West coast to work in film. Jason then went on to manage a sound stage at the Academy of Art, University in San Francisco for actress, Diane Baker (Marnie, Silence of the Lambs) before working for a year as a Production Assistant in the editorial producti...read more

10/16/2021 - 4:15pm
 
Demon Juice

Demon Juice

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World Premiere
Showtime: 
Saturday, October 16, 2021 - 4:15pm
Run Time: 
14:27
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
A group of friends travel to a quaint vacation town for a weekend getaway, but discover a decades-old party drink that’s more dangerous than it seems.
Directed by: 
Shannon Brown
Produced by: 
Shannon Brown and Joshua Tolby
Written by: 
Shannon Brown
Main Cast: 
Allyn Pintal - Amy Anastasia Washington - Nia Annelise Dekker-Hernandez - Gigi Maddy Wager - Debra Joshua Tolby - Jordan Alex Sobotowski - Demon Juice Hotline Aaron Hertzog - Chad Reed Brice - Brett Jones Shannon Brown - Lillith Johnny Berchtold - Pizza Delivery Guy
About the Director(s): 

Shannon Brown is an LA-based writer and comedian, who began her career in sketch and improv comedy and has since branched out into writing and directing shorts.

Her unique brand of dark comedy and a flair for the strange has been showcased in online publications such as Atlas Obscura, The Big Jewel, Ranker, Reductress, and Bustle.

Most recently, her films were screened at the 15 Second Horror Fest, Salem Horror Fest, and Toronto Sketch Fest.

10/16/2021 - 4:15pm
 
The Light

The Light

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World Premiere
Showtime: 
Saturday, October 16, 2021 - 4:15pm
Run Time: 
12:52
Country: 
Spain
Synopsis: 
19th century. In a small coastal village, Olalla and her family prepare for the night of “The Truce”. There is only one rule: no lights should stay on tonight. Olalla, unlike her parents, does not believe in superstitions. And she doesn’t think They are coming either…
Directed by: 
Iago de Soto
Produced by: 
Iago De Soto & Eye Slice Pictures
Executive Producer(s): 
Iago de Soto, Helión Ramalho & Raúl Cerezo
Written by: 
Rubén Sánchez Trigos
Main Cast: 
Paula Gallego, Pablo Vázquez, Oti Manzano, Nico Ruiz
Iago de Soto
About the Director(s): 

Iago de Soto (Barcelona, Spain, 1980). After finishing his film studies at ESCAC (Barcelona Film School), he directed short films “Corre” (2002) and “Corre 2” (2003). In 2008 released “Versus”, his first full length feature (produced by 24 Mentiras), an independent thriller premiered at Sitges International Film Festival which had a long haul in festivals around the world. Since then he has been working as advertising director, currently exclusively for Atresmedia. His short film “The Den” (2...read more

10/16/2021 - 4:15pm
 
LeaveWork

LeaveWork

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World Premiere
Showtime: 
Saturday, October 16, 2021 - 4:15pm
Run Time: 
5m 44s
Country: 
SouthKorea
Synopsis: 
Downtown in the evening. A man waiting to get off work. The taxi stops in front of him and is inertiaally boarding the taxi. driver talks to a man who looks tired. He answers in a straightforwardly. The taxi driver, who has met all sorts of people, starts talking about passengers he never forgets.
Directed by: 
HyoLim Lee
Produced by: 
DaeHwan Kim
Written by: 
HyoLim Lee
Main Cast: 
Taxi Driver : SangWook Kim Passenger : JeongIl jeon
About the Director(s): 

Director Lee HyoLim
Born in 1982. SouthKorea. Graduated from Sungkyunkwan University, Department of Journalism and Broadcasting (2008)
Completion of Mentee Training for Creative Talent Project of the Korea Creative Content Agency
: Documentary field (2014), BCPF Broadcasting Content Promotion Foundation, the organization responsible for the documentary.
: The field of broadcasting writers (2016), the organization responsible for I.M.TV

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10/16/2021 - 4:15pm
 
Afterlife

Afterlife

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Saturday, October 16, 2021 - 4:15pm
Run Time: 
14:43
Country: 
Ireland
Synopsis: 
A dead man wakes to discover he's a vampire only to struggle to follow through with his dreams of escape.
Directed by: 
Daniel Butler
Produced by: 
Maggie Ryan
Written by: 
Mike Heneghan
Main Cast: 
Starring: Ray Scannell, Joanne Brennan, Ryan Corley, Pádraig O'Grady, Eamonn Ignatius Elliott, Adam Ó Murchú, Patricia Knight
Daniel Butler
About the Director(s): 

Daniel is an Irish-speaking writer and director from the Donegal Gaeltacht who has won multiple awards for his films in both Irish and English including the Lumi Award at last year’s Belfast Film Festival and ‘Best New Director’ at the Kinsale Shark Awards 2019 for his music videos for Irish language rappers KNEECAP.

Most recently he was nominated ‘Best Director’ at the Richard Harris International FF for the supernatural drama Afterlife and was winner the Comórtas Físín Irish-langu...read more

10/16/2021 - 4:15pm
 
ANGEL CITY HORROR

ANGEL CITY HORROR

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West Coast Premiere
Showtime: 
Saturday, October 16, 2021 - 4:15pm
Run Time: 
9m 9s
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
Los Angeles, 1951. Detectives George Hard and Glenn O'Brian investigate the disappearance of a mental patient from LA's most notorious insane asylum and discover something evil lurking inside.
Directed by: 
Matthew McWilliams
Produced by: 
Josh Murphy
Written by: 
Matthew McWilliams
Main Cast: 
Sarah Nicklin, Christopher Matthew Cook, Sadie Katz, Patrick Joseph Rieger, Caleb Harris
Matthew McWilliams
About the Director(s): 

Matt is a Writer, Director and Producer raised in the midwest farmland of Credit River Township Minnesota. After finishing his film degree at the University of Arizona he spent time in Montana and Wyoming until moving to Los Angeles. For the last ten years he has been working in the entertainment industry in film, TV and commercials as an independent filmmaker and in the Art Department.

He currently develops and Directs original content for MadWest Content and Palindrome LLC, creative ...read more

10/16/2021 - 4:15pm
 
Wanna Go Camping?

Wanna Go Camping?

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Saturday, October 16, 2021 - 4:15pm
Run Time: 
10:00
Country: 
United States
Synopsis: 
Corey takes his new boyfriend Luis on a cute little camping trip -- but something feels off that they can't quite place.
Directed by: 
Zach Siegel
Produced by: 
Cookie Walukas
Written by: 
Zach Siegel
Main Cast: 
Ricky Abilez, Will Tranfo
Zach Siegel
About the Director(s): 

Zach is an award-winning director, editor, and frequent tree climber. He’s directed shorts including Why the Sea is Boiling, which played at film festivals internationally; plays including the musical comedy More Guns!, which ran at Second City for two years; and music videos for artists like Jason Mraz's opener Philip Labes and emerging queer rockstar Maddie Ross. He’s edited a little bit of everything, from FX-and-Sundance-darling Quarter Life Poetry, to a concert film for Paul McCartney, t...read more

10/16/2021 - 4:15pm
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Z

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Saturday, October 16, 2021 - 6:15pm
Run Time: 
18:21
Country: 
Belgium
Synopsis: 
A world ravaged by the apocalypse. Two regular people (Marc and Stella) and four people with a disability have locked themselves in an abandoned office building where they seek protection against the danger from outside. Marc and Stella get more and more frustrated with the four residents who are completely dependent on them for their survival.
Directed by: 
Caroline Branders
Produced by: 
Jacqueline De Goeij
Executive Producer(s): 
Michèle Meire
Written by: 
Caroline Branders
Main Cast: 
Line Pillet - Stella Kris Cuppens - Marc Jelle Palmaerts - Tim Tibo Vandenborre - Karel Marijke Pinoy - Sarah Aäron Roggeman - Pieter
Bio Pic Caroline Branders
About the Director(s): 

Caroline Branders has worked since 2013 as a feature film producer in Belgium. Initially she worked on Belgian feature films but she slowly transitioned into the international film marked. She worked with Brian de Palma on his dark detective movie ‘Domino’ and more recently on ‘Spider in the Web’ by Israeli award-winning director Eran Riklis.

Caroline received support from the Tax Shelter measure of the Belgian Federal Government, Flanders Tax Shelter and the Flanders Audiovisual Fund...read more

10/16/2021 - 6:15pm
 
Rhyme or Die

Rhyme or Die

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World Premiere
Showtime: 
Saturday, October 16, 2021 - 6:15pm
Run Time: 
10.52
Country: 
United Kingdom
Synopsis: 
Five kidnapped strangers are forced to rhyme to their captor's funky beats - or die.
Directed by: 
Max Lincoln
Produced by: 
Rami Sarras Pantoja
Executive Producer(s): 
Ed Sayers, Rebecca Wolff
Written by: 
Alex Moran
Main Cast: 
Bethan Cullinane, Olumide Olorunfemi, Victor Alli, Racheal Ofori, Mohammad Amiri, Samuel Blenkin
Max Lincoln
About the Director(s): 

Max has a love of heightened narratives that led to his descent into horror. His non-horror shorts range from a 50s dystopian drama, a PICNIC AT HANGING ROCK infused revenge film and a twisted breakup drama about rising jealousy between a couple in the art world.

His horror shorts began with two films created as part of the Straight 8 competition. One, a short about sacrificial sex set in the Sixties, and the other about murdering those who share your name for ultimate power. The latte...read more

10/16/2021 - 6:15pm
 
Little Brother

Little Brother

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No Premiere
Showtime: 
Saturday, October 16, 2021 - 6:15pm
Run Time: 
13:37
Country: 
United States
Synopsis: 
Keith, a white elementary school teacher, journeys to South Los Angeles to investigate the home life of his gifted student Lamont. When he meets the boy’s elderly Grandmother, they begin a polite dialogue about Lamont’s frequent absences from school, but the conversation grows increasingly hostile. Unbeknownst to Keith, there’s a special ingredient in Grandma’s sweet tea… and the teacher may be in store for learning a powerful lesson of his own.
Directed by: 
Dikega Hadnot
Produced by: 
Ashley Hillis & Dikega Hadnot
Executive Producer(s): 
Jon Lafferty, Spencer Mandel, Dikega Hadnot
Written by: 
Spencer Mandel
Main Cast: 
Hattie Winston, Jon Lafferty, Deniro Farrar, King Roubleau, Robert Rexx
Dikega Hadnot
About the Director(s): 

Dikega Hadnot is a Los Angeles born writer/director, who began his journey in film as an assistant to Terrence Malick on Tree of Life. Following Malick's advice to pursue his own path as a filmmaker, Dikega returned to Los Angeles where he co-founded commercial production company, Latebloom Entertainment and writing/directing partnership, GONZOGRIOT. Little Brother is his first short with writing partner Spencer Mandel. In 2021, he’s setting up his feature length directorial debut in which he...read more

10/16/2021 - 6:15pm
 
Smile

Smile

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Saturday, October 16, 2021 - 6:15pm
Run Time: 
6:35
Country: 
USA, CANADA
Synopsis: 
When a young woman struggles to smile, her depression becomes something truly monstrous.
Directed by: 
Joanna Tsanis
Produced by: 
Zeus Kontoyannis, Adrian Bobb
Written by: 
Joanna Tsanis
Main Cast: 
Konstantina Mantelos (Anything for Jackson) as ANNA , Ashley Laurence (Hellraiser) as MOM (Voice), and Tyler Williams (Spare Parts) as MOROS.
About the Director(s): 

Joanna Tsanis is an award-winning genre filmmaker whose films have screened at FANTASIA, FANTASTIC FEST, and SCREAMFEST.

10/16/2021 - 6:15pm
 
Pizza Boy

Pizza Boy

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World Premiere
Showtime: 
Saturday, October 16, 2021 - 6:15pm
Run Time: 
5:16
Country: 
United States
Synopsis: 
An oblivious pizza delivery boy is unable to realize the world around him is slowly turning into a zombie apocalypse. Will he realize before it’s too late?
Directed by: 
Paul Kruse
Produced by: 
Paul Kruse, Logan Hall
Written by: 
Paul Kruse
Main Cast: 
Emilio Peña as Pizza Boy, Anna Defendiefer as The Cashier, Kyle Shaw as The Zombie, Spencer Martinez as The Girlfriend
Pizza Boy director Paul Kruse
About the Director(s): 

Though, Paul discovered a love for film from watching satirical movie reviews on Youtube. When Paul's friend told him about a screenwriting competition Paul wrote his first screenplay at 21 years old. Paul went on to win that screenwriting competition, had that film produced with the prize money, and had the film selected to premiere at Nickelodeon studios. Since that first script Paul has written, directed, and edited three short films. Paul's films have gotten better each time and he attrib...read more

10/16/2021 - 6:15pm
 
Shielded

Shielded

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North American Premiere
Showtime: 
Saturday, October 16, 2021 - 6:15pm
Run Time: 
21 mins
Country: 
The Netherlands
Synopsis: 
Amidst a worldwide pandemic, two young sisters are stuck in an isolated home. An odd man appears in a hazmat, claiming he can help..
Directed by: 
Jan Verdijk
Produced by: 
Daniel Dow
Written by: 
Jan Verdijk
Main Cast: 
Nola Elvis Kemper Femke de Booys Ward Weemhoff
About the Director(s): 

Jan Verdijk (1987) is a Dutch writer/director of psychological horror film.

Jan made himself known with WILD (2018), winning the prestigious Méliès d’Or at Sitges Film Festival. A promising filmmaker on the rise who's talent for direction & world-building has been recognised by multiple Triple A festivals (A STRANGER FROM THE PAST (2020), VALT EEN MAN UIT DE LUCHT (2017).

10/16/2021 - 6:15pm
 
Nagual: The Sin Eater

Nagual: The Sin Eater

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Saturday, October 16, 2021 - 6:15pm
Run Time: 
14:07
Country: 
United States
Synopsis: 
Two outlaws, wounded and on the run, struggle across the unforgiving landscape of Northern Arizona after a botched robbery in 1887. Their foredoomed path is crossed by a mysterious nun bearing gifts who is not what she seems.
Directed by: 
Dan "Laz" Lazarovits
Produced by: 
Dan "Laz" Lazarovits, Phil Desanti & Craig Blair
Written by: 
Phil Desanti & Dan "Laz" Lazarovits
Main Cast: 
Ronnie Gene Blevins, Alen Kolenovic, Diahnna Nicole Baxter, Khrystyne Haje
Dan "Laz" Lazarovits
About the Director(s): 

A native Angelino, Dan “Laz” Lazarovits, has been working in the film industry since graduating from film school at Cal State Northridge in 1999. As a First Assistant Director, Laz has worked on horror films such as Insidious 3 and Insidious 4, and the television series American Horror Story - Apocalypse. In recent years Laz has had the opportunity to pursue his dream of co-writing, producing and directing his own short film, Nagual: The Sin Eater. Laz still lives in Los Angeles, tirelessly...read more

10/16/2021 - 6:15pm
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Selfie

Selfie

Screens with the feature film Wicked Games

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Saturday, October 16, 2021 - 8:15pm
Run Time: 
17:30
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
Social media influencers are stalked by a killer wearing their faces as masks on the night of an event opening.
Directed by: 
Dallas Harden
Produced by: 
Kabir Chitre, Irais Cardenas, Dallas Harden, Kelland Li, Tiffanie Melgar, Bryan Sosa, Mina Vazirian, Ellie Villa
Written by: 
Jeremy Garcia & Dallas Harden
Main Cast: 
Jordan Tovar, Denis Shepherd, Will Summers, Morgan Harvill, Bridget Heely, Zedrick Restauro, Eric Baker, Yahnice Marie, Jack Koester, David Kopp, Elvira Reyes
Dallas Harden
About the Director(s): 

Dallas Harden is an award-winning comedy and horror filmmaker in West Los Angeles for YA audiences in film and TV. He currently works at William Morris Endeavor as a Talent Assistant. Prior, he worked at UC Riverside in the film department for four and a half years educating student filmmakers on everything he learned in the independent film world. His production company, DTH Pictures, was founded in the Inland Empire over a decade ago and is still churning out short films, winning awards, an...read more

10/16/2021 - 8:15pm
 
WICKED GAMES

WICKED GAMES

Screens with short film Selfie

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World Premiere
Showtime: 
Saturday, October 16, 2021 - 8:15pm
Run Time: 
80 min
Country: 
USA
Synopsis: 
When Harley joins her new boyfriend for a long Halloween weekend at his country estate, they’re invaded by a band of masked freaks and forced to play a Wicked Game. To the intruders’ unpleasant surprise, Harley’s hard-boiled history has endowed her with a bag of tricks which give the game a surprise ending.
Directed by: 
Teddy Grennan
Produced by: 
Bennett Krishock, Heath Franklin, Christopher Walters
Executive Producer(s): 
Burton Gray, Gill Holland
Written by: 
Teddy Grennan
Main Cast: 
Christine Spang, Markus Silbiger, Michael Shenefelt, Conner Ann Waterman
About the Director(s): 

Teddy is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Sun Valley Film Festival, the award-winning creator of RAVAGE (2019), and has spent years producing independent films. Wicked Games is his favorite and he’s looking forward to sharing it with you in 2021.

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Mad Machine

Mad Machine

Screens with the feature film #blue_whale

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Los Angeles Premiere
Showtime: 
Saturday, October 16, 2021 - 10:00pm
Run Time: 
7m 17s
Country: 
United States
Synopsis: 
In the not-too-distant future, personal security androids fill the void left by a fully privatized police force. When one woman's android malfunctions, she must fight to survive his murderous onslaught.
Directed by: 
Sergio Guerra
Produced by: 
Sergio Guerra
Written by: 
Sergio Guerra
Main Cast: 
Alison Pringle, Sergio Guerra
About the Director(s): 

Sergio Guerra’s fondness for suspense and the unsettling formed at an early age, the end result of too many impressionable "Twilight Zone" marathons. A San Francisco native, the Latinx filmmaker started making movies in high school using old family cameras, developing a particular affinity for the eerie graininess of Super 8. He honed his craft while attending New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. His original horror pilot "Creature Comfort" was a winner in the ATX-Blacklist Script ...read more

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#Blue_Whale

#Blue_Whale

Screens with the short films Anniversary & Mad Machine

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US Premiere
Showtime: 
Saturday, October 16, 2021 - 10:00pm
Run Time: 
1 hour 31 min
Country: 
Russia
Synopsis: 
After her younger sister Julia commits suicide, troubled adolescent Dana decides to find out what led to her death. Examining her sister’s computer, Dana finds a secret chat group where adolescents are encouraged to kill themselves through a challenge called "Blue Whale". Dana’s investigation leads her ever closer to the truth, but to really discover what happened, she herself must play the deadly game.#blue_whale // #I_want_to_play_the_game is inspired by real events that happened in Russia in 2015 and 2017.
Directed by: 
Anna Zaytseva
Produced by: 
Timur Bekmambetov, Anna Shalashina, Igor Mishin
Executive Producer(s): 
Timur Bekmambetov
Written by: 
Evgeniya Bogomyakova, Anna Zaytseva, Olga Klemesheva
Main Cast: 
Anna Potebnya, Timofey Eleckii, Ekaterina Stulova, Diana Shulmina, Olga Pipchenko, Polina Vataga, Daniil Kiselev
About the Director(s): 

Anna Zaytseva was born on April 2, 1985 in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky (Russia) in a family of a director and an actress. She has lived in Moscow most of her life. Anna graduated from the international directing master program of FAMU (Czech Republic) in 2014. Her mentor was Ivo Trajkov, an acclaimed Czech-Macedonian director.
Anna’s films took part in 52 film festivals and her short films "The contract", "Lisa" and «No, you’re stupid!» received 16 international awards. Her short film «No,...read more

10/16/2021 - 10:00pm
 
Anniversary

Anniversary

Screens with the feature film #blue_whale

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No Premiere
Showtime: 
Saturday, October 16, 2021 - 10:00pm
Run Time: 
6:30
Country: 
United States
Synopsis: 
Rubin and Lilly are just married, expecting a baby and driving off into the sunset. It was supposed to be the best day of their lives...
Directed by: 
Craig Ouellette
Produced by: 
Craig Ouellette, James Simenc, Max Solomon
Executive Producer(s): 
Craig Ouellette
Written by: 
Craig Ouellette & Neal McLaughlin, Story by Neal McLaughlin
Main Cast: 
James Simenc, Katie Peabody, David Crane
Craig Ouellette, film director and writer
About the Director(s): 

Craig Ouellette is the writer/director of the independent feature “All The Days Undone” and more than 25 short films, most in the horror, thriller and action genres. They have over 70,000,000 views online, have played numerous festivals and won multiple awards. His most recent short "$TRIP" has won Best Horror Short, Best Makeup FX and the Director's Choice Award. It has been called "A great love letter to Clive Barker-esque horror."

When his Mom was diagnosed with Cancer, Craig captur...read more

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