Film Maudit 2.0 – AVANT HORROR
November 16 @ 12:00 am - 1:45 am PST$10.00
ID OF THE PERVERSE (USA, 2018, dir. Chloe Renee Hayes)
The intrusive gorey thoughts of a young woman manifests in a sinister form.
Chloe Renee Hayes is a freelance animator and digital artist, now completing a Masters at Rochester Institute of Technology’s School of Film and Animation. She practices digital styles such as digital painting/drawing, motion graphics, and animation (including 2D, 3D, and animation for video games), as well as painting and drawing with traditional media. She enjoys character/performance based art and always seeks to challenge and improve her skills. www.ChloeReneeHayes.com
VALERIO’S DAY OUT (Colombia, 2019, dir. Michael Arcos)
A young jaguar (Valerio) goes on a killing spree when he escapes from his enclosure at a zoo. After he’s caught, sedated, and relocated, he makes a video diary for his significant other. Their name is Lula.
Michael Arcos is a Miami-raised, Ecuadorian-American filmmaker who began his career as an adolescent editing on VHS. His work has been exhibited internationally since 2014. Arcos is currently based in New Orleans, Louisiana where he continues to create new work through film, sound design, and animation.
Some recent accolades for his work are the jury prize for best short film for Valerio’s Day Out (2019 Fantastic Fest & Overlook Film Festival), Top 5 Best Short Film for This My Favorite Mural (2018 Kinoscope), and Best Underground Film for Dream Throat (2017 Lisbon International Film Festival). His work has screened at the Los Angeles International Film Festival, Anthology Film Archives, I’Alternativa Barcelona Independent Film Festival, Calgary Underground Film Festival, New Orleans Film Festival, Maryland International Film Festival, Glasgow Short Film Festival, Borscht Film Festival, among others.
SIN ULTRA (USA, 2019, dir. Amanda Kramer)
The deadpan employees of an industrial environment that perpetually manufactures dead women are momentarily perturbed when a corpse suddenly springs into a dance. Sublime surrealism courtesy of LADYWORLD’s Amanda Kramer.
Amanda Kramer’s short films BARK, INTERVENE, and SIN ULTRA have played at Fantastic Fest, Monster Fest, Final Frame, Court Metrange Festival, Chicago Underground Film Festival and Boston Underground Film Festival’s Dispatches from the Underground. Her screenplays have been accepted into IFP’s Emerging Filmmakers program and Frontierés International Co-Production Market in Brussels. Kramer’s music videos have premiered on Vogue, LA Record, Flaunt Magazine, and Complex.
Her feature film PARIS WINDOW opened the Women Texas Film Festival and won the jury prize for Creative Vision at the DTLA Film Festival. Her feature film LADYWORLD was selected for the Frontierés Buyers Showcase at the Marche du Film at Cannes. The film had it’s US Premiere at Fantastic Fest (’18) and it’s International Premiere at London BFI Film Festival. Distributed by Cleopatra Entertainment, LADYWORLD had it’s theatrical and streaming release in August 2019.
THE FILM MACHINE (USA, 2019, dir. Miriam & Sonia Albert-Sorino)
A female professor tries to escape the vicious circle of the horror genre. An assault to the horror genre and the conceited traditional narrative.
Twin sisters Sonia and Miriam Albert-Sobrino are far from being the traditional filmmakers. With years of Nursing practice under their belts, and two current appointments as Film Professors at the University of Utah, the Also Sisters bring to the art of moviemaking their distinct and innovative eye…Or should we say eyes?
Sonia and Miriam defy the rules of filmmaking while doing mostly everything with relation to writing; scripting; directing photography and so on, and as with the Coens and Wachowskis their sibling partnership gives us two heads thinking as one. Sonia and Miriam’s next projects include several short films, and what will be their first horror feature film.
MIDNIGHT (UK, 2019, dir. Katie Bonham)
When strange manifestations begin to haunt Eddie, he is forced to uncover the dark and disturbing history of his home in this unsettling tale of regret and abandonment.
Katie Bonham is an award-winning writer and director known for her love of social realism and the horror genre, which she combines to create original and thought-provoking films. Bonham’s second film, THE PORCELAIN GROUND (2014), made it through to the semi-finals for the Shortcuts to Hell Vol.2 competition, which is available on iTunes’s. Bonham has held four World Premieres at Frightfest, screening THE PAPER ROUND (2015), MINDLESS (2016), MAB (2017) and MIDNIGHT (2019).
MINDLESS (2015) starred horror legend Nicholas Vince (NIGHTBREED, HELLRAISER) and screened at film festivals worldwide and received numerous awards for Best International Film.Her magical realism short, MAB (2017) screened its Welsh Premiere at Abertoir Horror Film Festival where it won The Abertoir Award, and the prestigious Méliès d’Argent as part of Abertor’s role in the European Fantastic Film Festivals Federation. Mab competed for the prestigious Méliès d’Or in SITGES Film Festival in 2018.
JULIETTE (Belgium, 2016, dir. Lora D’Addazio)
Juliette is a shy girl terrified to catch a ride with two horny bitches that aren’t paying any attention to the road…
Form a plastic art background, Lora D’Addazio started making animation shorts at the school of La Cambre in Brussels. After graduation in 2016, and while being freelance animator to survive, she created I Do What I Want Prod with her friends. A no budget production house that make mature audience animated short for the sake of art.
ASIAN GIRLS (Australia, 2017, dir. Hyun Lee)
Chan is a Chinese factory worker who lives alone. Every night, she suffers from horrific nightmares involving the woman in the apartment next door, a Japanese office lady.
Hyun Lee is a writer / director / photographer based in Sydney. Her essays and photographic work have appeared in art and fashion publications such as Ruins Magazine (London), the FdeC Reader (Tokyo) and 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art’s 4A Papers (Sydney). She is the writer and director of ASIAN GIRLS, a short film which was a recipient of the Screen NSW: Emerging Filmmakers’ Fund. Completed in mid 2017, it had its world premiere at South by Southwest Film Festival (SXSW) in March 2018. https://hyunleee.com/
MUIL [MAW] (Belgium, 2018, dir. Jasper Vrancken)
Richard has an unusual fantasy: he gets sexually aroused by the idea of being devoured by an animal. In a contact ad, he gets to know Max and with that encounter the chance of making his fantasy real. But does he dare?
Jasper Vrancken is a filmmaker, lecturer and researcher, specializing in the horror genre. He teaches film- and video production at the Luca School of Arts, and is currently pursuing a PhD in the Arts about horror film production.
He was born in the year Alien and The Brood were released, and horror is his main love and passion. He lives near Antwerp, in Belgium. More info can be found on www.jaspervrancken.com
IRA (USA/Croatia/Argentina, 2018, dir. Nikki Bohm)
After discovering two dead bodies in a Motel room, a panicked Man strikes a deal with the Devil to find out the truth. Through a horrifying ritual, the Man learns this truth and ends up paying more than he bargained for.
Nikki Bohm is a Director, Writer, Actor and Producer born in Zagreb, Croatia and raised in Vancouver, Canada. She currently resides in Los Angeles.
Her passion for writing and directing came with her debut script NOTHING HAPPENED, a short experimental film about domestic abuse, which premiered at the Muestra Audio Visual Cine Sinu in Monteria, Cordoba, Colombia. Inspired by European experimental Art House filmmaking, American 1980’s cinema, and Latin American film, Nikki strives to create a cinematic work that explores how choice, consequence and error can have an important effect on people’s lives and the world around us. With raw realism, her films often explore social issues, dealing with psychological and physical human struggles.
Nikki wrote and directed several short experimental films including IRA an Official Selection in the Noves Visiones Petit Category 51st Sitges Festival Internacional De Cinema Fantastic De Catalunya, 2018. Nikki received the Special Contribution Award for her work as a Judge on the Judging Committee at the prestigious Montgomery International Film Festival 2019 and she is set to serve as a Judge on the Official Jury for the prestigious LABRFF 2019 “Los Angeles Brazilian Film Festival”.
PRIDE (from 7 SINS) (USA, 2019, dir. Michael Epstein)
Inspired by a fundamentalist radio broadcast about how God demands you forgive your neighbor for raping your children, Pride avenges religion’s use of repression and shame to protect perpetrators of sexual violence.
Michael J. Epstein is a Los Angeles filmmaker known primarily for horror and sci-fi feature films layered with modern sociopolitical commentary, including the social-satire-horror CLICKBAIT, 70s-Euro-vampire BLOOD OF THE TRIBADES, psychotronic-sci-fi MAGNETIC, and the avant-mystery TEN. He often co-writes, co-directs, and co-produces with his wife, Sophia Cacciola, with their production company Launch Over.