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Film Maudit 2.0 – SURREAL REALITY
November 14 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm PST$10.00
WAKEY WAKEY (USA, 2019, dir. Mary Dauterman)
Alex had a shitty night.
Mary Dauterman is a writer and director based in Brooklyn. Her short films have been selected for multiple Vimeo Staff Picks, screened at Fantastic Fest, Maryland Film Festival, and Fantasia, and featured on NoBudge, Vulture and Booooooom. She has written and directed projects for Adult Swim, published two kids books that aren’t for kids, written satire for the Hairpin (RIP), and made some decent advertisements. She has been recognized as an ADC Young Gun for her body of work.
NORMAN (Spain, 2019, dir. Gigi Romero)
Norman has died and meditates about those who are still alive and about the one who betrayed him.
Gigi Romero is a Venezuelan director based in Madrid for over two decades. She is a music video director, videographer & video editor, but above all, a horror film lover. Her short films Together (2009) and THE PARTY IS OVER (2011) were screened in several genre film festivals (including Screamfest in LA), garnering rave reviews both nationally and internationally. Norman is her latest work and it premiered in the recent edition of the Sitges Film Festival in Spain.
THE OBLITERATION OF THE CHICKENS (USA, 2019, dir. Izzy Lee)
The universe does not care. The abyss is stupid.
Named by the A.V. Club as one of ten female directors Blumhouse should hire, Izzy Lee is a writer and twice-Rondo Award-nominated filmmaker. She has written for Birth.Movies.Death., Rue Morgue, Fangoria, and Diabolique, and is an editor for ScreenAnarchy.
You can find her stories “The Dark Lights” in “Dark Moon Digest;” “Demons of 1994” in “Tales From the Crust;” “I Did it for the Art” in “Fright Into Flight;” “Famous Last Words” in “Lost Films;” “Tilberian Holiday” in “Wicked Witches;” and “The Lake Children” in both “Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep” and “Hydrophobia,” with more to come. She’s currently at work on several short stories and scripts.
When she’s not writing, she’s making scary little films, often from an outsider perspective with a socio-political bent. Her shorts have screened with such films as Tigers Are Not Afraid, Await Further Instructions, American Psycho, Prevenge, Baskin, Antibirth, The Villainess, Replace, Tales of Halloween, They Look Like People, The Love Witch, The Lords of Salem, Midnighters, Assasinaut, and The Sacrament.
MONTANA, GA (USA, 2019, dir. Ryan Dickie)
Lyn inherits his late grandfather’s mountain home and invites his best buds, Brad and David, for a weekend getaway. What begins as ideal isolation for the middle-aged stoner trio becomes a confrontation with the supernatural that leaves them no assurances besides their eternal friendship.
Ryan Dickie is an independent filmmaker based in Brooklyn, NY. He works in narrative, documentary and commercials as a director, cinematographer, editor, writer and producer in live action, animation, interactive and VR. His accolades include 2 Gold Screen Young Director Awards, D&AD Graphite Pencil, Vimeo Best of the Year Award and 6 Staff Picks, 4 SXSW Grand Jury Nominations, Webby Awards Nomination, WIFF Independent Spirit Award, and Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Faces of Independent Film. Born in Dallas, TX (’84), BFA Film/TV Savannah College of Art and Design (’06), member of the National Board of Review (’15) Ryan loves cinema, music, reading, gaming, cooking, hot sauce, yoga and having adventures with friends.
IT’S NOT CUSTARD (UK, 2018, dir. Kate McCoid)
Louise, a teenager suffering unrelenting acne and continual bullying, is granted a delicious revenge.
Kate McCoid is a British Writer-Director who has established herself in Post-Production in the last six years, working on Feature Films such as ‘DETECTIVE PIKACHU & THE FRENCH DISPATCH. IT’S NOT CUSTARD is Kate’s debut short. She also holds a BA (Hons) in Film from the University of Suffolk.
KING OF THE HILL PART II (USA, 2019, dir. Jake Wolfert)
A man discovers he can get high from huffing propane.
Jake Wolfert is an LA-Based Cinematographer
PLATYPUS (USA, 2018, dir. Foster Wilson)
Armed with an electric mixer, a Mysterious Woman gives Naked Man the battering of his life, but the sexy interrogation brings up feelings that are hard to swallow. Can she have her cake and eat it too? Or will love turn her batter bitter?
Foster Wilson is a filmmaker, director and actor. She earned her BFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and studied for 3 years with the Atlantic Theater Company under the tutelage of David Mamet, Mary McCann, Maggie Kiley, Scott Zigler, Chris Bauer and Geoffrey Nauffts. In 2015, Foster co-founded Detroit Street Films, an independent film production company intent on building a robust community of filmmakers to collaborate on micro-budget films. In its inaugural year, the company produced over a dozen shorts including Foster’s directorial debut: a gritty film about possessions and priorities titled BRICK & MOPSIE. Her sophomore short, WAFFLES, premiered at the Inside Out LGBT Film Festival in Toronto and went on to screen at festivals in Brooklyn, North Carolina, Nevada, New Mexico and Hong Kong (to date). Foster recently completed the short film PLATYPUS and is in post-production for an independent pilot presentation titled LOVE SCENES, LLC. She is in development on a collaborative feature with Detroit Street Films based on the 1897 play LA RONDE by Arthur Schnitzler.
THE PERFECT MAN (USA, 2019, dir. Nic Collins)
Set in the very near future, a virtual reality addicted girl must follow a government mandate to remove her VR headset for 3 hours. When her dismal reality sets in, she goes online and orders Perfect Man: a robotic humanoid love companion?
Nic Collins is an award-winning writer/director/editor/producer based in LA. With roots in Guerrilla Filmmaking and directing videos within the Chicago hip hop and punk music scene, Nic is passionate about telling stories from unique perspectives that are visually stunning. Nic loves 80’s comic books, 90’s hip hop, action figures, pro wrestling and salmon rolls. www.niccollins.com
TWO BODIES ON A BEACH (Finland, 2019, dir. Anna Paavilainen)
A Woman wakes up on a beach wrapped in plastic, half-naked and in high heels. “Not again,” she sighs and decides to find out who is behind this. She persuades an older woman who has been pushed to the margins of society to accompany her on her revenge trip. During their journey through classical cinematic landscapes, the two women have to face their own lusts, conflicts between generations, and their fragile ideologies.
Anna Paavilainen is a Finnish director, writer and actor. Her breakthrough performance as an actor was in Zaida Bergroth’s THE GOOD SON (2011), of which Paavilainen was nominated with The Jussi Prize (“The Finnish Oscar”). After several prestigious theatre, film and TV roles, Paavilainen moved to Sweden to study at Stockholms Filmskola. Also PLAY RAPE, monologue play written, directed and performed by Paavilainen and about the problematics and normalization of rape scenes in the theatre of 21st century Finland, was received with generous reviews and extensive attention in the media. The play has been translated into several languages.