Short Film: Ellie
Part of the "Human Killer & Psychological Terrors" Shorts Block, starting 12 Noon on Sunday, September 11!
Canada | Youth & Student | 2016 | 7 minutes | Morgana McKenzie "Desperate measures are taken to escape a violent world concealed within an isolated cottage." Fun Fact: Young filmmaker Morgana McKenzie is becoming quite prolific! Her music video We All Go the Same played at last year's HIFFSD! Cast: Sebastian Labissiere, Jeff Lawson, Grace Zanichkowsky
Music and Sound: Dave Johnson
Official Website Format: DCP
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2015 Horrible Imaginings Youth & Student Showcase: We All Go the Same!
Country of Origin:Canada
By 15 year old filmmaker Morgana McKenzie: “In the timeless world of fairy tales, villains and victims are visited by a vengeful fairy who offers to shift the balance of power.” While I am a high-school student, this short film is *not* a student project; it is not affiliated in any way with my school. This is an unofficial (but authorized) music video for the song "We All Go the Same" by Radical Face. Music used by expressed permission of Nettwerk Music Group.
Horrible Imaginings is proud to present our Youth and Student Showcase of upcoming student and under-18 filmmakers! Morgana McKenzie is still in high school, but she is composing and editing like a pro. We can't wait to see what does makes next--she rocks!
"We All Go the Same" will kickoff the "Youth & Student Showcase", starting at 3:25pm on Saturday, September 12th!
Part of Horrible Imaginings Horror Film Festival of San Diego's full line-up! Get Full Festival Passes or single screening tickets HERE!
Director Bio: Morgana McKenzie
Morgana McKenzie is a 15 year old filmmaker living in Ottawa, Canada. Morgana’s extensive visual arts experience naturally led her to filmmaking.
In the past three years, Morgana created short films screened internationally. Her 2014 short film “GIFTS” has screened at over 20 festivals and won 8 awards, including Best Emerging Female Filmmaker and a Prodigy Camp scholarship at NFFTY (National Film Festival for Talented Youth); Best Thriller at CineYouth; and Best of the Fest at the Future of Cinema Film Festival.
In April 2015 Morgana was awarded "Best Director Under 25" at the inaugural Ottawa Independent Video Awards.
Morgana released two short films in 2015: "We All Go the Same", an authorized music video about a dark fairy with a taste for vengeance; and, "Kurayami no Wa", an apocalyptic thriller set in winter.