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July 27, 2016 Posted by admin in General

Special Sneak Peek! Episode 1 of Japanese Legends: "Slit"

Japanese Legends POSTERSlit
Part of the "Supernatural Horrors" Shorts Block, starting 2:40 pm on Sunday, September 11!
Japan | 2016 | 7 minutes | Pablo Absento

A story of a mystery woman with a surgical mask on her face.

Director’s statement:
“Japanese Legends. Slit” is the first episode of “Japanese Legends” series. This one focuses on a famous urban legend which is believed to be based on true events. A strange woman who is wearing a surgical mask and walking around the empty streets was terrifying locals in 70s-80s of the last century. Rumors of alleged sightings began spreading around the Nagasaki prefecture, then spread throughout Japan and caused panic in many towns.

The character seems a pure monster to us, however her story is very ambiguous. Indeed, she is the victim of circumstances who didn't receive any help in time, whose problems of domestic violence were ignored by a society that doesn't care much about people. As a result of this indifference, we have this “monster” - a symbol of a price we inevitably pay for our apathetic attitude toward the others.

Cast: Pablo Absento, Steven LeFever
Cinematographer: Ivan Kovac
Music: Eric Elick
Format: DCP

 

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#151: Director Pablo Absento and her "Shi"

talk wit pabloPablo Absento showed her atmospheric horror short film Shi at the 2015 Horrible Imaginings Film Festival, as well as film festivals all over the world, and that got the notice of none other than Fangoria. Now, all of you can watch this film and see what all the buzz is about in 8 terrifying minutes because Fangoria is hosting the full film on their website for free!
If you want to watch it before listening to this episodes, spend eight minutes here (don't forget to click "subscribe" while you are there):

In this episode, Pablo and I talk (and sometimes get hilariously derailed with):

1. how my car helped her get her first experience in an American ER
2. Dennys
3. Experiencing Horrible Imaginings Film Festival
4. Getting "Shi" on Fangoria
5. Mixing personal experiences with folklore for storytelling inspiration
6. Indie filmmaking and some of the trials of getting seen
7. Too many laughs with a good friend
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Listen to the Episode HERE: