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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:

July 30, 2015 Posted by admin in General

2015 Horrible Imaginings Short Film: Shi!

shi poster

Country of Origin: Japan

An ordinary day starts horribly for the character when he receives some bad news. It changes his life right away. Everything would go wrong from that moment on.

Can things get worse than the worst?

"Shi" will be featured during the "Natural Vs. Supernatural 'Supernatural'" Short Film Block, starting at 1:25pm on Sunday, September 13th!

Part of Horrible Imaginings Horror Film Festival of San Diego's full line-up! Get Full Festival Passes or single screening tickets HERE!


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Director Bio: Pablo Absento

Was born in Weybridge, UK. 
 Bachelor degree in Journalism and Mass Communication. 
Master degree in Television Directing 
and Screenwriting. 
 5 years ago Pablo moved to Tokyo, Japan, where she made her first short film “Call My Name”, which became The best short horror at The Germany After Dark Horror Festival in 2013. The win at the festival in Germany brought some good budget to make another short “SHI”. 
"SHI" is the second project. 
For the both films Pablo worked as a screenwriter, director and producer.