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July 27, 2016 Posted by admin in General

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

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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

 

[hi_image id='style-1' size='300x400' alignment='center' link='http://www.hifilmfest.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/japanese-leends-director.jpg' title='Director: Pablo Absento' text='Pablo Absento was born in Weybridge, UK. Pablo moved to Tokyo, Japan, where she made her first short film Call My Name, and second short film SHI.' share='image' display='inline' new_window='0']Pablo Absento[/hi_image]

 

 

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July 10, 2016 Posted by admin in General

Short Film: Zombie Playground: Ice Scream

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Zombie Playground: Ice Scream
Part of the Horror Comedy Block starting at 8:00 pm on Thursday, September 8!
UK | 2016 | 8 minutes | Jason Wright

Zombie Playground: Ice Scream is about two ladies that get lost in a woods and stumble upon a very odd group of children that have survived there for a long time. In the film you will find out why the children survive and what fate awaits the ladies.

Fun Fact: Zombie Playground is for sure different from the usual zombie short films as it has over 30 zombie children in the cast so this alone set some challenges for Director Jason Wright. The film is due out in January 2016 and being entered to horror festivals all around the world. Although this is a short film the production company Silent Studios has plans to expand this in the future.
Cast: Jon Campling, Megan Lockhurst, Rosie Pearson, David Sellicks
Official Website
Format: DCP

 

[hi_image id='style-1' size='400x266' alignment='center' link='http://www.hifilmfest.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/play-dir.jpg' title='Director: Jason Wright' text='Jason Wright directed the film and was born in the UK. He is best known for horror films that include Infected (2015), Sweet6teen (2012) Demon Mist (2010). Jason is also currently working on a few feature films to be released in 2016 and 2017 which include Torture and Zombikini.' share='image' display='inline' new_window='0']Jason Wright[/hi_image]

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July 9, 2016 Posted by admin in General

Short Film: Earworm

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Earworm
Playing Friday, September 9 after the Anthropophagia Panel, along with Survivor Type!
USA | 2016 | 5 minutes | Tara Price

A lonely man does battle with a relentless piece of music.

Cast: Ernest L. Thomas (What's Happening, Everybody Loves Chris, Malcolm X)
Cinematographer: Vincent Valentin
Producer: Billy Hanson
Music: Brian J. Emond
Language: English
Format: DCP

 

[hi_image id='style-1' size='370x370' alignment='center' link='http://www.hifilmfest.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/tara.jpg' title='Director: Tara Price' text='Tara Price is a filmmaker and actress known for Earworm (2016) and The Routine (2014). Originally from New England, Tara has been lauded as classic and timeless by film and theatre critics. ' share='image' display='inline' new_window='0']Tara Price[/hi_image]

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July 9, 2016 Posted by admin in General

Short Film: The Phantom Hour

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The Phantom Hour
Part of the Horror Comedy Shorts Block! Starting Thursday, September 8 at 8:00 pm! Local Spotlight | 2016 | 8 minutes | Brian Butler

The Phantom Hour is a 2016 short horror comedy from director Brian Butler and Rosewood Five.

Cast: Luke Pensabene, Raye Richards, Connor Sullivan, Morgan Reynolds, Dakota Ringer and Brian Butler
Official Website
Language: English
Format: DCP

 

[hi_image id='style-1' size='275x400' alignment='center' link='http://www.hifilmfest.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/brian.jpg' title='Director: Brian Butler' text='Brian Butler is an actor / filmmaker from San Diego, California. He began making films at an early age and has since become a working actor and director in local theatre. He is a graduate of San Diego State University and has also completed an intensive acting training program with the British Academy of Dramatic Arts at Magdalen College, Oxford.' share='image' display='inline' new_window='0']Brian Butler[/hi_image]

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July 9, 2016 Posted by admin in General

Short Film: A Matter of Trust

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A Matter of Trust
USA | 2016 | 8 minutes | John Veron

Eric comes home to his girlfriend to a grisly scene: the house is a wreck, she's covered in scrapes and bruises, and whatever attacked her is locked in the bathroom. But the thing in the bathroom sounds very familiar, and Eric has some choices to make...

Cast: Julian Quebedeaux, Lauren Miller
Cinematography: Tyler Russell
Format: DCP

 

Director Statement

Looking back, I can think of two things that are to blame for turning me into the horror nerd I am today: Joe Bob Briggs' Monster-Vision and horror anthology shows like Are You Afraid of the Dark, the Twilight Zone, and the Outer Limits. A Matter of Trust is my attempt to capture the spirit of the latter. It's a simple story: A guy comes home to an hysterical girlfriend who tells him she fought something and locked it in the bathroom. He asks what it was, then hears his girlfriend's voice coming from the bathroom, telling him not to trust the thing standing in front of him. And then we're off and running.

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July 9, 2016 Posted by admin in General

Short Film: Genghis Khan Conquers the Moon

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Ghengis Khan Conquers the Moon
Part of the "Science Fiction and Creature Features" Shorts Block, starting 12 Noon on Saturday, September 10!
USA | 2015 | 17 minutes | Kerry Yang

In Genghis Khan's last days, an encounter with a Wizard sends him to the Moon. Just as the Mediaeval anti-hero thinks he's made his greatest conquest, he finds himself on a spiritual quest, realizing the absurd clash between one man's need and the silence of the Universe.

Cast: Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, James Hong, Marcus Natividad, Daniel Juhn, Guy Perry
Cinematographers: Guan xi, Noah Kistler
Music: Pantawit Kiangsiri
Official Website
Format: DCP

 

[hi_image id='style-1' size='370x370' alignment='center' link='http://www.hifilmfest.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Kerrys-headshot.jpg' title='Director: Kerry Yang' text='Born and raised in Taiwan, Kerry came to the USA in high school then obtained a BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and an MFA from USC School of Cinematic Arts. In her absurdist fables, Kerry’s diverse body of work uses unconventional storytelling to both explore and subvert traditional views of Eastern & Western history. ' share='image' display='inline' new_window='0']Kerry Yang[/hi_image]

 

 

GENGHIS KHAN CONQUERS THE MOON Official Trailer from Kerry Yang on Vimeo.

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