Short Film: HORLA, 11min., Canada, Horror/Fantastic

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In the end of the 19th century, an isolated aristocrat becomes convinced that the house and grounds are haunted.

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Director BIO: Eli Weinstein (LOVE AFTER DEATH)

Director Biography – Eli Weinstein

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Eli has been an assistant director since 2013, working on projects such as People Of Earth, The Strain, Milton’s Secret (ft. Donald Sutherland), and Falling Water. He’s also worked on several films for the Canadian Film Centre, and American Film Institute in Los Angeles. He is a member of the Directors Guild of Canada. This is his directorial debut.

Director Statement

Love After Death is film about the nature of love, and an exploration of whether relationships are intrinsically tied to our mortality. This film is a passion project that I have been developing since attending film school and Humber College in 2013, and I’m thrilled to be able to share it with the world.

This film was made possible with the help of ACTRA Toronto through their Co-op program.

Short Film: LOVE AFTER DEATH, 9min., Canada, Horror/Romance

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Two lovers must test the limits of their relationship after waking up as zombies in the middle of the woods.

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  • Film Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Horror, Romance, Comedy
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes 48 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 16, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Canada
  • Country of Filming:
    Canada
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color

Director BIO: Katherine Oostman (THE STRANGER)

Director Biography – Katherine Oostman

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Katherine Oostman was homeschooled, studied at Oxford and worked the Sochi Olympics. She concerns herself with the dramatic, philosophical, and futuristic, so a debate about morality in space is her ideal. Call her if you’d like to engage in one. She fosters a compulsive tendency toward climbing any mountain in front of her (both literal and figurative) and creates high-concept photography in her spare time (the more glitter or metaphors, the better). She’s currently pursuing a career in creative development. Her education includes two bachelor degrees in Media Communication and Creative Writing, a Master of Fine Arts in Film Production from FSU, and a self-proclaimed masters in fort-building.

 

Director Statement

 

There’s something fundamentally haunting about psychological thrillers. They chill, not because they’re gruesome, but because they manifest immersive nightmares from a simple doubt and speak to morality through visceral physicality. Everyone has knocked on the actual or proverbial door of reconciliation, everyone has hurt someone they love. Mistakes are a fundamental element to human nature, but so is forgiveness – if allowed. However, in The Stranger, Blake is faced with the realization that, because of her mistakes, no one believes her. Not even her mother. This is one of my greatest fears: to hurt someone I love so deeply that not only do they distrust me, but they replace what we had with a delusion because of the damage I caused.

Short Film: THE STRANGER, 13min., USA, Thriller/Drama

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Blake left home years ago. Now, she is returning to make amends with her mom, but finds a stranger claiming to be her sister living in the house. As Blake begins to investigate, she realizes this stranger is turning people against her. Blake must prove she’s changed or lose everyone she loves.

  • Film Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    12 minutes 59 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 5, 2017
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    RED
  • Aspect Ratio:
    1:85.1
  • Film Color:
    Color

Horror Festival – Thur. October 25th. 7pm. Toronto

The FEEDBACK Monthly Film Festival is back for 2018.. Our home is The Carlton Cinemas, located in the heart of downtown Toronto at 20 Carlton Street. The event runs from 7pm to 9:10pm.

Continuing to showcase the best of short films from around the world, while maintaining our audience feedback format moderated by Kierston Drier. Showcasing a festival twice a month in Toronto in 2018!

Tickets for 2018 are PAY WHAT YOU LIKE.

If you like to obtain seats in advance and pick them up on the day of the event (come for FREE, or make a donation), please email us attickets@wildsound.ca and we’ll reserve seats for you.

You can pick up the tickets on the day of the event at the cinema. Tickets are first come, first serve. This festival has sold out 76 out of its last 78 events!

You will be able to buy alcohol (beer, wine, liquor), popcorn, candy, and refreshments before the show.

Here is the full program of films. Festival starts at 7pm sharp!

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1st ACT PROGRAM


BLACK CLOUD (Daiyun), 11min., Brazil, Horror/Animation
Directed by Andre Gustavo

When a mother punishes her child for no apparent reason, revenge comes from the most unexpected places.

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{APOLLYON}, 7min., USA, Horror/Experimental
Directed by Matt Burkett

A woman’s suffering may bring about monstrous consequences for humanity.

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LOVE AFTER DEATH, 9min., Canada, Horror/Romance
Directed by Eli Weinstein

Two lovers must test the limits of their relationship after waking up as zombies in the middle of the woods.

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THE STRANGER, 13min., USA, Thriller/Drama
Directed by Katherine Oostman

Blake left home years ago. Now, she is returning to make amends with her mom, but finds a stranger claiming to be her sister living in the house. As Blake begins to investigate, she realizes this stranger is turning people against her. Blake must prove she’s changed or lose everyone she loves.

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2nd ACT PROGRAM


HORLA, 11min., Canada, Horror/Fantastic
Directed by Gabriel Galand

In the end of the 19th century, an isolated aristocrat becomes convinced that the house and grounds are haunted.

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THE WHISTLER, 11min., Canada, Horror/Paranormal
Directed by Jennifer Nicole Stang

Lindsey is forced to babysit her sister, Becky, one night, when, after innocently falling asleep, wakes up to find her sister gone. Someone may have taken Becky and could be after her as well…

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PLASTIK, 12min., USA, Horror/Thriller
Directed by Valerio Mazzarella

Young dreamer desperately in need of a better image for her addiction in social media and is willing to sacrifice anything for followers and likes.

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ATTACK OF THE POTATO CLOCK, 2min., USA, Horror/Animation
Directed by Victoria Lopez, Ji young Na

Set in an 80’s elementary school, our film tells the story about a mutated potato clock that rises from death in a stormy day to get revenge on the cafeteria’s lunch lady who is chopping potatoes, creatures of his own kind.

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The FEEDBACK Monthly Film Festival is back for 2018.. Our home is The Carlton Cinemas, located in the heart of downtown Toronto at 20 Carlton Street. The event runs from 7pm to 9:10pm.

Continuing to showcase the best of short films from around the world, while maintaining our audience feedback format moderated by Kierston Drier. Showcasing a festival twice a month in Toronto in 2018!

Horror Festival Testimonial – August 18 2018

Festival for HORROR

The idea of possibly having my script read/performed by actors was a major influencing factor as not very many festivals provide that as a perk to the officially selected script. I believe that reading the script by actors shines a spotlight on the script and gives it the recognition it deserves. It is also an amazing opportunity to promote the screenplay if the screenwriter wants to market it to investors or production companies by giving them something to watch/read along to. My thoughts and feelings regarding the initial feedback that I received was nothing but a positive experience. The feedback was wonderful and touched on many aspects of the screenplay that really had the gears in my head turning, and made me think more about the story or certain parts of the screenplay. It was nothing but positive suggestions to help make the script better, and was very professional and…

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Horror Festival Testimonial – August 19 2018

Festival for HORROR

We loved the feedback. Hearing a reader tell us the story we’ve written gives us great insight toward making changes if and when we do so. The chance to hear our screenplay read out load drew us into entering the contest.

Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi

A slacker husband (with a child on the way) gets a rude awakening when aliens invade his home and target his family.

CAST LIST: 
Narrator: Carina Cojeen
Miriam: Carly Tisdall
Aaron: Christopher Huron
Cork: David Occhipinti
Bluetooth: Alicia Ryan

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Horror Festival Testimonial – August 22 2018

Festival for HORROR

Screenwriter Martin Reese (THE SNEEZE)

I read that it was a top notch festival. The feedback was great.

Genre: Horror, Fantasy

One man’s failure to exercise proper etiquette when someone sneezes leads to a case of demonic possession.

CAST LIST:

Phil: Michael Lake
Narrator: Kate Fenton
Neal: Danilo Reyes
Office Worker: Scott McCulloch

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