Halloween weekend of the 2020 election, six old friends ride into red country armed with humor and naiveté. When the meet an immovable force their plans are thwarted and their fight to win the election becomes a fight for their lives.
Mitchell Branget is a passionate, Canadian writer, director, special effects/makeup artist, and production designer. He is currently attending the University Windsor, studying for his Masters degree in film production. While at the university he has written and directed a number of award winning short films such as Die Kiste: The Crate, and Dreamer’s Journey and has worked as a special effects artist on over 17 films and has directing experiences ranging from shorts to commercial advertisements.
Dreamer’s Journey was the final ‘calling card’ film I had the privilege of creating during my undergrad at film school. Dreamer’s Journey was filmed in six days with a student level budget($3.5k CAD), as this film was originally created for a ‘Senior Project’ class I was registered in while finishing my undergrad in film school. This film is a true passion project in every sense of the word, and the phenomenal dedication from the cast & crew is captured in the very essence of this film. We hope you enjoy our madness, thank you. Mitch.Branget
Dreamer’s Journey is a psychological horror film centred around the concepts of sleep paralysis, lucid dreaming, and repressed memory. Is Daniel unlocking the truths of his past, or simply losing his mind to madness ?
AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS:
Best Horror Short Film: KOREATOWN GHOST STORY
Best Thriller Short Film: THIS MODERN MAN IS BEAT
Best Performances: FIRST TIME
Best Cinematography: ….AND THEN THE DARKNESS
Best Sound & Music: THE WILD WOMAN AND THE PAINTER
Theme of night: Exposing unfairness.
NOTE: Festival took place during the COVID-19 virus lockdown so all screenings were held in private.
Minsun Park & Teddy Tenenbaum are a writing/directing team with combined experience in features and television, including pilot sales, staff writing, feature spec sales, and feature and television assignments. They have written separately and together, and currently write both as a team and as solo writers. They specialize in genre writing, including horror, thriller, and action, typically with a humorous edge. With Minsun’s background as an Asian-American woman born in Korea and Teddy’s experience as a White dude from Ohio, they cover a lot of bases.
In addition to telling a story that is a metaphor for how new generations of Americans feel trapped between the cultures of their parents and that of America, our goal was to assemble a cast and crew that included both a majority of underrepresented minorities in the film industry, as well as women in most of the key production roles. Our cast and crew was 60% underrepresented minorities, 60% women, and 50% Asian-American.
In this supernatural horror tale based on a Korean ritual starring Margaret Cho and Lyrica Okano, a woman entertains a macabre offer that would let her pursue her dreams, for better or for much much worse.