HORROR Festival 1st Scene Reading: RAT, by Paul Harker

In a coastal backwater, a pregnant newcomer becomes the object of a lonely Ratcatcher’s infatuation, but the arrival of her arrogant ex-lover triggers pest control of terrifying proportions.

CAST LIST:

Narration: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Alex: Sean Ballantyne
Mother: Hannah Ehman
Father: Kyana Teresa
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HIGHLIGHT & VIDEOS: AUGUST 2021 HORROR Film Festival

Showcase of the best THRILLER & HORROR SHORT FILMS in the world today.

AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS:
Best Thriller Film: GESTIRN
Best Horror Film: DREAMER’S JOURNEY
Best Performances: LEAD ME HOME
Best Cinematography: MARY

Theme of night: Life

NOTE: Festival took place during the COVID-19 virus lockdown so all screenings were held in private.

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Videos:

festival posterMARY, 8min., Costa Rica, Thriller



festival posterGESTIRN, 12min., Switzerland, Thriller



festival posterLEAD ME HOME, 21min., France, Thriller



festival posterDREAMER’S JOURNEY, 18min., Canada, Horror



The beginning of a (temporary) new era.

See you at the festivals. Whenever that happens!

– Matthew Toffolo

Horror Feature Film Trailer: RED PILL, 87min., USA, Horror

RED PILL, 87min., USA, Horror
Directed by Tonya Pinkins

LISTEN to Podcast Interview with Director Tonya Pinkins: https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/wildsound-the-film-podcast/id1406973270


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.

Six progressives, one deadly weekend.

Project Links

Director Biography – Mitchell Branget (DREAMER’S JOURNEY)

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.

Director Statement

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

HIGHLIGHT & VIDEOS: JULY 2021 HORROR Film Festival

Feature Film Showcase. WINNER best FEATURE FILM for the 2021 HORROR UNDERGROUND Festival Season.

RED PILL, 87min., USA, Horror
Directed by Tonya Pinkins


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.

Six progressives, one deadly weekend.

Project Links

HIGHLIGHT & VIDEOS: JUNE 2021 HORROR Film Festival

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.

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Videos:

festival posterTHIS MODERN MAN IS BEAT, 17min., USA, Thriller


festival posterFIRST TIME, 3min., UK, Thriller


festival poster….AND THEN THE DARKNESS, 13min., USA, Thriller


festival posterNO TREATS, 1min., USA, Thriller


festival posterKOREATOWN GHOST STORY, 14min., USA, Thriller/Horror


festival posterTHE WILD WOMAN AND THE PAINTER, 14min., Fantasy/Thriller


The beginning of a (temporary) new era.

See you at the festivals. Whenever that happens!

– Matthew Toffolo

Director Biography – Minsun Park & Teddy Tenenbaum (KOREATOWN GHOST STORY)


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.

Director Statement

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.