Short Film: THE GUARD STATION, 12min., Australia, Horror

Michael is a temp security guard that suffers psychological trauma from a car accident in which his partner perished. Taking on a new job in a junkyard where a mysterious sinkhole has opened up he must now confront his fear of fire if he is to survive the night from the deadly, shape shifting creature that has arisen.

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Director Biography – Tammy Klembith (WHAT IF)

Tammy Klembith is an award-winning Writer/Director/Producer who specializes in horror and comedy. A graduate of New York University (Tisch School of the Arts) with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree (BFA) in Film/TV, Tammy has been a creative executive for renown producers and directors.

Tammy wrote, directed, and produced HOUSE OF REDEMPTION, a horror short film that has garnered 10 Best Horror Short awards, 3 Best Director, 1 Best Thriller, and 3 Best Web Series/TV Pilot, among other festival wins.

Her horror feature screenplay, GLIMPSES, recently made the Semifinals in both Stage 32 Microbudget Horror Script Competition and Search for New Blood Screenwriting Contest.

Director Statement

One of the themes I really resonate with is simultaneous time and in this short film I wanted to convey how we are indeed all expressing/living/existing in many projections across the multiverse.

It’s kind of like if a tree falls in the woods but no one is there to see it, did it really happen? Am I a mere projection in your life, only existing because of our interaction? Am I in your dream or are you in mine?

For this project I chose the name Maya because it means illusion, and which version of her character really exists or do they all exist simultaneously? Ultimately, does it even matter?

HIGHLIGHTS: February 2021 HORROR Film Festival

AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS:
Best Feature Film: THE HIKE
Best Short Film: FREIGHT
Best Cinematography & Performances: CROCKPOT

Theme of night: Scary man

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

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Videos:

festival posterFReIGHT, 12min., USA, Horror



festival posterCROCK POT, 8min., USA, Horror



festival posterTHE HIKE, 120 min., USA, Thriller/Horror

The beginning of a (temporary) new era.

See you at the festivals. Whenever that happens!

– Matthew Toffolo

HORROR Festival Best Scene Script Reading: The Man In The Hat, by Phyllis Allison

Thirty years have passed since Beth’s sister vanished, believed to be taken by a child predator, but when a woman posts a tale on the internet eerily similar to Beth’s own experience, she is forced to admit THE MAN IN THE HAT is real, but not like us. This time around he’s playing tricks with her daughter. If this is a recurrence, there are only three nights left to stop him or her daughter will suffer the same fate as her sister.

CAST LIST:
Narrator: Steve Rizzo
Alicia: Julie Sheppard
Beth: Val Cole