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Saturday, July 2 • 11:40pm - Sunday, July 3 •12:25am
HORROR SHORTS PROGRAM 2 (GEEK FILM FEST)

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HORROR SHORTS PROGRAM 2

DEATH IN CHARGE
15 minutes/US/English / Short Narrative/Dark Comedy
Director: Devi Snively
deathincharge.com

MIAMI PREMIERE
ABOUT THE FILM:    In the tradition of E.C. Horror Comics, this cautionary tale examines life through the eyes of Death who gets derailed when an impatient single Mom carelessly mistakes the scythe-carrying cloaked one for her tardy babysitter and leaves Death to care for her precocious 9-year-old daughter.     Whitney teaches Death about life’s many marvels through violent video games, macaroni and cheese and the magic of Sea Munkees. But when Whitney reveals some dark tendencies of her own, it’s up to Death to lighten things up before returning to the grim duties that lie in wait …  Source: deathincharge.com
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:    With film titles such as TEENAGE BIKINI VAMPIRE and CONFEDERATE ZOMBIE MASSACRE!  it’s no wonder writer/directrix Devi Snively’s signature “romantic musical horror comedy” genre has been likened to everything from the silent classics of Buster Keaton to EC Comics to Tim Burton and beyond.  With DEATH IN CHARGE she continues to explore themes of life and death with playful irony.     Devi (pronounced DAY-vee) is an adjunct professor at the University of Notre Dame where she teaches her always over- enrolled course “Cultures of Fear:  Anthropological Perspectives of the Horror Film,” the impetus for her upcoming book.  She has worked professionaly as a ballerina, Spanish translator, hair model, book editor, video game writer, documentary filmmaker, newspaper columnist and video editor.  She’s been decidedly unprofessional in several other careers.     In 2007 she was selected as one of eight participants to the prestigious American Film Institute (AFI) Directing Workshop For Women (DWW).  To date she’s written multiple feature-length screenplays, directed nine short films and a feature-length documentary, and has just finished shooting her first feature-length narrative, TRIPPIN’ (also screening at Geek Film Festival).  Her last three short films have been officially selected to screen at over 100 festivals worldwide and garnered numerous awards and critical acclaim.  Source: deviantpictures.com
CAST:     Bart Fletcher, Brittany Carson, Marina Benedict, Gillian Shure, Kylie Chalfa, Mayah Schweibert, Caroline Timm, Tom Burke, Phil Kaufmann, Ben Sharples, and Chelsea Chalfa.

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KILLSWITCH BILLY
14:13 minutes/US/English / Short Narrative/Action & Fantasy
Director: Anthony Dones*
creatureentertainment.com/projects/film/killswitch-billy

MIAMI PREMIERE / Filmed in Miami / Creature Entertainment*
ABOUT THE FILM:      A single mother and her mute son are the centerpiece of a mystic saga of strange and enigmatic gunslingers. Emma and her only son William have a brutal encounter with the Devils 3, an evil trio sent by an Elder Gunsmith to retrieve a mystic and powerful object whose purpose is unknown to all except the Gunsmiths.      Left for dead in the brutal encounter, William emerges 15 years later as Killswitch Billy, a hard and darkened avenging cowboy with mystical gun slinging abilities. His purpose is to avenge the brutality of the Devils 3 as well as recover the mystic box that once belonged to his estranged father.  Source: creatureentertainment.com
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:      Chicago-native and Miami-transplant, Anthony Dones has been shooting films for nearly two decades. His cinematography credits include ‘The Gun’, ‘Killswitch Billy’, the ‘Dark Knight’ fan films, and ‘Quarterlifers’, as well as countless music videos and industrials. As a Puerto Rican in Chicago in the 80′s, Anthony entertained the idea of becoming a ‘freestyle’ music artist–writing songs, producing freestyle tracks and frequenting his friend’s basement studio. He is an artist in almost every respect–writing, art, music, philosophy, photography and cinematography–which is why he is passionate about film.  Film is the only medium that allows him to express the multiplicity and range of all his artistic talent within one medium. His approach to cinematography is driven by his quest to capture the art, emotion, movement, the play between light and dark, and the spirituality of the human condition. An avid comic book fanboy, Anthony at one time had a $200 a month habit collecting comics, the coolest covers of which wallpapered his bedroom.  Source: creatureentertainment.com
CAST:     Lincoln Potwin, Bryan Power, Miranda Khan, Gabriel Suttle, Joseph Velez, Norbert Velez, John Ulloa, Ana Ulloa, and Chris Caputo.
* Director Anthony Dones and the CREATURE ENTERTAINMENT team in attendance!

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RED PRINCESS BLUES
11 minutes/US/English / Short Narrative/Fantasy
Director: Alex Ferrari
redprincessblues.com

MIAMI PREMIERE
ABOUT THE FILM:     In this twisted modern day fairy tale Zoe, a young teenage girl, is lured into an after hours carnival tent by the sleazy rock-n-roll carny Rimo, she then gets more than she bargained for. It is up to the mysterious Princess, the star of the new knife show at Roscoe’s Carnival & Freak Show to pull Zoe out of the wolf den that she has fallen into.  Source: filmmaker
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:     Independent filmmaker Alex Ferrari began his career as an editor and quickly moved up the ranks as a colorist, post production and visual effects supervisor. Coming from a visual effects/post-production background, this versatile director combined his passion for storytelling and visual effects experience with a unique visual style.     Ferrari has been directing commercials and short films for many years. He has been featued in numerous publications including Moviemaker Magazine, Digital Arts, Chicago Sun-Times, In Film and Digital Filmmaker.
Ferrari exploded onto the indie film scene with his award winning short film BROKEN. The film went to screen at over 160 international film festivals and has been reviewed by over 250 news outlets world-wide including famed film critic Roger Ebert.    Ferrari has established an award winning visual effects/post-production company called Numb Robot, which specializes in editorial, color grading, visual effects, title sequences, commercials and independent films.  Source: filmmaker/alexferrari.com
CAST:     Richard Tyson, Rachel Grant, Tabitha Morella, Robert Forster, and German Leonne (for full cast list, please see site or IMDB).

 


Saturday July 2, 2011 11:40pm - Sunday July 3, 2011 12:25am
HIBISCUS BALLROOM in HOTEL (GEEK FILM FEST)

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