Thursday, October 4, 2012

The Women Filmmakers of Thriller! Chiller! 2012

Meet the Women who made films screening at Thriller! Chiller! 2012

Film name: RAJU
Filmmaker Name:  Ilaria Tomaselli
Role: Producer

Raju has been missing for five years, nobody has seen him and horrifying rumors are all that's left to explain his disappearance. However, when he decides to pay a surprise visit to some old friends, will they dare to find out the truth for themselves.
Screens Thursday, October 18th, at 6 pm.

Film name: Gut
Filmmaker Name:   Anna Ganster
Role: Producer, writer

Something is missing in Tom's life. His marriage has lost its spark his job is suffocating him and his best friend, Dan, clings to the past. Every day he goes through the motions increasingly detached from those around him. Dan thinks he has the solution, a mysterious video Tom's got the see to believe . . .
Screens Thursday, October 18th, at 6 pm.

Film Name:  Puppeteer
Filmmaker Name:  Pauline Lam
Roles:  Writer, Director, Producer, Editor

A lonely urbanite trapped in an uninspiring job and disconnected from those surrounding him seeks to escape his bleak reality into the worlds of telekinesis and puppetry. Initially innocent experiments soon turn sinister. When his grip on reality is loosened into which his self-conjured counter-world invades with devastating consequences follow.
Screens Saturday October 20th at 6:30 pm

Film Name: Roaddog
Filmmaker Name: Racheal Cain Stephens
Roles:  Writer/Director/Lead Actress

The film follows schizophrenic Rolly 'Roaddog' Lenard through six and a half terrifying minutes of his life, as he tries to escape the demonic creatures that haunt him.
Screens Saturday October 20th at 6:30 pm

Film Name: Empty Rooms
Filmmaker Names and Roles:
Executive Producer Ramlah Yavar
Associate Producer Shannon Malone

A single mother and her mute, autistic son are terrorized by supernatural entities in this haunting story of love, loss and the occult.
Screens Saturday October 20th at 6:30 pm

Films: “Abed” and “Low End”
Filmmaker Name: Jenny L Lasko
Roles: "Abed", Producer
"Low End", Producer & Production Designer

The dead have risen ... and in one small, Midwestern town, the residents have learned to cope as best they can. Meggie lost her husband, Quint, during the early days of the undead uprising. She now lives a life of quiet horror and desperation, for her mother-in-law will do anything to help the family adjust to this new world. Even the unspeakable ...  Adapted from the story by Bram Stoker Award-winning author Elizabeth Massie.
Screens Thursday, October 18th, at 8 pm

“Low End”
One year ago, ten-year-old Eva suffered a car accident that killed her father, maimed her mother, and left her with severe hearing loss. She has suffered enough for a lifetime, but her torment is not over. Our story takes place on the day her mother leaves her home alone and Eva finds herself trapped inside with a strange man playing a horrific game of predator and prey.
Screens Friday, October 19th, at 7:30 pm

Film Name: Other
Filmmaker Name: Larissa Shames
Role: Senior Producer

Patrick is a brilliant doctor, locked in an obsessive race to alter his own grim prognosis. During a series of unconventional experiments, he discovers a scientific loophole unlike anything he had ever imagined. In pursuit of this dark prize, Patrick will risk everything to ensure his experiment to the end.... even it means accepting the sinister results.
Screens Thursday, October 18th at 6 pm

Film name: GREY MATTER
Filmmaker name: Andi Hamamoto Kowal
Role: Producer

The story of the boy who cried monster and no one would believe him. Based on the short story by Stephen King.
Screens Saturday October 20th at 4:30 pm

Film name: The Company of Thieves
Filmmaker name: Shilpa Sunthankar
Role: Director/Producer/Writer

In the ever-present battle of good vs. evil, a lone thief, Dex, seeks vengeance after he is left for dead in the woods by his partner. So he makes a fast deal with the Devil and goes on a mission to kill his partner and get his loot back.
Screens Saturday October 20th at 12 pm

Film Name:  THE TALENT
Filmmaker Name: Tamara Sayiner
Role: Producer

Young Hollywood upstart Justin Peterson has it made - a film career on the rise, a supermodel girlfriend, and a lavish mansion in the Malibu hills. Fellow filmmaker Erik Kane is shooting a documentary on Peterson's emerging fame, but strange acts from a mysterious stalker begin to derail both the film and the lives of those involved. As the harassment escalates, Peterson gives in to the pursuer's game - and quickly realizes it's one he can't win.
Screens Saturday October 20th at 2 pm

Film: Witchy Wolves of Omer Plains
Filmmaker Name: Deb Grammatico
Role:  Producer, Financial support, transportation, on-set production assistant

A group of teenagers travel to the haunted Omer Plains of Michigan and set up camp in the deep wilderness to investigate the legend of the Witchy Wolves. Paranormal evidence is uncovered during a terrifying night investigation.
Screens Saturday October 20th at 12 pm

Film Name: SAL
Filmmaker Name: Javiera Contador
Role: Actress and executive producer

A film director obsessed with making a western decides to go to Northern Chile in search of a story for his screenplay. Being confused with another, a real adventure begins. Now he will have a good script… If he leaves alive. The story of a man with no history. The journey of an author becoming his own character and his impossible return.
Screens Friday October 19th at 5:30 pm

Film name: blunderkind
Filmmaker Names and Roles:
Producers: Lindsay Burton, Avital Levy
Annie Lukowski

In 1988, 12-year-old boy genius Henry Jameson accidentally loses his best friend and sidekick, George, somewhere in time. 20 Years later, Henry has become a degenerate when George (still age 12!) arrives at his doorstep needing Henry to get his act together and return him to the 80's.
Screens Friday, October 19th at 9:30 pm

Filmmaker Name: Jessi Gotta
Role: Director/Producer/Co-writer and actress who plays LEIGH

A survivor of the zombie apocalypse is about to discover that 'Till Death Do Us Part' was just the beginning.
Screens Saturday, October 20th at 5 pm

Film name: "Shelter"
Filmmaker Name: Eve Edelson
Role: writer, producer, director, editor.
A battered woman finds an unusual way out of her problems, in a night of cosmic justice at an animal shelter.
Screens Saturday October 20th at 2 pm

Film Name: Feed A
Filmmaker Name: Audrey Lorea
Role:  Associate Producer

A S.W.A.T. team answers a call for a missing police officer sent out on a domestic disturbance call. What they find is anything but routine.
Screens Saturday October 20th at 12 pm

Film Name: Own Worst Enemy
Filmmaker Name: Jessica Judd
Role: Co-director, Producer, Editor

An inventor uses his time machine to defeat a rival inventor who has been stealing his ideas while his neglected girlfriend uses it to warn her younger self not to date him in the first place.
Screens Saturday, October 20th at 2 pm