4.00 PM 24TH AUGUST
International shorts abound in our first showcase. Strange things are lurking in dark corners and in the wilderness, in We Summoned a Demon, TiCK, and Devil Woman. There are monsters around every corner in Milk and 42 Counts. Women seem to have strange powers, in My Monster, Pie, and BFF Girls. And watch out for Who’s That at the Back of the Bus, check your ceiling in Secretion, and be sure to lock The Front Door.
We Summoned a Demon (London Premiere)
Director: Chris McInroy. Cast: Kirk C. Johnson, Carlos Larotta. USA 2017. 6 min.
They just wanted to be cool. Instead, they got a demon.
Secretion (World Premiere)
Director: Sarah Talbot. Cast: Jordan Hunter, R G Parker. UK 2018. 8 min.
An unhappily married couple tries to ignore the grotesque, dripping stain that is growing on their ceiling.
Pie (European Premiere)
Director: Adria Tennor. Cast: Jessica Paré, Adria Tennor. USA 2018. 11 min.
Carol invites Annette over for homemade pie and after much prodding divulges her special secret ingredient.
Devil Woman (European Premiere)
Director: Heidi Lee Douglas. Cast: Marigold Pazar, Flame Kimball. Australia 2018. 12 min.
While searching for an endangered animal, Eddy gets bitten, and that bite is more infectious than it looks.
TiCK (European Premiere)
Director: Ashlea Wessel. Cast: Ava Close, Alexander De Jordy. Canada 2018. 13 min.
In a post-pandemic society, a vampire in hiding is forced to make a stand when confronted with the oppressive regime.
Milk (UK Premiere)
Director: Santiago Menghini. Cast: Cameron Brodeur, Cameron Brodeur. Canada 2018. 9 min.
Upon encountering his sleepless mother, a young teen quickly realizes things are not as they seem.
The Front Door (World Premiere)
Director: Andrew Rutter. Cast: Brad Ash, Chris Butler. UK 2018. 7 min.
Upon going to lock his front door late at night, Steven discovers some rather odd intruders.
42 Counts (European Premiere)
Director: Jill Gevargizian. Cast: Andrea Dover, Najarrra Townsend. USA 2018. 8 min.
Two friends spend their night off watching scary movies until they uncover something much more sinister than what they're watching on screen.
My Monster (European premiere)
Director: Izzy Lee. Cast: Brea Grant, Adam Egypt Mortimer. USA 2018. 7 min.
Christmas is coming, and Lily has to contend not only with a clueless partner, but also an unexpected, inter-dimensional holiday guest.
BFF Girls (European Premiere)
Director: Brian Lonano. Cast: Allison Maier, Jessica Shipp, Sydney Thomas. USA 2018. 13 min.
Three dorky American girls magically transform into beautiful Japanese Superheroes and fight the tampon monster.
Who’s That at the Back of the Bus (World Premiere)
Director: Philip Hardy. Cast: Susan Barham. UK 2018. 5 min.
Alone on the top deck of the night bus, Joyce is haunted by an unlikely apparition.