Short Film: THE DOOR, 5min., USA, Thriller/Suspense

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A man’s past takes over his mind when he steps into an unexpected encounter.

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  • Film Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 47 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 1, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    3,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    1.78
  • Film Color:
    Color

Director Bio: Lola Rùi (THE DOOR)

Director Biography – Lola Rùi

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Lola Rùi studied Acting at Jorge Eines Art Studio in Madrid, and the Susan Batson Studio in New York City. She has been creating Art in every form since the age of 5. She trained in ballet at the Margot Fontaine Royal Academy in Madrid, and performed Alice in Wonderland in The Alcalá Palace Theater at the age of 7. She moved her Artistic Spirit to painting. Her work as a painter continues which has inspired her to extend her Artistic Expression to creating stories. She wrote her first play “De mente” which won the Prize to be represented at Microteatro in Spain. Her One Woman Show that she wrote and starred in “ Mary Magdalene” opened  at The Historical 13th Street Theater in New York City. She recently finished two films in New York “ El Barrio”  and  “ Judgment before Judgment”, directed by James Augustus Lee. She is very excited to present the short film “The Door” her first work as Director.

HORROR/THRILLER Best Scene Reading of Preservation by David Kline

Logline: A group of friends have a weekend away but it turns into a life or death struggle when an old Inn reveals its dark force.

Genre: Horror, Thriller

CAST LIST:

Suzanne: Mandy May Cheetham
Muriel: Anjelica Alejandro
Narrator: Liam Kinahan
Sergeant: John Leung
Dr. Collins: Adrian Currie

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Producer: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com

Director: Matthew Toffolo

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: Kimberly Villarruel

Camera Op: Mary Cox

Thriller Festival Testimonial – October 11 2018

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I think I saw the festival highlighted on FilmFreeway, if I remember correctly. I had just finished writing the script and wanted to kind of test the waters to see how it would be received. I’ve directed a number of film projects in the past and I may direct Gravel Heart this fall if I can raise the funds. And I think sending the script out for feedback is important before one spends a lot of time, money, and effort – yours and other peoples’ – shooting a script that isn’t working. 
– Michael Curtis (Gravel Heart, Short Screenplay)

A FilmFreeway preferred festival:

WATCH Winning Thriller Screenplay and Story Readings:

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Thriller Festival Testimonial – October 11 2018

I think I saw the festival highlighted on FilmFreeway, if I remember correctly. I had just finished writing the script and wanted to kind of test the waters to see how it would be received. I’ve directed a number of film projects in the past and I may direct Gravel Heart this fall if I can raise the funds. And I think sending the script out for feedback is important before one spends a lot of time, money, and effort – yours and other peoples’ – shooting a script that isn’t working. 
– Michael Curtis (Gravel Heart, Short Screenplay)

A FilmFreeway preferred festival:

WATCH Winning Thriller Screenplay and Story Readings:

SEPTEMBER 2018 THRILLER Stories, Screenplays, and Short Film

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STORY1st Scene Screenplay: MARKED by Leah Pollack
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STORYTHRILLER BEST SCENE Screenplay: THE PLAYLISTS by Michael Kotsiros
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STORYNovel Transcript: FORTRESS OF DECEIT by John Dzakovic
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STORYNovel Transcript: TORN BETWEEN by Stacey Lynn Patterson
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Producer/Director: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com

Festival Moderators: Kierston Drier, Shepsut Wilson
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: Kimberly Villarruel

Festival Directors: Mary Cox, Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Hugh Ritchie, Isabal Cupryn, Aser Santos Jr., Zack Arch

 

Thriller Festival Testimonial – October 8 2018

It was amazing to see the audience interact with the film. As a short filmmaker you rarely get the opportunity to get that much of detailed feedback from an audience. The general statement “It looks beautiful, but what the hell is going on” didn’t come as that much of a surprise as it is similar to reactions we received from other audiences 🙂 However, I myself enjoy films (or any piece of art for that matter) where there is lots of room for personal interpretation. So it is not that much about the intention of the writer or director, but more about what the audience makes of it for themselves. So in that sense I very much enjoyed the different interpretations and speculations concerning the story. 
– Daniel Reimer, (Short Film, Bell Tower Enigma)

A FilmFreeway preferred festival:

WATCH Winning Thriller Screenplay and Story Readings:

Best Scene Reading of HELL ON EARTH by Daniel Cook

Thriller/Suspense Film and Writing Festival

Logline: “When all technology fails, humans fall back on their animalistic instincts and the world around us is set into pure chaos. Survival is paramount, but holding onto humanity is the toughest struggle.”

Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller

CAST LIST:

Torri: Anjelica Alejandro

Jeff: Adrian Currie

Narrator: Mandy May Cheetham

Andrew: John Leung

Derrick: Liam Kinahan

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Producer: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com

Director: Kierston Drier

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: Kimberly Villarruel

Camera Op: Mary Cox

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