THRILLER Festival 1st Scene Reading: OFF GRID, by Magnus Leijon

A family leaves the western rat race to pursue their lifelong dream to manage a tourist lodge in the rainforest. Unaware of the lodge’s murderous past, they are pulled into a psychological game unveiling the ultimate stake, life itself. CAST LIST: Daniel: Sean Ballantyne Interbank Trader: Allan Michael Brunet Annika: Julie Sheppard Emily: Val Cole

Director Biography – Matt Szymanowski (DARK DAY)

Matt Szymanowski wrote, produced and directed his debut feature, a Sundance Screenwriting Lab Finalist The Purple Onion. The film premiered at the Cinequest Film Festival and went on to play a dozen festivals Internationally, winning the Best Feature: Drama-Comedy at the Indie Gathering International Film Festival. Cinemation Studios distributed the film in summer 2017 on… Continue reading Director Biography – Matt Szymanowski (DARK DAY)


AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS: BEST THRILLER FILM: MIRROR FINISH BEST HORROR FILM: MALAKOUT BEST PERFORMANCES: VIRTUALLY HAPPY BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: ABSENCE BEST SOUND & MUSIC: STAY Theme of night: Death and Rebirth NOTE: Festival took place during the COVID-19 virus lockdown so all screenings were held in private. Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Videos: ABSENCE, 13min., Germany, Sci-Fi/Thriller… Continue reading HIGHLIGHT & VIDEOS: OCTOBER 2020 THRILLER/SUSPENSE Film Festival