HIGHLIGHT & VIDEOS: JUNE 2021 THRILLER/SUSPENSE Film Festival

AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS:
Best Horror Short Film: KOREATOWN GHOST STORY
Best Thriller Short Film: THIS MODERN MAN IS BEAT
Best Performances: FIRST TIME
Best Cinematography: ….AND THEN THE DARKNESS
Best Sound & Music: THE WILD WOMAN AND THE PAINTER

Theme of night: Exposing unfairness.

NOTE: Festival took place during the COVID-19 virus lockdown so all screenings were held in private.

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Videos:

festival posterTHIS MODERN MAN IS BEAT, 17min., USA, Thriller


festival posterFIRST TIME, 3min., UK, Thriller


festival poster….AND THEN THE DARKNESS, 13min., USA, Thriller


festival posterNO TREATS, 1min., USA, Thriller


festival posterKOREATOWN GHOST STORY, 14min., USA, Thriller/Horror


festival posterTHE WILD WOMAN AND THE PAINTER, 14min., Fantasy/Thriller


The beginning of a (temporary) new era.

See you at the festivals. Whenever that happens!

– Matthew Toffolo

Short Film: THIS MODERN MAN IS BEAT, 17min., USA, Thriller

In the post 911 world of cultural confusion and erroneous judgment, Habib bin Habib al Fulan tries to pawn his last possession and reconcile with his American wife.

  • Project Type:Short
  • Genres:Drama, thriller
  • Runtime:17 minutes 6 seconds
  • Completion Date:January 4, 2016
  • Production Budget:40,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:United States
  • Country of Filming:United States
  • Language:English
  • Shooting Format:Sony 4K RAW Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:2.35:1
  • Film Color:Color

Director Biography – Euan Foulis (FIRST TIME)

Euan Foulis is a Screenwriter and Director based in Edinburgh, Scotland. Having developed an obsessives fascination in storytelling from a young age, Euan has worked in Theatre and Film, perfecting his skill as a director. In 2020 he graduated First Class from The University for the Creative Arts and founded Munro Productions which just completed its first short film.

Director Statement

I created First Time as an experiment in telling a story on a solely visual level. I really want the film to effectively use visuals and sound to put the audience in Sylvia’s mindset, making the film an empathetic experience above all else.