HIGHLIGHT & VIDEOS: May 2019 THRILLER/SUSPENSE Film Festival

AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS:

BEST FILM: ACCOMPLICE

BEST PERFORMANCES: TRAP

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: THE DESECRATED

BEST MUSIC: BLOODBURN

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Videos:

festival posterWIDOW, 16min., USA, Action/Western festival posterTRAP, 10min., Canada, Action/Thriller
festival posterBEFORE YOU WOKE, 4min., USA, Action/Thriller festival posterSILENCE, 7min., USA, Action/Drama
festival posterACCOMPLICE, 19min., Spain, Thriller festival posterBLOODBURN, 7min., Netherlands, Crime/Thriller
festival posterTHE WOODS, 4min., USA, Thriller/Horror festival posterTHE DESECRATED, 8min., USA, Thriller/Mystery

The theme of the May 2019 ACTION/THRILLER Feedback Film Festival in Toronto was “Female Strength”.

Each film was a female character pushing against and triumphing in the male world.

The 11th event of the Toronto festivals in 2019.

19 more festivals to go in Toronto this year.

See you at the festivals.

– Matthew Toffolo

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THE DESECRATED Short Film, Audience FEEDBACK Video from May 2019 Action/Thriller Festival

THE DESECRATED, 8min., USA, Thriller/Mystery

Directed by John Gray

A young morgue attendant encounters an unwelcome visitor.

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BLOODBURN Short Film, Audience FEEDBACK Video from May 2019 Action/Thriller Festival

BLOODBURN, 7min., Netherlands, Crime/Thriller

Directed by Jasper Bronkhorst

What if someone commits a horrible crime and afterwards gets promoted to a powerful position at the Department of Defense where he is legally untouchable? In a desperate attempt, a young soldier forces a high ranking officer into a confrontation by hijacking a bar. The young soldier gives him a choice between two options: confessing or paying the ultimate price.

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THE WOODS Short Film, Audience FEEDBACK Video from May 2019 Action/Thriller Festival

THE WOODS, 4min., USA, Thriller/Horror

Directed by Robbie Lemieux

A mother is thrust into a nightmare scenario while vacationing at a cabin in the woods with her young daughter.

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ACCOMPLICE Short Film, Audience FEEDBACK Video from May 2019 Action/Thriller Festival

ACCOMPLICE, 19min., Spain, Thriller

Directed by Adrian Ramirez Leon

Alex gets the feeling that he’s being followed after a woman in the park tells him that she has killed a man.

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Director Biography – Robbie Lemieux (THE WOODS)

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Robbie is a film and video producer and director based in New York City. Robbie studied Film & Television at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, and graduated in 2015. He produces fashion/lifestyle videos and television programming for Videofashion – the world’s longest-running fashion-focused production company. He also produces short films and music videos.
Robbie has written and directed a number of short films. “The Woods” premiered at the Brooklyn Horror Film Festival on October 13th, and is a proof-of-concept for a feature horror film of the same name, which is currently in the fundraising stage.

 

Director Statement
“The Woods” is both a standalone short, and a proof-of-concept/teaser for a feature film, which is currently in development.

In this short horror film, a mother is thrust into a nightmare scenario after witnessing her daughter wander off into the forest with a strange man. The film takes place during the day, intentionally. There’s no stylized lighting or creepy locations. Through the cinematography and design, the space was made to feel familiar and peaceful, and my hope was that this false sense of security would make the horror that ensues all the more terrifying.

The short film borrows thematic and stylistic ideas from the feature film, which is more character-driven and focuses on a divorced couple who — while vacationing at an isolated cabin retreat — struggle to save their children from an unknown fate after an inexplicable evil lures them into the woods. It’s a film about how fear can bring out the worst in people, specifically the fear of the unknown — the sort of fear that comes from seeing a loved one wander into the woods toward and unknown fate, and not understanding why they did it, what’s out there, or why you’ve been left behind.

Short Film: THE WOODS, 4min., USA, Thriller/Horror

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A mother is thrust into a nightmare scenario while vacationing at a cabin in the woods with her young daughter.

  • Film Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    August 13, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    4:3
  • Film Color:
    Color