RSVP THRILLER Short Film Festival – Thur. Sept. 28th. (Toronto)

The FEEDBACK Monthly Film Festival is back for 2017.. Our home is The Carlton Cinemas, located in the heart of downtown Toronto at 20 Carlton Street. The event runs from 7pm to 9:10pm.

Continuing to showcase the best of short films from around the world, while maintaining our audience feedback format moderated by Kierston Drier and Amanda Lomonaco. Showcasing a festival twice a month in 2017!

Tickets for 2017 are PAY WHAT YOU LIKE.  Tickets are first come first serve.

To obtain seats in advance and pick them up on the day of the event (come for FREE, or make a donation), please email us at tickets@wildsound.ca and we’ll reserve seats for you.

You can pick up the tickets on the day of the event at the cinema. Tickets are first come, first serve. This festival has sold out 50 out of its last 52 events!

You will be able to buy alcohol (beer, wine, liquor), popcorn, candy, and refreshments before the show.

Here is the full program of films. Festival starts at 7pm sharp!

FIRST ACT PROGRAM


TWISTED SOBRIETY, 14min, Thriller/Sci-Fi
Directed by Steve Hally

A Dystopian backdrop collides two polar opposites in a search for change. Two men are brought together by despondent circumstances and are fragmented into desperation to console their hunt for clarity.

CLICK HERE – and see full info and more pics of the film!

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NO WAVE, 11min, Canada, Thriller/Mystery
Directed by Stephane Lapointe

Anxious Henry is having trouble sleeping. In an attempt to rest, he listens to the sounds of ocean waves on a relaxation radio station. But when he hears the screams of a drowning man in his calming sea, Henry’s life swirls into a downward spiral.

CLICK HERE – and see full info and more pics of the film!

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AMBER, 14min, USA, Thriller/Drama
Directed by Andi Osho

A teen fan fiction writer takes her boyband obsession too far in a twisted, late night confrontation with the object of her desires.

CLICK HERE – and see full info and more pics of the film!

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SECOND ACT PROGRAM


DOMESTICITY, 4min, UK, Thriller/Drama
Directed by Rebecca Atkinson-Lord

A bruised young woman takes her revenge

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FOREIGN SOUNDS, 8min, USA, Crime/Thriller
Directed by Eric Shahinian

A young couple, who have just moved in together, has their relationship tested when they take opposing stances in response to the sounds of their neighbor’s domestic dispute.

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POND, 6min, Canada, Action/Crime
Directed by Tochi Osuji

In this martial arts drama set in 1800 Upper Canada, two slaves jeopardize their escape to baptize themselves.

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WITHHELD, 15min, UK, Thriller/Drama
Directed by James Bowsher

A short psychological thriller about the power of performance between Stephanie (a phone sex worker) and an unknown caller.

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Continuing to showcase the best of short films from around the world, while maintaining our audience feedback format moderated by Kierston Drier and Amanda Lomonaco. Showcasing a festival twice a month in 2017!

Tickets for 2017 are PAY WHAT YOU LIKE. Purchase your tickets online via Paypal or Credit Card. Tickets are first come first serve. 

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Director BIO: Steve Hally (TWISTED SOBRIETY)

Short Film played at the September 2017 Action / Crime / Thriller FEEDBACK Film Festival

Director Statement on TWISTED SOBRIETY: 

We shot this film over a hectic 8 day shoot, in three major locations. From a beautiful Georgian flat in Clapham Common to the world business centre of London in Canary Wharf.  We had and have an amazing supportive crew that truly believed in our project and the ideals and concepts of our story.
We used top end film industry professionalism in crew but also top end film industry equipment. Two high spec 5k camera units were used to get the beautiful and mood sentric shots that build and wrap our story into the success it has become. The Sony F65 and the Red Pro 5.0 were the tools of our trade and the results speak for themselves.
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Get to know the short film: TWISTED SOBRIETY, 14min, Thriller/Sci-Fi

Short Film played at the September 2017 Action / Crime / Thriller FEEDBACK Film Festival

Img 0470A Dystopian backdrop collides two polar opposites in a search for change. Two men are brought together by despondent circumstances and are fragmented into desperation to console their hunt for clarity.

News & Reviews
  • Film Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    14 minutes
  • Production Budget:
    25,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    RED, Sony F65
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2.85
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • Steve Hally
    Director
  • Steve Hally
    Writer
  • Sinan Ozcivi
    Producer
  • Lee White
    Key Cast
  • Kofi Stone
    Key Cast
  • Madalina Bellariu Ion
    Key Cast
  • Sean Cronin
    Key Cast
  • Chris Rogers
    Key Cast
  • Julianna Kurokawa
     Key Cast

Director BIO: Andi Osho (AMBER)

Short Film played at the September 2017 Action / Crime / Thriller FEEDBACK Film Festival

Director Biography

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Born in East London, Andi studied acting alongside Rasak Adoti (Armistad, Black Hawk Down) and Idris Elba (Pacific Rim, The Wire). She made her stage debut in 2003, appearing at renowned fringe and off-West End venues, playing the lead in Medea and a No. 1 tour of Pulitzer Prize nominated play, Yellowman. Andi has also appeared in a host of popular British TV comedies and dramas.

In 2007 Andi launched a stand up comedy career, winning the coveted Funny Women award. This led to regular TV appearances on a number of popular panel formats and stand up shows (Mock The Week, Live At The Apollo).

Along side this, Andi developed her writing, selling scripts to Fox US, BBC TV and BBC Radio. She has also written for several national UK newspapers. In 2014 she wrote and produced Brit.i.am, a crowd sourced short film about Britishness which went on to win best experimental short at two film festivals, the Audience Award at another and was officially selected for eight more.

In 2013 Andi co-created Breaking Hollywood, a comedic webseries starring David Harewood (Homeland) and Liam Tuohy (Titanic) about naive British actors in LA.

Andi completed a film-making program at The New York Film Academy and in 2015 finished post production on her final project, The Grid, a proof-of-concept piece for a full-length sci fi thriller which has featured in 17 festivals.

Through the intensive NYFA program Andi made six short films and explored further her skills in working with actors to create rounded, three dimensional characters and strong visual storytelling.

Andi’s NYFA training is in addition to a two year production course in London at the prestigious Ravensbourne College of Design.

Get to know the short film: AMBER, 14min, USA, Thriller/Drama

Short Film played at the September 2017 Action / Crime / Thriller FEEDBACK Film Festival

Amber poster aug.001A teen fan fiction writer takes her boyband obsession too far in a twisted, late night confrontation with the object of her desires.

  • Film Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Thriller, drama, teen, stalker
  • Runtime:
    14 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    September 30, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    30,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    2K Sony F5
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color

Get to know the short film: WITHHELD, 15min, UK, Thriller/Drama

Short Film played at the September 2017 Action / Crime / Thriller FEEDBACK Film Festival

Withheld move poster‘Withheld’ is a short psychological thriller about the power of performance between Stephanie (a phone sex worker) and an unforeseen caller.

Project Links
  • James Bowsher
    Director
  • James Bowsher
    Writer
  • Matthew Steggles
    Producer
  • James Bowsher
    Producer
  • Lizzie Mounter
    Key Cast
  • Tom Bonington
    Key Cast
  • Film Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    15 minutes 37 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 6, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    2,000 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    RED Dragon
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color

HIGHLIGHTS & VIDEOS: April 2017 HORROR/THRILLER Film Festival

AUDIENCE FESTIVAL AWARDS

Best Film: STILL

Best Performances: THE PROWLER

Best Cinematography: OTHERS LIKE YOU

Best Music: The music from SHELTERED

WATCH the Audience FEEDBACK Videos from each film:

festival posterKONG’s, 10min, USA, Crime/Thriller
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterOLIVER’S LANDING, 7min, USA, Thriller/Drama
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterOTHERS LIKE YOU, 17min, Italy, Horror/Thriller
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterTHE PROWLER, 15min, UK, Thriller/Drama
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterKLINK, 3min, Ireland, Horror/Thriller
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterSTILL, 7min, UK, Horror/Thriller
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterSHELTERED, 9min, USA, Thriller/Mystery
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK

The HORROR/THRILLER APRIL 2017 FEEDBACK Film Festival gave our audiences simply the best of short comedy movies from around the world.

The theme of the festival was “ENTRAPMENT”.

Every film showcased was about a situation where the world was closing in on the characters.

The Horror/Thriller Festival is definitely a shift in tone in comparison to all of the other events we do. It’s a whole new crowd that shows up, as some of our regular attendees chose to skip the scary film night.

So the moderation Q&A with the audience is vastly different than the rest. Our resident “Horror/Thriller” moderator Amanda Lomonaco has a tough job – but she’s a fan first and LOVES this genre. Horror fans can get to the point quick and fast on their opinions of the films showcased.

There is the sense of ownership that goes on with the fans of horror. They are giving a piece of their lives (a major hobby) to this genre and in exchange they demand high quality in return. This is also true for the hardcore sports fan, wrestling fan, and comic book fan.

I can stack this lineup of terrific horror/thriller short films that we showcased at the April 2017 Festival with any other festival and short film lineup out there. These were 7 amazing shorts that the audience really loved. Just watch the feedback videos and hear what the crowd had to say about them.

Two more Horror/Thriller Festivals to come in 2017.

See you at the festivals.

– Matthew Toffolo