HIGHLIGHT & VIDEOS: November 2019 THRILLER/SUSPENSE Film Festival

AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS:
BEST THRILLER FILM: A NIGHT WITHOUT
BEST SCI-FI FILM: DIVE ODYSSEY
BEST PERFORMANCES: HIDEOUS
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: DIVE ODYSSEY
BEST MUSIC: SOLITAIRE

Theme of night: Claustrophobia (Or enclosed with no where to go.)

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Videos:

festival posterTHE DISCOVERY, 16min., USA, Sci-Fi

festival posterTHE SLEEP OF THE RIGHTEOUS, 16min., Mexico, Thiller/Action

festival posterSOLITAIRE, 15min., USA, Thriller/Drama

festival posterSIEGE, 15min., Canada, Sci-Fi

festival posterA NIGHT WITHOUT, 6min., Isreal, Thriller

festival posterHIDEOUS, 16min., UK, Thriller

festival posterDIVE ODYSSEY, 11min., Finland, Sci-Fi

The 27th event in Toronto in 2019.
4 more festival events in 2019.

See you at the festivals.

– Matthew Toffolo

A Night Without Short Film – Audience FEEDBACK from the THRILLER Festival Nov. 2019

A NIGHT WITHOUT, 6min., Isreal, Thriller

Directed by Itamar Isaak

A sleepless father, in danger of losing his sanity, is hopelessly trying to put his crying baby to sleep.

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The Sleep Of The Righteous Short Film – Audience FEEDBACK from the THRILLER Festival Nov. 2019

THE SLEEP OF THE RIGHTEOUS, 16min., Mexico, Thiller/Action

Directed by Alejandro Cabrera

In Mexico, where only one in every 100 crimes ends in a conviction, a group of men decide to wait no more and take justice on their own hands. Soon they discover that they’ve killed the wrong man, that two police detectives seem to be on their track and that a gang of real criminals want to make them pay for their mistake.

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Hideous Short Film – Audience FEEDBACK from the THRILLER Festival Nov. 2019

HIDEOUS, 16min., UK, Thriller

Directed by Hamish Robertson

When cheerful flower shop employee, Marla, awkwardly comes into contact with a mysterious man dressed all in black, she learns that her husband, Pete, was savagely murdered earlier that day. He then gives her an opportunity to take revenge. But will she accept?

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Solitaire Short Film – Audience FEEDBACK from the THRILLER Festival Nov. 2019

SOLITAIRE, 15min., USA, Thriller/Drama

Directed by Paola Bernardini & Wayland Bell

In this dark comedy we follow a young woman who has secluded herself in her palatial estate from any human interaction. When she hires a handyman in the hopes of relieving her lack of companion ship, she finds herself overwhelmed with attachment to this man which quickly snowballs when he attempts to leave the estate.

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Director – Hamish Robertson (HIDEOUS)

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Director Statement

Though I have worked on various short films at college and university, I was aware that making an ambitious short, such as Hideous, would be a considerable jump. Despite the films relatively modest setting of a flower shop, there were still inevitable complications in finding legal areas of Glasgow to film in, undertaking the correct legal procedures to safely film with firearms, managing large groups of extras and even securing the perfect florist that would, not only meet the criteria aesthetically, but also shelter a cast and crew of over ten people. Everyone is praying that you’ll be able to manage it all without having a mental breakdown, including yourself. It’s funny how you want your film to be this completely mind blowing experience for audiences, and on set it becomes that, but for all the wrong reasons. You learn very quickly that you have to get your shot in the can and move on to the next one and that there is no time to linger on perfectionist details. You just pray that it won’t turn out garbage and sometimes you’re pleasantly surprised. I had a completely exhilarating experience on this project and with each film I remember why I love the medium so much.