Short Film: NEAR KEPLER, 18min., Germany, Sci-Fi/Thriller

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After a one year job on a far away planet space traveller Jo experiences a bumpy incident during his flight back to Earth. His board computer Deborah claims she has everything under control. But is that true?

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    Nahe Kepler
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    18 minutes 7 seconds
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    March 22, 2017
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Director Biography – Adam Foss (WILL TO LIVE: THE GARY EDINGER STORY)

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Adam Foss grew up in the foothills of the Alberta Rockies where from age 14, he became deeply rooted in mountain bowhunting. His passion for wild places has led him to travel around the globe, pursuing outdoor adventures on six different continents. In addition to being an accomplished bowhunter and ambassador for outdoor brands like Sitka, YETI and Gerber, Foss has developed a career as a professional photographer and filmmaker. For almost a decade he has worked with his wife and producer Frankie Foss making films and content from their Kelowna-based company, Foss Media. The focus of Adam’s work over the years has been to redefine the way we tell stories around hunting, to push the boundaries of the typical hunting narrative into uncharted territory. Trophies are not a gauge of success for Foss. Instead, Adam is focused on the process of the hunt — spending challenging days in the mountains, forming long-lasting friendships, stewarding public lands, and conserving legendary big game species. Serving on multiple conservation boards — including a past position with WSF membership committees — he is currently a founding director of the Rocky Mountain Goat Alliance. Foss aims to protect and promote the hunting heritage, wild animals and wild places and to continue to tell the hunting stories that resonate at the human level for both hunters and non-hunters alike.

Short Film: WILL TO LIVE: THE GARY EDINGER STORY, 17min., Canada, Documentary/Thriller

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In 2007, on a fateful February day, in the remote Northern Wisconsin woods, a solo independent logger named Gary Edinger severed his left leg off while felling a tree. Twenty miles from help, alone, and in forty below temperatures, Gary summoned a remarkable willpower and crawled to his pickup, then drove to safety. Gary’s struggle for survival, however, didn’t begin on that frigid winter day in the hardwoods. His whole life had been forged from adversity, rising above a meager upbringing and brushes with death as he learned to hunt, trap and fish alone, on his own terms.

Will to Live: the Gary Edinger Story provides a glimpse of a unique perspective gained by cheating death and chasing the call of life-long adventure as only Gary can. The tough-as-nails logger, champion dog sled racer and hunting guide also has a creative side writing poetry, singing cowboy songs and calling square dances. Now, 15 years after the accident and approaching the age of 70, Gary discovers his quest to live a full life and looks back at the impact of his decisions and how they weigh on the loved ones around him.


Thriller/Suspense Festival Testimonial – May 18 2020

Filmmaker Luke Guidici (TIME TO EAT)

It was so very cool to see! One of the most rewarding aspects of filmmaking is getting to sit in a theatre and experience an audience react to your work. Since I wasn’t able to be in Toronto for the screening, getting to hear the audience talk about it was the next best thing.

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Thriller/Suspense Festival Testimonial – May 15 2020

Lola Rùi

I strongly recommend this Film Festival. was very interesting experience to hear and see the feedback video, also the communication with the Festival organitation for any question is very friendly and fast. Im so happy to have been part of it. Thank You for the support!!!





Theme of night: Outside influences.

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

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Videos:

festival posterEL VIAJE, 15min., USA, Thriller/Drama
festival posterTHE SECRET BOX, 10min., 10min., Austria, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
festival posterFOREVER MINE, 1min., USA, Thriler/Noir
festival posterWASTERS, 15min, USA, Action
festival posterCEMETERY TALES: A Tale of Two Sisters, 20min., USA, Thriller
festival posterMR. SUSHI, 13min., USA, Fantasy
festival posterLUNCHTIME IS OVER, 6min,. USA, Action
festival posterTHE KOI, 15min., Action
festival posterSERIAL DATER, 6min., USA, Thriller festival posterTIDE OF GHOSTS, 26min, UK, Thriller/Supernatural

The beginning of a (temporary) new era.

See you at the festivals. Whenever that happens!

– Matthew Toffolo

Thriller/Suspense Festival Testimonial – April 27 2020

Lucas Longacre

I can’t say enough good words about Thriller/Suspense Fest. The original cut of my film was on the longer side. They had the decency to write how much they liked the movie but asked if there was a shorter version available. So I cut the film down and they accepted it. That shorter version is what was accepted into multiple festivals after. I am very grateful to them for taking the time to reach out. They also did a spectacular job adapting their festival to the Covid-19 Emergency. They turned the screening into an online event and edited a video of the audience responses. I had two other festivals straight up cancel their screenings but Thriller/Suspense fest knocked it out of the park. Definitely going to submit my next film as well.

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