Wednesday was our Halloween Special at IndieWorks, and what a night it was! It was pouring rain outside but we still had 50 people in house (a few in costume) and the night was filled with gasps and laughs! The Q&A led to fun and creative discussions; and a lot of people stuck around after the screening to mingle and meet possible collaborators. It was so great seeing genre film and filmmakers really appreciated by our audience.
We'd like to say thank you to everyone who came out to support the filmmakers and spend the evening with us & them. We hope you enjoyed all the films and the opportunity to network with other filmmakers and film enthusiasts, and we hope some connections were made!
We'd also like to say a big thank you to our new guest host Gwen Albers (and of course Tony Curtis), and our photographer of the evening Alyssa Meadows.
See photos from the night:
The films of the night:
CROW (Directed by Jaclyn Gramigna)
A troubled man makes a connection with a friendly stranger on a train, right before the act of his lifetime.
Blood Memory (Directed by Marc Macaluso)
A single mom must overcome her brother's vengeance before giving herself and her son a new beginning.
Palpitations (Directed by Tae Jung Choi)
In a hospital for mentally challenged patients, a nurse strikes fear in her helpless victims through acts of brutal violence. The Woman is constant in her coldness until she encounters a new patient: Charlotte. There is an eerie quality about the adolescent girl that causes The Woman to relive the traumatic experiences of her dark childhood.
Waffle (Directed by Rafael De Leon Jr.)
A disfigured science fair champion invites her new friend over for dinner, but by the time dessert comes around, the two schoolmates will discover each other's true, unpleasant natures.
Disturbances: My Little Angel (Directed by Katie Carman-Lehach)
Holly makes her big move to a new city and checks into an old boarding house. She plans to move into something more permanent once she finds a job, but a current tenant may have other designs.
Whisper (Directed by David Abramov)
On a festive Halloween night, two men go out to cause a real nightmare.
Choice Cuts (Directed by Jeff Meyers & Keith Jefferies)
A pair of sadistic sibling serial killers. A beautiful young woman handcuffed and gagged. We know how this is going to turn out. Or do we?
Larry Gone Demon (Directed by Matthew John Lawrence)
A frenetic, punk-rock nightmare centering on one asshole of a roommate. When three twenty-somethings must deal with the incorrigible and incredibly demonic Larry, they risk life and limb in an attempt to save the soul of their once-kind-and-unassuming friend while also procuring his five-hundred dollars in back rent..
The awards go to...
At the end of the evening, we announced our winning filmmakers for both Audience Choice Award & Silver Whiskers Award. The Audience Choice Award is voted upon by all those in attendance, and the Silver Whiskers Award is judged by the CongestedCat Team based on a system rating 8 categories of Story, Dialogue/Writing, Direction, Acting, Cinematography, Sound, Editing, and Production Value. The Silver Whiskers winner goes on to screen again at our end of year Best of Fest event in April!
The Silver Whiskers winner also receives $50 towards a crowdfunding campaign on SeedandSpark.com should they use the platform, and both winners received a free 2015 subscription to Bright Ideas Magazine and have the opportunity to be interviewed for our Insider Series.
For the Halloween 2015 lineup, our winning films were:
Audience Choice Award: "Disturbances: My Little Angel"
Silver Whiskers Award: "Larry Gone Demon"
See trailers for the winning films below: