2010

Every 28 Days

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Written/Produced by Arielle Boisvert; Directed by Kenny Chow

When a newly patented birth control begins to show its side effects, Dr. George Manning must take to the streets with his wife and idiot brother in the hopes of finding a weapon against the most terrifying adversary imaginable: a PMS-driven legion of blood-thirsty zombies.

God help us all.

18 min

Zombie Team Building

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Written by Nathan Blackwell, Bracken Batson; Directed by: Nathan Blackwell; Produced by Elyse Rukkila

Zombie Team Building is a comedy about the ultimate corporate team building experience … zombie survival!

It’s day seven, the final day of the retreat, and there’s only four survivors remaining. They’ve learned ‘synergy’ … they’ve learned ‘innovation’ … now it’s time to put their teamwork to the test with one final challenge.

10 min

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Written By

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Written by Matt Duggan, Trevor Boelter; Directed by Karni Baghdikian; Produced by Stephanie Bell, Mona Nash, Nicole Chamberlin, Trevor Boelter

Hotshot screenwriting duo Stephen Adiano (Matt Duggan) and Brian Harris (Trevor Boelter) might have let success go to their heads. Fired by the studio for failing to hand in a script, they plead for one more chance and lock themselves in a room to finish their draft about a haunted clown doll. In this horrific tragicomedy from the award-winning Annex Film Group, the duo learns how to write a killer story…but this time, it might just be their final deadline.

15 min

Trick of Light

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Written by David Page, Jennifer Page; Directed by J.A. Forbes; Produced by Jennifer Page

A young woman is pursued by a shadowy gentleman through a maze of forest paths. But is the pursuit a chase, or a trap?

4 min

Night of the Punks

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Written by Dan Riesser, Mike L. Kinshella; Directed by Dan Riesser; Produced by Dan Riesser, Christopher Stoudt, Michael D. Fuller

Small town punk rockers The Brain Deads have their first out of town gig. But there are a few problems: The venue is deserted, the promoter is a creep, their bass player has gone missing, and the only kids in the audience appear to be bloodthirsty monsters from hell. It’s gonna take a lot more than a few power chords and teenage angst to survive this night. Night of the Punks is a horror-comedy short film in the vein of fun 80’s classics like The Return of the Living Dead and Night of the Demons.

18 min

Necromance

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Written/Directed by Matthew Munson; Produced by Blake Myers, Matthew Munson

What would you do if you met a real zombie? Would you overcome your urge to run like diarrhea? Would you help the Zombie “B-movie” actress of your dreams get re-seeded by a virgin? Would you find the courage to fend off zombies trying to capture your B-movie princess? Would possess the skills to avoid the police officers who think you are just an obsessed fan dragging around her dead body? Would you have guts to rush into a voodoo sacrifice to save your zombie girl from death beyond undead? Would it be love, or just ‘NECROMANCE’?

29 min

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The Necronomicon

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Written/directed/Produced by Joseph Nanni

Do you want to be a nicer person? Are you looking for inspiration to do good things? Well keep looking. But if you’re into opening up terrifying vistas of reality then the Esoteric Order of the Old Ones and Cthulhu Cultists want to help. From Bad Advice for Good Times, the team that brought you Elder Sign and Casting Call of Cthulhu, comes The Necronomicon; a short and biting spoof of faith-based commercial advertising and accepted religious dogma.

2 min

The Pledge (Panata)

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Written/Directed/Produced by Scott Wurth

Tap ‘Philippines’ and ‘Crucifixion’ into your computer and you will have no difficulty finding gruesome and disturbing images of men nailed to crosses, surrounding by rubber-necking tourists and locals determined to party.

Passion Plays and pageants are common throughout the Christian world in the week before Easter. In the Philippines, these bloody re-enactments of the passion of Jesus Christ have become notorious because they are so literal.

During Holy Week, hooded penitents walk the barrios, scourging themselves with whips until their blood runs into the dust.

On Holy Friday, dozens carry heavy wooden crosses through the streets. A chosen few are part of well-rehearsed pageants, which follow the 14 Stations of the Cross to a makeshift Calvary where three crosses are erected. The ‘nailings’ then begin.

For Westerners, sneering at a ritual they see as a mixture of religious kitsch, Big-Brother voyeurism and medieval mortification rites, conducted by the poor and ignorant, is the easy option.

Scott Wurth’s revealing documentary ‘PANATA’ (The Pledge) resolutely goes behind the clichés. Over five years, the Australian film-maker visited Pampanga province during Holy Week. By filming widely and speaking to everyone, from bishops and priests to the inmates of a local prison, a more complex and thought-provoking view of the practices emerges.

They will not easily give it up.

25 min

Conventional Wisdom

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Written/Directed/Produced by Kenney Broadway

In 2008, I took a camera crew and a list of questions with me to Dragon* Con in Atlanta, Georgia on a mission to gain a better understanding of why everyday adults would travel from all across the country and spend outrageous amounts of money just to dress up in costumes and act silly for four days straight. What I found more often than not was that the costumes did not transform these enthusiasts, rather their fantastic outfits allowed them to express something fundamental and real about their personalities. As I came to understand their mutual respect for one another I realized they were more than a community. They are a family.

23 min

Pushin’ Up Daisies

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Written by Patrick Franklin, Robert Wagstaff; Directed by Patrick Franklin; Produced by Patrick Franklin, Andy Rusk

Darren, a fearless, but inept, young filmmaker, returns to his small Georgia hometown to make a documentary about flowers and their significance at the major stages of human life: birth, death, marriage, etc. By shadowing his older brother Rusty, who delivers flowers for a living, Darren hopes to capture raw truth and reality. But, Rusty has no desire to be filmed, and finding a professional crew in Tokyo, Georgia is no easy task. Yet, Darren soon finds that these are the least of his problems when zombies (yes, zombies!) begin taking over the world and threatening his artistic vision. Nevertheless, Darren is not one to give up easily; he vows to finish his documentary as he envisioned it, by filming around the zombies and pretending that nothing out of the ordinary is actually happening.

86 Min

Horrible Turn

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Written by Chance McClain, Frank Bullington; Directed by Chance McClain, Kevin Ryan; Produced by Chance McClain, Joey Wright, Kevin Ryan, Tony Moles, Frank Bullington

Set sometime in the 1990s, Horrible Turn serves as an unofficial prequel to the 2008 Internet sensation, Dr. Horrible’s Sing Along Blog (Joss Whedon). Billy Buddy is a geeky, socially awkward whiz kid with lofty ambitions of changing the world…for the better. His dreams of living happily ever after with his Aussie dream girl, Katie Kitty, are jeopardized when a group of super-villains calling themselves the ‘Evil League of Evil’ threaten to attack the school. Billy must reluctantly recruit his brash and self-absorbed schoolmate, Kenny Hammerstein, to help derail the terrorists’ evil plots. Horrible turn is a comedy/musical chronicling the transformation of the innocent, naive Billy Buddy into the low-rent, hard-luck bad-guy, Dr. Horrible.

62 min

Doctor “S” Battles the Sex Crazed Reefer Zombies: The Movie

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Written by Bryan Ortiz, Evan Boston, James Hartz; Directed by Bryan Ortiz; Produced by Bryan Ortiz, Michael Druck

In a quiet American town a small group of scientists have unwittingly unleashed a horrible force.

Mary Jane, the all American sweetheart, parks on Make Out Hill with her boyfriend Billy. He smokes some reefer and is suddenly transformed into a sex- crazed reefer zombie.  That’s right: A sex-crazed reefer zombie. Just as Billy lunges forward he is pulled out of the car and destoryed. Mary Jane looks at her brutal savior, Dr. S.

Dr S. battles his way back to the city vowing to set things right, while dragging Mary Jane behind him.

What follows is a blood-soaked, fight-filled, extravaganza of pain, gore, and butchery that will bring an uncertain end for Crystal Oaks and the world as we know it.

80 min

Born of Hope

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Written by Paula DiSante; Directed/Produced by Kate Madison

Born of Hope is a prequel to The Lord of the Rings. This hour long original drama is set in the time before the War of the Ring and tells the story of the Dúnedain, the Rangers of the North, before the return of the King. Inspired by the appendices Tolkien wrote for The Lord of the Rings, we follow Arathorn and Gilraen, the parents of Aragorn, from their first meeting through a turbulent time in their people’s history, struggling for survival in a lonely wilderness as a dark force bends its will toward their destruction.

71 min

As Good As Dead

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Directed/Written by Douglas Raymond; Produced by Matthew Garvin

Drew’s luck seems to be turning when he inexplicably lands a prom date with the head cheerleader. Upon arriving at the dance, however, he finds his ex with the bully that beats him up every day, and gets shoved into a locker for his troubles. This turns into Drew’s salvation, however, when an evil tiara turns his date into a life-sucking bitch from hell, who decimates prom and raises her victims as a zombie army. Now, the only people left to fight are Drew’s hopelessly geeky friends, and their sketchy allies: the only people who didn’t go to the dance.

100 min

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