Editor’s note: This is straight from the ‘puter of our mistress of mayhem, Maven. Those in the area, attend if you can. It will soooo be worth it just to spend quality time with her.
Members of the press are cordially invited to join us in celebrating the most talented contemporary female directed/produced horror films from across the globe at the 2011 Viscera Film Festival. Please RSVP quickly so that we may reserve a spot for you (please specify + 1 if you wish to bring a photographer). Seating is limited and you do not want to miss this opportunity to help us promote equality and creativity within the horror genre.
Sunday, 17 July 2011
The Silent Movie Theater
611 North Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, Ca. 90036
During the festival you will be witnessing some of the most creative and original new short horror films made by women today. Some are terrifying, some are pulse pounding, and some are hilarious. All showcase what can be accomplished when women work together. Okay, when twisted, cool horror chicks work together.
Photo and interview opportunities will be provided during the Bloody Carpet Ceremony, followed by the screening of 16 short horror films and 7 trailers, and an award ceremony, and Q and A.
3:45 PM – Bloody Carpet and mingling with special guests, filmmakers on back patio of theater.
5:00 PM – Festival begins! Sit in your seats!
8:00 PM – After Party on the back patio.
10:00 pm – After, After Party at the Rosewood Tavern
So far our confirmed special guests include:
Denise Gossett – Director of the Shriekfest Film Festival
Brea Grant – Star of “Heroes”
Jonathan Tiersten – Sleepaway Camp
Elizabeth Stanley – Producer
Amanda Diebert – Actress Prey to God
Cat Staggs – Comic Book Artist
Joe Lynch – Director of Wrong Turn 2, Knights of Badassdom
Mark Hengst – Megashark Vs. Giant Octopus
Dave Decoteau – Cult Horror Director
Brinke Stevens – The original Scream Queen
Chris Gore – Creator of FilmThreat
Anthony Masi – Producer
Paul Solet – Writer / Director of Grace
Jamie Andrews – Actress
Michelle Boyd – Actress
Peter Cornwell – Director of A Haunting in Conneticut
Michelle Tomlinson – Actress
Dai Green – Managing Editor of Horrornews.net
Devanny Pinn – Actress
Danielle Harris – Stakeland
Susanna Lo – Director of Manson Girls
Gabby West – Actress and Winner of “Scream Queens” Season 2
Reggie Bannister – Phantasm Films
Gigi Bannister – SFX Artist
But what is everyone turning out to see? Why are we so excited? Look below for the list of films to be screened. These are the reason for our jubilation. If you join us, you can celebrate the following right along with us:
American Mary by the Soska Sisters – WORLD PREMIERE
Adventure Girls by Dara Moats and Jon Deitcher
Blood on the Flat Track by Lainy Bagwelll, Lacey Leavitt
The Blood Shop by Annette Slomka- WORLD PREMIERE
WIH Month PSA by the Soska Sisters
You Can Execute Her but You Can’t Kill Her by Jasmine Hirst
L.A.G.P. by Susan Bell – WORLD PREMIERE
2-15-1996 – Mae Catt (USA) – WORLD PREMIERE
Aftershock – Lori Bowen (USA)
Bon Appetit – Kate Shenton (U.K.) – US PREMIERE
Doll Parts – Karen Lam (Canada)
Blood Bunny – Molly Madfis (USA)
A Fever and a River – Rachael Deacon (USA) – LA PREMIERE
Short Lease – Jennifer Eiss (U.K.)
Box - Nikki Wall (USA) – WORLD PREMIERE
The Ghost and Us – Emily Carmichael (USA)
Intermission – 15 Minutes
The Party’s Over – Gigi Romero (Spain) – US PREMIERE
Lump – Faye Jackson (U.K.)
Threnody – Tyrrell Shaffner (USA)
Nursery Crimes – Laura Whyte (U.K.)
The Key to Annabel Lee – Staci Layne Wilson (USA)
The Many Doors of Albert Whale – Marichelle Daywalt (USA)
Daddy’s Girl – Helen Komini Olsen (Norway)
*Mature Content. Parental Discretion Advised
Filmmakers Karen Lam, Mae Catt, Rachael Deacon, Nikki Wall, Lori Bowen, Molly Madfis, Staci Layne Wilson, Marichelle Daywalt, and Tyrrel Shaffner onstage to answer your questions!
Winners of Best Film, Best Director, and Best Cinematography announced!
See what I mean? This is some exciting stuff! But don’t grab your hat yet. The fun and festivities don’t end there. Immediately following the festival will be the After Party on the back patio until 10PM! Drinks, food, and fun with filmmakers, guests, and more!
And for those who just can’t stop the party, you can join us for the After, After Party.
448 North Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, Ca 90036
Viscera Film Festival Sponsors!
Of course this gruesome good time wouldn’t be so swank if it wasn’t for the generosity of our incredible sponsors! See who made the cool list then keep checking back at the website for updates.
Fearnet.com, Final Draft, Gorilla Software, Fangoria Entertainment, Fangirltastic, The Chainsaw Mafia, 33 Rooms, Women in Horror Month, Malibu Wines, Farmer’s Daughter Hotel, Matt Orsman, Crimson Stained Lace Productions, Kimyoo Films, The Horror Digest, DOA Bloodbath Entertainment, Rotten Cotton, Hot Zombie Chicks, There is No Halo, Annie M. Vickar Dolls & Skellery, Angel City Derby Girls, Zerner Law, Jessica Grundy, Morgue Art Films, Friendly Misanthrope, 1428 Films, Dan Dillard, Mike Merryman, Caisson Films, Hannah Foreman, Nick Goodrick, Assorted Oddities, Jen Morgart, Scary Art, The Big Bad, Lia Scott Price, Amityville Studios, Quirk Films, Philly Chick Pictures, Laughing Vixen Lounge, Brent Schoonover, Irene Langholm, Shannon Rose, Mark Berryman, Cassandra Sechler, Mike Snoonian, Mary Katherine Sisco, Simon Nisbet, Post-Mortem Depression, Susan Bell, Jeffrey Kane, Dreams for Dead Cats, Charon Pictures, Fable & Fury, Entertainment Partners.com, Emy’s Gift Shop, The Womanimal, FoamyWader, Neverland Jewelry, Red Carpet Crash.
For further information regarding the festival and everything we are about, please visit http://viscerafilmfestival.com
And don’t forget to hit the ARCHIVE section while you’re there. If you would like to view any of these films, just let us know.
If all of that doesn’t get your blood pumping, then I’m afraid you might be a zombie. But don’t worry, we have room for boys and ghouls at our celebration. Just please make sure to let us know you wish to be there. Don’t know how to do that? That’s what I’m here for. Please contact me at the address below and let me know if I can add you or a representative to the guest list and whether you wish to bring a photographer. But don’t take too long to respond as seating is limited.