Spooky. Scary. Indie. These films will definitely give you the creeps. The 2013 Art of Brooklyn Film Festival announces THE DARK SIDE, night of Brooklyn-centric indie horror/suspense films. Headlining the evening is the World Premiere of 5 SENSES OF FEAR, the first original anthology feature from Chiller TV, a division of NBC/Universal.
Special guest, Fangoria Magazine Editor Emeritus Tony Timpone will moderate a post-screening Q&A session with filmmakers. Tony, a legend in the horror community, was born and raised in Brooklyn. Also sitting on the panel will be Shane O’Brien, Senior Director of Programming and Development for Chiller TV.
THURSDAY, MAY 16th – 7:30PM
Tuohy Hall Auditorium at St. Joseph’s College 245 Clinton Ave Brooklyn, NY 11205
Info, trailers & tickets
THE DARK (16m, USA) Directed by Justin P. Lange - NYC Premiere
A lonely young monster with deadly black eyes encounters a kidnapped and abused young boy whose eyes have been sewn shut.
About the Director:
Justin P. Lange is a director and screenwriter currently pursuing his MFA at the prestigious Columbia University Graduate Film Program in New York City. He is currently hard at work developing the script for the feature length version of THE DARK.
THE DARK Trailer
THE DOOR (13m, Australia) Directed by Richard Termini – World Premiere
Tom, a brooding, well-heeled young man, moves into an up-market new home where he is seduced by an enigma. There is a door he cannot open. Tom begins to hear mysterious sounds and feels as if he is being called into action. Events cause him to question his own sense of reality as unexplainable images enter his dreams. Tom faces his fears and challenges what may not be real.
About the Director:
Director Richard Termini is a Brooklyn-born-and raised composer and filmmaker now living in Perth, Australia.
THE DOOR Trailer
SHADES OF YELLOW (6m, USA) Directed by Garette Henson – World Premiere
After the loss of his mother, shut-in Louis is psychologically pinned between the familiarity of the past and the uncertainty of his future.
About the Director:
Director/co-writer Garette Henson has been living in Brooklyn for ﬁve years but grew up in Los Angeles working as an actor in ﬁlm and television. Garette’s work frequently dwells in the realm of subjective and psychological drama, as he explores the relationship between expressive camera and subtle story. Garette received a B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College, and is currently in his 3rd year at Columbia University in the M.F.A. Film Program. “Shades of Yellow” is his third short ﬁlm.
CHILLING VISIONS: 5 SENSES OF FEAR (90m, USA) World Premier
Chiller TV premieres its first original anthology film at the Art of Brooklyn Film Festival. For 5 Senses of Fear, Chiller teams with six up-and-coming filmmakers who wrote and directed five short films based on the human senses:
SMELL – directed by Nick Everhart
Left by his wife and stuck in a dead end job, Seth Kyle’s life defined undesirable, until a mysterious saleswoman shows up at his door offering him “a scent to die for.” Armed with a new air of self-confidence and a never-ending barrage of attention, Seth quickly learns that the smell of success comes with a deadly price.
SIGHT – directed by Miko Hughes
Unsatisfied with his own version of reality, an optometrist develops a machine that can harness the visions of all his patients. In an attempt to show his favorite patient’s abusive boyfriend the error of his way, the doctor injects a series of viciously brutal images into his mind, leading to a visceral bloodbath of reality and hallucinations.
TOUCH – directed by Emily Hagins
After a car accident leaves him stranded in the middle of nowhere, a 12 year old blind boy stumbles into the stomping grounds of a sadistic serial killer. Using his memory and strong sense of touch, he must navigate through the unfamiliar territory as the killer quickly closes in.
TASTE – directed by Eric England
A street-smart hacker is brought in for a job interview with a mysterious corporation. He soon learns that the company is led by a man-eater with impeccable taste that doesn’t take “no” for an answer.
HEARING – directed by Jesse Holland & Andy Mitton
While researching an urban legend about a song that’s long been thought lost, a group of friends piece together all the existing recordings of it, bringing it back to life for the first time in decades. Before long, they discover the bone chilling truth of what happens to anyone that listens to it and why it was buried for so long.
5 SENSES OF FEAR Trailer
About The Art of Brooklyn Film Festival
The Art of Brooklyn Film Festival was founded in 2010 to create a large-scale platform for independent film in Kings County. The AoBFF is unique because filmmakers must have a “Brooklyn connection” in order to be eligible. That means cast or crew were born and raised or live in Brooklyn, or the film was shot in or inspired by the Borough. The AoBFF screens world premieres, features, shorts, documentary, horror and experimental/avant garde films.
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