14 Oct Shriekfest & BendFILM
it’s been an exciting last couple of weeks for CERTIFIED. we had a really amazing time at Shriekfest. (we being Kimberley and I… not the “royal” we. haha)
there was an interesting mix of films ranging from the intellectually driven sci-fi PIG to the mocumentary-thriller THE FEED to the normal blood & guts sort of fare that one would expect at a “horror” film festival. the festival did a great job of programming a diverse and interesting group of films.
there were a few shorts that I particularly enjoyed including SUMMER OF THE ZOMBIES a comedic tale about a Vegetarian girl that when turned to a zombie craves only…..produce.
you thought I was going to say “Graaaaaaaaains” didn’t you? =)
another one we enjoyed was MY UNDEADLY by Dave Reda. it’s an un unconventional tale of a zombie that craves more than brains. I really can’t tell you too much more than that without spoiling the film… so I won’t.
but what I can do is show you this mocummercial for a zombie fighting product called “The Zomb-Ez.”
… and to top it all off, CERTIFIED won Best Super Short! (film under 10min)
here’s a picture of Kimberley and I with the trophy.
then this last weekend we went to the BEND Film Festival in… you guessed it, Bend, OR.
this was a pretty amazing festival. there was great food, the staff went out of their way to help the filmmakers, the screenings were good, and the town really does love film. I got the chance to chat with so many locales who really enjoy being a part of the festival.
while I was there I got the chance to explore the area a bit, including a walk by the Deschutes river and a hike up a local peak.
here are some pictures:
and of course, I watched a lot of movies. Some of my favorites included AN ORDINARY FAMILY, DARWIN, and KINYARWANDA.
here’s the trailer for DARWIN.
and I’ve very pleased to announce that we’ve been accepted to the Eerie Horror Film Festival!
October 27th-30th in Erie, PA.
should be a pretty great way to spend the Halloween Weekend!!!