2:00 pm - A SERIES OF WEB BITES: 2018 Web Series Showcase
POPPY SEED PLACE
(Dir. Greg Kovacs)
Anna and her puppet friends discuss the topic of the day (Happy, X and Chair!).
ALLIE AND LARA MAKE A HORROR MOVIE
(Dirs. Larissa Thomas, Alicia Faucher, Larica Perera) Episode 1 and 3
This is a web series about two horror fans leaping into directing their first creature feature with their fame-hungry roommate. It's all downhill from there.
(Dir. Christopher Donaldson) Episode 4: Soul Purpose
Necessary Evil is a story about one demon's trials and tribulations working for the largest, most dysfunctional corporation in the underworld - Hell LLP.
(Dir. Richard Rotter) Episode: 12
Damaged is a psychological thriller about a young student, Michael Craven, who suffers a head injury in an attack by
The Braithwaite Brothers, a gang of local thugs. Looking for revenge, he follows Jonny Braithwaite to a darkened warehouse where he witnesses a vicious attack on a total stranger,
Naomi Carter. Suffering from dissociative episodes and short-term memory loss, Michael is unable to account for his movements and falls under the suspicion of Detective Laura Shane.
Disgraced years ago in a botched investigation of The Wolf, a serial killer that was never found, Shane's interest in the case is sparked by the fact that both attacks occurred at the
sites of two of The Wolf's murders.
OUT OF TIME
(Dir. Rodney V. Smith) Episode: 1.1
When his girlfriend Sara is killed in front of him, Chris accidentally travels backward in time and realizes he may have the key to saving Sara's life.
(Dirs. J. Robert Bellamy and Jason Mac) Episode 3
Can the new person in the Shelter really be who she says she is?
HAUNTERS THE MUSICAL
(Dirs. J. Adam Brown and Blain Watters)
Winner of BEST ENSEMBLE at TO Webfest 2018, HAUNTERS is an LGBTQ+ horror-comedy about a newly dead girl who wants to get back home to figure out who she really is, but at every step is stymied
by her silver-tongued mentor who has mysterious designs of his own, and the bungling menagerie of fellow dead people. The afterlife of Haunters is a magical, musical and manic place.
Ghosts from across history (a bi-curious flapper, an aristocrat, a caveman), each truly messed up for one reason or another, spend their days haunting Earth's minor jerks.
Don't clean up after your dog? They're coming after you. Troll people online? They're on their way. And they'll haunt you, and try to MURDER you, all with a lovely, nasty song to sing.
(Dir. Kate Green) Episode 02 - Range to Target
When college student Kelsey Atkins unexpectedly begins to leap into the bodies of other people during her bouts of narcolepsy, she becomes a target in the deadly world of military espionage.
(Dir. Sara Martins) Episode 2 - Extraction
The Vault is a post-apocalyptic sci-fi webseries that follows a ragtag group of survivors living in an underground military bunker known as Vault 175 or the Vault. The group is led by Evelyn Pierce,
a no-nonsense General in the Canadian Armed Forces. Buried five miles beneath the Earth, this state-of-the-art facility is humanity's only remaining home.
Outside there is only nuclear winter, a wasteland in which it is believed nothing and no one can survive...until one day when a surveying mission discovers an unconscious pilot by the name of Nathaniel Hale.
P2 - GTA
(Dir. Ant Horasanli) Episode 6 - Drift Life
The second season of the award winning hit web series Petrol. In Petrol 2, a young car thief from Toronto must infiltrate one of the most notorious car theft rings in the country and help police
bring down an international smuggling operation. Starring Vivica A. Fox, Francesco Filice, Hannah Gordon, Sean Rey, and Alex Loubert.
(Dir. Jesse Thomas Cook) WORLD PREMIERE (89 nmin)
A man with partial blindness and a young pregnant policewoman must work together to escape from a deadly virus that has spread across Grey County.
with the short film NEPENTHES
(Dir. Ariel Hansen) TORONTO PREMIERE (5:18 mins)
Max is desperate to make a meaningful connection, but when she decides to meet an online dating match at home she gets herself into a painfully sticky situation.
- THE HOARD
(Dirs. Jesse Thomas Cook & Matt Wiele) WORLD PREMIERE (89 mins)
A comedy/horror mockumentary that chronicles the unravelling of a production team who are attempting to produce the ultimate reality TV show pilot "Extremely Haunted Hoarders". The team consists of a Professional
Organizer, a Psychologist, two ghost hunters, and a crew of junk removers. They arrive in Rockford, Ohio, the hoarder capital of America. There they meet Murph Evans, a legendary hoarder with three crammed and condemned mansions.
In their efforts to de-clutter the properties and reform Murph's habit, the intervention unearths a literal house of horrors.
with the short film A FISTFUL OF MOLARS
(Dir. Ryan Couldrey) CANADIAN PREMIERE (4:37 mins)
Six-year-old Sarah is an entrepreneur in a lucrative industry - she pulls teeth for The Tooth Fairy.
9:30 pm - BLOODY BITS SHORTS SHOWCASE Part 2
A special feature length program of premieres of the hottest new Canadian short genre films.
THE GIRL IN THE BLACK DRESS
(Dir. Helen Kriemadis) TORONTO PREMIERE
While a women gets ready to go out, things are not what they seem.
(Dirs. David J. Fernandes) WORLD PREMIERE
A mysterious envelope arrives at Jen's door, sending her on an increasingly dangerous hunt to discover its intent.
(Dirs. Gwen Trutnau) TORONTO PREMIERE
Her anger is like a fever.
IN DEATH, UNPARTED
(Dir. Tim Lopers) TORONTO PREMIERE
After joining the realm of the undead, the young, charming, yet isolated vampire battles with evading the grasp of his lovesick/stalker classmate or giving in to his need for companionship.
(Dir. Daumoun Khakpour) TORONTO PREMIERE
A desperate man resorts to smuggling his wife inside of a piece of luggage in hopes of finding a better life in a new country. His hopes are put on hold when his
plane arrives-but the bag containing his wife does not.
HOUSE AMONG THE TREES
(Dir. Brian Wilcox) TORONTO PREMIERE
While checking in on a neighbours cottage, a man finds there's an unexpected visitor already living there who is claiming to be a distant relative.
The man believes her, only to find out things are much worse than they seem.
THE CHICKEN MAN
(Dir. Joslyn Rogers) TORONTO PREMIERE
A suicidal writer is miraculously saved by a chicken. His story is re-written.
LAY THEM STRAIGHT
(Dir. Robert DeLeski) TORONTO PREMIERE
A teenage girl battling obsessive compulsive disorder has to run the gamut of school bullies every day, until a traumatic
event convinces her that her disorder may be an indication of supernatural powers.
(Dir. Jennifer Nicole Stang) TORONTO PREMIERE
Lindsey is forced to babysit her sister, Becky, one night, when, after innocently falling asleep, wakes up to find her sister gone. Someone may have taken Becky and could be after her as well.
TIME HEALS NO WOUNDS
(Dir. Jordan Barnes-Crouse) TORONTO PREMIERE
Toiling away in a makeshift lab, Dr. Barry Slater has finally made a breakthrough: THE CHRONOSPHERIC RE-OSCILLATOR, a device able to transmit artifacts across time. But when he materializes a
recording from his future self, he decides to become his next test subject, despite the cautioning of his young wife Georgina. When the experiment goes awry, Georgina suddenly finds herself transported to another time,
and the man resembling her husband may no longer be who, or what, he seems.
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 26th
All Film Screenings will be held at The Royal Cinema.
7:00 pm - FUGUE
(Dir. Tomas Street) TORONTO PREMIERE (85 mins)
Amnesic Malcolm struggles to put the pieces of his life back together and begins questioning those closest to him in this puzzle of memory and identity. The script won the IndieCan 20k competition in 2017 and was made for just $20,000 under the guidance and mentorship of Warren P. Sonoda and Avi Federgreen.
with the short film IDEE FIXE
(Dir. Miguel Quintero) TORONTO PREMIERE (9:06 mins)
After a mysterious incident, Sam goes desperately in the search of Laura, following the lead of the person who took her away from him. In the process, Sam would find himself in the line between hero and villain in a place where nothing is what it looks like and perspective is the only thing that separates salvation from obsession.
9:30 pm - ISABELLE
(Dir. Rob Heydon) TORONTO PREMIERE (80 mins)
A young couple's dream of starting a family shatters as they descend into the depths of paranoia and must struggle to survive an evil presence that wants nothing more than their very own lives.
with the short film PENNY WHISTLE
(Dir. Robert Cuffley) TORONTO PREMIERE (9:00 mins)
A young girl is followed home by a creature, after blowing into a penny whistle she finds buried in the dirt.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 27th
All Film Screenings will be held at The Royal Cinema.
7:00 pm - LEVEL 16
(Dir. Danishka Esterhazy) TORONTO PREMIERE (103 mins)
Trapped in a prison-like school, 16-year-old Vivien keeps to herself and sticks her neck out for no one. Until she is reunited with Sophia: the former friend who betrayed her. Together, the girls embark on a dangerous search to uncover the horrifying truth behind their imprisonment. Soon running for their lives, the girls must save themselves or die trying.
with the short film FIREWEED
(Dir. Mason Mantla) (9:06 mins)
Chamae is a young warrior trying to survive in the post apocalyptic future. Haunted by her past and hunted by raiders, will she succumb to the nuclear winter?
- THE BLOODIES AWARDS SHOW
(Following the screening)