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BITS 2019 SPRING TOUR


BITS 2017



PETERBOROUGH




All Film Screenings held at Market Hall Performing Arts Centre.

Come meet the filmmakers and other horror film fans after the screenings!
Friday March 1st - The Saffire Room.

FRIDAY, MARCH 1st




7:00 pm - I’LL TAKE YOUR DEAD (Dir. Chad Archibald) PETERBOROUGH PREMIERE (83 mins)

I'll Take Your Dead follows William who has a simple job, he makes dead bodies disappear. This isn't something he likes to or even wants to do, but through circumstances out of his control, his little farm house in the country has become a dumping ground for the casualties of the gang related murders in the nearby city. His daughter Gloria has become used to rough looking men dropping off corpses and is even convinced that some of them are haunting their house. After a woman's body, is dumped at the house, William begins his meticulous process when he realizes, she's not actually dead. As the gang activity increases, William patches the woman up and holds her against her will until he can figure out what to do with her. As they begin to develop a very unusual respect for each other, the woman's murderers get word that she's still alive and make plan to go finish what they started.
Previous BITS Alumni for his film BITE (2015).

with the short film PEANUT (Dir. Jamie Oxenham) (8:59 mins)

Behind every man, is a woman to save him!
Peterborough Filmmakers




9:30 pm - LATE NIGHT DOUBLE FEATURE (Dirs. Navin Ramaswaran, Zach Ramelan, Torin Langen) PETERBOROUGH PREMIERE (89 mins)

During a late night taping of Dr. Nasty's Cavalcade of Horror, bloody chaos takes place while screening two features (Dinner for Monsters and Slit). Samantha/Nurse Nasty is frustrated with how the show is being run by its womanizing director and its drunk and crazy host, Dr. Nasty.
Shot in Peterborough!

with the short film ONE MORE FOR THE ROAD (Dir. Navin Ramaswaran) PETERBOROUGH PREMIERE (17 mins)

Starring Lindsay Smith (IN THE HOUSE OF FLIES) and Jeff Sinasac (RED SPRING) as a married couple going on a road trip to rekindle their marriage leading to disastrous results.
Shot in Peterborough!

SATURDAY, MARCH 2nd




7:00 pm - E.M.P. 333 DAYS (Dir. Adriano Ferreri) (83 mins)

After an EMP (Electro Magnetic Pulse) weapon is deployed. North America is forced to live in pre-industrial conditions. Anything electrical is useless, sending the country into anarchy. An 11 year old girl must fend and fight for herself while trying to find her father.
Peterborough Filmmaker!

With the film ABDUCTION (Dir. Michelle Foster) (3 mins)

Be careful who you kidnap.

With the film NO TRESPASSING (Dir. Charlie Lawton) PETERBOROUGH PREMIERE (5 mins)

A girl walks into the woods, and feels like she is being followed by a unseen evil.





9:30 pm - ALIVE (Dir. Rob Grant) PETERBOROUGH PREMIERE (89 mins)

In this latest film by director Rob Grant (Fake Blood) two strangers (Thomas Cocquerel and Camille Stopps) awaken to find themselves injured and held captive in what appears to be an abandoned hospital and at the whim of a maniacal doctor (Angus Macfadyen, BRAVEHEART). Suffering from amnesia and struggling to remember their past, the two prisoners aren’t sure how they ended up there or what their possible connection to each other must be. Their encounters with the doctor are terrifying as he intimidates, manipulates, and punishes, but also acts under a guise of attempting to heal their mangled bodies. Wounded from gruesome experimental operations and fearing for their lives, their attempts to escape only bring them face to face with unforeseen horrors and a sinister doctor taunting them in a twisted game of hide-and-seek. A full understanding of the underlying story comes together in a shocking, not to be missed twist at the end.
BITS 2018 alumni and winner of Best SPX makeup.

With the short film THE DOORWAY (Dir. Michael Hayes) (12 mins)

Edgar confines himself to a single room in an old house where he interacts with a malevolent figure that eerily seems to know, and prey upon, the depth of his guilty conscience.





KITCHENER



All Film Screenings held at Apollo Cinema.

Come meet the filmmakers and other horror film fans after the screenings!
Wed March 13th - Rhapsody Barrel Bar.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13th




7:00 pm - THE FINAL RIDE (Dir. Mikey McMurran) WORLD PREMIERE (83 mins)

This anthology is the long awaited follow-up from the team behind 2015’s SECRET SANTA. THE FINAL RIDE is a Horror/Comedy anthology which tells three frightening tales including the ghost of an 80’s fitness guru that haunts a couple’s new home, a Tattoo that won’t stop spreading, and an Uber Driver that picks up her final customer for the night, not knowing that she’s in for the ride of her life.

With the short film DEAD AIR (Dir. Lyndon Horsfall) (9:49 mins)

It's the last night for punk radio show "Dead Baby Syrup," and when a fan drops by the station and convinces DJ Eve St. Tilley to play his record, all hell breaks loose!




9:30 pm - I’LL TAKE YOUR DEAD (Dir. Chad Archibald) KITCHENER PREMIERE (83 mins)

I'll Take Your Dead follows William who has a simple job, he makes dead bodies disappear. This isn't something he likes to or even wants to do, but through circumstances out of his control, his little farm house in the country has become a dumping ground for the casualties of the gang related murders in the nearby city. His daughter Gloria has become used to rough looking men dropping off corpses and is even convinced that some of them are haunting their house. After a woman's body, is dumped at the house, William begins his meticulous process when he realizes, she's not actually dead. As the gang activity increases, William patches the woman up and holds her against her will until he can figure out what to do with her. As they begin to develop a very unusual respect for each other, the woman's murderers get word that she's still alive and make plan to go finish what they started.
Previous BITS Alumni for his film BITE (2015).


With the short film HANG UP (Dir. Richard Powell) KITCHENER PREMIERE (14:00 mins)

An accidental butt dial provides a curious husband an unexpected glimpse into the mind of his loving wife.

THURSDAY, MARCH 14th



7:00 pm - THE HOARD (Dirs. Jesse Thomas Cook & Matt Wiele) KITCHENER PREMIERE (104 mins)

A rundown town is dealing with unemployment, drug addiction and, most of all, excessive hoarding. The worst hoarder of all is Murph Evans, whose massive collection of junk takes up several properties. Here to help him clean up his houses and avoid eviction is the folks from the reality show Extremely Haunted Hoarders. Split up into 3 teams, they include a pair of junk removal experts, a home organizer and a psychiatrist. Also, on hand to detect any supernatural spooks underneath all the piles is a once-married pair of paranormal investigators.
BITS 2018 Alumni

With the short film WORKING CLASS VAMPIRE (Dir. Brian W. Lockyer) (5:53 mins)

Life isn't all expensive caskets and beautiful castles. One vampire tells the simple story of his undead existence.





9:30 pm - LIFECHANGER (Dir. Justin McConnell ) KITCHENER PREMIERE (103 mins)

Drew is Detective Freddie Ransone, a cop who just left a burning house with two dead bodies inside. Before that, Drew was Emily Roberts, a party girl who became one of those dead bodies, and as the days go on, Drew will become dentist Sam Richardson, his assistant Rachel, and several others. Drew, as it turns out, has the ability to transport from body to body, not so much a shapeshifter as a body thief, for as long as the body remains good before decomposition. But it wasn't always this way ? before this, Drew was once able to stay in bodies much longer, which lead him to Julia, the woman he still pines for. The ability to change bodies can help bring Drew close to Julia again, but not close enough to stay for long. And that desire to reconnect with the woman he loves so much will ultimately prove to be the undoing of many, perhaps even Drew himself.

With the short LAY THEM STRAIGHT (Dir. Robert DeLeskie (10:00 mins)

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.
Winner Best Short Film - BITS 2018





OTTAWA


BITS 2017


All Film Screenings will be held at Mayfair Theatre.

Come meet the filmmakers and other horror film fans after the screenings!
Wed March 27th - Quinn's Ale House.

WEDNESDAY MARCH 27TH




7:00 pm - HELLMINGTON (Dirs. Justin Hewitt-Drakulic, Alex Lee Williams) (83 mins)

A detective investigates her father's dying words; the name of a girl who has been missing for 9 years.
Ottawa Filmmakers!


with the short film IN THE THICK (Dir. Tyler A. Williams) OTTAWA PREMIERE (7:42 mins)

A man finds himself the captive of a deranged family, and while contemplating his freedom learns a hard lesson in survival.



9:30 pm - BITS SHORT FILM TOUR SHOWCASE

CROSS MY HEART (Dir. Kevin Preece) (2:07 mins)

A little girl is awakened by a noise, and trembles under her covers. Mother to the rescue.

THE SCARLET VULTURES (Dir. Kyle Martellacci) (14:51 mins)

A young woman discovers that a special ingredient elicits a state of euphoria in those who consume it, but not everyone is so special.

COMPULSION (Dir. Brian Sepanzyk) (16:20 mins)

As we follow an unknown man in his day to day life, we soon start to see the dark underside of what his compulsion is and what it drives him to do. To give in, the blood must flow.

CHAMBER OF ECHOES (Dir. Chris Chitaroni ) (7:00 mins)

An alt-right conspiracy theorist prepares for the end of times. Bombarded by the 24/7 news cycle which is being curated for him by likeminded internet friends, he starts to see the signs and makes the necessary moves to survive. Unfortunately he may have misread the situation.

THE FACE (Dir. Riley Campbell) (12:05 mins)

Caitlyn Jones is a freelance news journalist who will do anything to get her story. After covering a fatal car accident, she begins to be haunted by strange sounds in the night, itching paranoia, and horrible visions, putting her relationship, her work and even her life in danger.

WITH YOU ALWAYS (Dir. Angela Besharah) (11:32 mins)

Mark is a fool for love. With the help of his closest confidant, Kyle, he decides to go after the woman of his dreams. When Katie notices a creepy figure lurking outside her workplace, she hurries home. These clashing perspectives collide down a dark alley where romanticism gets a toxic hit of reality.

ANGEL (Dir. Julian Vetrone) (7:00 mins)

A young girl named Angel returns home for her fathers funeral to only get an unexpected visit from an old friend.

WILD (INDOMPTABLE) (Dir. Morgana McKenzie) (16:39 mins)

Set in the 1930s, “Wild (Indomptable)” follows Ida, a young French Canadian girl who, while spending the summer with her relatives in English-speaking Ontario, discovers a supernatural entity living in their cornfield. After deciding to befriend the entity, they form a strong relationship. But, while the entity appears to be kind to Ida, it has the potential to be devastating to others.

THURSDAY MARCH 28TH




7:00 pm - THE HOARD (Dirs. Jesse Thomas Cook & Matt Wiele) OTTAWA PREMIERE (104 mins)

A rundown town is dealing with unemployment, drug addiction and, most of all, excessive hoarding. The worst hoarder of all is Murph Evans, whose massive collection of junk takes up several properties. Here to help him clean up his houses and avoid eviction is the folks from the reality show Extremely Haunted Hoarders. Split up into 3 teams, they include a pair of junk removal experts, a home organizer and a psychiatrist. Also, on hand to detect any supernatural spooks underneath all the piles is a once-married pair of paranormal investigators.
BITS 2018 Alumni

With the short film A TALE OF THE BONESETTER (Dir. Brett Kelly) (11:27 mins)

A woman and her child visit a Bed and Breakfast in rural Quebec unaware of the town's history of child murders at the hands of an ancient Bonesetter.
BITS 2015 Alumni



9:30 pm - MONTREAL DEAD END (Dirs. Anthology) OTTAWA PREMIERE (89 mins)

It's a well-known fact that the island's incessant roadwork is a major headache for many Montrealers, but when it awakens evil forces from deep within our own history, legends and untamed demons, we are treated to a wild delirium of fright, the likes of which festivalgoers can't afford to miss. A supernatural mist is seeping through the cracks of the city, causing various evil enchantments related to the neighbourhood from which it escapes, waking up a dark spirit here, a vengeful ghost there, releasing a plethora of terrifying creatures, possessing numerous citizens and even turning some of them into zombies, or entities from the beyond. The key to this paranormal chaos lies within a First Nations legend, a shamanic amulet and a guardian (Marco Collin) in search of a book of prophecies and premonitions which only he can decipher. Several pro-apocalyptic groups, master swindlers and voodoo priests are also looking to get their hands on this book hidden somewhere in the metropolis. The quest takes us from one part of the city to another, crossing paths with unexpected events and multiple creatures along the way.
BITS 2018 Alumni

With the short film HOUSE AMONG THE TREES (Dir. Brian Wilcox) OTTAWA PREMIERE (4:52 mins)

While checking in on a neighbors 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.
BITS 2018 Alumni





KINGSTON


BITS 2017



All Film Screenings will be held at The Screening Room.

Come meet the filmmakers and other horror film fans after the screenings!
Friday March 29th - SanTur Brewing.

FRIDAY MARCH 29TH

KINGSTON FILMMAKER DOUBLE BILL!




7:00 pm - BERKSHIRE COUNTY (Dir. Audrey Cummings) (82 mins)

Kylie Winters, a bullied and self-loathing teen, reluctantly agrees to babysit at an isolated country mansion on Halloween night. When a small boy in a pig mask appears at the door trick-or-treating, Kylie’s night transforms into a horrifying and violent cat-and-mouse game. She must go beyond what she ever thought possible if she and the children are to survive the night.
BITS 2014 Alumni!





9:30 pm - DARKEN (Dir. Audrey Cummings) KINGSTON PREMIERE (83 mins)

KyIn a parallel universe made up of maze-like rooms, the inhabitants are protected by its altruistic overseer, Mother Darken. When an outsider accidentally finds her way in, she becomes entwined in a bloody revolutionary battle.
BITS 2017 Alumni!


SATURDAY MARCH 30TH



7:00 pm - BONEYARD (Dirs. Brent Nurse and Steven Spencer) (98 mins)

Jane Morrison dutifully stands by her husband, fleeing to a secluded house in the country to escape the growing scandal that surround him. But, when she stumbles on a mysterious grove with a dark history, she will be pushed to the edge of reason by the dark forces within.
Kingston Filmmakers!





9:30 pm - ALIVE (Dir. Rob Grant) KINGSTON PREMIERE (91 mins)

In this latest film by director Rob Grant (Fake Blood) two strangers (Thomas Cocquerel and Camille Stopps) awaken to find themselves injured and held captive in what appears to be an abandoned hospital and at the whim of a maniacal doctor (Angus Macfadyen, BRAVEHEART). Suffering from amnesia and struggling to remember their past, the two prisoners aren’t sure how they ended up there or what their possible connection to each other must be. Their encounters with the doctor are terrifying as he intimidates, manipulates, and punishes, but also acts under a guise of attempting to heal their mangled bodies. Wounded from gruesome experimental operations and fearing for their lives, their attempts to escape only bring them face to face with unforeseen horrors and a sinister doctor taunting them in a twisted game of hide-and-seek. A full understanding of the underlying story comes together in a shocking, not to be missed twist at the end.
BITS 2018 alumni and winner of Best SPX makeup.

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