3 items from 2015
Helsinki, Finland– Elli Toivoniemi’s docu feature debut “Once I Was A Dragonfly” nabbed the inaugural Pitch Award at the fourth edition of the Finnish Film Affair, the two-day confab hosted alongside the Helsinki film festival.
“Dragonfly” (pictured above) follows the journey of Miikka Friman, a 24-year old amateur filmmaker whose fascination for butterflies shaped his life from the age of 6.
Toivoniemi, who is producing the pic via her Helsinki-based company Tuffi Films, previously directed the short film “Role” which played at Locarno in 2014 and produced the Oscar-nominated short “Do I Have to Take Care of Everything” in 2013.
“Elli has a rare talent for capturing stunning visuals and telling a complex story in a relatable way. She also understands how »
- Elsa Keslassy
The Horror Channel has announced its special Haunted Halloween Season, presenting a selection of movies which will take possession of the nation’s TVs every night for two weeks in October – from Saturday 17th to Saturday 31st, at 9pm.
Sat 17 Oct @ 9pm – An American Haunting (2005) *Network Premiere
The wind whispers ominous warnings of death before a malevolent entity arrives to claim the life of a young girl as director/writer Courtney Solomon brings author Brent Monahan’s chilling, fact-based story of supernatural murder to the screen in this tale of terror starring Donald Sutherland, Sissy Spacek & James D’Arcy.
Sun 18 Oct @ 9pm – Dark Summer (2015) *UK TV Premiere
From Paul Solet, director of the acclaimed hit Grace, comes a suspense thriller focusing on a 17-year-old boy, Daniel, on house arrest for stalking, Mona, a female classmate online. He thinks he has piggybacked his neighbours’ wireless signal but then things start to »
- Gary Collinson
Reviewed by Kevin Scott
Banshee Chapter (2013)
Directed by: Bair Erickson
“Banshee Chapter” exemplifies the phrase “Still Waters Run Deep”. The poster art lends to either some “Hellraiser” action with some skinned twisted Epicureans or it’s some sort of anatomical horror indie flick. I dunno. After writing a good many reviews by now, I always notice patterns about the things that I mention repeatedly. I realized that I’m a sucker for good poster art. That all too critical first impression that hooks you. “Banshee Chapter” ended up being nothing of what I thought it would be.
The opener shows a montage of legit footage about government mind control experiments. One in particular has been dubbed “Project MKUltra”. What singles this »
3 items from 2015
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