June 25, 2017

“Hell is for Children – Dead Souls” Feature Length Screenplay Horror Films in Hotlanta 2017 Official Selection

“Hell is for Children – Dead Souls” by screenwriter Tom Rico, is an excellent revenge film with modern appeal. Tom does a great job of developing each of the characters in this ensemble cast. Understanding their individual stories before they start to take revenge gives the reader a full understanding of these difficult social situations.

Summary: “Five teens unlikely to become friends are united by their attraction to an interactive phone app called Night Fright. They become close friends when they realize they have all been the victims of some sort of child abuse. When the serial killers from the game are awakened through a seance during a lightening storm; they use the killers in the game to seek revenge against their parents who have committed horrible crimes of abuse against them.”

June 24, 2017

“Mirror” Horror Films in Hotlanta 2017

“Mirror” Directed by Sara Eustáquio is official selection of Horror Films in Hotlanta 2017. An excellent performance by actress Jaimie Marchuk, Mirror is an absolute mind-trip. Sara, who is also the cinematographer, created some excellent visuals as well and her shot selection is perfect for this genre.

About: Micro short film directed by Portuguese multi-award winning Sara Eustáquio, 16, starring Canadian award winning young actress Jaimie Marchuk, 14. ‘Mirror’ is the final project of an intensive 3-Week HD filmmaking program at New York Film Academy, in NYC. The film was shot on location in Manhattan.

Tagline: She’s young. She’s in trouble. She’s staring at the mirror looking for answers. But what she’s about to find can change her life.”

June 24, 2017

“Deep Trouble” Short Screenplay: Horror Films in Hotlanta 2017 Official Selection

“Deep Trouble” by screenwriter Ward Edmondson is an official selection of Horror Films in Hotlanta 2017. There are many layers of story in so few pages, Edmondson has a talent for painting a visual picture of a film that hasn’t even been produced yet. The story is about a conflicted character whose decisions lead her into a tense situation. The screenplay has the right amount of mystery and action with a great ending.

Tagline: “After waking up in her wrecked car and waiting endlessly for her fiance to rescue her from her apparent hit and run accident, a psychotic actress finally realizes she is in very DEEP TROUBLE.”
June 24, 2017

“Savor” Horror Films in Hotlanta 2017 Official Selection

“Savor” is an official selection to Horror Films in Hotlanta, Directed by Marc Cartwright, starring Baker Chase Powell. Tagline: “A man discovers the horrors of dining alone.”

Glass Cabin Films

About the Director: I grew up in New York on Long Island’s East End. Partially raised by my grandparents who were avid fans of Hollywood classics, I developed a passion for film.
At 18, I moved to New York City to study Mass Media/Human Behavior at NYU. While fulfilling an art requirement, I discovered and fell in love with photography. This newfound love allowed me to combine visual narratives with the study of human behavior.

I moved to Los Angeles after graduating NYU with honors, to pursue acting and had a very successful commercial and print career working for brands including Coca Cola and Tommy Hilfiger. After working with the best in the business, the behind the scenes is what genuinely piqued my interest. Viewing the business from the other side of the lens was my moment of purpose. In 2008 I opened Marc Cartwright Photography which developed into a successful business of photographing established and up and coming talent in Film and television. I have placed my work in various publications both domestically and internationally.

In 2013, I was asked to co-produce and be the director of photography on the award winning web series Dating Pains. This experience cemented my love of cinematography and created a deeper desire to explore the art.

The full circle of my love for Hollywood classics as a kid, to creating visual images with the respected Hollywood actors has been a rewarding journey of purpose.

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June 24, 2017

“Beneath the Surface” Horror Films in Hotlanta 2017 Official Selection

Director Michael Trainotti presents the twisted “Beneath the Surface”, where accepting help from a “nice couple” can become your last mistake. Catch this short thriller at the first “Horror Films in Hotlanta” Theatrical Screening event on July 17th, 2017 @ Synchronicity Theatre in Atlanta, GA.

BENEATH THE SURFACE Director / Writer / Editor Michael Trainotti is an industry professional specializing in production, post-production, and technical operations. He began his formative years in the production department at Lightstorm Entertainment, diving into every imaginable area of the filmmaking process.

As a firm believer to always keep pushing forward and stretching boundaries to learn and grow, Michael enjoys the complexity and nuances of the filmmaking process with family and industry friends. Whether writing and/or directing personal projects, helping people get their projects to the finish line, or working with his sons on their projects, it’s a passion that keeps things interesting and highly creative.

BENEATH THE SURFACE is a short film conceived and developed over the course of a month from a story by Donna Thomas (who doesn’t like horror films). Principal photography took place in one day in July 2016 near the foothills of Los Angeles (inserts were shot as needed during edit) using a Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera. It features many actors that are part of Donna’s improve troop including Nathan Caywood (National AT&T Commercials, WTF: World Thumbwrestling Federation, Banish’d, Childrens Hospital, Spaghettiman ), Matt Iseman (American Ninja Warrior (host), Celebrity Apprentice, TMI Hollywood, CHI-Town Rising, Hot In Cleveland, Act-Anon), Sabrina Howells (National AT&T Commercials, Kasey’s Grace, Man vs. Automated Phone System, Kaleidoscope, Everybody Hates Chris), Wayland McQueen (Try Hard: The Rex Derby Story, Bud Light Ranch, Edward Snowden’s Girlfriend Is Hot), and Donna Thomas (In My Room, Women to Men: Please Catcall Us, The Group, FreeForAll). It was a blast to make it and ultimately screen at several festivals across the country this past six months.Tagline: When a couple on a road trip experiences car trouble, they accept a ride from a nice couple happy to help.

June 24, 2017

“Walter’s Days” Short Screenplay: Horror Films in Hotlanta 2017 Official Selection

Screenwriters Nathan Ludwig and Charles Devin Hill have a special screenplay in “Walter’s Days” an official selection of Horror Films in Hotlanta 2017. It’s almost like a Groundhog day horror film, which carves it’s own nitch. There is the right blend of character development, laughs and gruesome details to thoroughly enjoy reading this screenplay.

Tagline: “A young man suspects he is the subject of someone’s cosmic gag reel as he’s brutally murdered over and over again in increasingly elaborate and ridiculous ways.”

Writer’s Biography: “Nathan (pictured right) and Charles (pictured left) met at film school in ’08 and since then have collaborated on screenplays and short films along with their creative partner and fellow film school graduate, independent filmmaker Chad Farmer (“PMS: Pre-teen Monster Syndrome”, “Late Submission”). This is their second screenplay as a writing team. Their first was the award-winning feature horror anthology script “The Apocalypse Chronicles”. They’re currently working on their next feature-length script entitled “Refuge” and in post production on a handful of short films. They love, live, breathe and write genre. Action, Sci-fi, Horror, Adventure & Fantasy. It’s a holy calling and they’re on a mission from the movie gods to spread the good word.”

Writer’s Statement: “Walter’s Days is our take on the Groundhog Day mold with a Cabin in the Woods twist. There’s a little sci-fi in there for good measure as well. Overall, it keeps you guessing and laughing at the same time and we had way too much breathless fun hammering it out it over some of the most bizarrely funny writing sessions ever.”

June 24, 2017

“Ivy” Horror Films in Hotlanta 2017 Official Selection

Director Itai Guberman Psycological Thriller, “Ivy” is a well executed film with a brilliant acting performances by Dan Shaked, Gita Amely, Zach Cohen, Einav Markel & Debbie Levin. The cinematography really draws you into a powerful story as well.

Summary: “Ivy” is a short psychological horror-thriller about a man’s struggle to come to grips with his deteriorating mental state stemming from losing the love of his life. Rick is a young man living in a nice apartment who seems to be having difficulty going outside ever since his girlfriend mysteriously left. The people around him seem to be trying to push him toward leaving the apartment and moving on with his life, but not everything is as it appears to be…

June 24, 2017

“Stay Awake” Horror Films in Hotlanta 2017 Official Selection

Director Helena Karadimos’ film “Stay Awake” has incredible visual effects by
Simon Grinde Drival and Kajmir Royale. Excellent visuals by cinematographer Yancey Wells. What really sells the film is the performance by Isabelle Haik. You don’t want to miss this film at Horror Films in Hotlanta July 17, 2017.

Summary: “A vengeful darken spirit, goes by the name Alu. Possess, her victims in their sleep causing the victims to be complete paralysed. Helplessly they lay as she tortures them, with darken imagery. Alu is a demon from the underground. She roams through the night as she terrifies her victims whilst they sleep. She takes complete possession of their bodies, placing them into a paralysed state. The victim suffocates whilst she tries to drag them to the underworld to keep. Best to think twice about falling asleep, as she waits for you to sleep.”

June 23, 2017

“The Brazen Serpent” Feature Length Screenplay: Horror Films in Hotlanta 2017 Official Selection

“The Brazen Serpent” feature length screenplay by Timothy Swiney does a great job of developing the main character and his struggle with suicidal thoughts. The story turns into quite the Vampire epic with a lot of interesting layers.

Summary: “Two years after the death of his wife and seven year old son, Jesup remains tormented by sorrow and unable to heal from the tragedy. Time has not healed his grief, rather it has intensified it. Jesup is haunted by the same recurring dream. He sees his family moments before the accident and is unable to prevent their deaths. Waking from the dream, he sits alone in the darkness, grieving. He holds his pistol in his mouth, and squeezes the trigger little by little, testing how much pressure the gun can take without firing. Each night, he gets closer and closer to the trigger’s limit, but he cannot bring himself to fire. Rather than risking eternal damnation, Jesup instead offers himself up to chance. Nightly, he walks the dark and dangerous streets of a city caught in the grips of a prolific serial killer. Unarmed and defenseless, Jesup taunts fate to do what he cannot do himself … pull the trigger. When destiny finally brings Jesup face to face with death, it is not the peaceful release he had sought. Instead, the death he encounters is something much more sinister. He is bitten by a vampire and cursed to be resurrected as one of the living dead. Condemned to remain in this world and forever separated from the family he loved, his only hope for redemption is to find an ancient religious relic called the Brazen Serpent, believed to have the power to cure the vampire bite.”

June 23, 2017

“Soul Snatchers” Feature Length Screenplay: Horror Films in Hotlanta 2017 Official Selection

“Soul Snatchers” written by Australian screenwriter Emanuel Ruggeri is a twisted tale where bad people run into an even greater evil. An excellent fight for survival. Ruggeri does a great job developing the character arc of Lash.

Tagline: “A teenager named Lash, and a ruthless gang out to get him, end up trapped in an abandon housing project tower where the dead seek souls to pass onto the afterlife.”