Posts Tagged ‘short’

Raven Gets a Life

Sunday, March 21st, 2010

Sometimes life just sucks….even when you are dead.

Eternally trapped in the body of a 12-year-old girl, Raven, a 150-year-old vampire, is diagnosed with manic depression and seeks solace from prescription drugs, Bela Lugosi and the Grim Reaper.

Raven Gets a Life has been officially selected to screen at over 30 festivals worldwide.

“Utterly charming!”

~Dark Romance Magazine

I Spit on Eli Roth

Sunday, March 21st, 2010

Once upon a time 3 female filmmakers were lamenting the current state of the male-dominated horror genre over cosmopolitans at the annual Genghis Con convention when inspiration, propelled by a good vodka buzz, struck…

“Hey, why don’t we make a feminist horror film?” they mused.

The three in question were Paula Haifley (, Jane Rose ( and Devi Snively ( who all had films screening at the annual Pretty-Scary Women in Horror Film Festival run by Heidi Martinuzzi ( and Amy Lynn Best (

Nursing a hangover on the ride home from Pittsburgh, Devi whipped up a script. A few months later, she returned to the Steel City to shoot the 5-minute short with fellow horror filmmakers Jane and Amy and the special FX by Midian Crosby (

For the record, it’s not like we hate Eli Roth or anything. We hear he’s actually a nice guy. But it seems like he could develop his scripts a bit more and “chickvision” – a totally asenine feature on the Cabin Fever DVD, has really got to go.

The bigger statement we want to make is simply that the horror genre kicks ass when its producers do a good job with it. We’ll forgive low budgets and cheesy effects (hell, we embrace them), but don’t skimp on story and subtext.

We’re far too broke, to submit this one to the fests, but I Spit on Eli Roth did premiere at the Dragon*Con Film Festival (link to D*C) opening up for a thoughtful panel discussion on torture porn. Now we want to give it a life and spread its message of horror love right here online We hope you enjoy!

Teenage Bikini Vampire

Sunday, March 21st, 2010

We had so much fun making the short, that Devi has written feature-length version which has already placed as a first round winner in the 20/20 screenplay competition, a quarter-finalist in the Austin Heart of Film screenplay competition, a finalist in the Red Inkworks Screenplay Competition, an honorable mention in the A Feeding Frenzy Screenplay Competition and a finalist in the Shriekfest screenplay competition. Sadly, TBV will require far too big a budget for us to produce, but if you know anybody who’s interested, please send them our way. It would make a great live action film in the vein of The Addams Family or Scooby-Doo, or it would also work well as an animated feature.

If you’d like to learn more about Teenage Bikini Vampire and check out the trailer, head on over to the TBV Website.