Short Film Block 2

Type: 
Film
Location: 
RISD Metcalf Auditorium, Chace Center - 20 N Main St.
Date and time: 
Saturday, August 24, 2019 -
1:00pm to 2:55pm
Location: 
AS220 Black Box Theater
Date and time: 
Friday, August 23, 2019 -
11:30am to 1:25pm
Location: 
AS220 Black Box Theater
Date and time: 
Sunday, August 25, 2019 -
1:30pm to 3:25pm

Main short film block screenings with visiting filmmaker Q&A will take place at the RISD Metcalf auditorium in the Chace Center at 20 N. Main St., with auxiliary showings at the smaller AS220 Black Box theater downtown.

 

Strange Aeons

Directed by
Yoko Fukushima
starring
Rei Imaizumi, Risaki Kakizaki, Himari Tsukishiro, Sari, Hina Yotsuyu
4 mins
 | 2018
 | Japan
 | Japanese
 w/English subtitles

The music video for Necronomidol's 2018 single, "Strange Aeons" from the album VOIDHYMN. Necronomidol are a 5-piece alternative idol band from Japan, with many songs inspired by or based on the works of H. P. Lovecraft and his contemporary Weird fiction authors. 

 

Backwoods

World Premiere
Directed by
Ryan Mackfall
starring
Ciaran Clarke, Kevin Horsham, Noah Wallace
15 mins
 | 2018
 | United Kingdom
 | English
 

1907, Massachusetts. A scholar drifts from his path and finds himself in a house he takes for deserted. Deserted, apart from a beguiling book containing dark secrets that exerts a powerful hold over those who come into contact with it.

 

The Leshiy

Directed by
Benjamin Anderson, Sawyer Purman
starring
Mor Cohen, John Reardon, Patricia Lawrence
9 mins
 | 2018
 | United States
 | English
 

When Anya’s husband mysteriously falls ill she has no choice but to seek the advice of the old Crone who lives in the forest. The Crone explains that the illness is a curse from a winter demon known as the Leshiy, and the only way to save her husband is to invite the monster into her home. 

 

In a Foreign Town

Regional Premiere
Directed by
Michael Shlain
starring
Yuri Lowenthal, Tony Amendola, David Rees Snell, Jack McGraw
11 mins
 | 2018
 | United States
 | English
 

Based on the stories of acclaimed horror author, Thomas Ligotti. A troubled man recounts a strange childhood journey to a town with no name. 

 

The Music of Erich Zann

World Premiere
Directed by
Jesse Keller
13 mins
 | 2019
 | United States
 | English
 

An aimless musician becomes obsessed with the music her mysterious neighbor plays in the wee hours for an eldrich, unseen audience, in this updated take on the classic H.P. Lovecraft short story.

 

Prefigured

Regional Premiere
Directed by
Zeshaan Younus
starring
Scarlett Redmond, Ariel Barber, Nicholas Thurkettle
11 mins
 | 2019
 | United States
 | English
 

A woman experiencing a strange phenomenon seeks out an esoteric support group.

 

Z-GOAT: First Bleat

Directed by
Julien Jauniaux, Bertrand Leplae
starring
Océane Weyer, Hugues Hausman, Simon Damamme
13 mins
 | 2018
 | Belgium
 | French
 w/English subtitles

The year is 2078. Resources are scarce and the world is slowly dying. Darwina the young huntress will encounter a new threat very soon.

 

corruption

World Premiere
Directed by
Jason Ewert
starring
KariAnn Christensen
4 mins
 | 2019
 | United States
 | English
 

With a new apartment, a writer descends into creativity and madness. Part of the 2019 Straight 8 film competition - One super 8 cartridge, no postproduction, filmed in sequence, original audio track composed without seeing the film.

 

The Pickman Model

Regional Premiere
Directed by
Tim Troemner
starring
Elliott Rowe, Tim Troemner, Mike Paulin
7 mins
 | 2018
 | United States
 | English
 

What's the secret behind Richard Pickman's unearthly art? Join Pickman as he walks you through his three-part model to artistic success!

 

Neris

World Premiere
Directed by
Noah Weisel
starring
Jada Sanders, Steve Wilson, Lynne Atkins
9 mins
 | 2019
 | United States
 | English
 

Archie arrives at an old farmhouse for a dangerous tryst, only to have his plans interrupted by a strange creature come up from the lake. And the foreign tones she speaks in may be more seductively deadly than anything Archie was prepared for. A fable adjacent to the Lovecraft Mythos, 'Neris' features the little spoken language of R'lyehian.