Short Film Block 3

Type: 
Film
Location: 
RISD Metcalf Auditorium, Chace Center - 20 N Main St.
Date and time: 
Saturday, August 24, 2019 -
3:00pm to 4:55pm
Location: 
AS220 Black Box Theater
Date and time: 
Friday, August 23, 2019 -
10:00pm to 11:55pm

Main short film block screenings 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.

 

The Outsider

World Premiere
Directed by
Ludvig Gür
starring
Kola Krauze
12 mins
 | 2019
 | Sweden
 | English
 

Based on H. P. Lovecraft's weird tale of the same name, "The Outsider" is the story of how a desperate loner, who has grown up with a butterfly and the Bible for company, one day seizes his chance and makes good his escape, only to face his worst fears head-on at an all-nighter in the company of strangers.

 

Be Still The Fabric

Directed by
Tyler Wolters
starring
Tyler Wolters, Natasha Jean Delepine
9 mins
 | 2018
 | United States
 | English
 

A man builds a homemade radio telescope to listen to the stars, but the signal he hears starts to alter his own perceptions and his sense of sound.

 

Tome Alone

World Premiere
Directed by
Jon Dearnley
starring
Stellan Matzke, Keller Matzke, Christian Matzke
5 mins
 | 2019
 | United States
 | English
 

Two young boys find the Necronomicon and make a new friend.

 

The Strange House in the Mist

US Premiere
Directed by
Guilherme Daniel
starring
Daniel Viana, GUILHERME DANIEL
15 mins
 | 2018
 | Portugal
 | Portuguese, Portugal
 w/English subtitles

A lost pilgrim comes across an odd house facing the abyss, and its mysterious dweller.

 

The Obliteration of the Chickens

Regional Premiere
Directed by
Izzy Lee
starring
Bracken MacLeod
4 mins
 | 2019
 | United States
 | English
 

The universe does not care. The abyss is stupid. Narrated by author Bracken MacLeod, this Herzog-inspired fever dream uses 100% stock footage to reflect on the banality of existence.

 

Lane 9

Regional Premiere
Directed by
Jessica Valentine, Richard Valentine
starring
Odette Galbally, Luke Schuck, Andrew Tribolini
15 mins
 | 2019
 | United States
 | English
 

On Halloween 1979, a small Midwest town is turned upside down after a transient evil takes up residence in Lane 9 of the local bowling alley. 

 

My Monster

Directed by
Izzy Lee
starring
Brea Grant, Adam Egypt Mortimer, Steve Johanson
7 mins
 | 2018
 | United States
 | English
 

Christmas is coming. If that's not stressful enough, Lily (Brea Grant) has to contend with a clueless partner (Adam Egypt Mortimer) and an unexpected, inter-dimensional holiday guest who just wants two things --- blood and cuddles.

 

Reliquary: A Mugging

Regional Premiere
Directed by
Lindsay Morrison
starring
Marcos Favela, Alicia Blasingame
9 mins
 | 2018
 | United States
 | English
 

A desperate mugger finds his next mark, but little does he know that his victim is in possession of a Reliquary, an object of great power.

 

Maw

Regional Premiere
Directed by
Jasper Vrancken
starring
Matthieu Sys, Pascal Maetens, Myrthe Kramer
20 mins
 | 2018
 | Belgium
 | Dutch
 

Richard has an unusual fantasy: he gets sexually aroused by the idea of being devoured by an animal. In a contact ad he gets to know Max and with that encounter the chance of making his fantasy real. But does he dare?