If you missed Writer/Director Angus Swantee’s dark comedy “Torturous” at our 2013 festival, you’re in luck…It’s now available for free viewing online at: https://vimeo.com/87142334
For more about the film, revisit: https://www.dragoncon.org/filmfest/2013/t-z-2013/torturous/
Witten/Produced by Etienne Eckert & John Charles Meyer; Directed by Amy French
A new pharmaceutical promises a boyfriend in a pill, but there are side effects.
Written by Rich Fogel; Directed by Russell Isler; Produced by Trip Hope
When Crackitus, Baron and Katherine visit noted artifact appraiser Sir Angus De Cranium, they discover that some antiquities are more dangerous than meets the eye! Guest stars Grant Imahara from Mythbusters!
Written/Directed/Produced by Tom Van Avermaet
In a work-driven world where time is the ultimate dictator, a mysterious sandman spreads chaos and confusion.
Written by: Jonathan Langager & Joe Swanson; Directed by Jonathan Langager; Produced by Damon Stea, Josh Tate, & Christie Hagenburger
This surreal, offbeat short tells the story of a cockroach and the woman he loves. Her brutish husband stands in the way of their happiness, so the roach must resort to creative means to win her over.
Written by Bill Gullo; Directed by Dennis Iliadis; Produced by Tim Perell
Three college friends hit the biggest party of the year, where a mysterious phenomenon disrupts the night, quickly descending into a chaos that challenges their friendships — and whether they can stay alive.
Written/Directed by Darrell C. Hazelrig; Produced by Sam Carter
Howard (a puppet) has an existential crisis and nervous breakdown when he, and only he, can see his puppeteer… a featureless, humanoid shape that always looms over him, that he calls his “Dark Companion”. His relationship with his wife and friends quickly breakdown, when no one believes him, forcing Howard to take drastic measures.
Written/Directed by Tom Van Avermaet; Produced by Ellen De Waele
Soldier Nathan Rijckx died during World War I. Stuck in a limbo between life and death, a strange collector offered him a second chance at life, if he can capture 10,000 shadows. It is love that guides him, as his purpose is to meet Sarah again, the woman he fell in love with before he died. But with only two shadows left to collect, he discovers she’s already in love with someone else. Jealousy clouds his mind and pushes him toward a bitter decision.
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Nominated for the Academy Award for Best Live Action Short.
Written/Directed/Produced by NIles Heckman & Rick Glenn
In the near-future, Sepulcher Industries is the world leader in RFID chip implantation worldwide. A normal day at the office has turned into a nightmare as the chips start exploding, killing the design team one by one. Two remaining men desperately fend off the “Shutdown” signal, desperately clinging to the hope that someone must be sending help. But if everyone has a chip, who will be left to save them?
Written/Directed by Andre LeBlanc; Produced by Chris Fishel
Locked in the security chamber of an arctic outpost, Daniel and Jane are the last survivors of a botched military experiment. Beyond the doors are the Hunters—genetically altered, sensory-deprived humans that know nothing but hunger. And they will stop at nothing to get inside.
Written/Directed/Produced by Brian H. Teague
It’s chase or be chased through the urban jungle. A short short action-comedy about a good old-fashioned, high energy, mysterious foot chase through an urban jungle between two perpetrators and a detective.
Written by Keith W. Mullin; Directed by Dan Delano; Produced by Damian Walker
Teenager Bethany Stevens (Lisie Krohnfeldt) clings to the last remnants of normal life after the zombie apocalypse changes her world forever. She must contend with the elements, the walking dead, and her own loneliness in the desolate frozen world she now lives in.
Written/Directed/Produced by Billy Hayes
Franky is a methodical, professional killer who believes that loyalty trumps all. After being betrayed, everyone close to him soon discovers that vengeance is not what he seeks. He wants a lot more than that.
Written by Chris Peters & June Peters: Directed/Produced by Chris Peters
Nearly a year ago, Mary lost her husband and son in a tragic accident, and she has grown increasingly despondent. During a moment of crisis, an unlikely visitor tells her how to build a device to bring them back from the dead…but only if she is willing to give something in return.
Written/Directed/Produced by Hardeep Giani
Barney is married—unhappily. He lost the love of his life around six years ago; she was murdered. Through the magic contained within a clock he inherited, and with the help of an old Indian shopkeeper, Barney finds himself back in time, with the opportunity to save her… but life isn’t always as easy as that. A story of second chances.
Written/Directed/Produced by Colin Clarke
A small community lives in fear of the satanic evil that festers within the dark forests that surround their small village. One night, a love-struck villager ventures into the oppressive woods in search of forbidden magic and ancient rites. To aid them, the townsfolk enlist the aid of William Thatcher Blake, a witch hunter whose arrival stirs a cauldron of terror that threatens to engulf them all in a bloody pit of horror.
Written/Directed by Owen Thomas
Karma, condensed. A group of seemingly random people help Karma along, passing through many hands.
Written/Directed/Produced by V. Alex Marquez
Strange things happen to a couple who meditates too hard. Friends practice meditation together and find themselves stuck in an alternate reality where anything can happen, even the most negative karmic acts. A surrealistic and satirical look at society’s obsession with new age fads of yoga and meditation, and the belief that everything is available within the power of the mind.
Written/Directed by Raymond Calderon; Produced by Nora Lonergan
In a future where short-term reanimation is possible, a remorseful man is given one last chance to speak to his recently deceased daughter, Anna. Edward believes this is his chance for reconciliation, but once the session begins, Anna starts to realize what has happened, forcing Edward to reevaluate his priorities.
Written/Directed/Produced by Thor Arnarsson
A troubled teenager is trying to move away from his cannibalistic ways to a more normal way of living. This change is not an easy one and he suffers greatly from not only the physical effects of malnourishment but also the mental breakdown that reduces him to a shell of a person.