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Logline

A little girl home alone finds herself face-to-face with pure evil.

Specifications

Running Time: 7 minutes, 3 seconds.
Video: 2K Scope (2.39:1)
Audio: English 5.1 Dolby Surround Sound
Available screening formats: 2K DCP Scope, BluRay, DVD, Quicktime MOV

AWARDS

BEST SHORT FILM (INTERNATIONAL HORROR HOTEL 2016) BEST MIDNIGHT SHORT FILM (TWISTER ALLEY INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2016) BEST MICRO SHORT HORROR FILM (BARE BONES FILM FESTIVAL 2016) BEST SHORT FILM (INTERNATIONAL HORROR HOTEL 2016) BEST SHORT FILM (FANTASTIC CINEMA  & CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL 2016) BEST MAKE-UP (LOS ANGELES SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2016) HONORABLE MENTION: BEST HORROR SHORT (MACABRE FAIRE FILM FESTIVAL 2016) BEST MONSTER / MOST DISTURBING SCENE (MAC HORROR FILM FESTIVAL 2015) BEST ORIGINAL SCORE / BEST EDITING (L.A. SHORTS AWARDS 2015) BEST FILM OVERALL  (ANOTHER HOLE IN THE HEAD 2015) BEST PARANORMAL SHORT / BEST ACTOR / BEST DIRECTOR (FRIGHT NIGHT FILM FEST 2015) BEST DIRECTOR (MIDWEST HORROR SHORTS 2015) BEST FILM OVERALL (TWISTED HORROR PICTURE SHOW 2015) BEST MONSTER MICRO SHORT FILM (FEAR FETE 2015) BEST POST PRODUCTION (CONNECT FILM FESTIVAL 2015) BEST OF THE FEST (IDAHO HORROR FILM FESTIVAL 2015) BEST SUPER SHORT FILM (SHRIEKFEST 2015) BEST EDITING (DIABOLIQUE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2015) BEST MONSTER SHOW SHORT FILM (HORRIBLE IMAGININGS FILM FESTIVAL 2015) BEST SCI-FI/HORROR SHORT FILM (THE UNDERGROUND SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2015) BEST MAKE-UP (HOLLYSHORTS 2015) BEST ORIGINAL SCORE (ASIANS ON FILM FESTIVAL, SPRING QUARTER 2015) 

UPCOMING screenings

7/1-9/2016 - MAREMETRAGGIO INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL - TRIESTE, ITALY

7/21-23/2016 - SAN FRANCISCO FROZEN FILM FESTIVAL - SAN FRANCISCO, CA

8/5-7/2016 - SUPER TOY CON - LAS VEGAS, NV

9/1-4/2016 - FAN EXPO CANADA - CANADA

PAST SCREENINGS

6/11-12/2016 - CALGARY HORROR CON - CALGARY, AB

6/10/2016 - INTERNATIONAL HORROR HOTEL - HUDSON, OH

WINNER: BEST HORROR SHORT FILM
AWARD NOMINATIONS: BEST DIRECTOR, BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

6/9-12/2016 - JEROME INDIE FILM & MUSIC FESTIVAL - JEROME, AZ

6/3-5/2016 - DALLAS COMIC CON - DALLAS, TX

5/27-29/2016 - CRYPTICON SEATTLE - SEATTLE, WA

5/26/2016 - MEGACON - ORLANDO, FL

5/5-8/2016 - TWISTER ALLEY INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL - OKLAHOMA CITY, OK

WINNER: BEST MIDNIGHT SHORT FILM
AWARD NOMINATIONS: BEST OVERALL SHORT FILM, BEST DIRECTOR, BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR (STRANGE DAVE)

4/22-24/2016 - THE NORTHWEST HORRORSHOW - VANCOUVER, CANADA

4/20/2016 - LITTLE TERRORS FESTIVAL - ONTARIO, CANADA

4/19-24/2016 - BARE BONES FILM & MUSIC FEST - MUSKOGEE, OK

WINNER: BEST HORROR MICRO SHORT FILM

4/14-23/2016 - NASHVILLE FILM FESTIVAL - NASHVILLE, TN

4/14-17/2016 - MILLEDGEVILLE FILM FEST - MILLEDGEVILLE, GA

4/8/2016 - SILVER SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL - OCALA, FL

4/7-10/2016 - FANTASTIC CINEMA & CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL - LITTLE ROCK, AK

WINNER: BEST SHORT FILM

4/7-14/2016 - INTERNATIONAL HORROR & SCI FI FILM FESTIVAL - PHOENIX, AZ

3/18-24/2016 - NORTH HOLLYWOOD CINEFEST - LOS ANGELES, CA

AWARD NOMINATIONS: BEST HORROR SHORT FILM

3/11-20/2016 - SXSW FILM FESTIVAL - AUSTIN, TX

IN COMPETITION: MIDNIGHT SHORTS CATEGORY

3/11-12/2016 - FRIGHT NIGHT THEATRE FILM FEST - ONTARIO, CANADA

3/10/2016 - ASIANS ON FILM FESTIVAL OF SHORTS - LOS ANGELES, CA

AWARD NOMINATIONS: BEST HORROR/SCI-FI FILM, BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

3/5-6/2016 - LOS ANGELES SHORT FILM FESTIVAL - LOS ANGELES, CA

WINNER: BEST MAKE-UP

2/27/2016 - FRIGHTS & PINTS 666: AN AFFAIR TO DISMEMBER - SAN DIEGO, CA

2/20/2016 - LONG BEACH COMIC EXPO - LONG BEACH, CA

2/19/2016 - PENSACON SHORT FILM FESTIVAL - PENSACOLA, FL

2/17/2016 - MEME PAS PEUR - REUNION ISLAND, FRANCE

2/11-14/2016 - LOVE YOUR SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL - SANFORD, FL

2/10-15/2016 - SOCAL FILM FESTIVAL - HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA

1/15-17/2016 - MACABRE FAIRE FILM FESTIVAL - NEW YORK, NY

HONORABLE MENTION: BEST HORROR

12/04-06/2015 - PDXTREME, PORTLAND UNDERGROUND FILM FEST - PORTLAND, OR

11/26-12/06/2015 - A NIGHT OF HORROR INT'L FILM FESTIVAL - SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA

11/22-28/2015 - MAC HORROR FILM FESTIVAL - MANAUS, BRAZIL

11/6-16/2015 - ANOTHER HOLE IN THE HEAD - SAN FRANCISCO, CA

10/30/2015 - MIDWEST HORROR SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL - OKLAHOMA CITY, OK

WINNER: BEST DIRECTOR (A.J. BRIONES)

10/30/2015 - TWISTED HORROR PICTURE SHOW - OKLAHOMA CITY, OK

WINNER: BEST U.S. FILM

AWARD NOMINATIONS: BEST U.S. FILM, BEST DIRECTOR, BEST ACTOR (STRANGE DAVE), BEST POSTER

10/30-11/1/2015 - MALTA HORROR FILM FESTIVAL - MALTA

10/29-11/1/2015 - VIRGINIA INDEPENDENT HORROR FILM FESTIVAL - WINCHESTER, VA

10/25/2015 - CONNECT FILM FESTIVAL - LOS ANGELES, CA

WINNER: BEST POST PRODUCTION

10/25/2015 - THE HALLOWEEN HORROR PICTURE SHOW - TAMPA, FL

10/24/2015 - EAST BAY EXPRESS HORROR FILM FEST - OAKLAND, CA

10/24/2015 - NORTHERN FRIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL - ONTARIO, CANADA

10/23-25/2015 - KNOXVILLE HORROR FILM FEST - KNOXVILLE, TN

10/22-25/2015 - SAN JOSE INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL - SAN JOSE, CA

10/22-28/2015 - PUERTO RICO HORROR FILM FEST - SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO

10/16-18/2015 - FRIGHT NIGHT FILM FEST - LOUISVILLE, KY

10/16-18/2015 - FEAR FETE HORROR FILM FESTIVAL - BILOXI, MS

WINNER: BEST MONSTER MICRO SHORT FILM
AWARD NOMINATIONS: BEST MICRO SHORT FILM, BEST MICRO SHORT DIRECTOR, BEST MICRO SHORT ACTOR

10/15-18/2015 - IDAHO HORROR FILM FESTIVAL - BOISE, IDAHO

WINNER: BEST OF THE FEST

10/9-11/2015 - SACRAMENTO HORROR FILM FESTIVAL - SACRAMENTO, CA

10/1-4/2015 - SHRIEKFEST - LOS ANGELES, CA

AWARD NOMINATIONS: BEST SHORT HORROR FILM

10/1-4/2015 - POST MORTEM INTERNATIONAL FILM FEST - AGUASCALIENTES, MEXICO

9/25-26/2015 - DIABOLIQUE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL - BLOOMINGTON, IN

WINNER: BEST EDITING
AWARD NOMINATIONS: BEST SHORT FILM, BEST SOUND/SCORE, BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY, BEST EDITING

9/24-27/2015 - NOLA HORROR FILM FEST - NEW ORLEANS, LA

9/22-26/2015 - ARIZONA UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL - TUCSON, AZ

9/17-20/2015 - SYDNEY UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL - SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA

9/11/2015 - HORRIBLE IMAGININGS FILM FESTIVAL - SAN DIEGO, CA

WINNER: BEST MONSTER SHOW SHORT
AWARD NOMINATIONS: BEST MONSTER SHOW SHORT, BEST SFX, BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY, BEST DIRECTOR

9/3/2015 - HSFF 2015 WINNERS - LOS ANGELES, CA

8/22-29/2015 - THE UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL - CORK, IRELAND

WINNER: BEST SCI-FI/HORROR SHORT FILM

8/22-23/2015 - BRUCE CAMPBELL'S HORROR FILM FESTIVAL - CHICAGO, IL

8/14/2015 - HOLLYSHORTS FILM FESTIVAL - LOS ANGELES, CA

WINNER: BEST MAKE-UP FX

6/16/2015 - FESTER: THE MINDF*CK FESTIVAL 2015 - LOS ANGELES, CA

5/19/2015 - FIlmquest 2015 - Sandy, UT (World Premiere)

AWARD NOMINATIONS: BEST MAKE-UP FX, BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

FULL FESTIVAL SCREENING SCHEDULE

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Abbi Chally

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Strange Dave

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Mellisa Chally

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CAST & CREW:

Cast:

The Little Girl
Abby Chally

The Smiling Man
Strange Dave

The Mother
Mellisa Chally

Written, Directed & Edited by
AJ Briones

Story by:
AJ Briones
Tefft Smith II

Produced by:
GTO Investments

Producers:
AJ Briones
Tefft Smith II
Nathan Hopkins

Director of Photography:
David Holechek

Original Music by:
Vivien Villani

Supervising Sound Editor / Re-recording Mixer:
Jamey Scott

First AD:
Tom Botchii Skowronski

Second AD:
Elaine Carmody

 

Gaffer / Camera Operator:
Ethan Brookins

Grip / Swing:
Elisa Goad, David Pergolini

Script Supervisor:
Catherine To

Lead Makeup FX Artist:
Melanie Leandro

Makeup FX Prosthetics:
Brittany Fontaine

Makeup FX Assistant:
Rowan Walters

BTS / Second Unit Camera:
Justin Denton

Production Stills:
Ben Shupe

Production Designer:
Amber Godinez-Smith

Visual Effects:
AJ Briones
Michael Jackson
Nathan Hopkins
Damon Shelton
Tefft Smith II

Production Dogs:
Pepper, Lulu, Vegas, Sophia, Rosko, Chucky & Stella the Cat

Special Thanks:
Derek Bird, Amy Bird, Tyler Bird, Greg Chally, Richard Dorton Dan Holechek, Duality Filmworks, Kaley Victoria Rose, Thor Wixom, Carl Erik Risnsch, Tom Pietzman, Tefft W. Smith, Richard Bennett, Jesse Warfield, Casey Pyke, Andre Mercier, Jake Word, Robert Lynch, Daniel Gregoire, Patrice Avery, HALON Entertainment Inc.