Film Festival

FilmQuest 2015: The Smiling Man gets an Honorable Mention from

I'm still reeling from the awesomeness that was FilmQuest 2015, what a perfect festival for our World Premiere!  I wish I was able to spend all 10 days of the fest in awesome Sandy, Utah surrounded by filmmakers and film fans, but in the 2 days I spent there, I met some really great people and got o see some fantastic films.

The Smiling Man was nominated for a couple of awards, namely Best Makeup-FX and Best Supporting Actor. While we didn't get to take home the much coveted Cthulu award, it's good to be in the running, and even better still just for the opportunity to sit in the audience and watch as they gasp, cringe and jump at all the right moments when watching our short.

To top it off, The Smiling Man received an Honorable Mention in's FilmQuest 2015 recap. It's a great honor, seeing as with over 250 films in the fest, it's great to be remembered.

Check out the full article here:

A great big thanks to everyone that came out to see our world premiere. We're just getting started, though. We've got some really BIG screenings coming up, and I can't wait to announce them!

Stay tuned!

The Smiling Man is "Creepy with a Capital C" -

We received some great press coverage coming out of our World Premiere screening at Filmquest 2015 this year, where The Smiling Man was also nominated for 2 awards: Best Make-Up and Best Supporting Actor.

It was really exhilarating sitting in a darkened theater watching the film with an audience for the first time! On top of that, I got to spend a couple of days meeting some great filmmakers and film fans and checking out some really great films!

Coming back home to LA, it's such a great surprise to see The Smiling Man was featured as a Filmquest 2015 stand-out short on Film Pulse, with a great write-up!

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The Smiling Man comes to Los Angeles on Thursday, July 16th for Fester: The Mindf*ck Festival! The folks at Fester are near and dear to us, having been the site for the World Premiere of my first film, Carolina Parakeet. 

The Smiling Man will be screening at their upcoming event as part of a selection of short films. This time, we will be screening at the iconic Vidiots Video in Santa Monica. It's going to be an intimate event, with only 35 seats available! Cast and Crew will be in attendance, and there will be a Q&A after the screening!

Tickets are available now! Click the link below!

About Fester

FESTER is a monthly film series showcasing “Mindfuck Movies,” films that crawl inside your head and stay there like the memory of a fever dream. A Mindfuck Movie is of any genre and about anything. What’s important is the way it makes you feel: fucked up! Our goal is to bring you the best Mindfucks in the world of independent film: features, shorts, webseries, anything deserving of a larger audience.

Learn more on their website at

About Vidiots Video

Vidiots began as a movie rental store with a fierce commitment to making as wide an array of films available as possible—from vintage to foreign to documentary—and our event programming and outreach has that same eclectic flavor.

The Vidiots Foundation expands the reach and community involvement of Vidiots through partnerships with community organizations, schools, filmmakers, artists and educators by providing free classes, screenings, panel discussions, spoken word, live music and other cultural events.

Visit them on their website at

Official Selection: Filmquest 2015

We are super excited to announce that The Smiling Man will have its World Premiere at Filmquest 2015, alongside a strong lineup of feature and short films around the globe, and with over 1,200 submissions, we feel extremely proud to be one of only 255 projects to make it in..

Filmquest 2015 goes off over 9 days at the Jordan Commons Megaplex Theater in Utah this June 18-27. We will update this space when we find out exact screening dates / times.

Check out the the official selections on the official Filmquest 2015 website.

About Filmquest

One of MovieMaker Magazine's 50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee, FIlmQuest celebrates the majesty of genre filmmaking in the realms of fantasy, horror, sci-fi, and the beyond. Awarding filmmakers in 2014 with over $30,000 in awards and prizes, including the coveted Cthulhu Trophy, the festival launched with great praise and fanfare . FilmQuest has been designed specifically to cater to the empowerment of the filmmaker through various events, awards, swag, connections, and more.

FilmQuest itself is the film festival branch of FantasyCon, a convention that puts the fantasy experience of the patrons first. It is an interactive convention, where dragons, magic and battle literally comes to life. Just as FantasyCon is a celebration of all things Fantasy, from horror to adventure, so is FilmQuest a celebration of all things Fantastic in film.

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