Sophia and Michael attending Genreblast 2 for INDIE FILMMAKERS UNLEASHED panel!

GENREBLAST 2

INDIE FILMMAKERS UNLEASHED!

A raw and uncensored look into the world of independent genre filmmaking from the mouths of those in the trenches!

 

Full festival schedule

THURSDAY 9/7

7pm - OPENING NIGHT FILM - SECRET SCREENING - PREMIERE STATUS TBD A soon-to-be revealed screening of a hot new genre release that's about to tear up the festival circuit!

                screens w/BAD SHERIFF (dir. Ben Bernschneider)

 

9:30pm - GUARDIANS (UK) (dir. Mark Brown) US PREMIERE!

                screens w/THE PYRAMID (dir. Michael Fausti) & CONNIE (dir. Cat Davies)

 

9:30pm - GENREBLAST OPENING NIGHT MIXER @ THE ALAMO DRAFTHOUSE LOBBY!

 

FRIDAY 9/8

10am - FUNNY STUFF SHORTS BLOCK

                PUPPY (dir. Matt Slechter)

                A MENACING PROPOSAL (dir. Diana Woody)

                MOM JAIL (dir. Ryan LaPlante)

                BIGFOOT RADIO (dir. Tim Hall)

                PROVERBIAL LUCK (dir. Dave Lojek & Steffi Sixdorf)

                PALE CREATURES OF THE NIGHT (dir. Tim Troemner)

                A DIXON TWINS MYSTERY (dir. Wyatt Lake)

                WISE GIRL (dir. Alex Swinfen)

                                Featuring a gut-busting Q&A immedately afterwards!

 

12pm - LONG SHORTS TRIPLE FEATURE!

                THE BACKPAGE (dir. Brandon Lescure)

                THE NINGYO (dir. Miguel Ortega)

                CREATURES OF WHITECHAPEL (dir. Jonathan Martin)

 

2pm - LILITH'S AWAKENING (dir. Monica Demes) EAST COAST PREMIERE!

                screens w/PLEASE LOVE ME FOREVER (dir. Holy Fatma)

 

4:15pm - SERIOUS HORROR SHOWCASE

                LUCID (dirs. Andrew Greco & James Cates)

                NIBBLE (dir. Jason Buff)

                SOL  (dir. Carlos Gananian)

                WOODHAVEN (dir. Dan Sullivan)

                FOR A GOOD TIME, CALL... (dir. Izzy Lee)

                KOOKIE (dir. Justin Harding)

                STUDDED NIGHTMARE (dir. Jean-Claude Leblanc)

                HUSK (dir. Aidan Weaver)

 

6:15pm - DEAD BULLET (USA) (dir. Erik Reese) EAST COAST PREMIERE!

                screens w/THE SHADOW HOURS (dir. Kyle Higgins)

 

8:45pm - INDIANA (1:16:06) VIRGINIA PREMIERE

              screens w/RITES OF VENGEANCE (dir. Izzy Lee) & TOTENTANZ (dir. Tim Hall)

 

10:45pm - BIZARROLAND CINEMA

                Will you survive this onslaught of next-level weirdness?

                                PET MONKEY (dir. Eric Maira)

                                                featuring Sky Elobar of THE GREASY STRANGLER!

                                MACHINE BABY (dir. Sean Budde)

                                                your guess is as good as ours!

                                SWEET, SWEET GRAVY (dir. Cody Huff)

                                                we have no idea what this even is!

                                THE INGRESS TAPES (dir. Michael Fausti)

                                                witness the taped confessions of a cold-blooded killer!

                                THE LAW OF SODOM (dir. James Quinn)

                                                it will haunt your dreams forever more!

                                THE SUNKEN CONVENT (dir. Michael Panduro)

                                                guaranteed to disturb you!

                                LIVING THE DREAM (dir. Connor O'Rourke)

                                                the bears! the bears!

                                THE WORLD'S FIRST TWURKEY (dir. Joel Erkkinen)

                                                it's exactly what you think!

                                SHE'S ALLERGIC TO CATS (dir. Michael Reich) VIRGINIA PREMIERE

                                                a feature slice of VHS-quality insanity will make you laugh 'til you meow!

 

SATURDAY 9/9

10am - TUNES & TOONS!

An eclectic selection of music videos and animated shorts to wake your ass up!

                RATED PG-13-ish!

                                Foxtails Brigade: "We Are Not Ourselves" (dir. Dominic Mercurio)

                                Equipoise (dir. Gung Kai-Koo)

                                Chrysalis: "My Eternity" (dir. Jonathan Thomas Martin)

                                Next Time You'll Know Better (dir. Jennifer Stachovic)

                                Elias Black: "Black Flag" (dir. Clint Carney)

                                No Boundaries (dir. Teresa Kuo)

                                Aesthetic Perfection: "Love Like Lies" (dir. Clint Carney)

                                Roohangiz  (dir. Elmira Bagherzadeh)

                                mius: "Strobe and Noise"  (dir. Peter Varsics)

                                A Samurai Story  (dir. Philip Helander)

                                Trinity of Decay  (dir. James Quinn)

                Bracing Q&A to follow!

 

11:30am - CAMINO (dir. Justin Herring) EAST COAST PREMIERE

                screens w/THE NAUGHTY LIST (dir. Paul Campion)

                                Enlightening Q&A to follow!

 

1:30pm - INDIE FILMAKERS UNLEASHED! PANEL

                RATED R for RAW Language & REAL Talk!

                Moderated by actor Michael Merchant

                Featuring:

                Sophia Cacciola & Michael J. Epstein (BLOOD OF THE TRIBADES, MAGNETIC)

                Drew Bolduc (THE TAINT, SCIENCE TEAM)

                Jonathan Straiton (NIGHT OF SOMETHING STRANGE)

                Ron Bonk (SHE KILLS, MS. CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST)

                Ryan LaPlante (HOLY HELL)

 

3pm - HAPPY HUNTING (dirs. Joel Dietsch & Louis Gibson) VIRGINIA PREMIERE!

                screens with MUTE (dir. Kyle Greenberg) & THE HOBBYIST (dir. David Maire)

 

5:15pm - SCARY FUNNY

                A collection of the best horror comedy shorts on the festival circuit!

                                KNOB GOBLINS (dir. Christopher G. Moore)

                                CURSE OF THE FUR BEAST (dir. James Christopher)

                                HOLIDAY FEAR (dir. Nicholas Santos)

                                DEATH METAL (dir. Chris McInroy)

                                SAVOR (dir. Marc Cartwright)

                                FEEDING TIME (dir. Matt Mercer)

                                IN THIS ECONOMY (dir. Ty Huffer)

                                BORN AGAIN (dir. Jason Tostevin)

                Frighteningly funny Q&A to follow!

 

7pm - HOT (dir. Victor Warren) EAST COAST PREMIERE!

                screens w/BUCKETS (dir. Julia Jones)

 

9:15pm - FAMILY POSSESSIONS (dir. Tommy Faircloth) VIRGINIA PREMIERE!

                                screens w/LAKE MOULTRIE MASSACRE (dir. Michael Whaley)

                                                & THE CORNER (dir. Jaysen Buterin)

 

11:59pm - MIDNIGHT GRINDSPLOITATION!

WARNING: EXTREME VIOLENCE AND VERY ADULT SITUATIONS!

                A bonkers selection of short films to kick your ass and make you laugh it right off!

                SHOOT IN ANY DIRECTION AND YOU'LL HIT A BASTARD (dir. Brahm Taylor)

                                This loving tribute to Spaghetti Westerns hits the mark!

                TALES OF GLUTTONOUS REVENGE (dir. Sam Comer)

                                A terrifying trailer trilogy of trouble! And laughs!

                JUST JUSTICE III: KUNG FU KARATE ANNIHILATOR (dir. Rafael Dengra)

                                Pretty much offensive in every way possible!

                STRAIGHT EDGE KEGGER (dir. Jason Zink)

                                If you don't drink and you don't smoke - you won't have to DIE!

                FANGS & CLAWS 2 (dir. Francisco Lacerda)

                                It's like Lake Placid but for creeps and weirdos!

                TRIPLE IMPACT: HEINRICH'S REVENGE (dir. Alex Salkicevic)

                                From the depths of your VCR!

                LASERPOPE (dir. Lukas Rinker)

                                The most offensive spoof of RoboCop you'll ever see!

                THE MAN FROM DEATH (dir. Stephen Reedy)

                                You have to see it to believe it...

                Lively Q&A to follow!

 

SUNDAY 9/10

11am - THE VIRGINIA-TENNESSEE CONNECTION!

A carefully curated selection of the best new shorts from both Virginia & Tennessee!

                MOONSHOT (dir. Matthew Lucas) (VA)

                SHADES OF SCARLET (dir. Wendy Keeling) (TN)

                FRAGILE (dir. Chandler Perry) (VA)

                KILL JAR (dir. Brian Landis) (TN)

                FOREVER (dir. Joyce Sherri) (VA)

                THE PRISONER OF PERDITION (dir. Cameron McCasland) (TN)

                                Amazing Q&A to follow featuring ALL of our amazing directors in this block!

 

1pm - THE WOMEN OF GENRE! PANEL

moderated by TBD

featuring:

Brooklyn Ewing (SHE WAS SO PRETTY, SHE WAS SO PRETTY: BE GOOD FOR GOODNES SAKE)

Sophia Cacciola (BLOOD OF THE TRIBADES, MAGNETIC, TEN)

Jennifer Carchietta (GET MY GUN)

Wendy Keeling (THE DOOMS CHAPEL HORROR)

Monica Demes (LILITH'S AWAKENING)

 

2:15pm - EMPOWERED! - The Best Female-directed and Queer Subject Short Films

                BURNING SOUL (dir. Cedric Desenfants)

                INFERNO  (dir. Dionne Copland)

                UNTO DEATH (dir. Jamie Hooper)

                RAINY SEASON  (dir. Vanessa Ionta Wright)

                SAM & JO (dir. Raquel Cedar)

                THE PRICE OF BONES  (dir. Samantha Kolesnik)

                BRIDE OF FRANKIE (dir. Dev Shively)

                LIZ DRIVES (dir.Mia'kate Russell)

 

4:30pm - CLOSING FILM

                FUTURE (dirs. Rob Cousineau & Chris Rosik) WORLD PREMIERE!

                screens w/FTL (dir. Adam Stern) & QUENOTTES (dir. Mickael Coedel)

               

7pm - FILMMAKER & SCREENWRITER AWARDS CEREMONY!

                Trophies and certificates presentation - plus a few surprises!

 

7:30pm - GENREBLAST AFTERMATH PARTY @ ALAMO LOBBY & THE GREENE TURTLE!

                Show off your awards, network with fellow filmmakers and comiserate on the weekend that was!

 

9pm - Special 30th Anniversary Screening of ROBOBCOP!