Michael edited Izzy Lee’s new weirdo existentialist film, The Obliteration of the Chickens – playing at The Boston Underground Film Festival

Synopsis: 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.

Written, directed & produced by Izzy Lee
Narration by Bracken MacLeod / Edited by Michael J. Epstein

We've also worked on a number of other Izzy Lee films!

 

Upcoming Festivals:

Popcorn Frights - Aug 8-16, 2019

North Bend Film Festival - Aug 15-18, 2019

Women Texas Film Festival - Aug 15-18, 2019

Fright Fest - Aug 25, 2019

Previous Festivals:
Boston Underground Film Festival (World Premiere) - Cambridge, MA - March 24, 2019 - Plays with Assassinaut
Little Terrors - Toronto, Canada - March 26, 2019
Chattanooga Film Festival - Chattanooga, TN - April 12, 2019 - Plays in WTF Block
The Overlook Film Festival - New Orleans, LA - May 30 - June 2, 2019

 

Nihil Noctem Films

Boston-based film production company specializing in short films in the horror, exploitation, black comedy, and cult genres.

'The Obliteration of the Chickens' (2019) Short Review - PopHorror

One of the things I love most about filmmaker Izzy Lee is that although I can always recognize her style, everything she does is unique and different from her previous project. This couldn't be truer with her newest short, The Obliteration of the Chickens.

Neaux Reel Idea (Special Edition): The Overlook Film Festival 2019 Triple Review Wrap-Around

The latest festival that New Orleans is happy to be hosting, The Overlook Film Festival , is one of horrific delights. From premiere screenings (like the U.S. debut of high profile zombie flick The Dead Don't Die ) and independent never-before-seens to virtual reality and immersive experiences, will give local moviegoers fun scares from May 30th to June 2nd, 2019.

Matt Wedge reports from day two of the 2019 Chattanooga Film Festival

The Chattanooga Film Festival is one of the best festivals in the United States for new genre films and retro screenings of classic exploitation and genre fare. In its sixth year, the festival is being held April 11-14, 2019. Day two! Let's just jump right into it.

HORROR BUSINESS Episode 58: THE INVITATION & YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE w/ Izzy Lee

Greetings, and welcome back to Horror Business. We have one awesome episode in store for you guys. In this episode we're talking about 2015's The Invitation and 2018's You Were Never Really Here.

The Short Films of Izzy Lee #2 (2019)

Short films are a strange art of their own--for them to "work," they have to be perfectly paced, give just enough exposition to drag us into their world but not so much that it bogs down our interest or drags the story, and most of all, it has to leave a taste in our mouths.

THE OBLITERATION OF THE CHICKENS - STARBURST Magazine

Um. Okay. Right. Some things are so off-the-wall bonkers it takes a while to process exactly what it is you've just seen, let alone actually put your reaction to it into coherent words. The Obliteration of the Chickens is such an experience.

Writer/Director Izzy Lee Once Again Defies the "Genre Box" with the Experimental Short Film, 'The Obliteration of the Chickens'

Writer/Director Izzy Lee bring us to the brink of the "Herzogalypse." "The Universe does not notice or care. All of us are nothing." So starts the new short film, The Obliteration of the Chickens, by writer/director Izzy Lee. If you've seen her work, that aforementioned quote could be considered a recurrent theme.

2019 North Bend Film Festival Lineup Includes 'The El Duce Tapes', 'Villains' & Netflix's 'Circus of Books'

Get ready for another cinephile dream trip back to Twin Peaks land because the North Bend Film Festival is returning for its second edition from August 15 to August 18 in North Bend, Washington - the original shooting location for David Lynch's beloved show. But it's not just a trip back to David Lynch-land.

Fantasia 2019: Izzy Lee's Short Film, 'Re-Home,' Tears Down the Wall

Horror is the perfect vehicle for social commentary, Just look at George Romero's Dead films. At this point in our history/reality, America stands at a crossroads filled with desperation, fear, and frustration. We have an internal battle of compassion and hate that sometimes spills out on to the street and people get hurt.