Abasement wins Best Horror

Abasement wins Best Horror

Posted on May 10, 2021 in Festival, Film

I woke up this morning to find Abasement had snagged Best Horror at Beyond the Curve International Film Festival in Paris, France.

It’s our twelfth festival selection, ninth nomination/finalist nod, and fourth win. Once we’ve finished the festival run, I might post our stats, including all our losses.

Abasement poster with laurels for "outstanding achievement" and "winner" best horror

BCIFF just popped up on my radar a few months ago. The fest was one of those things where once you spot it, it’s suddenly everywhere, and my interest was piqued, but I was kind of intimidated by their manifesto (first in French, then in English), an excerpt of which reads “We strive to provide a platform for those who think ‘beyond the curve’. ‘The Curve’ represents the limitations filmmakers are bound to because of the commercial exploitation of the art called ‘cinema’. We choose to present a platform where films are not means of commercial narrative but weapons of change and a call to action.

Abasement is this quiet little existential meditation masquerading as a “horror” movie. So not really “Hollywood tent pole” material, but hardly a weapon of change. I said as much to Lisa, a programmer for the festival, and she laughed and encouraged me to submit anyway.

There’s a lesson in there: Make. Ship. Repeat.

Balidelic

Balidelic

Posted on Mar 29, 2021 in Festival, Film

Abasement got selected for the 4th Dimension International Film Festival in Bali.

In my exuberance, I tweeted “we’re going to Bali” so I had to clarify that by “we,” I meant our movie… (Pandemics and whatnot limiting international travel.)

Best Horror

Best Horror

Posted on Mar 26, 2021 in Festival, Film

Abasement took home “best horror” at the Nevada Short Film Festival, presented by Film Festival Circuit.

Screening: Sat March 27 at West Wind El Rancho 4 Drive-In Theater, 555 El Rancho Drive, Sparks, Nevada

Nevada Short Film Festival

Nevada Short Film Festival

Posted on Feb 11, 2021 in Festival, Film
Abasement-Nevada Short Film Festival Official Selection laurel

Abasement has been selected for the Nevada Short Film Festival.

There will be a screening at West Wind El Rancho 4 Drive-In Theater, 555 El Rancho Drive, Sparks, Nevada 89431 on March 27, 2021.

LIFFT INDIA FILMOTSAV

LIFFT INDIA FILMOTSAV

Posted on Dec 25, 2020 in Festival, Film

Super excited! Abasement won Best Horror short and The Dead Drop was nominated for Best Children’s short at LIFFT India-World Cine Fest 2020 .

Winner Lifft India Filmotsav World Cine Fest 2020 Laurels

As part of virtual testing, I did a Q&A with the festival organizers wherein we chatted themes, process, and the symbolism of Three Women.

It was a lovely chat though in retrospect, I wish I had art directed my environment and trimmed my beard. #liveandLearn

Austin After Dark

Austin After Dark

Posted on Sep 25, 2020 in Festival, Film

Abasement played at Austin After Dark Horror Festival in Austin TX, taking home finalist awards for best Micro Short and best Cinematography. This year the screening was at Doc’s DriveIn Theatre, so they were still able to show in person.

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