It’s been a long time coming for those of us who have been following the progress of the short film called “Thirsty” since its inception, but we’re pleased to announce that it will be having its world premiere this Friday, August 7th, at midnight, during the 13th annual Rhode Island International Film Festival. Way to go, guys!
“Thirsty” is a horror-comedy that chronicles a slacker on his cross-country drive along a lonely desert highway. As a massive heat wave rolls in, only one thing can quench his monstrous thirst: a delicious frozen beverage. But first he must dodge a series of bizarre obstacles and ultimately survive the night…
Based on the short story of the same name from cult horror author Joe Knetter (Zombie Bukkake, review here), “Thirsty” stars Joe Lynch (director of Wrong Turn 2), Tiffany Shepis (Night of the Demons), and Michael Bailey Smith (The Hills Have Eyes) along with including several voice cameos from various genre icons and filmmakers. The 15-minute short was directed by Andrew Kasch (“The Fall”, review here) from a screenplay by David Rosiak (Ring of Death) and filmed by Buz Wallick. Visit the official “Thirsty” site for more details, including the trailer.
Now in its 13th year, the Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) — New England’s largest and most prestigious festival — takes place August 4-9, 2009. Ranked as a one of the Top 12 fests in the United States, this world-class event will be held at venues around Providence. It features screenings, workshops, meet-and-greet industry events, and seminars. Aiming to promote Rhode Island as a filmmaking location and to celebrate the independent spirit, RIIFF also hosts a number of high-profile premieres and provides a showcase for international features, documentaries, and shorts.
Following its debut at RIIFF, “Thirsty” will next be seen at the Fright Night Film Festival, which runs August 14-16 in Louisville, KY. Hit the link for additional info and their full schedule.
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