Slap bang straight out of wrapping principal photography in a lead role in the Soskas-starring/Soskas-produced feature Puppet Killer, Gigi Saul Guerrero has just discovered that she and her trusty Luchagore Productions cohorts are to be recognized for their penchant for all things bloody and gory.
The Fantastic Cinema Emerging Filmmakers Award will be presented to the team behind short films such as El Gigante and Madre de Dios by The Film Society of Little Rock at this year’s Fantastic Cinema and Craft Beer Festival in April. You’ll find the full details below.
From the Press Release:
The Film Society of Little Rock, Arkansas, has selected Luchagore Productions of Vancouver, B.C., to receive the Fantastic Cinema Emerging Filmmakers Award at the upcoming Fantastic Cinema and Craft Beer Festival, running April 7-10, 2016.
“Fantastic Cinema has given us the honour of accepting the Emerging Filmmaker Award this year. As the producer of Luchagore Productions and on behalf of our team, this recognition strikes deep into the heart for what we have worked for. Not only does it strengthen our motivation in creating more visual stories but also pushes me to continue working harder,” said Raynor Shima, Luchagore Productions producer, production designer, and 1st A.D.
The special award recognizes up-and-coming filmmakers whose body of work displays the potential to have a significant impact on the world of genre films with an emphasis on horror – for the love of blood and gore!
The aim of Luchagore Productions is “to push the boundaries of the genre and create sick and twisted, bloody-good-time films that will leave our audiences disgusted and cheering for more!”
Mexico City native Gigi Saul Guerrero, who moved to Vancouver, B.C., where she graduated with honors with a B.A. in Motion Picture Production at Capilano University’s “Bosa Centre for Film and Animation,” serves as director, co-writer, co-editor, and head of marketing.
She exclaimed, “What can I say… Wow! I am absolutely speechless. It is a huge honor to be receive the Emerging Filmmaker Award. Luchagore Productions has worked so hard to get where we are today, and this recognition means the world to us. Gracias, Fantastic Cinema, for this beautiful award. I am thrilled and inspired to continue chasing my dreams in film!”
Luke Bramley, cinematographer, co-director, and co-editor, said, “Thank you, Fantastic Cinema, for honoring us with the Emerging Filmmaker Award. We are huge fans of genre movies and love creating art for others to see, and this award ensures that we have connected with an audience who enjoy our passion. We will continue to push ourselves to make films that hopefully inspire others to pursue their dreams.”
In addition, Luchagore Productions will serve as this year’s panel judges for the Crypt TV presents Fantastic Phantasmagoria 60 Second Fake Trailer. The submission deadline is approaching! Visit fantasticphantasmagoria.com for details.
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