The 2018 Etheria Film Night has unveiled the 10 short films that will be screened at Los Angeles’ Egyptian Theater on June 16 and we’re here to bring you details on each of the titles! Featuring shorts from around the world, this year will bring a bevy of genre clips from incredible talent. Below we break down each of the films being shown.
The event is being conducted by Shock Waves co-host Rebekah McKendry, who will also be presenting the festival’s 2018 Inspiration Award to Rachel Talalay, the director of Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare, Ghost In The Machine, Tank Girl, and more. She explains,
“Everything I know about filmmaking, I learned from either A Nightmare on Elm Street or from John Waters. Genre films are the bastion of creativity and imagination. Etheria is a prime cut: laugh ‘til you scream, scream ‘til you laugh.”
Etheria programmer Heidi Honeycutt explains, “This year story is what mattered most. All of our 2018 filmmakers have great vision and are genuine artists.”
Festival director Stacy Pippi Hammon adds, “Five is a very special number to me and for us to reach our 5th anniversary brings me great joy tinged with nostalgia over where we started, pride in what we have accomplished, and excitement for where we are going next. The celebration of this year’s filmmakers, the launch of the Stephanie Rothman Fellowship, welcoming [Director of Marketing and Coordination] Jessie Lilley to the fold, and being able to honor Rachel Talalay with the Inspiration Award all in one year touches me in knowing that so many have also been touched and believe in the message we are sending with this event.”
Directed by Jocelyn Stamat (16:30) (Science Fiction/Horror) (USA)
A physician investigating a missing body disrupts an unlawful experiment.
Directed by Tammy Riley Smith (11:45) (Fantasy) (UK)
Aging actress Margot Collins played Lady Macbeth to great acclaiming her youth. Now in her fifties, she is offered the role of one of the witches. But one should never underestimate the spirit of the play to conjure black magic, to summon mishaps and mischief, nor the power of a formidable older woman to get what she wants.
Bride of Frankie
Directed by Devi Snively (18:48) (Horror/Comedy) (USA)
In this feminist nod to Mary Shelley’s FRANKENSTEIN, a not-so-mad scientist builds a mate for her mentor’s lonely creature with electrifying, and deadly, results.
Directed by Natalie James (09:30) (Horror) (Australia)
Sam’s fear of her childhood home is brought to light when her ageing father claims there is another presence in the house.
Elizabeth Serra (07:09) (Dark Comedy) (USA)
Sisters Karen and Vivian are 1960s housewives. Under their sophisticated veneer lurks seething hatred. Both women strive for dominance in an epic battle for sibling supremacy.
Directed by Maria Arida (18:00) (Horror) (USA)
A psycho-sexual thriller about Isabelle, a lonely gallery owner who meets a dangerously seductive performance artist and discovers they have more in common than expected. Will Isabelle allow herself to let Camila in without giving in to her true nature?
Directed by Cidney Hue (07:45) (Science Fiction) (USA)
A woman must make a hard choice after a mind bending procedure.
The Drop In
Directed by Naledi Jackson (13:19) (Action/Thriller) (USA/Canada)
A hairdresser has a challenging day when a mysterious visitor from her past arrives for a drop in appointment.
Directed by Macarena Montero (10:09) (Science Fiction) (UK)
The Agency is the best place to purchase a husband, and Mrs. Hold thought it would be fun to head down and get a new one today.
C U Later Tuesday
Directed by Anca Vlasan (4:44) (Dark Comedy) (USA)
This year’s cutest romantic comedy is all about finding love in unexpected basements.