Etheria Film Night 2014 is home to the North American premiere of Axelle Carolyn’s Soulmate, but that’s not all of the fest’s riches. There’s also its short films, which include Sarah Doyle’s “You and Me & Her,” Rose McGowan’s “Dawn,” and Danis Goulet’s “Wakening.”
The event begins at 4PM PT on Saturday, July 12th, at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, CA. The Soulmate North American premiere will be followed by a Q&A with director Carolyn conducted by Rebekah McKendry (Fangoria),
The short film screenings will be followed by a Q&A conducted by Brea Grant (“Heroes,” “Dexter”) with directors McGowan, Doyle, Rebecca Thomson (“The Jelly Wrestler”), and Gigi Saul Guerrero (“Dia de los Muertos”).
Director Lexi Alexander (Punisher: Warzone, Green Street Hooligans) will receive the 2014 Etheria Inspiration Award for her action and science fiction film work. The evening will include a cocktail reception and red carpet event sponsored by Monstrosity Films, Walker/Fitzgibbon, and Birns & Sawyer and co-presented by Ms. in the Biz.
Etheria Film Night Official Short Film Lineup:
“Wakening” – *LA Premiere* directed by Danis Goulet
(2013, Science Fiction/Fantasy, Canada, 9 mins)
In the near future, the environment has been destroyed and society suffocates under a brutal military occupation. A lone Cree wanderer Wesakechak searches an urban war zone to find the ancient and dangerous Weetigo to help fight against the occupiers.
“Job Interview” – *LA Premiere* directed by Julia Walter
(2013, Thriller, Germany, 10 mins)
When Lisa applies for a job everything seems to be turning out pretty well… Until the boss Marie starts asking strange questions and the job interview turns out to be a little different than expected…
“You Me & Her” – *World Premiere* directed by Sarah Doyle
(2014, Science Fiction, USA, 20 mins)
When 30 versions of one person pass through the wormhole at the Department of Parallel Resettlement, Anna discovers she is the worst possible version of herself.
“Dia de los Muertos” – *LA Premiere* directed by Gigi Saul Guerrero
(2014, Horror, Mexico/Canada, 12 mins)
On the night of ‘Dia De Los Muertos,’ the women of the La Candelaria strip club seek revenge on those who have abused them.
“Dawn” – *LA Premiere* directed by Rose McGowan
(2013, Thriller, USA, 18 mins)
Dawn is a quiet young teen that longs for something or someone to free her from her sheltered life. One day she meets Charlie, a high school dropout, who offers her a glimpse into a world she dreams to be a part of.
“Hide & Seek” – directed by Kayoko Asakura
(2013, Horror, Japan, 11 mins)
A schoolgirl visits a house to take a Koto lesson. She meets her teacher and her son, and they seem to be playing “HIDE and SEEK” in the house. The Koto lesson starts but the girl soon realizes that there’s something very odd about the teacher.
“The Jelly Wrestler” – *LA Premiere* directed by Rebecca Thomson
(2013, Action/Comedy, Australia, 14 mins)
With one last shot at jelly glory, washed up wrestler and barmaid Eileen must grapple with aging, betrayal and her own jelly wrestling demons – a task that may well put her down for the count.
In addition, Etheria Film Night is sponsoring an on-site charity drive at the July 12th event for Reel Grrls, an organization that empowers young women to realize their power, talent, and influence through media production. These girls are awesome and deserve our support! Find out more here, including what you can bring if you’re attending Etheria 2014.
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