The Lot is a supernatural thriller that explores romantic love as a deadly curse, set on the lot of a trashy true crime TV show. Rose, a street smart 26 year old waitress, falls for her co-star Tommy (24), a country boy looking for a big break as an actor, when they meet on the decrepit studio lot of Deadly Promises, a long-running series that investigates murder in romantic relationships. Cast to play real life killers and victims by the show’s eccentric producer, Faye Sutcliffe, the two find themselves falling uncontrollably in love while re-enacting a series of gruesome crimes on screen. But their blossoming relationship is soon threatened by a supernatural influence as the violent re-creations they are portraying begin to filter into their off-screen lives. As the phenomenon escalates, Rose tries desperately to uncover the cause of the curse in order to escape the lot.
Winner, From Our Dark Side Incubator Program
Frontières International Co-production Market: Directed By Women Pitch and Networking Session
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Undress Me (2017)
Blunt and ruthless, the film’s greatest asset is its unflinching portrait of gore, which literally deconstructs this girl’s laboured distrust of her own body." - Little White Lies
"UNDRESS ME is horror in its purest form. It not only showcases a stunning piece of film, but a director in Amelia Moses that could be potentially one of the most exciting filmmakers around." -The Slaughtered Bird
"The introspective subtlety of the narrative allows for interpretation of its psychological setup, while the messy practical effects result in a neat body horror that will satisfy gore lovers." - Starburst Magazine
"Moses makes her mark with a chilling character study featuring truly disturbing special effects, and offers food for thought regarding different interpretations of her short." - Gruesome Magazine
"...this 12-plus minute quickie will without a doubt have the rabid gorehounds applauding at its usage of unprocessed viscera – great stuff, indeed." - Dread Central
A socially awkward college freshman begins to experience a mysterious and gruesome physical deterioration after a chance encounter at a frat party.
Best Special FX - Women in Horror Film Festival, USA, 2017 Outstanding Female Filmmaker - Stormy Weather Horror Fest, USA, 2017 Best Short - Stormy Weather Horror Fest, USA, 2017
Badass Canadian Film - Vancouver Badass Film Festival, CAN, 2018 Best Makeup Effects - HorrorHaus Film Festival, USA, 2017 Best Practical Effects - HorrorHaus Film Festival, USA, 2017 Best Actress - Stormy Weather Horror Fest, USA, 2017 Best Horror Short - Women in Horror Film Festival, USA, 2017 Best Actress - Film Quest Film Festival, USA, 2017 Best Makeup - Film Quest Film Festival, USA, 2017 Best Canadian Short - Fright Night Theatre Film Festival, CAN, 2017 Most Shocking Short - Fright Night Theatre Film Festival, CAN, 2017
Vancouver Badass Film Festival, CAN, 2018 Courts Mais Trash, BXL, 2018 Festival Rojo Sangre, AR, 2017 A Night of Horror International Film Festival. AUS, 2017 Monster Fest, AUS, 2017 Buried Alive Film Festival, USA, 2017 Frostbiter : Icelandic Horror Film Festival, 2017 Bloody Mary Film Festival, CAN, 2017 MUFF Society, CAN, 2017 Salem Horror Fest, USA, 2017 Spasm Film Festival, CAN, 2017 Ax Wound Film Festival, USA, 2017 Lusca Film Festival, CAR, 2017 Nightmares Film Festival, USA, 2017 HorrorHaus Film Festival, USA, 2017 Sick Chick Flicks Film Festival, USA, 2017 Mayhem Film Festival, UK, 2017 Celluloid Screams, UK, 2017 The Final Girls UK Tour, 2017 Nitehawk Shorts Festival, USA, 2017 Philadelphia Unnamed Film Festival, USA, 2017 Sydney Underground Film Festival, AUS, 2017 Lost Episode Film Festival, CAN, 2017 Women in Horror Film Festival, USA 2017 Horrible Imaginings Film Festival, USA, 2017 Film Quest Film Festival, USA, 2017 Fantasia International Film Festival, CAN, 2017 Portland Horror Film Festival, USA, 2017 Etheria Film Night World Tour, USA, 2017 Chattanooga Film Festival, USA, 2017 Video Nasty Film Festival, USA, 2017 Fright Night Theatre Film Festival, CAN, 2017 Final Girls Berlin Film Festival, GER, 2017
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Winner - Best of Saskatchewan (Ruth Shaw Award) - Yorkton Film Festival 2017, May 25-28. World Premiere.
Gas Can is a narrative short film (15min) about the cycles of privilege and racism on the prairies. The film follows the story of Anthem, a Cree man moving to the city with his family. Along the way, they run out of gas and Anthem asks an old friend -- the Farmer -- for help. The Farmer agrees, but not unconditionally, and he turns his back on them when they need it most. Anthem and his family are left with no choice but to take back what was promised, and when the Farmer sets off after them in a rage he’s left stuck when his own truck runs out of gas.
Written and directed by Mattias Graham. Produced by Mariel Scammell and Simran Dewan.
"Fire" is a short fiction film that explores a cruel friendship between two 11-year old boys, Hunter and Aiden. The film unravels over the course of one evening as Aiden is slowly pulled into Hunter's wildness.
"Fire" is both a stand-alone piece and as the first instalment of a triptych film project (in development) called "Three Acts of Cruelty in a Small Town". Each story involves characters of a different age group, and explores the cruelties of their particular stage of life. “Fire” explores childhood and coming of age, “Sara” the teenage years, and “The Same Disease” reveals the adult reflection of the brutalities of youth. By presenting these stories together, I want to investigate the cruelty that spreads throughout communities, and is passed from parents to children.
Written, Produced, and Directed by: Mariel Scammell
Fiction 10:57 / Noir-Drama
Sophie is an awkward young woman who has a strange disconnect with the world around her. Desperate to escape her mundane work as a chambermaid at an isolated motel, she becomes fixated with an older female guest. Initially Sophie believes the two share a connection but she quickly realizes their interaction has been a deceptive fantasy. When faced with reality Sophie struggles to differentiate between delusion and the real world.
Directed by Amelia Moses. Produced by Mariel Scammell. Written by Amelia Moses and Mariel Scammell.
The Quiet Toll (2014)
Fiction 15:00 / Drama
Official Selection - Rendez-vous du cinéma Québecois 2014. World Premiere.
Montreal, 1930. Pierre is at a crossroads. A working, Catholic man in his early twenties, he’s beginning to feel the pressure to marry. However, when a dashing gentleman enters his life and romance blooms, Pierre must make a difficult decision between this newfound liberation and his internal turmoil.
Written and directed by Mattias Graham. Produced by Mariel Scammell.