As the need for human labour dwindles, several employees live out their last days at Tactile Colour Group, a design firm moving toward automation. Shot in black and white, Couleur du Moment is a playful mockumentary that explores a dystopian future in which human labour has become obsolete.
Dulce Hogar (2018)
Type: Short fiction (10:00)
Stage: Post production.
Genre: Horror dystopia
Producer: Mariel Scammell
Writer: Gio Olmos
Director: Gio Olmos
Made with the support of LOJIQ.
In a rundown centennial building in the heart of Mexico City, Susana, the doorkeeper, prepares to collect one tooth per apartment: the monthly rent required for the survival of the housing unit and its tenants.
A socially awkward college freshman begins to experience a mysterious and gruesome physical deterioration after a chance encounter at a frat party.
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
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
UNDRESS ME - Teaser Trailer
Gas Can (2017)
Type: Short fiction (15:00)
Stage: Released, festival tour in progress.
Genre: Drama, 1970s period piece
Producer: Mariel Scammell, Simran Dewan
Writer: Mattias Graham
Director: Mattias Graham
Made with support from the Saskachewan Filmpool Cooperative, the Saskachewan Arts Board, and Indigogo
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.
OFFICIAL SELECTIONS AND NOMINATIONS
Winner - Best of Saskatchewan (Ruth Shaw Award) - Yorkton Film Festival 2017, May 25-28.
Winner - Best Short Film & Audience Choice - Saskatchewan Independent Film Awards 2017 (Regina, SK), November 17.
Nominated - Short Subject (Fiction); and Craft Award - Directing (Fiction).Yorkton Film Festival 2017, May 25-28.
Nominated - Best Narrative Short - LA Skins Fest 2017 (Los Angeles, California). November 14-19.
Official Selection - Asinabka Film & Media Festival 2017 (Ottawa, ON), August 10-13.
Official Selection - Winnipeg Aboriginal Film Festival, November 23-26.
Gas Can - Trailer (2017)
Type: Short fiction (11:00)
Producer: Mariel Scammell
Writer: Amelia Moses + Mariel Scammell
Director: Amelia Moses
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.
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.
Rendez-vous du cinéma Québecois 2014. World Premiere.