CRIME/MYSTERY Festival BEST Scene Reading: A Death In The Family, by Alex Surowitz

Former detective August Cavett and his new wife Elizabeth return from their honeymoon to learn that Elizabeth’s father has died. Now the family matriarch is threatening to cut ties with the rest of the family and keep the inheritance. When she ends up dead, the Cavetts are reluctantly drawn into the investigation. Between drinking copious… Continue reading CRIME/MYSTERY Festival BEST Scene Reading: A Death In The Family, by Alex Surowitz

CRIME/MYSTERY Festival 1st Scene Script Reading: Board Games, by Madeline Hombert, Michael Markus

With the dark dysfunctional-family tone of Hitchcock’s “Psycho” and the intensity of Freddie’s“Elm Street” adventures, BOARDGAMES is a character-driven thriller. A SMALL CITY DESCENDS INTO CHAOS AS A SERIAL KILLER SLASHES HIS WAY THROUGH THE DARKNESS OF NIGHT. CAST LIST: Narrator: Julie Sheppard Mrs. Patterson: Allison Corey: Allan Michael Brunet Scott: Steve Rizzo Patrick: Andy… Continue reading CRIME/MYSTERY Festival 1st Scene Script Reading: Board Games, by Madeline Hombert, Michael Markus

HIGHLIGHTS & VIDEOS: NOVEMBER 2021 CRIME/MYSTERY Film Festival

Showcase of the best SHORT FILMS in the world today. AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS: Best Crime Film: ALL WE KNOW ABOUT IAN Best Action Film: HOLDING SOUTH Best Direction: THE MILL CREEK STRANGLER Best Performances: BEAUTIFUL VIOLENCE Best Cinematography: GLITTER GULCH Best Sound & Music: SOLDIER 1 Theme of night: Life Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Videos:… Continue reading HIGHLIGHTS & VIDEOS: NOVEMBER 2021 CRIME/MYSTERY Film Festival

Director BIO: Jake Orton (CONTAINED)

A formulaic Writer and tech-wise collaborator actively involved in Manchester’s emerging film industry. Director Statement “Contained, a collaboration with Actor/Producer Andrew Heaton, marks my first foray into festivals as a Director, showcasing a graphic-novel style and a subversive narrative.” Ratings

Director BIO:  Aaron Egbert Allsop (THE MILL CREEK STRANGLER)

Aaron Egbert Allsop first got into filmmaking making skateboarding videos with his friends while living in Eau Claire, WI. Since he could never land a trick he ended up being the one to film everyone else. From there he started making short films with friends. After college, he pivoted from narrative work to produce and… Continue reading Director BIO:  Aaron Egbert Allsop (THE MILL CREEK STRANGLER)