Tomorrow Wednesday January 28th, those who are attending the Little Terrors Short Film Showcase in Toronto will be treated to the thrilling short from Patricia Chica SERPENT’S LULLABY presented by Rue Morgue and Unstable Ground. Not only does this award winning filmmaker carry a stellar name she happens to be one to watch in the land of genre films. We had the pleasure of seeing her new short and Travis was kind enough to give us a review below. Before you see his thoughts on the film check out the official details on tomorrow’s screening including the trailer for her documentary on rockabilly music ROCKABILLY 514. Patricia was kind enough to also give us her short DAY BEFORE YESTERDAY which you can see below as well. Clearly after seeing all this Patricia Chica is a name you want to become very familiar with!
ByronA. Martin Productions and ForgeFilms are proud to announce that their Cannes’ Coup de Coeur selected short Serpent’s Lullaby (directed by award-winning filmmaker Patricia Chica) will have an exclusive Toronto screening as part of the Little Terrors Short Film Showcase.
Wednesday, January 28th, 2015 at 9:00pm
In the presence of the producer of the film, Byron A. Martin
Carlton Cinemas, 20 Carlton St, Toronto, ON, Canada
Serpent’s Lullaby is picking up praise on the festival circuit with successful screenings which started at the Cannes Film Festival’ “Coup de Coeur” selection of the highlights at the Short Film Corner. The film had multiple subsequent screenings all over the world at Fantasia, HollyShorts, Oaxaca FilmFest, Rhode Island, Blood in the Snow, Munich Underground, Feratum, Etheria, just to name a few film festivals. Respected American film critic Jay Kay of The Horror Happens Radio Show included Serpent’s Lullaby in his Top List of the Best Shorts of 2014.
Serpent’s Lullaby is a dark, haunting, and emotive tale that presents a contemporary twist on the myth of Medusa. “The chthonic character coming into a modern world but holding onto the ritual of burial is poignant. Director Patricia Chica executes the story well and the script written by Charles Hall has emotional resonance”,says Ed Hovey of Soresport Movies Reviews. Trevor Michael Elvis Zimmermann of Terror in Toronto qualifies the film as “beautifully shot and well-acted, the story pulls you in without any need for exposition. Big thumbs up”.
Travis Brown’s review:
By the time I started piecing together what was going in Patricia Chica’s SERPENT’S LULLABY it was already too late. The film captivated me in a way that truly made me appreciate the fine attention to detail she has behind the camera. I was so involved with the landscape and setting she provided that not at one time did I feel like I was watching something so sinister, so evil but so sad. How one can go through that range of emotions in such a short amount of times is uncanny and a true testament to the work of Chica and all involved. The eyes of star Jenimay Walker will haunt me forever. SERPENT’S LULLABY brought to mind the beauty of THE OTHERS mixed with the deviousness of INSIDE. As a child i was immersed in mythology so for that to Patricia Chica SERPENT’S LULLABY i’m forever grateful.
-Travis Brown (managing director at Horror Movies Uncut)
About Serpent’s Lullaby:
Few people know the name of the eccentric woman living in the centuries-old mansion just outside of town. Even fewer have seen her face. But everyone has heard the stories. Rumors of a secret garden in her backyard where her children are buried. Some think she is simply a grieving widowed mother seeking solitude. Others believe she’s a cold-blooded monster. When the empty baby’s crib in her home and her lost love become too much for her to bear she makes a decision that will change the course of her story.
Patricia Chica (@PatriciaChica) is recognized internationally for her multiple award-winning artsy genre films notably Day Before Yesterday, The Promise, Rockabilly 514, CeramicTango, and A Tricky Treat to be released this year. Patricia Chica is part of the Soska Twins’ Massive Blood Drive PSA anthology coming out on February 1st for the Women in Horror Recognition Month. She is particularly appreciated for her provocative style and her method of exploring themes that bring awareness around taboo or delicate subject-matter. Through her sensitive and intuitive approach, she brings a deep and personal dimension to all of her films.Patricia is presently preparing two feature films: an edgy dark thriller Wolverine Hotel, produced by Byron A. Martin and Montréal Girls, an art-house dark comedy written for her by award-winning screenwriter Kamal John Iskander. (www.PatriciaChica.com)
Trailer for ROCKABILLY 514:
DAY BEFORE YESTERDAY short: