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WOMEN IN HORROR MONTH 2017: ‘Las Cholas’ and PSA Video


WIH8 Segment Las Cholas

WIH8 Segment Las Cholas

The start of February kicks off the annual WOMEN IN HORROR MONTH. Every single year the Soska Sisters provide their BLOOD DRIVE PSA which features shorts from some of the most talented filmmakers across the globe. This year is no different and filmmaker Patricia Chica has teamed up with some of our favorite scream queen . LAS CHOLAS is a vatoe vampire segment like no other and has premiered on Youtube yesterday. We have it for you to see ahead along with all the details on how it came to be! Hopefully we will get some exciting news to bring your way for this special month of recognition for best women in the business.


Michelle Romano’s Roman Media Inc. join forces with award-winning director Patricia Chica in the production of a segment for the Annual Massive Blood Drive PSA, curated by the Soska Sisters.

Every year internationally renowned identical twin filmmakers, the Soska Sisters (American Mary, Hellevator), invite you to bleed for an incredibly good cause: Women in Horror’s PSA for a Massive Blood Drive. Donating blood is something that many people find off-putting and terrifying. By using humor, innovation, and provocative imagery, this PSA will encourage viewers to face their fears and help out those in need of blood. The PSA premieres this February 1st 2017 on YouTube in honor of Women in Horror Recognition Month (#WiHM8).


A group of Cholas deliver a very special substance to a thirsty vegan vampire couple, in the depths of Los Angeles’ underground scene.


For the fourth year in a row, the Soska Sisters have invited award-winning Canadian filmmaker Patricia Chica to present her vampire driven segment Las Cholas to be included in this year’s music video. The final edit includes different parts directed by various innovative, unique, and irreverent horror directors across the globe

The musical track entitled “BLOOD” was created by Kevvy (Kevin James Maher) of FAKE SHARK. The collective is edited again by the talented Paolo Kalalo.





The concept of Las Cholas is to showcase Los Angeles’ most unique Scream Queens: Tiffany Shepis, Tonya Kay, Devanny Pinn, and veteran actress Eileen Dietz (The Exorcist). Philip Friedman (Insidious), Michelle Romano (producer), Ivan Sharudo (actor) and Patricia Chica (director) also have a cameo in the short.

“I appear in the video as a Chola, not because I want to be on camera, but because I needed to be inside the convertible car with the actresses, so I could direct them and give instructions to the cinematographer Rachel Dunn. I also did camera B myself while the car was moving on the road. That’s why I dressed up like a Chola, to look like I belonged in there”, explains director Patricia Chica.

The full-length version of the story will be released later this year.

Las Cholas is an American-Canadian co-production that was written-directed by award-winning filmmaker Patricia Chica, produced by Michelle Romano of Roman Media and Patricia Chica, executive produced by Morris Umali. Associate producer: Kimberly Shawn Geir. Cinematography by Rachel Dunn. Assistant-Director: Jonathan Weichsel. Blood effects by Ivan Sharudo. Makeup by Amira Aranda, Oksana Voiko, Kimberly Shawn Geier, Cheyenne Garvert, and April Rudy. Hair by Princess Santiago and Kimberly Shawn Geier. Props by Miranda Austin. Blood Effects: Ivan Sharudo. Sound recording by Camille Fadl. Editing by Patricia Chica. Starring Tiffany Shepis, Tonya Kay, Eileen Dietz, Philip Friedman, Devanny Pinn, Ivan Sharudo, Michelle Romano, and a cameo by director Patricia Chica.

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