HPLFF Block 2

Type: 
Film
Location: 
AS220 Black Box Theater
Date and time: 
Friday, August 18, 2017 -
1:30pm to 3:30pm
Location: 
AS220 Black Box Theater
Date and time: 
Saturday, August 19, 2017 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Location: 
AS220 Black Box Theater
Date and time: 
Sunday, August 20, 2017 -
4:00pm to 6:00pm

Block content coming ASAP. Stay tuned!

 

Mary & Marsha in the Manor of Madness

Directed by
Kris Theorin
3 mins
 | 2017
 | United States
 | English
 

Sinister secrets await as Mary helps her girlfriend Marsha escape from her parent's gothic mansion, one dark and eldritch night. This hand drawn and digitally animated 'one shot' film takes us on a Lovecraftian escapade through the Manor of Madness. Our goal with this film was to combine the creeping horror of H. P. Lovecraft with the wacky action of classic Saturday morning cartoons. 

 

Hypnos

Directed by
Juho Aittanen
starring
Jaakko Väisänen, Seppo Paajanen
14 mins
 | 2016
 | Finland
 | Finnish
 w/English subtitles

A love story between two men and a sentient planet. What happens when an artist's relationship with his muse is threatened by an entity beyond the void of space? A short film based on the original story by H.P. Lovecraft.

 

The Jovian Project

Directed by
Noah Van Buhren
starring
Ariel Hansen, Noah Van Buhren, Jocelyn Collin, Evan Hall
6 mins
 | 2017
 | Canada
 | English
 

Pushing the boundaries of paranormal science, Professor Tillinghast leads a top secret project to capture and study interdimensional creatures. But scientific curiosity quickly turns to terror when the scientists try to trap a mysterious being with power beyond their understanding.

 

The Distant Sea

Directed by
Nic Wassell
starring
Emily Lucienne, Edie Newman, Lucy-Jane Quinlan, Haruka Abe
15 mins
 | 2016
 | United Kingdom
 | English
 

On the east coast of England, a coastal erosion researcher, L, is exploring a lonely part of the beach. Her research site takes on a sinister tone when she meets two young women, Sasha and Jo. They take her on a journey to a strange house not too far away with an even stranger inhabitant, but when L tries to uncover more of the mystery, things go very wrong. Produced under Film London's "London Calling" funding scheme.

 

The Colour Out of Space

Directed by
Patrick Müller
5 mins
 | 2017
 | Germany
 | English
 

A meteorite, strange vegetation, a colour: an experimental take on H.P. Lovecraft's spiral into madness, shot with a vintage camera on truly unique LomoChrome 16mm film. This is a beautiful exercise in the surreal.

 

Eternal Harvest

Directed by
Patrick Mattes
starring
Frank Wang, Anthony Bretting, James Fraser, Dacia Schulz
12 mins
 | 2016
 | United States
 | English
 

A pair of skeptical Scientists attempt to bridge the gap between science and religion. A successful attempt at talking to the damned leaves them with unexpected results.

 

The Bone Garden

Directed by
monsieur soeur (collective)
starring
monsieur soeur (collective)
9 mins
 | 2016
 | United States
 | English
 

A woman and a young boy, who both suffered bone cancer, attempt to survive in a world that has been altered by a strange ancient 'song' emitted from earth. The song has cured their cancer, but has had strange effect on all other animal life.

 

Leviathan

Directed by
Erik Woolcott
starring
Gilberto Nue, Roxana Cavero
15 mins
 | 2017
 | Peru
 | English
 

A man delves deep into his late father's last investigation, uncovering secrets humankind was not meant to know.

 

Swing Shift

Directed by
Brett Stillo and GRIMES
starring
EERIE, Oran Scott, Armando Lynch
6 mins
 | 2016
 | United States
 | English
 

A macabre little comedy set in a Pulp-Noir world of dames, booze, and cosmic horrors that lurk in the shadows.

 

Wattmarck

Directed by
Lorenz Troebinger
starring
Michou Friesz, Bobby Sommer, Bernd Eischeid, Lukas Strasser
20 mins
 | 2017
 | Austria
 | German
 w/English subtitles

H. P. Lovecraft meets Kraftwerk! Inspired by the H.P. Lovecraft story “The Music of Erich Zann“, Wattmarck follows German inventor and musician Karin Steckheim as she reassembles her band “Wattmarck“ for a final concert - to present a mysterious new synthesizer and the enigmatic sound it produces. Long time friend and musician, Anton Gsellmann, can’t simply forgive her that she sacrificed the band in order to research an apparently impossible sound, but curiosity drives him back to the factory – and the burning question: “What if she really discovered it?” Wattmarck tells its story on several layers, mixing documentary techniques with audio components, film-within-a-film as well as a hyper stylized filmic reality. This creates a dense atmosphere and an alternate history of electronic music, opening up a world that is expanded upon on the films website through videos, documents and pieces of audio.