Invoking Yell

Invoking Yell (2023)

Invoking Yell has its international première at Panic Fest 2023 One of the disparate story strands in Patricio Valladares’ Covid-curtailed, inchoate sci-fi Embryo (2020) involved a music video shoot gone awry in the Chilean backwoods – and with Invoking Yell, Valladares, working with his regular co-writer Barry Keating, revives this basic premise, while confounding the…

Snowdevil

Snowdevil (2021)

“I called because I wanted to tell you that I’m going to kill them. Every last one of them.” Chilean director Patricio Valladares’ short film Snowdevil presents itself as a dialogue – or several, in fact. We hear a phone conversation between caller Alan Massy and the increasingly alarmed emergency services operator (voiced by Jeannine…