Herd

Herd (2023)

Herd had its world première on Sat 26 Aug at FrightFest, UK home entertainment release (digital/DVD) follows on 23rd October 2023 (High Fliers) At the beginning of Herd, Jamie Miller (Ellen Adair) and her wife Alex Kanai (Mitzi Akaha) have become divided. After the stillbirth of their daughter, a chill has entered their relationship, and while they…

Black Mold

Black Mold (2023)

Black Mold had its international première on Fri 25th Aug at FrightFest Black Mold opens with a long single shot. Cinematographer Robert Patrick Stern’s camera cranes down through a tree’s leaves to three kids cycling in the street, a man mowing his lawn, a woman getting letters from her mailbox, people walking and greeting each…

Unconformity

Unconformity (2022)

Writer/director Jonathan DiMaio’s feature debut Unconformity opens with a dizzying montage: colourful crystalline structures rotating under a young woman’s microscope and looking in their iridescent beauty like a stained-glass window; the same woman skilfully scaling a similarly colourful climbing wall; and the woman in goggles as she saws through a stone sample. Beyond their mere…

Don't Look Back

Don’t Look Back (2020)

“Police say the man was a Good Samaritan, stabbed while trying to stop a mugging. Surveillance video shows the man bleeding to death on a sidewalk for an hour as 25 people pass by.” We hear a news reporter saying these words, as footage of the scene is shown on screen, at the beginning of…

Ranger

The Ranger (2018)

The Ranger first published by SciFiNow ‘First-time feature director’ can be a loaded term. It often implies inexperience – yet Jenn Wexler has not only written, directed and produced two short films (Slumber Party, 2012 and Halloween Bash, 2013), but also produced several stylistically and thematically arresting indie titles by other directors, like Mickey Keating’s Darling…