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 viewer’s sense of genre. This ambiguity of genre is…

That's Our Time

That’s Our Time (2022)

That’s Our Time screened at PanicFest 2023 “I guess, er, disconnected,” says Danny (Marque Richardson) right at the start of Alex Backes’ That’s Our Time, his very words wrenched, at least initially, from their context. This is how much of this short film is structured, as we see fragments of Danny’s working day, without quite…

Abruptio

Abruptio (2023)

Abruptio screens at Panic Fest 2023 “Everyone hears voices, right, in your head?” asks Lester Hackel (James Marsters) near the beginning of writer/director/editor/cinematographer Evan Marlowe’s animated film Abruptio. “When you fall down the voices laugh at you. When you succeed they tell you what a hero you are, or more likely that you just got…