Pendance Film Festival | Midnight Showcase
551 Mt Pleasant Rd, Toronto, ON M4S 2M5, Canada
The very best horror, dark comedy, sci-fi, and dark dramatic thrillers from around the world. This event is the crown jewel of the shorts showcase and will certainly challenge you to ride a wave of complex emotions. Featuring the world premieres of Reverie and Re:Possessed Homes and the Canadian Premieres of Baghead, Fake News, Piggy, A Handful of Dust, The Replacement, and Maelstrom.
BAGHEAD | ALBERTO CORREDOR MARINA | UK | 15′Kevin is haunted by grief and has questions that only the recently deceased can answer. His search takes him to the most unremarkable of locations, a grotty storage room at the back of a rundown pub. However, what he finds there is anything but unremarkable.
FAKE NEWS | DIMITRIS KATSIMIRIS | GREECE | 15′A popular Youtuber and her partner get their hands on an anonymously submitted video which shows the disturbing rape of a white woman by two masked men.
A HANDFUL OF DUST | GRAYSON WHITEHURST | USA | 18′When Dr. Neal Goodman sets out to fulfill a mother’s request to euthanize her “terminally-ill” daughter, he discovers that his procedure is the crux of an elaborate cult ritual that tests his ethics like never before.MAELSTROM | CARLOS GÓMEZ-TRIGO | SPAIN | 3′Karl spins the spoon from his coffee. Something spins even faster inside Tony’s head.
PIGGY | CARLOTA PEREDA | SPAIN | 14′Three girls ruthlessly tease an overweight teen named Sara whom they nickname ‘Cerdita’ (Piggy). They steal her clothes and belongings, leaving her to walk home in just her bikini. However, as events unfold, it is Sara who will have the last laugh.
REVERIE | JULIAN WILKINS | CANADA | 9′An old van in the middle of nowhere. One final ritual. Perception, and reality.
RE:POSSESSED HOMES | MATT LANDRY | CANADA | 15′Shirley Parker is a go-getter real estate agent and a keen opportunist. With two children to feed, she uncovers a unique and untapped market; haunted houses. No one said this was a sustainable long-term solution.THE REPLACEMENT | SEAN MILLER | USA | 16′Election night, 2036: As clones roam among us, a disgruntled janitor must confront reality when one of his clones is elected President of the United States.