Sci-Fi/Fantasy Festival Testimonial – May 26 2020

Thomas Clary
Thomas Clary
After coming close to finals in other mainstream festivals, I thought I might have a better chance seeking out ones that were specifically for the genre that fit my pilot. I’m so happy I did. My experience with the Sci-Fi/Fantasy Screenplay Festival has been a wonderful one. They were always cordial and in contact, even before I won. And after winning, I was able to see and hear actors reading the script, helping it come alive. It was fantastic. I would recommend this festival for anyone with a fantasy and/or sci-fi script.5 Star Review

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Director Biography – Chino Saavedra (WHERE DARKNESS LIES)

Chino Saavedra is a Director and Editor born and raised in Spain. He graduated from Sydney Film School in 2009, and since then he has directed multiple music videos, including Comiendote a Besos from Spanish Singer-Songwriter Maria Rozalén. Where Darkness Lies is his directorial debut in narrative form.

Director Statement

The idea for this short film began as a proof of concept for a TV show I have been developing with my writing partner, Miwe Valle Parra. However, it quickly took a life of its own. I intend to explore human behavior, especially after a traumatic event, even if self-inflicted, and how these events will always be a part of you, re-defining who you are. It’s not a journey of forgiveness but ownership and acceptance.

Short Film: WHERE DARKNESS LIES, 16min., Canada, Fantasy/Thriller

In an old cabin, adrift in time and space, a once-spirited Jamie (Jesse Moss) is forced to relive recent events and come to terms with the toughest choice of his life.

Having been forced into hiding, Jamie and his mentor, Sam (Phil Granger), bide their time before making their next move. Jamie feels the wall at their backs, and survival instincts kick in when they can’t stay ahead of the intelligent and ruthless Captain that is chasing them (Anne Marie DeLuise).

Where Darkness Lies is a psychological fantasy drama short film that captures the consequential nature of human actions, as well as the need to accept how they may redefine us forever.Director Biography – Chino Saavedra

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