Previously established in Boston, the Etheria Film Night invaded the American Cinematheque in Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles on July 12th to celebrate emerging women genre filmmakers and their short films.
Helmed by Heidi Honeycutt, Kayley Viteo & Stacy Pippi Hammond, the first Hollywood edition of the Etheria Film Night featured directors of science fiction, thrillers, horror and action, proving once again that genre fiction has no gender.
From parallel dimensions to a tense thriller, japanese horror to a futuristic retelling of native american lore, jelly fights to killer dancers and vampires in the 50’s, seven short film were shortlisted and shown between the U.S. Premiere of Axelle Carolyn’s supernatural drama Soulmate and the Inspiration Award given to director Lexi Alexander.
Discover the movies & their trailers below and head to Etheria Film Night: Awards & Interviews to learn more about the Best Film & Audience Award winners.
Summary: You, Me & Her by Sarah Doyle | Job Interview by Julia Walter | Hide & Seek by Kayoko Asakura | The Jelly Wrestler by Rebecca Thomson | Dia De Los Muertos by Gigi Saul Guerrero | Wakening by Danis Goulet | Dawn by Rose McGowan
Read our interview with Audience Award winner Sarah Doyle on Etheria Film Night: Awards & Interviews
When 30 versions of one person pass through the wormhole at the Department of Parallel Resettlement, Anna discovers she is the worst possible version of herself.
2014, Science Fiction, USA, 20 min
Directed by Sarah Doyle
Starring Shannon Woodward, Tina Majorino, Karri Bowman
Produced by Bryce Pinkos, Maggie Haskins, David Flannery, Dylan King
Discover the workshop where Sarah Doyle developed her movie on Directors & Films of the AFI Directing Workshop for Women 2013
Read our interview with Best Film award winner Julia Walter on Etheria Film Night: Awards & Interviews
When Lisa applies for a job everything seems to be turning out pretty well… Until the boss Marie starts asking strange questions and the job interview turns out to be a little different than expected…
2013, Thriller, Germany, 10 min
Directed by Julia Walter
Starring Sinikka Schubert, Stefanie von Poser
Produced by Daniel Rohm and Jakob Vogt
A school girl visits a house to take a Koto lesson. She meets her teacher and her son and they seem to be playing “Hide and Seek” in the house. The Koto lesson starts but the girl soon realizes that there’s something very odd about the teacher.
2013, Horror, Japan, 11 min
Directed by Kayoko Asakura
Starring Keitaro Komuro, Asaka Nakamura, Sakiko Takao
With one last shot at jelly glory, washed up wrestler and barmaid Eileen must grapple with aging, betrayal and her own jelly wrestling demons – a task that may well put her down for the count.
2013, Action/Comedy, Australia, 14 min
Directed by Rebecca Thomson
Written by Claire D’Este
Starring Elise Taylor, Rachael Williams
Produced by Rogan Brown
On the night of ‘Dia De Los Muertos,’ the women of the La Candelaria strip club seek revenge on those who have abused them.
2014, Horror, Mexico/Canada, 12 min
Directed by Gigi Saul Guerrero
Starring Adelita Rockhill, Aria Demaris, Gary Starkell
Produced by Raynor Shima
In the near future, the environment has been destroyed and society suffocates under a brutal military occupation. A lone Cree wanderer Wesakechak searches an urban war zone to find the ancient and dangerous Weetigo to help fight against the occupiers.
2013, Science Fiction/Fantasy, Canada, 9 min
Directed by Danis Goulet
Starring Gail Maurice, Sarah Podemski
Written by Tony Elliott
Produced by Glen Wood
Find Dawn & Rose McGowan on Trailers & Releases – Sept. 19: Fort Bliss, Dawn & Red Band Society
Dawn is a quiet young teen that longs for something or someone to free her from her sheltered life. One day she meets Charlie, a high school dropout, who offers her a glimpse into a world she dreams to be a part of.
2013, Thriller, USA, 18 min
Starring Tara Lynn Barr, Reiley McClendon
Written by M.A. Fortin, Joshua John Miller
Produced by John Nguyen