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SERPENT’S LULLABY nominated for Best Short Film

Strong presence of Canadian award-winning filmmakerPATRICIA CHICA

at the 13th ANNUAL FEMALE EYE FILM FESTIVAL

Photo Credit: Jayant Bharosa

Photo Credit: Jayant Bharosa

Byron A. Martin Productions is proud to announce that the multiple award-winning fantasy tale Serpent’s Lullaby (directed by Patricia Chica) will have an exclusive Toronto screening at the Female Eye Film Festival and is nominated for the top prize in the Short Film category.

 “Patricia Chica has a unique voice and works in a genre that has been predominantly dominated by men. The caliber of her work is excellent and this year her short film, ‘Serpent’s Lullaby’ has been nominated for Best Short Film, one of the most competitive programs at the FeFF.”, says Leslie Ann Coles, the festival founder & executive director.

 Now a resident of Los Angeles, Patricia Chica is returning to Canada to participate at the Female Eye Film Festival in these three different events. Producer Byron A. Martin will also be of attendance.



Thursday, June 18th from 9:30am to 11:00am

Patricia Chica will be part of the Filmmaker Panel Discussion

Flex Studio Gold, #107, 180 Shaw St, Toronto, ON


 Friday, June 19th 2015 at 10:30pm

Screening of Serpent’s Lullaby followed by a Q & A with director Patricia Chica

Late Night Thrills & Chills

The Royal Cinema, 608 College St, Toronto, ON


 

Saturday, June 20th at 10:30pm

Patricia Chica will host and moderate the Q & A of the Late Night Thrills & Chills

The Royal Cinema, 608 College St, Toronto, ON


Serpent’s Lullaby is picking up praise on the festival circuit with successful screenings which started at the 67th Cannes Film Festival’ “Coup de Coeur”Selection of the highlights at the Short Film Corner. The film had multiple subsequent screenings all over the world at Fantasia, HollyShorts, Oaxaca FilmFest, Rhode Island, Munich Underground, Feratum, Etheria, Tokyo Screaming Queen, just to name a few film festivals. Respected American film critic Jay Kay of The Horror Happens Radio Show included Serpent’s Lullaby in his Top List of the Best Shorts of 2014. The film has won three awards including Best Short Film at the Magnolia Independent Film Festival; Most Original Film at the Lakeshorts Film Festival, and aSilver Remi Award for Best Fantasy Film at the Worldfest Houston International Film Festival.

 

Serpent’s Lullaby is a dark, haunting, and emotive tale that presents a contemporary twist on the myth of Medusa. “The chthonic character coming into a modern world but holding onto the ritual of burial is poignant. Director Patricia Chica executes the story well and the script written by Charles Hall has emotional resonance”, says Ed Hovey of Soresport Movies Reviews. Trevor Michael Elvis Zimmermann of Terror in Toronto qualifies the film as “beautifully shot and well-acted, the story pulls you in without any need for exposition. Big thumbs up”.

 

Patricia Chica (@PatriciaChica) is recognized internationally for her multiple award-winning artsy genre films notably Day Before Yesterday, The Promise, Rockabilly 514, Ceramic Tango, and A Tricky Treat to be released this year at the Fantasia Film Festival. Patricia Chica is particularly appreciated for her provocative style and her method of exploring themes that bring awareness around taboo or delicate subject-matter. Through her sensitive and intuitive approach, she brings a deep and personal dimension to all of her films. Patricia is presently preparing two feature films: an edgy dark thriller Wolverine Hotel, produced by Byron A. Martin andMontréal Girls, an art-house dark comedy written for her by award-winning screenwriter Kamal John Iskander. (www.PatriciaChica.com)

 

Byron A. Martin (@ByronAMartin) is an award-winning Canadian producer that develops independent film, television and documentary projects. To date he has produced over 70 hours of television, filming projects in over twelve countries. He has produced projects for Disney, Sony, Universal and managed productions for some of Hollywood’s leading producers. His new film project Wolverine Hotel won the REMI AWARD FOR BEST SCREENPLAY at the Worldfest-Houston International Film Festival. It was a finalist in the Screenplay Competition, and highly reviewed at the Oaxaca FilmFest (the Sundance of the South) and was also selected by Strategic Partners in Canada as one of the Best Canadian Scripts to participate at the Los Cabos International Co-Production Forum.(www.ByronMartin.com)

For more information about the festival, including full program schedule, please visit www.FemaleEyeFilmFestival.com.

LINKS:

Patricia Chica Official Website: www.PatriciaChica.com

TWITTER: www.twitter.com/PatriciaChica

Serpent's Lullaby on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SerpentsLullaby?ref=br_tf

 IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3349540/

 Byron A. Martin Productions Inc:
www.byronmartin.com

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