[ Full Screen recommended ]
Turn off the lights, crank up the volume... and get down the rabbit hole!
■ The Short Film ■
"Glued to his TV set, a man channel-surfs frenetically, zapping from one stultifying show to the other. As he grows more and more indifferent to the constant stream of violent and crude images, he stands up and engages himself in an unspeakable act of self-liberation."
- Meliès d'Or 2008 Best Short Film Nominee
- Best Special FX: South African Horror Fest 2008
- 2d Audience Award: FantosFreak X Festival 2009
SNIP has been screened at more than 70 festivals all over the world including FanTasia, Austin Fantastic Fest, BIFFF, ScreamFest LA, L'Etrange Festival, Sitges, Science+Fiction Trieste, Rhode Island Int. Film Fest, A Night of Horror Sidney, Germany Fantasy FilmFest etc.
■ Some Quotes ■
"An uncompromising creative force."
Nacho Cerdà (Aftermath, Genesis, The Abandoned)
"As Sharp as Scorsese's The Big Shave and absurd as Kafka's Metamorphosis, SNIP stands out as a bold accomplishment."
Fabrice Du Welz (The Ordeal, Vinyan)
"Dark and very disturbing. 12 minutes of helplessness and eventual self expression by the edge of a knife. Wow!"
Andrew Mack (Twitch)
"SNIP ratchets the audience pain level to the maximum."
Donato Totaro (Offscreen)
"When you can't strike out against the world, that only leaves one option. This self-punishing short may very well have the audience running for air..."
Zack Carlson (Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, Fantastic Fest)
"It'll creep the audience out for sure, in the same way Buñuel and Dalí's Andalusian Dog did in the 30's."
Fernando Secco (Revista Moviola)
"This short makes the Saw and Hostel series seem like Nickelodeon television for horror fans"
Hollywood Independents News Source
■ Main Credits ■
Written and Directed by: Julien Zenier
Performed by: Zoe Berriatua
Produced by: Anne-Sophie Vernhes & Julien Zenier
Cinematography: David Acereto
Art Direction & Titles: Cristo Aleister
Music: Miguel A. Ruiz
Sound Design: Regis Muskiz
Special FX: Quimera FX
Digital Intermediate Color by: Jordi "Yoyi" Molina
Copyright (©) 2008 Vernhes&Zenier Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
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