Torturous chronicles an encounter between an employment counsellor and a professional torture artist, blending gore, humour and irony into a deft cinematic mix.
'Fantastic concept, stellar execution. No wonder it’s played a bajillion festivals.' -
75+ festival screenings, 13 award nominations, 9 wins!
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French subtitles by Isabelle Champoux.
Awards for Torturous:
Best Comedy Special or Short Nomination - 2014 Canadian Comedy Awards
Best Micro Short Comedy Horror Film - 2013 Fear Fete Horror Film Festival (Mississippi)
Best Horror Comedy - 2013 Mascara& Popcorn Film Festival (Montreal)
Best Actor Award - Craig Gunn - 2013 Mascara& Popcorn Film Festival (Montreal)
Nominee Best Comedy - Golden Sheaf Award - Yorkton Film Festival (Saskatchewan)
Best North American Short Film at the 2013 Nevermore Film Festival in North Carolina.
Best Horror Comedy at the Buried Alive Festival in Atlanta.
Best Comedic Horror Short - Tabloid Witch Awards (Santa Monica)
Best Director and Best Film at the 2013 Annapolis Valley Short Film Festival.
Best Actor nomination (Craig Gunn) at the 2013 We Like Em Short Film Festival
Best Horror Comedy nomination - 2013 Sacramento Horror Film Festival

Official Selection of:
Atlantic International Film Festival (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Calgary International Film Festival
Telluride Horror Show
Dublin Horrorthon
Knoxville Horror Film Festival
Buried Alive! Film Festival (Atlanta)
Zinema Zombie (Bogota, Columbia)
Silver Wave Film Festival (Fredericton, New Brunswick)
Dedmonton Film Festival (Edmonton, Alberta)
Bram Stoker International Film Festival (Skelton, UK)
Nevermore Film Festival (North Carolina)
Days of the Dead Horror Convention (Atlanta)
Faux Film Festival (Portland, Oregon)
Annapolis Valley Short Film Festival (Wolfville, Nova Scotia)
Dark Carnival Film Festival (Columbus, Indiana)
Yorkton Film Festival (Saskatchewan)
Halifax Independent Filmmakers Festival
Texas Frightmare Weekend (Dallas)
Island Media Arts Festival (Prince Edward Island)
Los Angelas Fear and Fantasy Film Festival
Crypticon Seattle
We Like Em Short Film Festival (Oregon)
Calgary Horror Con
Mascara & Popcorn Film Festival (Montreal)
Dragon*Con Atlanta
henom Film Festival
Fear Fete Film Festival
Dark Bridges Film Festival (Saskatchewan)
Shriekfest (California)
Mile High Horror Film Festival (Denver)
Hot Springs Horror Film Festival
Spooky Movie International Film Festival (Washington, D.C.)
Freakshow International Film Festival (Orlando)
New York City Horror Film Festival
Ozu Film Festival (Italy)
OshKosh Horror Film Festival
Sacramento Horror Film Festival
Hamilton Film Festival
Sitges Film Festival (Spain)
Little Terrors Rue Morgue (Toronto)
Another Hole in the Head (San Francisco)
HorrorVision (Barcelona)
South African HorrorFest
Dark Matters Film Festival (Horror Bites)
Dam Short Film Festival (Nevada)
Fright Night Theatre Hamilton
NSI Canada Online Film Festival
The Love Horror Short Film Festival (Sacramento, California)

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