ROSA is an epic sci-fi short film that takes place in a post-apocalyptic world where all natural life has disappeared. From the destruction awakes Rosa, a cyborg deployed from the Kernel project, mankind’s last attempt to restore the earth’s ecosystem. Rosa will soon learn that she is not the only entity that has awakened and must fight for her survival.
The short-film was created entirely by young comic-artist Jesús Orellana with no budget during a single year. Since it's world premiere at the Seattle International Film Festival, ROSA has been an official selection at film festivals around the world such as Screamfest, Toronto After Dark, Anima Mundi or Los Angeles Shorts Film Festival. In October ROSA was screened at the opening night of the Sitges International Film Festival, considered the world's best festival specialized in genre films. Following the succesful festival run, the short film has attracted the attention of the major talent-agencies and Hollywood producers. Currently ROSA is in development to be a live-action motion picture.
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**Selected as a STAFF PICK on Vimeo on 23rd July 2012**
**Winner of FilmSkillet.com International Film Competition 2012 in the Horror Category**
**Winner of the Peer Raben Award for "Best Music in a Film" for composer Enrica Sciandrone**
**Winner 'The Golden Haggis' & 'Audience Award' - Bootleg Film Festival 2012**
**Selected for Screamfest LA Film Festival 2012**
**Selected as a Celtx Seed, October 2012**
**Shortlisted in the G-Tech Driven Creativity Competition 2012: g-technology.eu/competition/comp_entries/film/suckablood**
**Over 150,000 views with YouTube**
Bloody Cuts bring their brand of UK horror to new levels with a period film shot on location in a stately home and featuring the special make-up artistry of Millennium FX.
Directed by: Ben Tillett & Jake Cuddihy
Producer: Ben Franklin
DoP: Jonny Franklin
Camera: Ben Kent
Asst.Camera: Peter Ford
Costume: Charlotte Barrett
Makeup: Christabel Franklin
SFX Makeup: Millennium FX, Karen Spencer, Neill Gorton, Rob Mayor
VFX: Alexander Purcell, Ben Tillett
Art Director: Christopher Goodman
Props: Natalie Barrett
1st AD: Neill Gorton
2nd AD: Ben Franklin
3rd AD: Rory Harper
DIT: Andrew Martin
Location Manager: Freddie Smith
Music: Enrica Sciandrone - enricasciandrone.com
Sound Mix: Phil Lee (Eel Audio)
Editor: Ben Tillett
Colorist: Ben Franklin
Shot on Red Epic at 5k, edited and VFX completed in CS5.5, graded in DaVinci Resolve 8.
[ 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