(!The filmmakers highly recommend wearing headphones for the fullest 'o negative' experience!)
O NEGATIVE premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival before playing festivals all over the world. It was named one of the Top Ten short films of the year by TIFF.
It is featured on Short of the Week: shortoftheweek.com/2016/10/31/o-negative/
and is a Vimeo Staff Pick.
written and directed by Steven McCarthy (contact: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Featuring Alyx Melone, Steven McCarthy and Sandra Forsell.
Produced by Steven McCarthy, Eric Haapala, and Corinne Wilkerson
Director of Photography - Cabot McNenly
Edited by Stéphane Lafleur
Art Direction - Cory Hawke
Key Make-up - Jen Roomes
Costume design - Jenna McCutchen
First assistant director - Aaron Duncan
Key Grip/Gaffer - James Castellani
Sound recordist - Danial O'Brien
First assistant Camera - Matt Bendo
2nd Assistant Camera - Carlo "Mak" Pozzebon
Locations - Eric Haapala
Catering - Gore Street Cafe
Production Manager - Liz Whitmere
Sound design - Aaron Mirkin
Composers - Gordon Hyland and Sam McLellan
Colourist - AJ McLauchlin
Sound Mixer - Omie Craden
Poster by Jeff Mann
Executive Producers - Michael Majeski, Kishwar Iqbal, Steve and Kimberley Cherry, Steven McCarthy
A Candles are for Burning production.
In a gloomy workshop, a man builds a strange machine to satisfy a dark desires.
Director / Producer : Adam O'Brien
Screenwriters : Vincent Cloutier Peter Skovsbo
Director of Photography: Arnaud Dumas
***Awards and Nominations***
- Killer Film Fest 2012 ( nomination best script and best DOP )
- Horror Quest 2012
- AHFF 2012
- Film Skillt 2012
- Fake Flesh Film Fest 2012
- Indie Film Night 2012
- SPASM 2012
- Sacramento Film Fest 2012
- Shockfest Film Fest 2012
- The art of Fear 2012
- Landshuter Kurz Film Festival 2013
- Court-Mais-Trash 2013
- Cellul art Short Film festival 2013
- East Bay Express SCREAM Horror Film Festival 2014
***Distribution and DVDs***
- Distributed on Streamit TV Network in Italy 2013
- Distributed on MY CHANNEL for the show CINE SHORT in UK (2013)
- Distributed on DVD “Killer Shorts DVD best of 2012” (2013)
- Distributed by Raven Banner on theatres before the movie "Cheap Thrills" across Canada (2014)
Small town punk rockers THE BRAIN DEADS have their first out of town gig. But there are a few problems: The venue is deserted, the promoter is a creep, their bass player has gone missing, and the only kids in the audience appear to be bloodthirsty monsters from hell. It's gonna take a lot more than a few power chords and teenage angst to survive this night. NIGHT OF THE PUNKS is a love letter to 1980's splatterpunk cinema, echoing classics like "The Return of the Living Dead," "The Evil Dead" and "Night of the Demons."
STARRING: Luke Edwards, Aubrey Wood, Nick Mundy, Mike L. Kinshella, John Bobek, Dominic Deleo
WRITTEN BY: Dan Riesser & Mike L. Kinshella
DIRECTED BY: Dan Riesser
PRODUCED BY: Dan Riesser, Michael D. Fuller & Christopher Stoudt
CINEMATOGRAPHY BY: Michael Kershner
MAKEUP & CREATURE FX BY: Dizzwork Designs
SCORE BY: Darius Holbert
MUSIC BY: Murderland
KillerFilm.com's "Directing Newcomers to Watch"
"Festival Award" Montgomery Film Festival (MS 2011)
"Best FX" Thriller Chiller Film Festival (MI 2011)
"Best Short Film" The Indie Gathering (OH 2011)
"Best Short Film" Queen City Scare Fair (MS 2010)
"Best Director" ZedFest Film Festival (CA 2010)
"Best Horror-Comedy Runner-Up" Dragon*Con (GA 2010)
Special Recognition Indy Horror Film Festival (IL 2011)
BrutalAsHell.com's "Top Horror Shorts of 2010"
OFFICIAL SELECTION at over 25 film festivals including SCREAMFEST Los Angeles.
"A throwback to the glory days of punk horror cinema..." - KillerFilm.com
"...Almost as if the Evil Dead crashed into Night of the Demons." - ZombiesDontRun.net