It's FRIDAY THE 13th and we've reached the final Blood in the Snow Film Festival post...which, as you know, is a few days behind the actual festival, which aired on Super Channel and "closed" November 7th.
Let's review closing night of BITS on Super Channel, which again was Saturday, November 7th...
9:00 pm (repeats at 12:00 am) COME TRUE (Dir. Anthony Scott Burns) (104 mins)
Sarah (Julia Sarah Stone, The Unseen) is a teen who sleeps in fits and is haunted by vivid nightmares. She takes part in a sleep study group at a local university in order to cure her disorder. Instead, she is plunged into a disturbing reality that has Sarah questioning who she is and what is happening to her. With a magnetic performance from Ms. Stone, fantastical cinematography and an ethereal pop score, Come True is a powerful examination of the power of dreams that will have you thinking and talking long after it is over.
MY TAKE: A beautifully composed film, whether you're talking about the writing, directing, or the performances. Julia Sarah Stone is wonderful as the lost in the world and in herself Sarah. The score and songs by Electric Youth are haunting. The dream sequences and FX are gloomy and foreboding. And naturally, there is a twist at the end--it is a film about dreams, after all. I think this is my favourite film of the festival.
Opening with the short film INGREDIENTS (Dir. Hannah Michielson) (23:00 mins)
MY TAKE: Paranoia and loneliness are the chief ingredients in this short...and a writer finally finds some inspiration to write.
Read on for The Bloodies!
11:30 pm - THE BLOODIES AWARDS Join us following the final film for our annual awards show! (30 mins)
2020 Bloodies Award Winners:
Best Feature - COME TRUE, Director - Anthony Scott Burns. Producers - Mark Smith, Steve Hoban.
Best Short Film - TOTO, Director - Marco Baldonado. Producer - Jeremiah Lapointe. Exec Producers - Simon Dragland, Rita Popielak, Mark Zibert.
Best Digital Series - ESLUNA: THE FIRST MONOLITH, Director - Denver Jackson. Producers - Daniel Hogg, Denver Jackson.
Best Actor - JULIAN RICHINGS, Anything For Jackson
Best Actress - JULIA SARAH STONE, Come True
Best Ensemble - FOR THE SAKE OF VICIOUS for the acting and stunt team
Best Director - FRANCESCO GIANNINI, Hall
Ryan Nicholson Special Makeup Effects Award - BORIANA KARAN, Come True
Best Cinematography - ANTHONY SCOTT BURNS, Come True
Best Music Score - ELECTRIC YOUTH and PILOTPRIEST, Come True
Best Editing - STEVE VILLENEUVE, Hail to the Deadites
Best Screenplay - ANTHONY SCOTT BURNS, Come True
Best Poster - FILIP IVANOVIC, Hail to the Deadites