Check Out the ConCarolinas 2018 Short Film Festival

Posted: April 27, 2018 in Assignment Horror, Conventions, Entertainment, Gruesome Magazine, Movies, Needless Things, Podcasts
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ConCarolinas is a multi-media, multi-genre convention located (this year) at the Hilton Charlotte University Place in Charlotte, NC over the weekend of June 1st, 2nd, 3rd. This year’s convention offers up a wide array of things to do and people to see with panels galore, musical guests, parties, and creators ranging from indie writers to pop culture celebrities like author/actor/pro wrestling superstar Edge. 

One of the highlights to look forward to this year will be the ConCarolinas Short Film Festival. The ConCarolinas Film Track’s heads Bill Mulligan and Jason Gilbert along with a host of creators are serving up hours of entertainment this year that, in some cases, you might not be able to catch anywhere else in the immediate future. Check out what’s on the lineup.

Block 1

Saturday June 2nd from 9-10am

57 minutes 


Written and directed by Iván Sáinz-Pardo

Dawn. A baby breaks the silence.



Written and Directed by Ken Cohen

A tattoo helps Rosie cope with a terrible loss, but after it comes to life, her mental state takes a turn for the worse.




Written and Directed by Alan Watkins

A man comes home only to discover his surveillance camera has captured an intrusion by the most terrifying thing imaginable… An evil clown.



Written and Directed by Peter Davidson

A newlywed wife, notices something amiss when the beautiful tree in the front yard seems to take a dislike to her.



Written and Directed by Daniel Bydlowski

Eugene, a shy 10-year-old boy, is bullied every day until he discovers a secret underneath the school that keeps him safe, for now…


Block 2

Saturday June 2nd from 10-11am

54 minutes 


Written and Directed by Devi Snively

In this darkly comedic feminist nod to Mary Shelley’s FRANKENSTEIN, a not-so-mad scientist builds a mate for her mentor’s lonely creation with electrifying, and deadly, results.



Written and Directed by Christopher G. Moore

A bar-hopping playboy has a one night stand with a mysterious stranger and wakes up the next day as an unwilling participant in a bizarre celebration.



Written and Directed by Jaysen Buterin

All the world loves a clown… no one ever said it had to be alive. Next summer, it’s time to send in the clowns… to die.



Written and Directed by Chris Baker from a story by Juan J Ruiz

A father reads his son a bedtime story when the power mysteriously goes out.



Written and Directed by MORGANE SEGAERT SEGAERT

France, 1910. As her mother suffers from a mysterious illness, the young Cassandre feels a growing presence in her home…


Block 3

Saturday June 2nd 11-12pm

55 minutes 


Written and Directed by Benjamin Sliker and Matthew Bumby

Expectant tells the story of Joanna, who desperately wants to fill a void in her life with a child. That second chance comes from an unexpected source – the sky.





Written and Directed by Devon Johnson

The final episode of a beloved public access show.



Written and Directed by Maria Wieczorek

What would you do if you were blind and got a chance to regain sight? It’s easy. And what if what you see will be made up and implanted in the form of a lens? Of course you decide about everything.



Written by Dave Harlequin Directed by Adam York

Jerry Faulk is an aging bartender at a roadhouse dive bar who on a particularly slow night has a chance encounter with a very unusual patron named Michael. As the lonely night rolls on, the two find that while they have more in common than they could have ever expected, nothing about this encounter is exactly as it seems.





Writer/Director Kevin Patterson

A comedy spoof of old NASA footage of Apollo missions.


Block 4

Saturday June 2nd from 12-1pm

52 minutes


Written and Directed by Allison Mabe

Two teenage girls meet up with a stranger.



Written and Directed by Kevin Murray

Matt, seems to be quite the average fellow. Little does anyone know that Matt single-handedly saves the world from utter destruction every single night.



Written and Directed by Michelle Iannantuono

A young woman with misophonia starts having strange side effects after undergoing a clinical trial.



Written and Directed by England Simpson

After being tortured and held captive, Sarah transforms from victim to villain.



Written and Directed by Pedro Solís García

María’s routine at school is altered by the arrival of a very special child.





Written by Alexander Julian III  Directed by Dean Garris

A cop. A suspected killer. A lie detector test. Some questions are better left unasked.



Written by Nick Vernon Directed by Logan O’Neill

A man spends a night at a questionable BnB with unexpected events…



Again, ConCarolinas 2018 will be held in Charlotte, NC June 1st-3rd. Memberships are still available with options for the entire day or just a one day visit. Check out the featured guests, check out the attending guests, check out the whole shebang

It looks to be a great year for the convention. Hope to see you there.

Disclaimer- I do have a horse in the race so to speak.

Come by and sit in on my panels. Here’s one of the ones I’m on, and one that I’m really looking forward to.

“Is Godzilla just a cool movie monster, or something more? What does he represent in society(besides it’s impending destruction)? Join the panelists as they discuss the depth and symbolism behind the world’s favorite Kaiju!”

Not Just

Hopefully, you have a good time. I’ll forgive you if you skip me for the ConCarolinas Short Film Festival, though.



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