With Von Gutenberg #9, our movie-themed issue, about to hit the stands and featuring as we do in that magazine Canadian ‘bad boy’ indie-film maker/actor/producer alternative model The Richard, who has indeed starred in Patricia Chica’s films, we are pleased as punch to announce that Patricia’s new horror comedy “A Tricky Treat” will have a showing at the Cannes Short Film Corner this year.
It’s wonderful when people we have worked with or are even just associated with by a few degrees of latex separation make big strides in their work.
As Patricia Chica says about the film: “I wanted to create an interesting metaphor, using role reversal, about how humans become voraciously consumptive for the sake of ceremonial tradition—slaughtering masses of turkeys for Thanksgiving, leveling vast acres of trees for Christmas, and harvesting fields of pumpkins for Halloween.”
The film revels in the shocking fate of a man kidnapped by a very strange family and offered as a plaything to two children. “Fangoria Magazine,” a leader in horror media calls ATT “Deliciously vile,” while “Horror Movies Uncut” claims the film “A dainty little treat.”
The cast includes Leonard Waldner, as the captive, with the sinister family members played by Steve Brewster, Andrea Fletcher, Keira McCarthy and newcomer Marco Reilly. The short’s script was written by Kamal John Iskander, with visual effects created in the Ukraine by Fame Cube Production (Henry Lipatov, VFX supervisor) and the post-production was executed in Toronto by RedLab Digital. Imad Rhayem was the directory of photography, Gabrielle Giraud head of production design, with Valentina Badaracco makeup.
Executive producer Tara Kurtz will be joined by Patricia Chica (who both directs and produces here) and producers Grace Santos and Byron A. Martinin to exhibit “A Tricky Treat” at the famous French film festival.
A big congrats to everyone above. See the IMDB URL for A Tricky Treat here: