Whittier, CA, May 09, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- The second short movie produced by Enrique Garcia, “In the Dark”, will be making its Hollywood debut May 17, 2009 as part of the 2009 Gone With The Film Festival, which is sponsored by the Mary Pickford Institute for Film Education and the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs.
“In the Dark,” written and directed by Garcia and starring Tara Shayne, Brian Jordan Alvarez and Andre Bolourchi, begins with the subtle abuse of Sarah towards Alex, a blind and mute teenager, while Sarah’s boyfriend, Roger, stands idly by. However, all three find themselves on the same side when the house comes alive, trapping them inside and tormenting them.
“I wanted to make a throwback to the older horror movies of the 70s, where it was more about the horror of the unknown than about how creatively a body could be dismembered,” says Garcia of his movie. One reviewer, Felix Vasquez of Cinema-Crazed.com, saw this influence, writing, “Garcia deserves a hand for taking a tired formula and making it feel renewed and original.”
The horror short has so far screened at four film festivals around the country (plus one non-competition screening), having won awards in two of them. Although it has yet to screen at its fifth festival later this month, it has already been announced that “In the Dark” will receive the fest’s Chrystal Award for “Best Horror”. Although it did not screen, “In the Dark” was a finalist at the USA Film Festival in Dallas, one of the festivals from which Oscar nominees for “Best Live Action Short” are selected.
The 2009 Gone With The Film Festival takes place May 16 and 17 at the Barnsdall Gallery Theater in Hollywood, California. More information regarding “In the Dark,” including an electronic press kit, may be found at the movie’s website, http://www.closingyoureyeswonthelp.com .