CINELATION | Movie Reviews by Christopher Beaubien
Subscribe
Rainbeau Creative
HAL 9000

Cinelation Production

SIREN (2019) Film Festival Run

by Christopher Beaubien • December 15, 2020 • Start the Discussion!

SIREN_Beaubien_MICFF_Awards_Still

My latest short movie SIREN (2019) is having a successful film festival run this year.

Here are the accepted film festivals and awards garnered:

FILM FESTIVAL AWARDS

The Rio Grind Film Festival
Winner for Best Cinematography

Montreal Requiem Fear Fest
Winner for Best Actress (Dalit Holzman)
Nominated for Best Canadian Short Film

GenreBlast Film Fest
Nominated for Best Cinematography

L’Hospitalet de Llobregat International Film Festival
Nominated for the Best International Film, Best Director, Best Cinematography and Best Actress (Dalit Holzman)

Shockfest Film Festival
Winner for Best One-Sheet Movie Poster
Nominated for Best Cinematography and Best Director’s Reel

Mumbai International Cult Film Festival
Outstanding Achievement Awards:
Best Thriller Short and Best Cinematography Nominated for Best Editor and Best Sound Design

Underground Indie Film Festival
Winner for the Most Creative Film Award

Genre Celebration Festival
Nominated for Best Horror Short and Best Cinematography

Oregon Scream Week Horror Film Festival
Nominated for the Best International Film Award

FILM FESTIVALS ACCEPTED

HARD:LINE International Film Festival
Splat!FilmFest – International Fantastic Film Festival
A Night of Horror Film Festival
Portland Horror Film Festival
 Idaho Horror Film Festival
Russian International Horror Film Awards
NOX FILM FEST Salto International Horror and Fantasy Film Fest
FIXION Fest, Fantastic & Horror Film Festival
Apulia Horror International Film Festival
Cinemafantastique 5
Nox Film Fest: Salto International Horror and Fantasy Film Fest
The Dark Hedges International Horror Film Festival
Dead in Decatur Presents: The Art of Fear
Dead Northern Horror Film Festival
New Jersey Horror Con and Film Festival
Haunted House FearFest
New West Film Fest
Siding Festival of Film
Rock And Metal International Film Festival
CRASH – International Fantastic Film Festival
The Sick ‘n’ Wrong Film Festival
Genre Star (Formerly Known as Slash Night)
Glasgow Horror Festival
LA Underground Film Forum (Honorable Mention)
Boobs and Blood International Film Festival (Finalist)
Hollywood Horrorfest (Finalist)
JellyFEST – Season 6 (Semi-Finalist)

SYNOPSIS

Driving on a highway late at night, distracted driver April (Dalit Holzman) and her combative lover Brooke (Erin Morgan) are pulled over for speeding by two sinister police officers (Eryka Alanna and Madison Isolina). During a strange and increasingly frightening interrogation, the two women find themselves under the power of a supernatural force that changes everything they ever knew about themselves… and each other.

Siren_OneSheet_1350_150_27x40_Masterpiece_Dec2020

One More Week…

by Christopher Beaubien • January 16, 2018 • Start the Discussion!

It’s official!

The NSI Online Short Film Festival will screen Socket (2016) on January 22nd.

Click HERE where my short film will be made available.

Socket_Poster_Large003_Web_RGB_NSI

SOCKET (2016) Goes to the Rio Grind Film Festival!

by Christopher Beaubien • October 28, 2016 • Start the Discussion!

Socket_Promo_Image_2Shot_Clinic_01

The good people at the Rio Theatre have selected my new short film Socket (2016) to screen at The Rio Grind Film Festival. All twenty-three minutes of it! This marks its world premiere in theatres, and a Vancouver one at that.

What they said:

Join us at the Rio Theatre for what may be the absolute best Short Film Screening event in the history of Vancouver, ever. It’s the Rio Grind Film Festival’s 2016 lineup, and it is good.

In fact, it’s so good that we’re presenting it over the course of two days! This year, we were fortunate to receive submissions from 12 countries, and were overwhelmed with the quality and variety of stories told by emerging filmmakers from around the world.

Bloody good shorts… From around the world!

CONTINUE READING ►

DIRECTOR’S STATEMENT:
BRIDGE NO. 29 (2014)

by Christopher Beaubien • January 15, 2014 • 1 Comment

I decided very early on that the hero of my short movie would be someone who has already lost so much and will continue to lose much more at the end. The title Bridge No. 29 suggests another chapter in the miserable life of Glenn (Matt Seeley) who has a nasty habit of burning bridges. The movie stands as a cautionary tale for those unwilling to take personal responsibility for their mistakes until they are thoroughly helpless. Another meaning of a bridge is what people at the mercy of despair are compelled to jump off of.

The helping hand that Glenn is reaching for this time is Sandra (Julia Harnett), an old friend he hasn’t seen in a long time. Their reunion couldn’t be more awful. When we are introduced to Glenn, he has already betrayed Sandra by breaking into her home and enjoying its comforts. Glenn feels justified to trespass because he is newly homeless. Surely, anyone willing to let him starve and freeze would have to be truly evil. His friend Sandra wouldn’t be that awful! Sandra’s empathy, however, is being thoroughly tested by a toxic friend.

CONTINUE READING ►