Overtime Rocks the North American Genre Festival Circuit

September 21, 2016

Sydney-made short horror/comedy film Overtime has been rocking the genre festival circuit in North America over recent months.

Overtime Rocks the North American Genre Festival Circuit

Sydney-made short horror/comedy film Overtime has been rocking the genre festival circuit in North America over recent months.

Since its World Premiere at the St Kilda Film Festival in May, where it played on opening night to a 3000 strong audience at the Palais Theatre, Overtime has featured in Palm Springs ShortFest, America’s most renowned short film festival, followed by Fantasia International Film Festival in Montreal and soon it will be appearing in the Short Fuse program at Fantastic Fest in Austin.

Fantasia and Fantastic Fest are North America’s top genre film festivals. Filmmakers Emma McKenna (producer/writer/editor) and Craig D. Foster (director/writer/producer) are very proud to have been selected for both.

“Our ambition all along was to play Fantasia and Fantastic Fest so it’s great to be there amongst the best of this year’s genre shorts,” said McKenna.

The success of Overtime comes at a very exciting and eventful time in McKenna and Foster’s lives. The couple had a newborn son, Sterling, in June, at about the same time that Overtime played in Palm Springs.

Foster travelled to Fantasia in July when Sterling was just 5 weeks old. The couple will now be making the trip to Austin for Fantastic Fest along with the newest member of their filmmaking family.

“Fantasia was an absolute blast – there was so much energy from the audience, it was a true fan festival. I can’t wait to see what Fantastic Fest has in store for us,” exclaimed Foster.

The opening film for Fantastic Fest will be the hotly anticipated new Denis Villeneuve film Arrival. It will also feature Tim Burton’s new film Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children.

Legendary B-movie and horror king Bruce Campbell will be in attendance at Fantastic Fest to launch Ash vs Evil Dead – Season 2. “Sam Raimi’s work was a huge influence on Overtime, so I’m very excited to meet the king,” said Foster.

Overtime in an 8-minute film about a meek accountant forced to work late on the night of a full moon. Fantastic Fest shorts programmer Peter Kuplowsky described the film as “A stylishly funny send-up of horror’s most pressed-for-time monster.”

Overtime will also screen at the upcoming global festival Manhattan Short, which screens at over 250 venues around the world in just one week. It has also been accepted for Telluride Horror Show, ScreamFest LA, Celluloid Screams and Twin Cities Horror Festival.

The film stars Aaron Glenane, Adam Dunn, Ainslie Clouston and Arka Das.

 

Website: http://overtimeshortfilm.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OvertimeShortFilm/

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/164392779

Press Kit & Images: http://overtimeshortfilm.com/press/

 

Festival Websites:

http://fantasticfest.com

http://www.manhattanshort.com

http://telluridehorrorshow.com

https://screamfestla.com

http://celluloidscreams.co.uk

http://www.tchorrorfestival.com