London Screening!

October 26, 2018

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http://www.supershorts.org/

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Watch The Film Here!

June 13, 2018

Letterboxd

March 30, 2018

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https://letterboxd.com/film/elegy-2017/

Moscow screening!

March 1, 2018

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http://horrorpremia.com/en/festivalnaya_programma1/

CINEMATISKE RÆDSLER I MØRKET

February 27, 2018

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http://www.vinkaarhus.dk/magasinet/film-og-teater/cinematiske-raedsler-moerket/

Audience Award Winner at Night Terrors!

February 11, 2018

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http://www.nightterrorsfilmfest.dk/2018-winners.html

 

 

 

 

Night Terrors Score Sheet

February 4, 2018

 

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Collage

January 17, 2018

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Shudder and Nitehawk!

January 2, 2018

Watch ELEGY on SHUDDER here

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http://decaymag.com/events/nitehawk-shorts-festival-vod/25505/

Streaming on SHUDDER soon…

January 2, 2018

Co-programmed by Sam Zimmerman (Curator, Shudder) and Caryn Coleman (Director of Programming, Nitehawk Cinema) these poignant and fun short films represent the very best of new horror voices.

The short films featured include: ELEGY (directed by CJ Gardella), UNDRESS ME (directed by Amelia Moses), THE MUSIC LESSON (directed by Adam R. Brown & Kyle I. Kelley), VORE (directed by Lauren Erwin), THE CALL GIRLS(directed by Juice), YOUR DATE IS HERE (directed by Todd Spence & Zak White), and CRESWICK (directed by Natalie Erika James).

“For access to the streaming platforms, please visit SundanceNow.com and Shudder.com. Visit the Nitehawk Shorts Festival official website for more information on the festival.”

https://hellnotes.com/awesome-the-nitehawk-shorts-festival-has-teamed-up-with-sundance-and-shudder/

Full Lineup Night Terrors FF…

January 1, 2018

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http://www.nerdly.co.uk/2018/01/01/official-selection-announced-for-the-2018-night-terrors-film-festival/

http://screenanarchy.com/2017/12/night-terrors-film-festival-official-selection-2018-contrib.html

Night Terrors FF…

December 31, 2017

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Night Terrors FF, Denmark

December 30, 2017

ELEGY will screen in Copenhagen on Feb. 7 and in Aarhus, Denmark the following day (!)

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http://www.nightterrorsfilmfest.dk/ntff2018.html

LA and UK screenings…

November 19, 2017

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Panavision Grant from Nitehawk Short FF

November 13, 2017

$7500 to put into the coffers for the next film…

 

Nice Shout Out from 366weirdmovies.com

November 8, 2017

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http://366weirdmovies.com/weird-horizon-for-the-week-of-10272017/

Best of Shorts on Tap

November 5, 2017

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https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/fab-four-best-of-shorts-on-taps-year-4-tickets-39345031047

UK Screening

November 1, 2017

Dear zombies and vampires, It was an immense pleasure to spend Halloween with you all at To HELL and Back last night….

Posted by Shorts On Tap on Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Fest Announcements…

October 23, 2017

http://www.undergroundfilmforum.org/2017

http://www.blowupfilmfest.com/

http://horrorpremia.com/ru/home/

Shorts on Tap

October 7, 2017

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Shorts on Tap- To Hell & Back Anthology

October 4, 2017

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http://shortsontap.com/

Video Nasty & Nightmares FF

September 24, 2017

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Nightmares FF

September 19, 2017

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http://www.nightmaresfest.com/about.html

 

Video Nasty FF

September 16, 2017

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THE OFFICIAL SELECTIONS!

Attack of the Handface People
Todd Redenius
USA

Clowns Are Real
Erik Ros
NETHERLANDS

Croak
Matt Barrett
USA

Elegy
Chad Gardella
USA

Gelosia
Adriano Ingrao
GERMANY

Goodbye God, I’ve Gone To Bodie
Kirby Wright
USA

Haematophilia
Walt Bladt
BELGIUM

Meat
Antoine Osorio
FRANCE

Singularity
Alex Thornburg
USA

The Bootyman
Charlie Dunn
USA

The Defiler
Artturi Rostén
FINLAND

The Future Is So Bright (I Gotta Wear Shades)
Julien Eon
FRANCE

The Jerry Show
Stephen Stull
USA

Vertical Lines
Miles Shephard
USA

What’s For Dinner
FarmWig Hill Films
USA

 

http://www.videonastyfilmfest.com/

Screening Deets…

September 9, 2017

Nitehawk FF/ NJ Horror Con

September 6, 2017

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Avanti!

August 12, 2017

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http://www.veronafilmfestival.com/

Verona IFF

August 4, 2017

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http://www.veronafilmfestival.com/

Thanks Somerville IFF!

July 17, 2017

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Best Narrative Feature Film

Halumim / Beneath the Sile by Erez Mizrahi and Sahar Shavit

Best Narrative Short Film

Tricks by Melina Maraki

Best Documentary Feature Film

Make Me Dance by Tatyana Bronstein

Best Underground Film

Elegy by CJ Gardella

Best Documentary Short Film

Sherry by Eliane Lima

Best Experimental Film

Prison Island by Susan DeLeo

Best Animated Film

Beetles in Boxes by Wojtek Skowron

Somerville FF

July 6, 2017

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Bloody Judge Award Arrived

June 29, 2017

A nice chunk of marble arrived in the mail today (!) Thank you director Richard Stanley and the Portland Horror FF for the kudos to ELEGY. It will go on the shelf next to my “Sparky” Spirit of Slamdance audience award for SHUNKA (2011).

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Another review out of PHFF…

June 28, 2017

“…A man and a woman walk the lonely halls of the house, attempting to not antagonize each-other, but rather understand the mysteries of the dead and the dying, and even returning back to a kind of existence. A strange kind of harmony exists, with the insects and those who feed off of death, and that which withers finds a kind of quiet beauty in its preservation…some kind of descent into madness to study the whole process of death, and perhaps, how love never actually dies.”

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https://moviemoxietme.wordpress.com/2017/06/28/portland-horror-film-festival-2017-longer-length-horror-shorts/

 

Somerville IFF!!

June 23, 2017

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http://www.somervillefilmfestival.com/

Bloody Judge Award from Richard Stanley

June 16, 2017

“We aim for diversity both in our film offerings and in critical viewing. We asked Guest Judge Richard Stanley (Director of Hardware, Dust Devil) to weigh in and choose his favorite film. I think the one that rises to the top of the pack must be ‘ELEGY’  …with its artsy Terence Malick style introspection. With intense and gorgeous close-up nature photography, lyrical transitions, and sound design, “Elegy” is an extremely accomplished experimental film. Gardella deftly weaves images together, creating an emotional and existential catharsis.”

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Nightmarish Conjurings Review

June 15, 2017

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CJ Gardella’s ELEGY is grotesquely alluring; lovely images of nature decaying, extreme close-ups of bugs with way too many legs, and the emotional toll of a loved ones death that you just can’t shake… 

http://www.nightmarishconjurings.com/reviews/2017/6/14/portland-horror-film-festival-short-review-elegy

Bloody Judge Award at PHFF

June 12, 2017

Pleased to announce that ELEGY has won the “Bloody Judge Award” at PHFF- the favorite film chosen by a guest celebrity judge. This year, Richard Stanley director of Hardware (1990) and Dust Devil (1992) served said duties. BIG thanks to the Portland Horror Film Fest, Brian and Gwen Callahan, for inviting ELEGY to this year’s fest!!

Goule D’or (Festival Director’s Award):
Lilith’s Awakening – Dir. Monica Demes
Main de Gloire (Jury Award):
Black Ring – Dir. Hasan Can Dagli
Bloody Judge Award (guest Judge Richard Stanley):
Elegy – Dir. CJ Gardella
Horde Award (Audience Choice):
Happy Hunting – Dir. Joe Dietsch/Louie Gibson
Funny Bone Award (Best Horror Comedy):
Death Metal – Dir. Chris McInroy
Abby Normal Award (for Innovation):
Earworm – Dir. Tara Price
Best Bumper:
Popcorn Slasher – Dir. Steven Jackley
Masque Rouge (Best Performance):
John Crosthwaite in The Dark Hunger

Encore screening in London

June 11, 2017

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Poster by Josh Bayer

June 9, 2017

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London Shorts on Tap Film Festival

May 25, 2017

OFFICIAL SELECTION LAURELS

Portland Horror Film Festival

May 13, 2017

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Screening Times

April 26, 2017

MDFF

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Film Program

April 25, 2017

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Going to MdFF

April 22, 2017

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http://mdfilmfest.com/film/shorts-genre/

Some pics from the KS Screening

March 1, 2017

Thanks Keith for the pics.

Thomas Ligotti

February 9, 2017

“Life is a nightmare that leaves its mark upon you in order to prove that it is, in fact, real. And to suffer a solitary madness seems the joy of paradise in which one’s own madness merely emulates that of the world. I have been lured away by dreams; all is nonsense now.”

-excerpt from The Sect of The Idiot

Quote

February 2, 2017

“I believe that we’re all haunted houses. We all are spooked by the ghosts of people we’ve hurt and who’ve hurt us, people we’ve loved and lost.”

-Peter Rollins

Finishing Touches

January 23, 2017

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KS Update, Mix is D-O-N-E

December 31, 2016

BIG thanks to Mariusz, Martin, Jay Rubin, Jay Pack and Kuri for carrying us through the mix. A few tweaks and screw tightening to picture and she’s done!

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Kickstarter Update

December 14, 2016

We’re nearly there! We still have some final tweaks to picture and sound. Once finished, we’ll arrange a screening. It’ll be great to see everyone and for those that can’t make it, to share the finished film.

There’s a tradition of ghost storytelling during Christmas. M.R. James would tell stories to the students at Eton on Christmas eve. One of those (nearly) students curiously enough was the actor Christopher Lee…actually went to Wellington, but they met and he later played M.R. James in a BBC Christmas special. A lesser known, still living author, American too, that I highly recommend for a good ghost story on Christmas is Thomas Ligotti. His story The Christmas Eves of Aunt Elise evokes the spectral mood and seasonal ambience with skillful exactitude.

“Around Christmastime the many-faceted windows of my aunt’s residence took on a candied glaze in the pink, blue, green and other-colored lights strung about their perimeters. More often in the old days- Remember them, Jack- a thick December fog rolled off the not-yet-frozen lake and those kaleidoscopic windows would throw their spectrums into the softening haze. This, to my child’s senses, was the image and atmosphere defining the winter holiday: a serene congregation of colors that for a time turned our everyday world into one where mysteries abounded.”

The Christmas Eves of Aunt Elise, Thomas Ligotti

This time last year, shootin’ in the cold:

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https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/375515153/elegy/posts/1764027

Rendering…

November 13, 2016

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