I was very excited to return to the GenreBlast Film Festival last weekend with CAREGIVER where it won Best Micro Short! Thank you to Nathan D. Ludwig, Chad Farmer and Raygan Ketterer for putting on another fantastic festival and for being awesome people. It was great catching up with so many talented filmmaker friends and making new ones!
I had the honor of returning to the wonderful Panic Fest in Kansas City, Missouri this past weekend for the world premiere of CAREGIVER! It’s always an inspiring experience meeting other talented filmmakers, watching their great films on the big screen and trading stories/experiences. Thank you to festival co-founders Adam Roberts and Tim Canton for having me back!
I’m excited to announce that my new horror short CAREGIVER will have its world premiere at Panic Fest in Kansas City, Missouri! I was fortunate enough to attend Panic Fest in 2020 with MOMMA, DON’T GO right before the pandemic hit and I’ve been eager to return to this awesome festival ever since. I’m very much looking forward to CAREGIVER having its first big screen experience at the Screenland Armour Theater. Panic Fest runs April 28th through May 8th. Congratulations to the cast and crew!
Back in October, I had no intention of making another film for a while as I wanted to focus on writing features. When I started thinking about what to do as the final project for my graduate Cross-Platform Production course, I took the opportunity to scratch the itch and twist my assignment into a new horror short. Fast forward to December, after the shortest pre-production period I’ve ever set for myself, we started production on CAREGIVER. For me, this was not just another shoot, but a new challenge I set for myself as a filmmaker, taking on more hats on top of the million I usually wear. I’m extremely thankful for the awesome CAREGIVER cast and crew that really stepped up to help make this such a great experience. Looking forward to putting the film out there later in 2022.
I had the pleasure of attending the Highlands Horror Film Fest in Highlands, New Jersey this past weekend and was honored that MOMMA, DON’T GO won the award for Best Short Film! Located on the Jersey Shore, the festival had the perfect atmosphere and setting with awesome Halloween decorations. Thank you to festival director Rob Kneller and the festival team. I hope to return with a future project.
A mother and daughter struggle to survive a deadly home invasion.
Official selection of over 45 film festivals including the Nightmares Film Festival (2019) and Panic Fest (2020).
Screening info: https://rafaeldeleon.com/mommadontgo/