Burnt Popcorn

 

When a naive young woman is reluctant to break away from an unhealthy dating situation, her father convinces her to handle it in the extreme way her parents have always done and complete her transition to adulthood.

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Nominated for “Best Short Film” – Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival 2016

Queens World Film Festival – March 17, 2017 – Queens, NY
Camp Horrors Film Festival – March 2017 – Ontario, Canada
Tampa Bay Underground Film Festival – December 2, 2016 – Tampa, FL
Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival – November 4, 2016 – Buffalo, NY
Muscatine Independent Film Festival – November 3, 2016 – Muscatine, IA
Big Apple Film Festival – November 3, 2016 – New York, NY
Fantastically Horrifying Cinema – October 26, 2016 – Little Rock, AR
IndieWorks – October 25, 2016 – New York, NY
Dickens Horror Film Festival – October 21, 2016 – Longmont, CO
Upstate NY Horror Film Festival – October 16, 2016 – Rochester, NY
Scream In The Dark Film Festival – October 15, 2016 – Omaha, NE
Slash and Bash Horror/Sci-Fi Film Festival – October 8, 2016 – Topeka, KS
Philadelphia Unnamed Film Festival – October 8, 2016 – Philadelphia, PA
Coney Island Film Festival – September 17, 2016 – Brooklyn, NY
New York No Limits Film Series – August 18, 2016 – New York, NY

Cast: Corrie Legge, Kevin Barbaro, Cezar Constantine, Brendan Milove, Brenna Perez

Written/Directed by Rafael De Leon Jr.
Produced by Rafael De Leon Jr. and Anthony Sylvester
Director of Photography: Anthony DeRose
SFX Makeup Artist: Anthony DiFolco
Editor & Composer: Rafael De Leon Jr.
Sound Operator: Raymond Rodriguez
Assistant Camera: Dave Burdette
Gaffer: Matthew J. Pecca
Production Assistant: Joseph Rubino

Teasers

It’s girls night for three friends who take pride and amusement in leading guys on. However, their latest victims decide to hit back with a tease of their own: a scare that gets out of control.

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Nominated for “Best Horror” – Cape Fear Independent Film Festival 2014
Nominated for “Best Horror Short” – Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival 2014


Official Selection
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Cape Fear Independent Film Festival – May 3, 2014 – Wilmington, North Carolina, USA
Dances With Films – June 1, 2014 – Los Angeles, California, USA
Coney Island Film Festival – September 20, 2014 – Brooklyn, New York, USA
Oshkosh Horror Film Festival – October 5, 2014 – Oshkosh, Wisconsin, USA
Videology Filmmaker Showcase – October 6, 2014 – Brooklyn, New York, USA
Halloweenapalooza Film Festival – October 11, 2014 – Ottumwa, Iowa, USA
Tuscon Terrorfest – October 24, 2014 – Tuscon, Arizona, USA
Knoxville Horror Film Fest – October 25, 2014 – Knoxville, Tennessee, USA
Indieworks – October 29, 2014 – New York, New York, USA
Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival – November 8, 2014 – Buffalo, New York, USA
Hollyshorts Monthly Screening – December 11, 2014 – Los Angeles, California, USA
Northwest Horrorfest – February 14, 2015 – Seattle, Washington, USA
Siouxland Film Fesitval, February 27, 2015 – Sioux City, Iowa, USA
College Town Film Festival (2015) – Pennsylvania State University – USA
Reel Bronx International Film Festival (2015) – Bronx, New York – USA
Calgary Horror Con (2015) Calgary, Alberta – CANADA
Tromadance Film Festival (2015) – Brooklyn, New York – USA
Dead of Winter Festival (2015) – Brisbane, Queensland – AUSTRALIA
Katra Film Series (2015) – New York, NY – USA
Motor City Nightmares Film Festival (2015) – Novi, Michigan – USA
Ottawa Spookshow and Fantastic Film Festival (2015) – Ottawa – CANADA
Baton Rouge Horror Film Festival (2015) – Prairieville, Louisiana – USA
Scream in the Dark Film Festival (2015) – Omaha, Nebraska – USA
Northern Frights Festival (2015) – Ontario – CANADA
Colorado Horror Con and Halloween Film Festival (2015) – Northglenn, Colorado – USA
Upstate NY Horror Film Festival (2015) – Rochester, New York – USA
Muscatine Independent Film Festival (2015) – Muscatine, Iowa – USA

Birthday Boys

On her deceased boyfriend’s birthday, a girl in a desperate situation turns to a close friend for help, unaware of the grave and deadly consequences lying ahead.

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Press:

“Birthday Boys” review at Hollywood Investigator (scroll down the page)

Awards:

Best Dramatic Horror Short – Tabloid Witch Awards 2012
Best Actress (in a short or medium-length film) – Justine Llanes – Buffalo Screams Horror Film Festival
Audience Choice – IndieWorks short film series

Official Selection:

New York No Limits Film Series (2012) – New York, NY
Fright Night Film Festival (2012) – Louisville, KY
Horrorfind Weekend Film Festival (2012) – Gettysburg, PA
Rail City Roadshow Film Festival (2012) – Canada – various cities
Coney Island Film Festival (2012) – Brooklyn, NY
Atlanta Horror Film Festival (2012) – Atlanta, GA
Rock & Shock Film Festival (2012) – Worcester, MA
Buffalo Screams Horror Film Festival (2012) – Buffalo, NY
HorrorQuest Film Festival (2012) – Atlanta, GA
Fargo Fantastic Film Festival (2012) – Fargo, ND
Shudderfest (2012) – Somerville, MA
Killer Film Fest (2012) – Somerville, MA
Big Apple Film Festival (2012) – New York, NY
Tabloid Witch Awards (2012) – Los Angeles, CA
Dam Short Film Festival (2013) – Boulder City, NV
Love Your Shorts Film Festival (2013) – Sanford, FL
Cinedelphia Film Festival (2013) – Philadelphia, PA
IndieWorks (2013) – New York, NY
Dead of Winter Festival (2015) – Brisbane, Queensland – AUSTRALIA
Northern Frights Festival (2015) – Ontario – CANADA

Waffle

A disfigured science fair champion invites her new friend over for dinner, but by the time dessert comes around, the two schoolmates will discover each other’s true, unpleasant natures.

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Press:

“Waffle” review at All Things Horror
“Waffle” review at Andy Erupts
“Waffle” review at Arrow In The Head
“Waffle” review at Chuck Norris Ate My Baby
“Waffle” review at Cinema Crazed
“Waffle” article at Dread Central
“Waffle” review at Hollywood Investigator (scroll to the bottom of the page)
“Waffle” review at I Like Horror Movies
“Waffle” review at The Man-Cave
“Waffle” review at The Jaded Viewer

Awards:

Honorable Mention – Tabloid Witch Awards (2010)
Best Horror Short – Puerto Rico International Film Festival (2011)
Best Horror – GIAA Festival of Short Movies & Screenplays (2011)

Official Selection:

Three Corpse International Short Horror Film Festival (2010) – Ann Arbor, MI
Tabloid Witch Awards (2010) – Los Angeles, CA
24-Hour Horror Festival (2010) – Rochester, NY
Texas Blood Bath Film Festival (2010) – Dallas, TX
Festivus Film Festival (2011) – Denver, CO
New York No Limits Film Series (2011) – New York, NY
Love Your Shorts Film Festival (2011) – Sanford, FL
Washington D.C. Independent Film Festival (2011) – Washington D.C.
South by Southwest Film Festival (2011) – Austin, TX
A Night of Horror International Film Festival (2011) – Syndey, Australia
Rincon International Film Festival (2011) – Rincon, Puerto Rico
Tromadance Film Festival (2011) – Asbury Park, NJ
Latin Horror (2011) – New York, NY
Olympia Awesome Film Festival (2011) – Olympia, WA
High Desert Shorts International Film Festival (2011) – Pahrump, NV
Bodega Bay International Short Film Festival (2011) – Bodega Bay, CA
Puerto Rico International Short Film Festival (2011) – Vieques Island, Puerto Rico
Fantasia International Film Festival (2011) – Montreal, Canada
Macabro Film Festival (2011) – Mexico City, Mexico
Atlanta Horror Film Festival (2011) – Atlanta, GA
Coney Island Film Festival (2011) – Brooklyn, NY
NYC Filmmaker’s Festival (2011) – New York, NY
Mile High Horror Film Festival (2011) – Denver, CO
Freak Show Horror Film Festival (2011) – Orlando, FL
Royal Flush Film Festival (2011) – Brooklyn, NY
Telluride Horror Show Film Festival (2011) – Telluride, CO
Fargo Fantastic Festival (2011) – Fargo, ND
Horror Quest Film Festival (2011) – Atlanta, GA
Rhode Island International Horror Film Festival (2011) – Providence, RI
Buffalo Screams Horror Film Festival (2011) – Buffalo, NY
Terror Film Festival (2011) – Philadelphia, PA
Mayhem Horror Film Festival (2011) – Nottingham, UK
GIAA Festival of Short Films and Videos (2011) – New York, NY
Fright Night Film Festival (2012) – Louisville, KY
Cryptshow Festival (2012) – Badaluna, Spain
Bahche Short Film Festival (2015) – Brooklyn NY
Reel Bronx International Film Festival (2015) – Bronx, NY
Katra Film Series (2015) – New York, NY
Northern Frights Festival (2015) – Ontario – CANADA
Fantastically Horrifying Shorts! (2015) – Little Rock, AR
Indieworks (2015) – New York, NY
Midwest Horror Shorts (2015) – Oklahoma City, OK
Videodrunk Film Festival (2015) – Toronto, CANADA

Wilted

A young man introduces his homecoming date to his mother, a gravely ill woman with sinister intentions.

Official Selection:

Fangoria’s Weekend of Horrors (2009) – Los Angeles, CA
Cape Fear Independent Film Festival (2009) – Wilmington, NC
Dragon*Con Independent Short Film Festival (2009) – Atlanta, GA
Macabro Film Festival (Mexico, 2009) – Mexico City
Coney Island Film Festival (2009) – Brooklyn, NY
Royal Flush Film Festival (2009) – New York, NY
Big Bear Horror Film Festival (2009) – Big Bear Lake, CA
Queens International Film Festival (2009) – Queens, NY
Fargo Fantastic Film Festival (2009) – Fargo, ND
High Desert Shorts International Film Festival (2009) – Pahrump, NV
25-Hour Horror Feast at The Little (2009) – Rochester, NY
Fright Night Film Fest (2010) – Louisville, KY
Arizona Underground Film Festival (2010) – Tucson, AZ
Dark Bridges Film Festival (2010) – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – Canada
Sacramento Horror Film Festival (2010) – Sacramento, CA
Three Corpse Circus International Short Horror Film Festival (2010) – Ann Arbor, MI
Killer Film Fest (2010) – Somerville, MA
Puerto Rico Horror Film Festival (2011) – San Juan, Puerto Rico