JABB Pictures scoured the independent filmmaking scene looking for ten of the best female writers and directors for this one of a kind collection. Proving that the independent horror genre is not just a boys club, The Collective volume 3 features 10 short films all from a different female writer or director.
Keeping true to The Collective's winning format, all 10 films in this collection center around the same idea. The theme this time around? Ten minutes to live. It was up to each filmmaker to decide what this meant to them. While the stories all center around the same basic premise, they all have their own unique storyline and characters. The films range from tender to terrifying with each filmmaker putting their own unique twist on the idea.
With The Collective volume 3 the ladies have most definitely shown they are a force to be reckoned with.
"The Collective is what independent genre filmmaking should be. It's original, fresh, sometimes scary and always keeps your attention".
"The Collective is an excellent release that I wholeheartedly recommend to fans of quality independent cinema".
The Lair of Filth
"Fans of indie horror or those who simply want to do what you can to support indie filmmakers will definitely want to get ahold of this stellar example of ultra-indie filmmaking".
The Independent Critic
"These ten films have something that very studio films possess......heart".
"This is filmmaking the way it was meant to be. For the love of the art".
"The Collective is an all-around terrific shorts collection and the various shorts featured contain elements that are humorous, disturbing, surreal and creepy".
"If you can't find something to love about this set of short films then you might as well quit watching movies".
Beyond the Realms
The filmmakers featured in volume 3 are as follows, and I am also including a short synopsis of their featured short.
Katie Toomey, Kylie wall and Pants Cannon Media, whose entry is called 'He Who Watches'.
Diagnosed with an incurable illness, Laura hangs on the edge of life and death as she is haunted by her recent past - and a mysterious figure.
Kate Chaplin and Karmic Courage Productions, whose entry is called 'Home Security'.
Home Security is the story of a crooked security salesman who is prepping for a big score. The film features Emmanuel Carter as "Robert" and L.E Bradford as "Mia". It's got a nice twist and a little Tales from the Crypt or Twilight Zone feel about it.
Vanessa Romanelli, Erica L. Frost, Dave Rothstein and Mysterious Mansion Productions, whose entry is called 'Conclusion'.
'Conclusion, directed by Vanessa Romanelli and executive produced by Erica L. Frost starring Steve Dash (Jason in Friday the 13th Part 2) and Kevin Van Hentenryck (Basket Case) follows four strangers who check into a specialized medical treatment center. Little do they know, once they check in...there is only one way to check out.
Christy DeBruler and Chanemmabelle Pictures, whose entry is called 'The Key'.
Tagline:- How far would you go to find the truth?
Sophie, a young woman, is faced with a challenge. She must go to extreme lengths to find out the truth. Sitting on a park bench is her grandfather, Darren, the person who knows the answers she is seeking. Sophie is racing the clock with only ten minutes to get her questions answered. Darren, knowing danger lurks around the corner, reluctantly reminds Sophie of an event from her childhood that could hold the key. Sophie's time is up. She awakens in a doctor's office surrounded by observers, which include Dr. Patricia Barnes, Mr. Smith, Thayer and Clark. Mr. Smith impatiently demands Sophie's recent recount of the events. Sophie evades the questions she now knows how to find. Sophie goes to the place from her childhood to seek the answers. Inside is Darren's wooden box containing very treacherous items. The discovery of the information will put Sophie on a dangerous path.
Amy Carmical and JABB Pictures, whose entry is called 'Pact'.
An intimate portrait of the love and bond between two young teenagers. Pact is a stark and cold film that passionately captures the power of loss.
Shelby Vogel and Toetag Inc, whose entry is called 'Stay'.
Fear. Love. Amivalaence. Stay. A female living in fear of a man she loves learns, your last ten minutes can come at anytime.
Robbin Panet and One Stepp at a Time Productions, whose entry is called 'Suffer Well'.
A surreal journey into the life of one obsessed man and his sanity.
Jamie Thomas and Death Hug Films, whose entry is called 'Snapped'.
Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.
Athena Prychodko and Silence in the Dead of Light, whose entry is called 'Jog'.
Jog is a short film shot in a first person perspective. Uni is routinely going for a jog, but begins to have this eerie feeling that they are being followed. Constantly looking over their shoulder, Uni starts seeing some bloody, disturbing, walking nightmares everywhere they go, all the while with the feeling they are being followed....as the visions become worse and worse, Uni has this overwhleming feeling that they are being chased by death itself. A routine ten minute jog turns into ten minutes to live....
Taylor Simmons and Spiral Filmworks, whose entry is called Palindromist.
The world we live in is cyclical. Life begins and ends. Over and over. Often without notice or pause. This film is an artistic view of that process.
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