Horrible Imaginings Film Festival

"A Corrupt Power Dynamic" Short Film Showcase

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It is certainly cliché to say that power corrupts, and avoiding that cliché made me second, third, and fourth-guess myself about the ties that bind these short films into a coherent block. Despite my hesitance, I went with the cliché to an extent. First of all, as we are seeing quite plainly these last few months, as an idea it certainly holds up. Second of all, these films are not just about power in isolation. They are about the dynamics at play when one person or group of people has power over another. How does each party react to the ways that power is wielded, and how aware are they that the power dynamic even exists in the first place? These questions can lead to heaps of anxiety, plenty of pain, and a whole host of tragic consequences. That is what I thought when exploring these particular titles.

A young woman moving into her new apartment befriends a lost pug who is eager for companionship...and much much more..


"..the pug was EVERYTHING. He's the Yoda baby of this movie and I love him." -Programmer Ashlea Wessel


Director: Shawn Chiesa is a New York native who's love for horror films started at a young age. With zero viewing restrictions as a child, his horror obsession quickly evolved and gave him the opportunity to explore all genres of film regardless of their content. Now living in Los Angeles, his passion broadened while working in the design department for the animated series, American Dad and surrounding himself with like-minded individuals and creative friends. Bloodbreed is the second short film written and directed by Shawn.

  • Year
    2019
  • Runtime
    7 minutes
  • Language
    English
  • Country
    United States
  • Director
    shawn chiesa
  • Screenwriter
    shawn chiesa
  • Producer
    Cris Graves
  • Cast
    Kelsey Walmer, Lando, Steven Mendez
  • Cinematographer
    Justin Quach
  • Editor
    Cris Graves
  • Composer
    Miriam Mayer
  • Sound Design
    Robert Paulson