Horrible Imaginings Film Festival

"People Behaving Badly" Short Film Showcase

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Let's be real: you really can't have a complete horror program without the slasher, the killer, the villain, or people just plain behaving badly. This group of short films runs the gamut from hilarious hi-jinks to creeping terror to films that somehow provide both in equal measure. There is an age-old horror debate about creature feature scares versus more "realistic" human evil scares. It is a debate I care little for since both serve a purpose (though I will always admit to loving the monsters)!

GREEN COBRA is the genre-bending story of a hit-man…excuse me, “Life Ending Technician.” Who details, to a documentary film crew, her rise in a mostly male dominated field, on the backdrop of a typical day on the job; which consists of Russian mob clients, disturbing methods of torture, and maybe one too many bad ex-boyfriends. "What have I done..." - Sigurd's mom

There is a lot of talk about how critical casting choices are to a production. While that is absolutely true, it is also true that wisdom carries more weight with some films than others. It certainly carries a lot of weight with GREEN COBRA. The entire conceit of this film rests very heavily on the shoulders of the actors here, and they just nail it--particularly the lead Colleen Foy. What a delightful performance in a genuine dark delight of a film! -Miguel

Director: When small children lose a parent, they escape into their imaginations. As they grow up, they find their way back out. Sigurd Culhane never left. Directing has allowed him to embrace the stories constantly swirling through his mind, bringing them to life. Driven by the shock of abruptly losing his father and subsequently being raised by a strong, single, viking [read: Danish] mother. Sigurd is drawn to projects with strong female leads in worlds that dance around the surreal, horrific, supernatural, and/or fantastical. Though generally on the darker side, he enjoys bringing a balance with the injection of humor; just as he does in life, countering sometimes harsh realities and bouts of depression with making those around him laugh. After receiving his MA in Film from Syracuse University’s Newhouse School, he began making short films with the goal of leaving his audience with a visceral emotional - and sometimes even physical - reaction.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    14 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    United States
  • Director
    Sigurd Culhane
  • Screenwriter
    Chris Valdez, Patrick Tamisiea
  • Producer
    Chris Valdez, Michelle Mehn, Sigurd Culhane, We Make Movies
  • Cast
    Colleen Foy, Patrick Tamisiea, Greg Santos, Max Crandall, Sam Mark
  • Cinematographer
    Andrew Aiello
  • Editor
    Paul Alderman
  • Production Design
    Tim Ford
  • Composer
    Leland Cox