Those in the Toronto area may have already heard the name Monica Zelak. She’s the star of the award-winning horror short film “Getting Away”, a lead cast member in the Zombie Orpheus Entertainment comedy series “The Gamers: Natural One”, and her modeling work has been featured as the Toronto Sun’s Sunshine Girl on several occasions. Zelak, who also possesses the creative art of cosplaying, recently placed third in her group for the Maxim 2020 Cover Girl contest. On the side, she’s also an avid Xbox gamer that can be found playing Halo or its related games. With plans to livestream her gaming, modeling prints for sale incoming and a website on the way, fans of this artist are eagerly staying tuned.
Imagine having to stay drunk in order to not turn into a demon. That would be reality if “Sir John A and the Curse of the Anti-Quenched” was more than just a feature-length film packed with Canadian star power.
In a world of technology, most individuals use it to better their lives and advance our existence; others choose to utilize it for a more sinister agenda. Director Adam Kirkey, owner of Slinger Pictures, works with technology on the daily, whether it be for virtual tours, real estate and other photography, music videos and film, cinematography, visual effects and motion graphics. For someone that spends a hefty amount of time around our modern day, yet futuristic, tools, it is no shock that his latest short film, “Getting Away”, dips into the exploration of what may play out if a person were to use tech for all the wrong reasons.
Even if a film isn’t of your favorite sub-genres, it can still be that of excellent quality that you can be certain will be enjoyable for a wide range of audiences. The short horror film, running a total of 13 minutes and seven seconds, titled “Camping Fun” was written by, directed by and starring Thomas Burke and David Eimer. Shot in Stockdale, Texas, using the Canon EOS 7D and Blackmagic Pocket Cinema cameras, the film also stars talent by the likes of Hailey Marmolejo, Bonnie Sturdivant, San Stinson, Rebecca Chulew and Christopher Scales. The short film was selected to be screened at this month’s Direct Monthly Online Film Festival.
Audible entertainment and communications has been around for decades, with radio broadcasts coining their debut in history in 1920 and podcasts airing as early as 2004. Over the years, leaps in technology have evolved these terms to be what we know them as today, and on-air personalities have continued to attract listeners to their stations and shows in a manner that’s suitable for nearly all audience ages, unless otherwise specified. The hosts of these said radio stations and podcasts have a duty to reel in all ears to the platforms they represent, be it today’s greatest hits, rock ‘n’ roll classics, educational discussions, or newly released film reviews; there’s a genre for just about anybody. With that being said, there’s the on-air personalities that target their audiences well and are good at what they do, and then there’s people like Chris Anthony Lopez, who excel that of what you’d expect from your traditional podcast host.
With fall, or more importantly Halloween, approaching, you may already be on the lookout for some horror flicks to enjoy this season- or tonight, because when is it not a good time to watch a scary movie? For fans of found footage thrillers, “Unlisted Owner” may be of interest. Directed and co-written by Jed Brian and co-written by Tyler Landers, “Unlisted Owner” follows a group of friends who decide to investigate the vacant residence of a family who had been recently murdered. The horror film stars Gavin Groves, Haidee Corona, Andrea Potts, Chris Ash, Levi Atkins, Griffin Groves, Chloe Benedict, Tanner Hoke, Brian and Landers.