This year’s Damnationland films represent the wide cinematic range of Maine filmmakers, and some brief info about each film is below.
Sui Generis — directed by Jenny Anastasoff for Dark Farm Films
SYNOPSIS: What if you woke up in a strange place, and no one believed you were you? A psychological thriller in the vein of “The Twilight Zone,” “Sui Generis” asks whether an isolated housewife really has another identity.
Driver’s Seat — directed by Jason M. Bosch for Red Stallion Media
SYNOPSIS: In the back country roads of Maine, a woman spots a car accident. She stops to help the victim, but quickly discovers that he was involved in more than a mere fender bender.
WATCH: this thrilling music video directed by Jason M. Bosch
Dark — directed by Ranin Brown for Brothers Brown
SYNOPSIS: A man deals with his demons in this unsettling mood piece starring Erik Moody.
WATCH: this awkward short film directed by Ranin Brown
On a Country Road — directed by Barry Dodd
SYNOPSIS: “On a Country Road” tells the story of a cab driver named David who agrees to pick up an unusual fare off the beaten path. Amid a raging rain storm and radio reports of an escaped homicidal maniac, David and his passenger break down on an infrequently traveled back road of Maine.
WATCH: the Indiegogo video for On a Country Road
Tickle — directed by Corey Norman for Bonfire Films
SYNOPSIS: We all know how 80s horror movies start: a babysitter and a little boy alone in a house. When things go bump in the night, are they the imagination of a scared little boy, or is someone—or some thing—in the house with them?
WATCH: the Kickstarter video for Tickle
A Collection of Psychopaths — directed by Through the Door Productions
SYNOPSIS: These seven short-short films play in between the other Damnationland films, giving the program a narrative spine, and showing glimpses into the lives of some memorably demented characters.
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