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Supernatural Thriller ‘Dearest Sister’ Submitted to the Oscars!

It’s always amazing to see genre cinema respected and acknowledged for excellence in the mainstream.  After last year’s submission of Goodnight Mommy as the Austrian entry for Best Foreign Language Film consideration at the 2016 Academy Awards, Laos is placing their hopes in the same category with Dearest Sister.  Mattie Do‘s second feature will become the country’s first ever submission to The Academy!  From Indiegogo to the giant golden statues, we wish Do all the best as the selections are narrowed.

A young woman named Nok is sent to care for Ana, a blind relative who’s been having scary supernatural visitations. Nok tries her best to keep the ghosts from harming her “dearest sister” until she realizes the spirits tell Ana winning lottery numbers that Nok can use to rise above her station. As Nok and Ana’s relationship changes, director Mattie Do quietly shift the horror from ghouls to greed, capitalism and the class divide. Laos’ only horror director and female filmmaker vaults into the ranks of the world’s best new horror makers with her powerful second feature.



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  • zombie84_41

    Goodnight mommy was a fuckin mind fuck. I hope IT gets an oscar.

    • Mattie Do

      Hahaha, wouldn’t it be something if IT got an Oscar? I was terrified of IT when I was a kid, and the newest one was even more harrowing than the original! I guess we can’t escape him, even years later.

      • zombie84_41

        I think IT be cool if IT won an Oscar lol. Come on now if that shitty moonlight film can win anything can win.

    • Evan3

      An Oscar for what? Best Makeup? Well, if Suicide Squad can do it, IT certainly can.

      • zombie84_41

        I want IT to win an Oscar for best hair. Come on. Pennywise’s hair was marvelous.

  • Matt Miller

    Goodnight mommy was really good, it at least should have made the shortlist. I’d like horror movies had more presence at the Oscars. Last year The Witch had a good shot but was saddly snubbed.

    • Mattie Do

      I loved Goodnight Mommy too. The performances were amazing! I also loved The Witch. It really deserved to be one of the top! It’s one of my favorite films, recently actually.

  • Mattie Do

    Thanks so much for you crossed fingers and well wishes!! I’m seriously over the moon excited that this could happen, and hell… I have no idea what next, but it’s already an incredible honor to even be considered! AGGGHHHH! This has been the most wild ride ever!

    • Evan3

      Congrats on your film, what an awesome achievement! Keep striving and keep making horror!

      • Mattie Do

        I’ll try my best to make the genre community proud! And of course, genre films for life! It’s way more fun making our sorts of films anyway. 🙂

        • Evan3

          What’s your preferred recipe movie blood?!

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