One of the great aspects of a film festival is the ability to discover fresh new talent. Movies like Paranormal Activity and The Witch are prime examples of an overnight success story thanks to the movie’s inclusion in a prominent film festival. I first heard of Jerry Pyle’s short film, “Trust” when it played at Fantasia Film Festival and Fantastic Fest, two of the more popular genre festivals in North America. Short, sweet, and funny as hell “Trust” is the perfect way to kick off episode three of World of Death!
Our second short film from episode three is “Misfortune” directed by Neil Mackay. Mackay is a Canadian filmmaker who’s short film stood out during the ABC’s of Death 2 “M” contest and I knew instantly that it needed to be a part of WOD. Squib work can be a real pain on a low budget production – if you can afford them – but Mackay’s special FX work is top notch in “Misfortune”; some of the better gunplay I’ve seen from the independent scene.
Make sure to check out episode three right now to check out these great short films and tune in Thursday for episode 4 where we’ll be bringing you one of the funniest animated shorts I’ve ever seen as well as up-and-coming genre queen Gigi Saul Guerrero’s short Dead Crossing.
World of Death is the web series that fans of independent horror have been waiting for. Featuring short horror films from all over the globe created by the largest variety of talent that a collection has ever been able to boast, WOD provides plenty of blood, guts, screams and laughs for all fans of the macabre. And with episodes averaging around eight minutes in length, WOD is the perfect entertainment for a fan base constantly on the go. Watch it anywhere, at any time, for FREE! New episodes premiere every Monday and Thursday at 7pm CST.
Meet the Filmmakers
Jerry Pyle is from California and has been making films since 2002. He just got back from Frontieres with a project called Sanctum about an architect that goes crazy looking for a missing room in his own home. Keep up with Jerry here – jkpyle.com
Neil Mackay hails from Ontario, Canada and has been making films for over 20 years. He is currently in pre-production on a film titled “Greed Inc.” a remake of a short film he did 15 yrs ago… “A down on his luck construction worker comes across a bizarre game show on his television that hunts its contestants down and kills them, and becomes an unwilling participant.”