BITS 2014 Interview: Patricia Chica on Serpent's Lullaby

We are heading into the final stretch of interviews from the 2014 Blood in the Snow Film Festival.  Next up is my interview for the short film Serpent’s Lullaby, which had its Toronto Premiere at the festival.  Via a Skype conversation arranged by executive producer Byron A. Martin, I talked about the film with director […]

BITS 2014 Interview: Darryl Shaw and Dana Tartau on Greater Than

The twisted crime romance Greater Than had its Toronto Premiere as part of the 2014 Blood in the Snow Film Festival’s Short Film Showcase and it also won the award for Best Short.  At the festival, I sat down with writer/director Darryl Shaw and lead actress Dana Tartau to discuss the film.  Please note that […]

BITS 2014 Interview: Torin Langen on Malleus Maleficarum

The dialogue-free witch-hunt thriller Malleus Maleficarum had its Toronto Premiere at the 2014 Blood in the Snow Film Festival as part of the Short Film Showcase.  As the festival, I sat down with the film’s director Torin Langen to discuss the short. Sean Kelly: What were your inspirations for the film? Torin Langen: I’m a […]

BITS 2014 Interview: Samantha McDonald on Black Mountain Side

The arctic thriller Black Mountain Side had its Toronto premiere at the 2014 Blood in the Snow Film Festival, where it won the award for Best Cinematography.  At the festival, I sat down with executive producer Samantha McDonald and talked a bit about the film. Sean Kelly: I’ll start by asking what exactly Black Mountain […]

BITS 2014 Interview: Justin McConnell on Damned Selfie

The comedic short film Damned Selfie had its world premiere at the 2014 edition of Blood in the Snow, as part of the Short Film Showcase.  At the festival, I sat down with writer/director Justin McConnell to talk about the film.  Please note that the interview might feature some SPOILERS for the short. (UPDATE 12/21: […]

BITS 2014 Interview: Jon Hyatt on Woods

Woods is a science fiction/thriller, which played as part of the Short Film Showcase at the 2014 Blood in the Snow Film Festival.  At the festival, I saw down with writer, director, producer, and star Jon Hyatt to talk about the film. Sean Kelly: What gave you the idea for this film? Jon Hyatt: Basically, […]

BITS 2014 Interview: Adam O'Brien on Insane

Even though I managed to cover the majority of the films that played at Blood in the Snow, one film that I sadly missed was the short film Insane.  However, that didn’t stop me from having a few words at the festival with the film’s director Adam O’Brien. Sean Kelly: Describe the film. Adam O’Brien: […]

BITS 2014 Interview: Matt O'Mahoney on Bloody Knuckles

The horror comedy Bloody Knuckles ended up winning three awards at the 2014 Blood in the Snow Film Festival, including Best Film, Best Screenplay, and Best Special FX.  During the festival, I sat down with writer/director Matt O’Mahoney to ask a few questions about the film. Sean Kelly: Tell me what Bloody Knuckles is about? […]

BITS 2014: Wrap-Up

The third annual edition of the Blood in the Snow Film Festival has come to a close.  This was my second year covering the festival and my first actually attending most of the screenings in person.  I ended up seeing practically every film at the festival, with me only missing one of the shorts.  There […]