Horror short to screen this month at Hollywood’s Vista Theatre and at Stan Lee’s Comikaze.
CHICAGO— Continuing to pile up awards and attract rave reviews on the film festival circuit, OTHER, the short film from director Daniel DelPurgatorio and Chicago production studio Vitamin, was named Best Short at Elvira’s Horror Hunt, a horror film festival and competition held this past weekend in Indianapolis. OTHER also took home Best Director-Short, Best Screenplay and Best Score.
Along with winning top honors, OTHER will be featured at a special red-carpet screening at the historic Vista Theatre in Hollywood on September 13th presented by horror icons Elvira and Peaches Christ. To round out the weekend, OTHER will also be included in Stan Lee’s Comikaze, a comic, gaming, sci-fi, fantasy, horror and pop-culture convention at the Los Angeles Convention Center on September 14-16th.
Elvira’s Horror Hunt is presented in conjunction with HorrorHound Magazine’s HorrorHound Weekend, one of the country’s largest conventions for horror and Sci-Fi fans. 7 feature-length films and 13 shorts were selected for screening at the festival and were judged by a celebrity jury that included Sybil Danning (Reform School Girls, Grindhouse), Bill Moseley (Texas Chainsaw Massacre II, The Devil's Rejects), film writer and personality Joe Bob Briggs, Cassandra Peterson (Elvira) and co-“hostess” Joshua Grannell (Peaches Christ).
Inspired by films of the ‘70s and ‘80s, OTHER centers on a brilliant doctor’s obsessive quest to cure himself of a terminal illness. While conducting a series of unconventional experiments, he discovers a scientific loophole that could possibly save his life...if he is willing to accept the sinister consequences.
Since making its debut at the 2012 SXSW Film Festival, OTHER has been selected for screening at more than 30 international film festivals, including Fantasia International Film Festival, Telluride Horror Show, ScreamFest, HollyShorts International Film Festival and DC Shorts. It was named Best Short Film at the 2012 Motor City Nightmares Film Festival, and won awards for Best Special Effects at the Los Angeles New Wave International Film Festival and at the Blue Whiskey Independent Film Festival.
Anything Horror calls OTHER “a tight, fast-paced story that grabs you from the first frame and keeps you glued to the screen.” Film Bizarro calls it “both a tribute and a modern piece of great horror, and it hits you right in the organs.”
OTHER is the first narrative film for Vitamin, a creative boutique best known for its work on television ads for Nike, McDonald’s and FX Network. The story was conceived by DelPurgatorio and Vitamin art director Rob Foster, and then adapted in collaboration with screenwriter Anthony Williams. The rest of the studio’s creative and production staff assisted with everything else, including conceptual design, live action production, 3D animation, visual effects, editing, color correct, and audio.
For more information on OTHER, please visit the film’s official website at
Tickets for the September 13th screening of OTHER at the Vista Theatre in Hollywood are available here.
Tickets for Stan Lee’s Comikaze are available here.
Vitamin is located at 232 East Ohio Street, Chicago, Illinois 60611. For more information, call 312.664.6683 or visit www.vitaminpictures.tv
Starring: David Steiger
Directed By: Daniel DelPurgatorio
Produced By: Larissa Shames
Executive Producer: Reid Brody
Edited By: Matt Egan
Story By: Daniel DelPurgatorio, Rob Foster
Screenplay By: Anthony Williams
Director of Photography: Andrew Wehde
Camera Operator / Gaffer: Brian Romano
Camera Assist: Gary Malouf
Designer: Matthew Beharry
Art Director: Rob Foster
Conceptual Design & Storyboards: Tony Legato
Visual Effects Supervisor: Linas Jodwalis
3D Modeling & Animation: Michael Siegel
Compositors: Linas Jodwalis, Rob Foster, Matthew Beharry, Michael Siegel, Danny DelPurgatorio
Prop & Set Design: Linas Jodwalis, Rob Foster, Matthew Beharry, Tony Legato, Michael Siegel, Daniel DelPurgatorio
Art Department Assistant: Katie Isaacson
Prosthetic Make-Up & Creature Effects: Cirque Du Face FX. Crystal Portillo, Kristen LeClair,
Colorist: Fred Keller
Colorist Assistants: Joe Honeywell, Jeff Altman
DIT & Editorial Assist: Paul Caddick
Music & Sound Design: Todd C. Beyer
Additional Music: Zach Goheen, Surachai, Matt Brundige
Audio Mixer: Jason Ryan
Associate Producer: Nina Yoo
Production Assistants: Ollie Mamaril, Mark Ginski
Engineers: Ward Witt, Bruce Carlson
Studio Manager: Manuela Hung
Facility Manager: Feli Lofradez
Assistants: Max Spruth, Clarence "Chief" Williams
Craft Services & Catering: Jason Im, Nina Yoo