Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Vitamin’s “Other” Wins “Best Short” at Elvira’s Horror Hunt



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

http://www.other-themovie.com

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


Credits


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

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