How I Became a Movie Theatre Murderer

The rise of movie theatre attacks scare a young man obsessed with film into unintentionally killing an innocent patron and becoming the thing he feared.

  • Aris Tyros
  • Aris Tyros
  • Aris Tyros
  • Aris Tyros
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    Smartphone, iPhone
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    7 minutes 12 seconds
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    December 30, 2015
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    935 USD
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    2k using FiLMiC Pro on iPhone 6s
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Director Biography - Aris Tyros

Aris Tyros is an award-winning filmmaker and actor from Montreal. His debut short film HOW I BECAME A MOVIE THEATRE MURDERER, has been selected into 17 festivals around the world winning prizes in Switzerland, Egypt, and the United States including 'Best Director'. In Switzerland he met collaborators for his next project LITTLE DEATH, a virtual reality series currently in post-production. As an actor his theatre credits include: the American tour of JABBER (Geordie Theatre), LADIES & GENTLEMEN, BOYS & GIRLS (Roseneath Theatre), and playing the titular role in HARRY THE KING (Repercussion Theatre). Film credits: TORCHING THE DUSTIES, MAGIC MUSHROOMS, and the upcoming feature BLEED WITH ME. He’s lent his voice to TV ads, radio commercials, audio-books, and video games, including ASSASSIN'S CREED ODYSSEY. He is a graduate of the Dawson College Professional Theatre Program.

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Director Statement

I was in a theatre, late 2012, the Dark Knight shooting had happened a couple months ago in Aurora and there were some kids just tossing shit back and forth across the theatre. Running in and out, whipping candy at their friends. Even though I knew that it was harmless play, in the darkness, distracted by the bright screen, I was scared. And I sat there contemplating what I would do if an attack like the one in Colorado happened. This movie is the answer to that question, kind of.