EXORCISM — a short horror film

An intense first-person account of an acute demonomania psychotherapy extraction — more commonly known as EXORCISM — told via memory scan of the possessed Anna Haider.

** #3 Top Voted Film from Canada in the My RØDE Reel 2018 Short Film Competition **

*** WINNER: Audience Award ***
– Toronto Short Film Festival 2019

** Toronto Short Film Festival Official Selection **
** Toronto International Spring of Horror & Fantasy Film Festival Official Selection **
** Toronto Indie Horror Festival Official Selection **

Read director Lena Burmenko's interview on the making of 'EXORCISM' in Rue Morgue:
https://rue-morgue.com/sinister-7-lena-burmenko-on-her-new-short-exorcism/

  • Steve Kasan
    Written by
  • Lena Burmenko
    Directed by
    AFTER, Playground
  • Adnan Umer
    Cinematography by
  • John Krissilas and Lena Burmenko with Steve Kasan
    Produced by
  • Steve Kasan (Lead)
    Key Cast
    "Chris"
    Lifechanger
  • Deb Scott (Lead)
    Key Cast
    "Dr. Perreira"
    Nice Jim Diesel
  • John Krissilas (Lead)
    Key Cast
    "Pastor Ramos"
    Marked Web Series, AFTER
  • Lena Burmenko (Lead)
    Key Cast
    "Anna"
    Marked Web Series, Mulberry Lane
  • John Krissilas
    1st AD
    Marked Web Series, Bella Donna
  • AB Jodhpur
    2nd AD & Key Grip
  • Elena Ashley Tiffany Seepe
    Makeup by
  • Lena Burmenko
    Edited by
    Marked Web Series, Bella Donna
  • John Krissilas
    Music selected by
    Marked Web Series, Bella Donna
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    2 minutes 59 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 10, 2018
  • Country of Origin:
    Canada
  • Country of Filming:
    Canada
  • Language:
    English
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Toronto Short Film Festival
    Toronto
    Canada
    March 12, 2019
    Theatrical World Premiere
    WINNER: Audience Award
Director Biography

Co-producers John Krissilas and Lena Burmenko are award winning writers, directors, producers, and actors based out of Toronto, Canada.

They produce films and web series through their joint production company Tomato & Cheese Productions and through their individual companies 151 Productions and Gracias Productions.

Awards:
– Best Mystery / Thriller (New Media) (for Marked Web Series at Miami Web Fest 2019)
– Best Suspense / Thriller (for Marked Web Series at Seoul Webfest 2019)
– Best Writing in a Drama, Thriller, or Sci-Fi (for Marked Web Series at New Jersey Web Fest 2018)
– Most Creative Direction in a Sci-Fi / Horror (for Marked Web Series at Baltimore Next Media Web Fest 2018)
– Best Screenplay in a Thriller (for Marked Web Series at Asia Web Awards 2019)
– Best Editing: Lena Burmenko (for Marked Web Series at Asia Web Awards 2018)
– Best Web / New Media Film (for Marked Web Series at Canadian Diversity Film Festival 2019)
– Best Social Media (for Marked Web Series at Baltimore Next Media Web Fest 2019)
– Audience Award (for EXORCISM at Toronto Short Film Festival 2019)
– Lena Burmenko – Dan Willmott Award (for having the biggest impact on the most number of films, TAPFest V Film Festival)

Award Nominations:
– Best Science Fiction, Best Horror, Best Music, Best Creator (for Marked Web Series at Seoul Webfest 2019)
– Best Editing in a Drama, Thriller, or Sci-Fi, Best Theme Song, Outstanding Thriller (for Marked Web Series at New Jersey Web Fest 2019)
– Best Sci-Fi / Fantasy, Best Alumni Series (for Marked Web Series at Baltimore Next Media Web Fest 2019)
– Best Thriller, Best Creator and Best Director (John Krissilas and Jim Ordolis) in a Thriller, Best Social Media (for Marked Web Series at Asia Web Awards 2019)
– Outstanding Thriller, Michael J. Ajakwe Jr. "Don't Wait Create!" Award (for Marked Web Series at New Jersey Web Fest 2018)
– Best Sci-Fi / Horror / Fantasy (for Marked Web Series at Baltimore Next Media Web Fest 2018)
– Best Production Design, Best Thriller (for Marked Web Series at Seoul Webfest 2018)
– Best Web Series over 15 min (for Marked Web Series at Web Television & Film Festival 2018)
– Best Suspense Thriller (for Marked Web Series at Asia Web Awards 2018)
– Best Music / Score (for Marked Web Series at Miami Web Fest 2019)
– Lena Burmenko - Best Special Effects / Video Effects (for Marked Web Series at New Jersey Web Fest 2018)
– John Krissilas – Best Production, Top 5 Judges' Pick for the Audience Choice Award (for Mulberry Lane at TAPFest V Film Festival)
– John Krissilas – Best Director (for SNIPS at TAPFest IV Film Festival)

Links:
Filmmaker Profile – https://filmfreeway.com/JohnandLenaKrissilasBurmenko
151 Productions – http://www.151pro.co
Gracias Productions – https://www.graciasproductions.com
IMDb Profiles –
John Krissilas: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm8218358/
Lena Burmenko: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm7810924/
Contact – tomatoandcheese19@gmail.com

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