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Mauvaises Têtes (Bad Heads)

Mauvaises Têtes (Bad Heads) is a horror film / dark comedy in the spirit of classic MGM and Universal horror from the 1920s/30s. It tells the story of an odd woman, Jenny, who loses her mind in the search for love and decides to create her own lover.

  • Rebekah Fieschi
    Director
    Two Sisters, Sharp Candy, Clara's Tale, Horromance
  • Rebekah Fieschi
    Writer
    Two Sisters, Sharp Candy, Clara's Tale, Horromance
  • Alice Dessuant
    Key Cast
    Neiges d'automnes
  • Diako Diakoff
    Key Cast
    Two Sisters
  • Lindsay Ryan
    Key Cast
  • Frank Harvester
    Key Cast
  • Joe Zaso
    Key Cast
    Tales of Poe, Wolf of Wallstreet, She Wolf Rising
  • Film Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Horror, Classic Horror, Dark Comedy, Gothic Horror, Macabre, Film Noir
  • Runtime:
    14 minutes 19 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 31, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    7,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    France
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    RED
  • Aspect Ratio:
    4:3
  • Film Color:
    Black & White
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Dragon Dreaming Film Festival
    Wee-Jasper, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
    October 26, 2015
    Australian
  • DC Independent Film Festival
    Washington, DC
    March 5, 2016
    North America Premiere
  • New York City Independent Film Festival
    New York
    United States
    04/29/16
    New York Premiere
  • Sacramento Horror Film Festival
    Sacramento
    United States
    West Coast
  • Nightmares Film Festivals
    Columbus, Ohio
    United States
    October 23, 2016
    Midwest Premiere
    Nominated: Best Director Short
  • Scream Queen FilmFest Tokyo
    Tokyo
    Japan
    October 23, 2016
    Asian Premiere
  • Ax Wound Film Festival
    Brattleboro
    United States
    November 5, 2016
  • Macabre Faire Film Festival
    Ronkonkoma
    United States
    January 14, 2017
    WON: BEST SHORT SCREENPLAY Nominated: Best Screenplay, Best Short Film, Best Cinematography, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Costume.
  • Scream Queen FilmFest Tokyo Tour
    Singapore
    Singapore
    October 28, 2016
    Singapore Premiere
  • Days of the Dead Independent Film Festival
    Atlanta
    United States
    February 5, 2017
  • Love Hurts Film Festival
    Glasgow
    United Kingdom
    February 14, 2017
  • The Vancouver Badass Film Festival
    Vancouver
    Canada
    February 25, 2017
    Canadian Premiere
    Nominated: Best International Short Film, Best Actress, Best
  • Boomtown Film and Music Festival
    Beaumont
    United States
    February 26, 2017
  • Stormy Weather Horror Fest

    United States
    June 10, 2017
    WON: Outstanding Female Filmmaker, Best SFX, and Best Sound/Music; Nominated: Nominated: Best Actress, Best Cinematography, Best Editing.
  • Days of the Dead Film Festival
    Indianapolis
    United States
    July 2, 2017
  • Comic-Con International
    San Diego
    United States
    July 20, 2017
  • Scream Queen FilmFest Tokyo Tour
    Nagoya
    Japan
    February 18, 2017
  • Fright Fest
    London
    United Kingdom
    August 25, 2017
  • NecronomiCon Providence
    Providence
    United States
    August 22, 2017
  • Austin Revolution Film Festival
    Austin
    United States
    September 22, 2017
    WON: BEST HORROR SHORT; Nominated: Best genre filmmaker, Best FX in a Short, Best US Actress in a Short.
  • FilmQuest
    Provo
    United States
    September 16, 2017
    Utah
    WON: BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY SHORT; Nominated: Minerva Award -Female Filmmaker.
  • Days of the Dead Film Festival
    Louisville
    United States
    September 3, 2017
  • Monsters of Film Festival
    Stockholm
    Sweden
    October 5, 2017
  • Scream Queen FilmFest Tokyo Tour
    Nagoya
    Japan
    October 14, 2017
  • Sick Chick Flicks Film Festival
    Cary
    United States
    October 29, 2017
  • Insólito: Festival de Cine de Terror y Fantasía
    Lima
    Peru
    February 16, 2018
    South America
    Short Film Competition
Distributor Information
  • Seed&Spark
    Country: United States
    Rights: Internet, Paid TV
  • Vimeo on Demand
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: Internet, Video on Demand
Director Biography - Rebekah Fieschi

Rebekah Fieschi was born in Corsica, an island off the southern coast of France. An innate storyteller, even as a small child she made up elaborate stories to tell her family and friends. Her natural talent for make-believe and her lucid imagination fostered a palpable fantasy world that still serves as an inspiration for her work. Taken with cinema at an early age, it was after seeing Edward Scissorhands at 11 that Rebekah realized she too could make her dreams as vivid and tangible to others as they were to her. Since then she has put all of her energy toward crafting her own films. After studying filmmaking in Paris, Rebekah moved to New York in 2010 to continue her studies and begin her filmmaking career. She has since made a dozen short films and has numerous projects in the works. Her films Mauvaises Têtes, Two Sisters, Clara's Tale and Horromance have all screened in film festivals throughout the world.

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Director Statement

Mauvaises Têtes (Bad Heads) began with two things: the loneliness I sometimes feel in New York City, even when I'm surrounded by people, and the longing to have a long, stable relationship mixed with the desire to switch lovers to suit my moods.

I developed the idea believing that those very personal feelings were universal, that they live in the dark unconscious of all human kind. What better genre to express suppressed and tamed emotions than horror? When the image of Jenny first came to my mind she was in black and white, wearing a flapper dress and had a curled bob, so the 4:3 aspect ratio and black and white came naturally as the best way to set the tone. It is an homage to the Universal Monster Movies and a way for me to make a horror film that is still elegant and glamorous instead of gore.

The film, like it's main character, is authentic and deeply wants to connect with people in a powerful and emotional, yet disturbing, way.