RITES OF VENGEANCE 

Teaser & Reviews

 

AWARDS

Nominated: Best Short Film; Rondo Awards 2017

Top 30 Film Fest Shorts; Horror Happens Radio 2018

WON:  Best Editing, Women in Horror Film Festival 2018

WON:  Best Short, Idaho Horror Film Festival 2017

WON:  Second Place, Best New England Film, Boston Underground Film Festival 2017

Nominated:  Minerva Award; FilmQuest 2017

Nominated:  Le Femmes De Genre Award; GenreBlast 2017

Nominated:  Best Female Writer/Director; GenreBlast 2017

Nominated:  Best Score; GenreBlast 2017

Nominated:  Best Micro Short Film; GenreBlast 2017

It ends here.

 A trio of nuns take matters into their own hands when a priest commits a terrible sin.. 

 

Starring: Michael Thurber, Silvia Graziano

 

Additional cast: Heather Buckley, Stee McMorris, and introducing Thorben Stone and Ada Storey as The Children

 

Cinematography, editing & score: Jarret Blinkhorn

VFX: Eli Dorsey

 

FX: Izzy Lee

First Camera Assistant: Christopher Hallock

Production Assistants: Phil Healy, Christopher Hallock

 

Still Photography: Phil Healy, Stee McMorris, Christopher Hallock

Poster Art: Erik Wilson

 

Written by: Izzy Lee

Associate Producer: Skip Shea

 

Produced by Izzy Lee, Mary McDonagh, Paul J. Furio

 

Directed by Izzy Lee

 

Thank you: The MacLeods, The Snoonians, Christopher Golden, Barbie Wilde, Shayne Gryn, Justin McConnell, Skip Shea, Wicked Bird Media

 

 

 

“Izzy Lee's latest short film, RITES OF VENGEANGE, makes a stunning, hard-hitting statement with the kind of surgical economy that is her hallmark. Her talent for visual story telling is as wicked and precise as an assassin's favorite tool.”

 

Bracken MacLeod, Bram Stoker Award-nominated author of STRANDED and COME TO DUST

"What also makes this short so fascinating is that not a single word is uttered throughout the entire duration. Through the facial expressions and the actions of the priest and the nuns, the audience is able to put together the horrifying puzzles pieces that result in the ramifications of those actions. Though there is no spoken word, the musical score provides the right amount of ambiance and dread which fit perfectly into the unfolding story.

 

Overall, RITES OF VENGEANCE is a gut punch of a short film that expertly shines a light on an incredibly damaging subject that needs to be stopped. I applaud Izzy for tackling a subject that so many people would rather turn a blind eye to… this is director Izzy Lee's best work thus far and I would even go so far as to say that we need a feature length film that shows off these badass nuns doing the Lord's dirty work."  

Shannon McGrew  Nightmarish Conurings

 

RITES OF VENGEANCE SCREENINGS

World Premiere

Boston Underground Film Festival

Cambridge, MA

March 26, 2017

Plays with Trinity

Bonebat Comedy of Horrors Film Festival

Seattle, WA

April 8, 2017

Little Terrors

Toronto, Canada

April 24, 2017

StokerCon's Final Frame Film Festival 

Long Beach, CA

April 28, 2017

Etheria 2017 Tour

Various Cities

Dates TBA

Devilry! An Evening with Bracken MacLeod & Izzy Lee

Salem, MA

June 6, 2017

Final Girls Berlin Film Festival

Berlin, Germany

June 10, 2017

Sweet Revenge Block

Scares That Care

Williamsburg, VA

July 22, 2017

NecronomiCon

Providence, RI

August 19, 2017

GenreBlast

Alamo Drafthouse

Winchester, VA

September 8, 2017

Plays in Serious Horror Showcase

Horrible Imaginings

September 10, 2017

San Diego, CA

Plays in the Revenge block

 

FilmQuest

September 15, 2017

Provo, UT

 

Blood Over Texas presents Fright Gallery

September 16, 2017

Austin, TX

 

Salem Horror Fest

Salem, MA

October 5, 2017

Plays in Wicked Shorts

 

Idaho Horror Film Festival

Boise, ID

October 13, 2017

 

Rock and Shock

Worcester, MA

October 14, 2017

 

DEDFest

Edmonton, Canada

October 21, 2017

Plays with Tigers Are Not Afraid

 

Queer Horror Halloween

Portland, OR

October 27, 2017

 

Frightening Ass Film Festival

Chattanooga, TN

October 28, 2017

 

Death By Festival

October 28, 2017

Austin, TX

 

Twin Cities Horror Film Festival

Minneapolis, MN

October 30, 2017

Plays in Horror Show Hot Dog Shorts FF

Morbido

Mexico City, Mexico

October 31, 2017

Slaughter Movie House

November 6, 2017

Plays with 3 Dead Trick or Treaters

 

Year of Fear Presents: Prom Night Massacre

Burbank, CA

November 11, 2017

Plays in Etheria Block

Saskatoon Fantastic Film Festival

Saskatoon, SK, Canada

November 17, 2017

Plays with The Villianess

Ax Wound Film Festival

Brattleboro, VT

November 17, 2017

 

Buried Alive Film Festival

Atlanta, GA

November 18, 2017

Shorts Block 4

 

Days of the Dead

November 18, 2017

Chicago, IL

Etheria Block

 

Jekyll Island Comic Con

Jekyll Island, GA

December 9, 10, 2017

 

Lusca Fantastic Film Festival

(formerly Puerto Rico Horror FF)

San Juan, Puerto Rico

TBA

Mad Monster Party

Charlotte, NC

February 17 & 18, 2018

Cinedelphia

PhilaMOCA

Philadelphia, PA

April 22, 2018

Women in Horror Film Festival

Peachtree, GA

October 6, 2018

Reel Women

Cambridge, England

October 11, 2018

Nightmares Film Festival

Columbus, OH

October 20, 2018

 

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