The Two Gay Geeks received a press release from one of our good friend, Patricia Chica, about the Women in Horror Month Massive Blood Drive. We are a bit late to the party but, the message is still timely and there is still the rest of the month to participate.
Below is the press release:
Roman Media Inc. join forces with Flirt Films to present award winning filmmaker, Patricia Chica’s Bloody Burlesque, part of an anthology of horror shorts for the annual Massive Blood Drive PSA, curated by the Soska Sisters (American Mary, Hellevator).
The infamous identical twin cinéastes invite you to bleed for a good cause. Donating blood is something many people find terrifying. Through provocative imagery, the anthology of short films encourages viewers to face their fears and help those in need. The PSA premieres this February 1st 2016 on YouTube, in honour of Women in Horror Recognition Month (#WiHM7).
Invited by the Soskas for the third year in a row, Chica’s Bloody Burlesque will play amongst work from some of the most innovative, unique, and irreverent horror directors in the genre.
The bloody affair will be full of surprises including appearances by Scream Queens Tiffany Shepis (Sharknado 2, The Violent Kind, The Hazing) and Tonya Kay (Amityville Terror, Within the Darkness).
“The blood drive is important and not enough of us do it. I play with fake blood all day long but the reality is people need our real blood and our help. Please donate.”, says actress Tiffany Shepis.
“The concept of this short came to me through meditation, and the visuals, I guess are remnants of a past life being involved with the Montreal burlesque and fetish subcultures. It’s exciting to me to see Tonya Kay and Tiffany Shepis getting the tone so playfully right” says writer-director Patricia Chica.
Bloody Burlesque is a Canadian production that was written-directed by award-winning filmmaker Patricia Chica. It was produced by Michelle Romano of Roman Media and Chica’s Flirt Films; Executive producer London Scott of Extensions by London; Co-Executive Producer Morris Umali; Associate producers Lily Spencer and Tina Nguyen; Cinematographer Rachel Dunn; First AD Peter Ghabi; Special Effects Makeup by Ivan Sharudo. Makeup by Amira Aranda, Kimberly Shawn Geir, and Steven Royster. Props by Miranda Austin. Latex corset designer Brigitte More. Sound recording by Camille Fadl. Location Manager Jonathan Weichsel. Editing by Patricia Chica and Christopher Alexander. Original score by Kamal John Iskander and David Deïas. Starring Tonya Kay, Tiffany Shepis, Carl Crew, Lily Spencer, Michelle Romano, Hinton Harrison, and Frank Califano.
An expanded version of the short will be presented on the festival circuit during the 2016/2017 season under the title Crimson Dance.
Bloody Burlesque presents a conceptual burlesque performance with a twist that reminds the audience that “It’s in You to Give.”
You will want to be sitting down and not at work when viewing the PSA.
Below is the Youtube PSA:
BTW – Gigi Saul Guererro, Director of one of the shorts in this PSA, was interviewed by the Two Gay Geeks at Horrible Imaginings Film Festival in San Diego. You can hear that interview in our Episode 38.
For more info on Women in Horror Month, please check out: http://www.womeninhorrormonth.com/