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BOO

Short, Horror (15 min., USA)

A traumatic event forces a recovering addict to face her demons, without her worried fiancé uncovering the truth.


SYNOPSIS:

Over the course of one rough night, Devi, seven years sober, must make a difficult choice between who she loves and what she loves.

 

CAST

Rakefet Abergel

"Devi"

A native of Los Angeles, Rakefet Abergel is an award-winning American/Israeli actress, writer/producer/director, and outspoken stand up comedian. One month after taking a stand up class, Rakefet won Best Comic and Best Overall Talent on the Tyra Banks Show. She appeared in the movie Superbad with Jonah Hill, and as Adam Sandler's sister in Just Go with It . She can also be seen in the films My Best Friend's Girl opposite Dane Cook, with Halle Berry in The Call, and alongside Eddie Murphy & Kerry Washington in the film, A Thousand Words. Rakefet regularly guest stars on TV shows including Showtime's Shameless, New Girl, My Name is Earl, Bella and the Bulldogs, and iCarly.


Recently, Rakefet wrote and starred in a horror/thriller short film called Jax in Love, which she co-produced with executive producer & casting director Jory Weitz (Napoleon Dynamite). The film, directed by Oscar-nominated director Colin Campbell had an extremely successful film festival run and garnered Abergel nine Best Actress awards from a variety of festivals including Nightmares Film Festival, Hollywood Horrorfest, GenreBlast Film Festival and Oregon Scream Week. The film also won Best Horror Short at Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival, Best Featurette, and Best Original Screenplay. Her new short screenplay, “BOO”, is a finalist at Women in Horror Film Festival in Georgia and Nightmares Film Festival in Columbus, Ohio. 


Rakefet also originated the role of "Brooke" in the hilarious and touching play, The Furniture, written by Marc Warren (Even Stevens, Full House) and directed by industry veteran Joel Zwick (Full House, My Big Fat Greek Wedding), that premiered at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts. 

Josh Kelly

"Jared"

You probably know him as Jeremy Caner on the Lifetime show UnREAL. Or maybe from his role as Walker Chisum on the NBC show Midnight, Texas. You've also seen him in the Transformers movies and the TV shows FlashForward, True Blood, and as Cutter Wentworth on One Life to Live.

Parisa Fitz-Henley

"Ava"

Parisa Fitz-Henley is a Jamaican-American actress best known for her role as Reva Connors in Jessica Jones and Luke Cage. Since 2017, Fitz-Henley has starred in the NBC drama Midnight, Texas. Parisa also recently played Meghan Markle in the television movie "Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance".

Laura Slade Wiggins

"Grace"

Laura Wiggins is an American actress, singer and musician. She is best known for her roles in Shameless, The Tomorrow People, Starving in Suburbia and Rings.

Michael Villar

"Chris"

As his diverse list of credits attests, Michael Villar has always been drawn to the unconventional, showing depth and range in every role he plays. Villar was born in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania to his mother Susan McMillen Villar and his father, Spanish native, Luis Alberto Villar.  His talents with situational improv landed him the role of Grumpy, in contemporary artist Paul McCarthy's piece "White Snow". A character actor, Villar enjoys playing roles in both drama and comedy.


Michael Villar had two movies in the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. "Carnage Park", directed by Mickey Keating, and "Sleight", directed by J.D. Dillard. His most recent films “Skin” (currently nominated for an Academy Award) and “Amy’s in the Closet” both had an extremely successful film festival run. Currently shooting "The Soviet Sleep Experiment" with Chris Kattan.

 

CREW

Rakefet Abergel

Writer, Director, Producer

Ned Thorne

Consulting Director, Editor

Marshall Langohr

Producer

Alex U. Griffin

Director of Photography

Sylvia Ray

Co-Producer

Lowam Eyasu

Co-Producer

 

Awards

 

Happenstance Horror Fest

Women of Horror / Best Director
June 2019

Happenstance Horror Fest

Audience Award for Best Film
June 2019

Queen Palm International Film Festival

Annual Queen Supreme Award for Best Dialogue in a Short
July 2019

Nominations

 

Genreblast Film Festival

Best Actress in a Short

Austin Revolution Film Festival

Best Female Filmmaker, Best Genre Filmmaker, Best Actor/Director, Best U.S. Genre Short, Best Women in Horror

Press & Interviews

 

Rue Morgue - July 22, 2019
Bryan Christopher

“Anyone suffering from addiction or even with loved ones who suffer from addiction can tell you: it sucks. Rakefet Abergel gives new meaning to this struggle as she directs and stars in a short film about a woman whose night takes a bad turn just moments after receiving her seven-year recovery chip. Told through a series of flashbacks, we find out more about what makes our protagonist’s particular addiction so…unique, and in the end we see how addiction tends to wind up coming back to bite not only the addict, but those they love most.”

Upcoming Screenings

Idaho Horror Film Festival/Boise, ID - October 18, 2019 - 5pm


Terror in the Bay Film Festival/Thunder Bay, ON - October 18, 2019 - 7:30pm (after 2nd intermission) 


Northern Frights Festival/Sudbury, ON- October 19, 2019 - 3:45pm


Show Low Film Festival/Show Low, AZ - October 18th - 4:45pm

October 20th - 1pm


Marina Del Rey Film Fest/LA, CA - October 21, 2019 - 9:30pm


Crescent City Spook Show/New Orleans, LA - October 23, 2019 - 8pm


Nightmares Film Festival/Columbus, OH - October 25, 2019 - 6pm


Horror Films in Hotlanta/Atlanta, GA - October 25, 2019 - 6pm (event starts)


Vancouver Horror Show/Vancouver, Canada - October 25, 2019 - 7pm


Horrorigins/Atlanta, GA - October 26, 2019 - 12:45pm


HorrorHaus Film Festival/Santa Clarita, CA - October 26, 2019 - 4:45pm

 

FANtastic Horror Film Festival/San Diego, CA - October 26, 2019 - 6:10pm


American Horrors Film Festival/Lake Geneva, WI - October 26-27, 2019 - TBD


San Sebastián Horror and Fantasy Film Fest/San Sebastian, Spain - October 30, 2019 - 5pm


Unrestricted View Horror Film Festival/London, England- November 2, 2019 - 4:30pm


PA Indie Shorts /East Stroudsburg, PA - November 2, 2019 - 7:30pm


YoFiFest/Yonkers, NY - Nov 10, 2019 - 6pm


Stuff MX/Mexico City, MX - October 31-November 15, 2019 - TBD


CineUnderground- Nov 16 th Piacenza Italy, and Nov 17th Busto Arsizio, Italy 2019 - 9pm


AtomACon Film Festival/Charleston, SC - November 23, 2019 - 9pm


Oregon Scream Week/Portland, OR - December 7, 2019 - TBD


Horror-on-Sea/Southend-on-Sea, Essex England- January 10, 2020 - 12:30pm


Horrible Imaginings/Santa Ana, CA - February 2019 - TBD


Les Femmes Underground Film Festival/Los Angeles, CA - tentatively March 21, 2020 

 

Past Screenings

Happenstance Horror Fest - Haverhill, MA - June 15, 2019

Reels of the Dead - Indianapolis, IN - July 6, 2019


Queen Palm Film Festival - Palm Springs - July 14, 2019


NewFilmmakers LA - Los Angeles, CA -  July 27 


Scares That Care - Williamsburg, VA - August 2, 2019


Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival/ Buffalo, NY - August 27, 2019

Cindependent Film Festival/Cincinnati, OH - August 30, 2019

GenreBlast Film Festival - Winchester, VA - August 31, 2019 

Reels of the Dead: DotD Red Track - Louisville, KY - August 30, 2019

DragonCon Film Festival - Atlanta, GA - September 1, 2019 

HorrorHound Weekend Film Festival - Indianapolis, IN - September 6, 2019

Dancing Spider Film Festival -Luverne, MN - September 6, 2019


Austin Revolution Film Festival - Austin, TX - September 7, 2019

 

FilmQuest - Provo, UT - September 12, 2019 

Detroit SheTown Film Festival - Detroit, MI - September 13, 2019 

Sin City Horror Fest - Las Vegas, NV - Sept 15, 2019

Austin After Dark Film Fest - Austin, TX- Sept 14, 2019

Wreak Havoc Horror Film Festival - Greensboro, NC - September 20, 2019 

NOLA Horror Film Festival - New Orleans, LA - September 26, 2019 


Hot Springs Horror Film Festival - Hot Springs, AR - September 27, 2019 


Rendezvous Film Festival - Amelia Island, FL - September 27, 2019 

Lady Filmmakers Film Festival -Beverly Hills, CA - September 27, 2019

Grimmfest - Manchester, England - October 4, 2019 


iHorror Film Festival - Tampa, FL - October 5, 2019

MonsterFest X Fangoria - Melbourne, Australia - October 12, 2019 

Soundwave Comic Con - Charleston, SC - October 12, 2019 


Sick Chick Flicks - Cary, NC - October 13, 2019 


Buffalo International Film Festival - Buffalo, NY - October 13, 2019