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Short, Horror (15 min., USA)

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


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

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Rakefet Abergel


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


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


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


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


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.

Boo: Team


Rakefet Abergel

Writer, Director, Producer

Ned Thorne

Consulting Director, Editor

Marshall Langohr


Alex U. Griffin

Director of Photography

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Boo: 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

More coming soon!

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Boo: Awards

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

Best Female Filmmaker

Best Female Filmmaker

Best Actor/Director

Best Actor/Director

Best U.S. Genre Short

Best U.S. Genre Short

Best Genre Filmmaker

Best Genre Filmmaker

Best Women in Horror

Best Women in Horror

Press & Interviews

Boo: Testimonials

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.”

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 

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

Terror in the Bay Film Festival/Thunder Bay, ON - October 18, 2019 

Northern Frights Festival/Sudbury, ON- October 19, 2019

Show Low Film Festival/Show Low, AZ - October 18th & October 20th 

Marina Del Rey Film Fest/LA, CA - October 21, 2019 

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

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

Horror Films in Hotlanta/Atlanta, GA - October 25, 2019 

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

Horrorigins/Atlanta, GA - October 26, 2019 

HorrorHaus Film Festival/Santa Clarita, CA - October 26, 2019


FANtastic Horror Film Festival/San Diego, CA - October 26, 2019 

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

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

Unrestricted View Horror Film Festival/London, England- November 2, 2019 

PA Indie Shorts /East Stroudsburg, PA - November 2, 2019 

YoFiFest/Yonkers, NY - Nov 10, 2019 

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

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

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

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

Horror-on-Sea/Southend-on-Sea, Essex England- January 10, 2020 

Dam Short Film Festival/Boulder City, NV - February 13, 2020 

The Santa Fe Film Festival/Santa Fe, NM - February 14, 2020 

Love Your Shorts Film Festival/Sanford, FL - February 15, 2020 

Horrible Imaginings/Santa Ana, CA - February 16, 2020

Nevermore Film Festival/Durham, NC - February 28 and February 29

Ocean City Film Festival/Ocean City, MD - March 7, 2020 

Pasadena International Film Festival/Pasadena, CA - March 14, 2020

Vancouver BadAss Film Festival/Vancouver, BC Canada - March 28, 2020 - Cancelled due to COVID

Crimson Screen Film Festival/ Durham, SC - July 2020 

Gatffest Film Festival - Jamaica - Postponed due to COVID

Die Laughing Film Festival / Los Angeles, CA - Postponed due to COVID

Cordillera International / Reno, NV - Online July 23, 2020

Crypticon Seattle / Seattle, WA - Online September 18, 2020

Milwaukee Twisted Dreams Film Festival / Milwaukee, WI - online October 1, 2020 

MethodFest Film Festival/Sherman Oaks, CA - Drive-in - August 28, 2020

Les Femmes Underground Film Festival/Los Angeles, CA - Cancelled due to COVID

Hot Springs International Women’s Film Festival/Hot Springs, AR - postponed

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