Barbara Stepanksy To Direct Thriller 6 FIGURES

Barbara Stepansky is on a roll. After her recent Nicholl Fellowship win, she's just signed on to direct a new thriller called 6 FIGURES starring Alexa Vega, Joanna Going,  and William Mapother.

Stranded in the Mojave Desert, four friends find a chest filled with $4 million and decide to carry it out on foot, beginning a grueling, two-day trek that culminates in lies, paranoia, and murder.

Doesn't that seem like it's always the way it goes, though, when you find a chest of treasure? The film hasn't started production yet, but I will be following it when it does.

Barbara Stepansky Wins Nicholl Fellowship

Barbara Stepansky (HURT, FUGUE, FINAL RECOURSE) has been selected for the 2013 Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting competition along with 4 other writers out of 7,251 scripts submitted for this year’s competition.

Stepansky's script, SUGAR IN MY VEINS, is in her own words an "edgy, coming-of-age" story and it has already got her invited to the Film Independent Director's Lab, but now THIS TOO.  She will get some money to finish her script and it's not a small chunk of change. The synopsis:

A fourteen year old misfit violin prodigy falls in love with her sister’s boyfriend, twice her age. Their growing mutual attraction changes her life but wreaks havoc on everybody else’s.

There will be a live reading of the script on Thursday, November 7, at 7:30 p.m. at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.

Stepansky is scheduled to direct a thriller for Fishbowl Films (DETOUR) and a horror film for Relativity Media, and several collaborations with Jennifer Blanc Biehn.

The Academy Nicholl Fellowships Committee is chaired by producer Gale Anne Hurd, incidentally, and some past recipients include Rebecca Sonnenshine (THE VAMPIRE DIARIES) and Terri Edda Miller (who directed the short fantasy comedy DYSENCHANTED, which is a favorite of mine, and who is a writer and consulting producer on CASTLE).

Congrats Barbara!

Where Are All The Female ABC'S OF DEATH 2 Directors?

Meredith Borders, managing editor of BadassDigest, a genre news film site run by the people at Drafthouse Films, just posted a short article wondering where are all the female entrants to the second ABC'S OF DEATH contest.

You see, the first film was essentially a sausage fest except for two segments out of the 26: one directed by Angela Bettis (ROMAN) and the other co-directed by Helene Cattet (AMER). This year, the ratio is slightly better: three women directors, Jen and Sylvia Soska (co-directing one segment) and Kristina Buozyte with a potential fourth female director if one happens to win the current contest in which filmmakers are asked to submit a short film and viewers vote to pick the new director.  The comments on the article range from people lamenting how they can't name more than five women horror director to people suggesting that Karen Lam, Jovanka Vuckovic, and Maude Michaud are good possibilities to people saying that the reason women don't direct horror is because women characters are marginalized in horror and in our culture et cetera.

Borders states she is a feminist and I am really happy that someone with so much power at Drafthouse is willing to come out and say that she really wishes there were more women included in this thing. However, Borders doesn't ask the question that I think is really obvious: why were only three women asked to participate in THE ABC'S OF DEATH 2 from the get-go?

"Because there aren't any women horror directors to ask," you suggest? There are actually like dozens. I can name dozens. Right now. Danielle Harris, Karen Lam, Barbara Stepansky, Jovanka Vuckovic, Brea Grant, Axelle Carolyn, Marina de Van, Caroline Dupotet, Rie Rasmussen, Kristina Klebe, Devi Snively, Sofia Carrillo, Faye Jackson, Rania Ajami, Emily Hagins (she seems like a no-brainer for Drafthouse, which has been one of her biggest supporters in Austin, Texas), Amber Benson, Jennifer Blanc-Biehn, Maude Michaud, Izabel Grondin, Danishka Esterhazy, Elza Kephart, Gigi Romero, Asia Argento, Debbie Rochon, Mae Catt, Rebekah McKendry, Marichelle Daywalt, Anouk Whissell, Julia Ostertag, Tii Riks, Jen Moss, Jessi Gotta, Lindsay Denniberg, Juliet Landau, Isabelle Gaumont, Jenn Wexler, Mattie Do, Amy Hesketh, Jen Thym, Ursula Dabrowsky… and this is just off the top of my head. Any of these directors would be completely qualified to stand next to The Soskas and any of the male directors already currently hired for the ABC'S OF DEATH 2. Not to mention that there are women directors with long careers in horror and even cult followings that may be available for something like this including Amy Holden Jones, Jennifer Lynch, Mary Harron, Mary Lambert, Katt Shea, Jackie Kong, Barbara Peeters, Tammi Sutton, and Deryn Warren. And, I can think of some actresses and writers that have been interested in directing for a long time who would be not only great at cutting their teeth on an ABC'S OF DEATH 2 segment but would also bring a lot of fan love  to the entire project like Tiffany Shepis, Diablo Cody, Heather Langenkamp, Juliet Snowden, and Brinke Stevens.

I think, if maybe more women directors were represented as actual hires from the beginning, more women would be encouraged to actually enter the contest. I'm not surprised some women may not feel encouraged or excited about entering if they feel that there's already a barrier between them and the project. I'm curious why more women were not initially hired, especially when there are people at Drafthouse, like Borders, who are clearly aware of women directors and want more of them in the project. If the producers are interested in what women are doing, they're more than welcome to read my blog. And I'd be happy to make any suggestions or connections they might need for an ABC'S OF DEATH 3 that is more gender-balanced. The real tragedy here, of course, is that they haven't read my blog. I mean, that's the main, larger, much more important issue: me and my stuff and my ego. Me. Me. Me.

EDIT: director Marcy Boyle (NOBODY CAN COOL) reminded me of an article I wrote in 2011 about this same issue, to which producer Ant Timpson responded.  You can read the article here, and this was Ant's response to the original article:

Just wanted to say that I actually went all out not to make this a sausage fest and even though I didn't invite Marina (agggrhh one of my favourite films ever is IN MY SKIN) as I had a brainfart and totally forgot about her. Not sure she would have done it but I love her work.

I made an effort to try and get quite a few women involved. I wanted Katt Shea and even approached her via Facebook. You have to understand that this was a low-fi project at the start, Magnet weren't involved it was just myself and Tim trying to put it together. I don't want to mention other names. The issue was that some higher profile women directors simply did not respond or had agents protecting them from projects like this. So what happens is that we fall back onto who we know (and into that bloody boys club) which is directors we have personal contact with and who can make a call about participation immediately. This whole thing was being rushed for Cannes like you wouldn't believe.

I have no issue with the anger in your tone as I believe its totally warranted. It is a sausage fest in horror. I see all these gatherings of horror directors and its always dudes with one token woman in the photos. I don't think there's a conscious decision to exclude but there's also a huge fucking lack of getting them recognition.

Anyway, just wanted to say that there was consideration and I did try. We just had time and some other pressures working against us.

Keep up the good fight.

Ant

 

But my ego aside, here are the current entries in the ABC'S OF DEATH 2 search for the 26th director:

M IS FOR MAKE BELIEVE written and directed by Summer Johnson:

M IS FOR MEMORY co-directed by Melanie Coleman:

M IS FOR MONEY co-directed by Shelly Doss:

M IS FOR MASK directed by Arianne Goddard:

M IS FOR MISERYEATER directed by Alicia R Norman:

M IS FOR MATERNITY WARD directed by Val O. Morris (I know her! Hey Val!):

M IS FOR MOLESTER co-directed by Sebrina Bedard:

M IS FOR MUCUS also co-directed by Sebrina Bedard:

I happen to know that there are a few more women who are going to submit before the deadline, like Ama Lea and Emma Julia Jacobs, and the contest doesn't end submissions until October 31st, 2013 so who knows how many they may get between now and then. Voting goes on until November 30th, 2013 and the winner will be announced on December 15th. I really do hope it's a woman who wins (and because she deserves it, not as a hand-out because of her vagina) just because – honestly – out of 26 segments the producers only invited three women? That's a bit silly.

I'll keep you posted on this!

Jennifer Blanc-Biehn Hires Brianne Davis & Barbara Stepansky

Jennifer Blanc-Biehn (AMONG FRIENDS) is fresh off of directing her feature sci-fi thriller THE NIGHT VISITOR, but she's already planning to  direct her husband, Michael Biehn, along with Evie Louise Tompson in a new sci-fi thriller called THE GIRL.

Blanc/Biehn Productions and Lony Ruhmann are producing a series of female-directed horror and science fiction films together, which is monumentally exciting.

Brianne Davis (who also starred in AMONG FRIENDS and was the lead in THE NIGHT VISITOR) will direct the sequel to THE NIGHT VISITOR, called HEATHER'S STORY, which picks up right where THE NIGHT VISITOR leaves off, with the  Stevens family and their son, Ricky, dealing with horrific otherworldly events, but adds a story about a neighbor named Heather who is having her own strange encounters with the phenomenon.

And as a double-whammy, Barbara Stepansky (FUGUE, FINAL RECOURSE) is directing two features for Blanc/Biehn Productions: THE NIGHT VISITOR 3, and CALLS FROM DEAD PEOPLE. CALLS is about a woman that receives a strange phone message from her dead husband from beyond the grave. She attempts to solve her husband's murder, discovering a secret life he led outside their marriage. THE NIGHT VISITOR 3 centers on the "Phoenix Lights" sightings in the night sky over Phoenix, Arizona, and how they transform the life of a teenage girl when she starts to receive messages from extraterrestrial beings that give her hope to escape her abusive home environment. But it might just be a hoax by a potential killer. So, drama/aliens/horror. Cool.

To top it off, Blanc/Biehn Productions is making a feature film that features a female director as a central character. Directed by Richard Gunn, NIGHT MAIRE is about a director and her leading man, who get stranded in a desolate film location and are forced to stay at a bed and breakfast that may have supernatural horrors within. Cool, again. I mean, anytime you have a female director as a character in a film, I count it on a separate list somewhere in my brain as something awesome.

Davis, like Blanc-Biehn with THE NIGHT VISITOR, is stepping into directing for the first time with genre (as did Danielle Harris, who directed them both in AMONG FRIENDS). Barbara Stepansky is a veteran at this point. I'm so excited to see women directing these movies, I think I'll make a whole blog devoted to just writing about women who do that and call it "Planet Etheria".

I'll be keeping tabs on Jennifer Blanc-Biehn and her new directors. I haven't even seen the first THE NIGHT VISITOR yet; how can I hold out when I know she's making three more? And with Barbara Stepansky? Crazy.

2012 Viscera Film Festival Official Selections!

It's so nice to be able to announce this publicly.

After a grueling judging competition that involved hair-pulling-out, myself, Shannon Lark, Stacy Hammon, Kayley Viteo,  our judges, and all of the rest of the staff of the Viscera Film Festival were finally able to narrow down our amazing submissions to one final lineup of 13 short films. Competition was unbelievable. Unbelievable. We had to turn away so many good films because we just simply didn't have room to screen them all. Do you know how hard it is to turn away a really good movie from your festival for no reason other than that you just don't have space for them all? It's kind of cool, but heartbreaking, too.

We've come a long way from the first festival. Last year we had 80 submissions for roughly 13 spots. This year we had over 150. While this means that we will inevitably have to reject amazing films, it also means that more women are making horror shorts, and more women are submitting those shorts to festivals. Those are very good things.

Not only that, but this year we have decided to screen a feature film as well; a special sneak peek of Danielle Harris's amazing new feature horror film "Among Friends!"

Without further ado, here are the 2012 Viscera Film festival Official Selections, which will screen at The Egyptian Theater on July 7th, 2012, and the Tour Selections, which will not screen at the July 7th event but will be a part of our World Tour along with the Official Selections:

Shorts Program:
Baby Face – Kate Shenton
Barbie Girls – Vinciane Millereau
Bloodtraffick – Jen Thym
Escape From Hellview – Hadas Brandes
How to Rid Your Lover of a Negative Emotion Caused By You – Nadia Litz
Jump – Louisa Fielden
Nice Guys Finish Last – Kimberly McCollough
Sibling Rivalry (Under 18) – Tara-Nicole Azarian
The Dump – Rebekah McKendry
The Halloween Kid – Axelle Carolyn
The Morning After – Jen Moss
The Night Caller – Donna Thorland and Peter Podgursky
The Third Eye – Caroline du Potet

Feature Sneak Peek: Among Friends-Danielle Harris

2012 Tour Official Selections

Apple Head – Rebecca Thomson
Baby Face – Kate Shenton
Barbie Girls – Vincianes Millereuu
Bloodtraffick – Jen Thym
Dead Friends – Katelyn D. Mann & Stephen W. Martin
Escape From Hellview – Hadas Brandes
Hawkins Hill – Sara Seligman
How to Rid Your Lover of a Negative Emotion Caused By You – Nadia Litz
Jump – Louise Fielden
Locked In – Valeria Appel
Monster Slayer – Valorie Caskey Ebeling
My Mom and Other Monsters – Kate Tsang
Nice Guys Finish Last – Kimberly McCollough
Neighbors – Robyn Simms & Stephen Johnson
Red- Maude Michaud
Road Rage – Barbara Stepansky
Sibling Rivalry (Under 18) – Tara-Nicole Azarian
Sheeties – Paula Haifley
Smothered – Unn Lilleaas
Sylvie – Valerie Khoudari Ratner
Summer of the Zombies – Ashleigh Nichols
The Provider – Brianne Nord-Stewart
The Dump – Rebekah McKendry
The Halloween Kid – Axelle Carolyn
The Morning After – Jen Moss
The Night Caller- Donna Thorland and Peter Podgursky
The Third Eye – Caroline du Potet
Undetected – Kristen Anderson-Suave
Zeke – Dana Buning

Soksas, AllThingsHorror, Donner Pass, Stepansky, Paladin: This Week's News About Women Genre Film Directors

So, what kind of shit did you miss this week? I made it nice and concise for you so you can follow and don't get left behind.
AllThingsHorror celebrated Women in Horror Month by writing about four up-and-coming female horror film directors: Julie Ufema ("Caveat"), Ashleigh Nichols ("Summer of the Zombies"), Karen Lam ("Doll Parts"), and Elise Robertson ("Donner Pass").

Elise Robertson was interviewed by Fearnet about her horror feature "Donner Pass". She says,

On my first reading of the script, I thought, "This is going to be fun." Once I got into it, I discovered that I really liked this genre. You are dealing with such high emotions, and there is so much to do, visually. You are always trying to create suspense or do a lot with the camera to create mood and tone.

ScreenHub Australia featured an article written by filmmaker Donna McCrae ("Johnny Ghost") about Tasmania's Stranger with My Face Film Festival curated by Aussie directors Briony Kidd ("The Room at the Top of the Stairs") and Rebecca Thomson ("Cupcake"). Unfortunately, it's a paid-view site, so go ahead and disable "javascript" in your browser and you can bypass that crap and read it anyway. This also works for any paid news site, including The Hollywood Reporter and The New York Times. Suck it, Times!
Anne K. Black's fantasy feature "Paladin" is out on DVD and was reviewed by Heropress, which said:
Writer/director Anne K Black has also taken the time to weave Will's story into a well-thought-out world – with a number of Dungeons & Dragons-style "character classes" being name checked through the script from the mystical, dragonslaying paladins to the magically-gifted (and feared) conjurers.
Fangoria Magazine #31, out on newsstands now, features an interview with Canadian filmmakers Jen and Sylvia Soska, directors of "Dead Hooker in a Trunk" as well as preview of Laura Lau's theatrical "Silent House":

Barbara Stepansky ("Fugue", "Hurt") got the interview treatment by Women in Horror Month blogger Justin Hamelin and she says witty, introspective things that I like such as:

I don’t know if it’s necessarily easier for female directors to tap into that. Of the top of my head I could think of at least ten male directors who are incredible psychological horror masterminds. Brad Anderson’s “Session 9” is my personal pinnacle in terms of the types of movies I want to make. I do feel that female filmmakers have a more natural tendency to bring character and motivation to the forefront before getting to the gore and violence part of it all. I have a hard time diving into a slew of kills before I’ve gotten to know and started to care for my characters. I don’t think there’s much fun in just going from one violent death to the next without a point. Then again, I was never a huge fan of one-night-stands either. Maybe there’s a correlation.

MovieMaker Magazine has a long interview with Emily Hagins ("Pathogen", "My Sucky Teen Romance") on their website. She speaks a little about her second and third films, the ghost story "The Retelling" and the vampiric teen comedy "My Sucky Teen Romance":

I made some more shorts and music videos before making my second feature film, The Retelling. That movie was definitely another stepping stone for me as a filmmaker, because I was faced with the most challenges I’ve ever had on making a movie. I think a huge difference between my first two features andMy Sucky Teen Romance is that, for the first two, I just wanted to make a feature.

 

9 Million New Pieces of News About Women Genre Film Directors You've Missed

Well, 9 Million is a (slight) exaggeration. But here's the thing: So many things happened over the past two weeks, and because of my two-week vacation in Barcelona (no that didn't happen) I didn't get to tell you about any of it. Here it is, en masse (French for ALL OF IT):

Tasmanian director Briony Kidd ("The Room at the Top of the Stairs") did a radio show appearance on Joy 94.9 on the show Sci-Fi and Squeam on February 11th to promote her fantastical film festival Stranger With My Face (happened tonight. Tomorrow? I don't really understand how time works in Australier). Listen to it Here.

Australian ABC (who knew?) did a video newspiece on Kidd's festival Stranger With My Face called "Female Psyche Explored In Horror." You can watch Kidd speak and see some clips of amazing shorts by women. Watch it here.

Killer Aphrodite made sure to talk about Kidd's festival and the films screening there, as well. I guess the Aussies know how to support their own! It's true! Because Australian rag FilmInk mentioned Ursula Dabrowsky and her new horror film, in production, called "Inner Demonin this article.

Ashleigh Nichols' short horror "Summer of the Zombies" gets a very great 8/10 review from ILikeHorrorMovies. ILikeHorrorMovies also did a short review of Laura Whyte's "Nursery Crimes."

Nichols ALSO got an interview on the blog run by Justin Hamelin, who is Women in Horror Month by interviewing several female horror film directors including Barbara Stepansky ("Fugue"), Cindy Baer ("Odd Brodsky"),  Marichelle Daywalt ("The Many Doors of Albert Whale") and of course, Nichols.

On February 9th,  Lucy Cruell ("31") was on the radio show Smut Elves (Cory J. Udler and Paula Duerkson). Listen.

Speaking of Podcasts, listen to Shannon Lark talk Women and Horror Month and The Viscera Film Festival with TwistedGeeks here.

Speaking speaking of podcasts, a new horror podcast called "Dolls of Despair" featured an interview with director Claire "Fluff" Llewellyn ("Conscience") as their very first piece. Listen to it here: 

Susanna Lo was interviewed by Chad Cherry about her new thriller/horror "Manson Girls" on LipService.com. The article, called "The Devil Inside," is right here.

Scottish Women in Horror Month horror film festival Jennifer's Bodies creator Jennifer Cooper interviewed several of the women whose films are playing in her fest, including Tara Nicole Azarian, Jennifer Campbell, Maude Michaud, and Axelle Carolyn.

Kristy Guevara-Flanagan and Kelcey Edwards' documentary about superheroines and comic book females "Wonder Women!: The Untold Story of America's Superheroines" got a pretty sweet write-up in The Huffington Post in which they're interviewed extensively and in which they say intelligent arty things like, "I love the idea of looking at something really populist like comic books and action movies to see what they saw about our society and values."

Teal Sherer's web series "My Gimpy Life" finally got funded, and Shearer was interviewed on TubeFilter – oh, fuck it. Just watch this:

Director Julie Ufema ("Caveat") actually went ahead and did what I want to do, every day, which is write an article about herself (in my case that would be "myself") and tells quite a poignant story about how she got herself into a feel-good state of genre filmmaking at the ripe age of 37 (that's young for me) after numerous self-decprecations. Read it here.

Alexia Anastasio ("Adventures in Plymptoons") was interviewed on MediaMikes about her new documentary on cartoonist Bill Plympton in which she says uplifting things like, "I am very proud of the film and I hope that it inspires as many people as possible to make their art no matter what."

The Viscera/Curio mashup in January was covered by the Cinema Dame on her site, er, CinemaDame.com. She provides a great review of and embeds trailers for all of the films, and she says,

I really loved some of the films at Viscera, and I also kind of hated some of the films at Viscera. But one thing I can say about all of the films is that they were, just as [Rachel] Talalay said, interesting — and for me, “interesting” is probably the best thing a film can be. Even if it makes you want to knock yourself unconscious using the head of the person sitting next to you.

I couldn't have said it better myself.

Buried in a Book Crypt wrote a detailed article about Devi Snively ("Trippin'") for Women in Horror Month. She (the writer, Ashlee) also does a great piece on the Shannon Lark/Stacie Ponder collaboration "Lip Stick."

Speaking of Devi Snively and "Trippin'", here are two reviews of the upcoming release: one from LiberalDead and one from About Heroes.

Grace Huang talks about her role in Jen Thym's fantasy/horror/action "Bloodtraffick" to Eastern Film Fans (you know, because she's all Eastern, and shit). She admits that a feature-length version of the script is in the works…!

The Examiner.com wrote about five female horror film directors in honor of Women in Horror Month: Talalay, Bird, Lambert, Bigelow, and Harron (otherwise known as "the big five." No not really, but why not?)

So, the next time someone asks you, "Why don't you know of any female horror film directors?" or something like that, and you say, "Well, I just never hear about them, I guess there aren't that many" just go fuck yourself.

News from around the world!: Odd Brodsky & Fugue

"Around the world!!!" is kind of an exagerration. More like "news from around the Internet." Sometimes you can catch the neatest little news thingies from other people's online film writing endeavours, like news about your fave female genre film directors.

Horror blog Planet of Terror (no relation) posted a best-horror-of-2011-list in which they cite Barbara Stepansky's supernatural horror "Fugue" as #9.

StudioDaily.com posted a quirky article about quirky dark comedy "Odd Brodsky" directed by Cindy Baer. The article is all about how Baer used Litepanels to, like, light her film during the shoot. But it also reveals that the film has a sort-of "Wes Anderson" feel to it. Hey, as long as it's not mainstream douchebag comedy, and it's directed by a woman, I'll write about it..

Barbara Stepansky talks film school at Huffington Post

If you've ever wondered if you should attend a fancy expensive film school, then read this article. Veteran horror director Barbara Stepansky ("Fugue," "Hurt," and several shorts) was asked about her opinion on what it's like to attend UCS's prestigious film master's program:

One thing most people don't realize is the commitment they're making once the thrill of getting in to a top program wears off. "If you do decide to go to film school, you have no life outside of it," said Barbara Stepansky who has gone on from USC undergrad and AFI grad school to direct indie thrillers Fugue and Hurt. "Programs being 24/7, as demanding as they are, you sometimes feel like Cinderella watching everyone else go to the ball. You just don't have much time for a social or cultural life."

"The biggest upside for me was meeting the people I now work with, said Stepansky. "Producers, DPs, writers, editors. They have become my best friends. People I trust to tell me the truth. People that basically enhance whatever I bring to the table creatively and therefore literally make me a better person."

"Nobody can prepare you for how difficult it is once you leave film school," said Stepansky. "Film school is a cocoon, where you are supposed to feel safe and cultivate your dreams so that they're strong enough not to break in the storm. But that storm always comes when you get out there and of course people get disillusioned. It's almost inevitable. I would like to have film schools prepare us more for the storm, but I realize what an impossible task that may be. It's the experiences that you make and the good or bad luck you may have coming out of film school that sometimes determine your path. Your film career is a tricky thing to control and navigate — not unfeasible by any means, just tricky."

Also, film school is really, really, really expensive. If you're not making $150,000 a year immediately after you get out, maybe think twice. My two cents. I didn't go. Look at me now! (don't).

 

La Femme Screens Horror With "Donner Pass," "GirlsGirlsGirls" & "The Big Bad"

The all-women's film festival in Los Angeles, La Femme, is screening several awesome genre films by women this weekend, from Thursday the 13th through Sunday the 16th.

Barbara Stepansky, who already has two genre features and more than a few shorts under her belt, has a very awesome fantastical short in the feature anthology "GirlsGirlsGirls" called "My Own Private Demon" which is playing on Friday at 4PM.

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Barbara Stepansky's "Fugue" @USC

Director and USC alumnus Barbara Stepansky will screen her ghost story "Fugue," which just arrived on DVD this month, at The University of Southern California in Downtown Los Angeles, California on Oct 2, 2011.

Official Synopsis:

Charlotte Vale (newcomer Abigail Mittel) moves into a secluded hillside home with her boyfriend Howard (Richard Gunn—“Dexter,” Garden Party). She soon realizes she’s pregnant, but her happiness is marred by several strange occurrences – ghostly footsteps running through the house, disembodied voices, and the appearance of a strange, faceless woman. She goes to Howard for help, but he refuses to believe anything supernatural is happening.

As the encounters become more frequent and more disturbing, Charlotte is shocked to discover she’s suffering from a Dissociative Fugue, which has made her forget everything from the last nine months. She sets out to learn what caused the condition, and the events of the past begin to spill over into the present – threatening to destroy not only her life, but that of her unborn baby.

I've seen Stepansky's film, and it's a really great supernatural mystery. You can check this screening out FOR FREE, too, which is pretty awesome.