We’ve been following Patricia Chica’s work in the horror industry for a while, so we were thrilled to hear that her short film Serpant’s Lullaby was screening and up for an award at the Female Eye Film Festival. It’s awesome to see horror filmmakers get recognition at non-genre festivals, and Patricia’s film is nominated for the top prize in the Short Film category.
Patricia Chica has a unique voice and works in a genre that has been predominantly dominated by men. The caliber of her work is excellent and this year her short film, ‘Serpent’s Lullaby’ has been nominated for Best Short Film, one of the most competitive programs at the FeFF.”, said Leslie Ann Coles, the festival founder & executive director.
Now a resident of Los Angeles, Patricia Chica is returning to Canada to participate at the Female Eye Film Festival in three different events. Producer Byron A. Martin will also be of attendance. You can find out more about the events here.
Serpent’s Lullaby is picking up praise on the festival circuit with successful screenings which started at the 67th Cannes Film Festival’ “Coup de Coeur” Selection of the highlights at the Short Film Corner. The film had multiple subsequent screenings all over the world at Fantasia, HollyShorts, Oaxaca FilmFest, Rhode Island, Munich Underground, Feratum, Etheria, Tokyo Screaming Queen, just to name a few film festivals. Respected American film critic Jay Kay of The Horror Happens Radio Show included Serpent’s Lullaby in his Top List of the Best Shorts of 2014. The film has won three awards including Best Short Film at the Magnolia Independent Film Festival; Most Original Film at the Lakeshorts Film Festival, and a Silver Remi Award for Best Fantasy Film at the Worldfest Houston International Film Festival.
Serpent’s Lullaby is a dark, haunting, and emotive tale that presents a contemporary twist on the myth of Medusa. “The chthonic character coming into a modern world but holding onto the ritual of burial is poignant. Director Patricia Chica executes the story well and the script written by Charles Hall has emotional resonance”, says Ed Hovey of Soresport Movies Reviews. Trevor Michael Elvis Zimmermann of Terror in Toronto qualifies the film as “beautifully shot and well-acted, the story pulls you in without any need for exposition. Big thumbs up”.
Patricia Chica (@PatriciaChica) is recognized internationally for her multiple award-winning artsy genre films notably Day Before Yesterday, The Promise, Rockabilly 514, Ceramic Tango, and A Tricky Treat to be released this year at the Fantasia Film Festival. Patricia Chica is particularly appreciated for her provocative style and her method of exploring themes that bring awareness around taboo or delicate subject-matter. Through her sensitive and intuitive approach, she brings a deep and personal dimension to all of her films. Patricia is presently preparing two feature films: an edgy dark thriller Wolverine Hotel, produced by Byron A. Martin and Montréal Girls, an art-house dark comedy written for her by award-winning screenwriter Kamal John Iskander.
Find out more about Patricia’s work at her official website.