Monday, March 13, 2017

"Shear Madness" Snags 15 Nominations at Z-Fest

I'm pleased to announce that "Shear Madness", a short horror film for which Junior Birdman Audio provided sound edit and mix, has been nominated for fifteen awards at this year's Z-Fest. In particular, I'm honored that my audio work has been recognized with a nomination for Best Sound Design.

The film, co-produced by Influx Pictures and CutJaw Films, features a really impressive array of practical visual effects. It's set in a hair salon (a place I have no use for), and without giving anything away, I'll just say that pretty much everything you can imagine going awry in that scenario really, really goes awry. It's snagged (see what I did there?) nominations in the following categories:

- Best Actress : Brittany 'Benjamin' Deutsch
- Best Supporting Actress : Sierra Schermerhorn
- Best Screenplay : Ian Withey
- Best Editing : Jay Ness
- Best Sound Design : Mike Hallenbeck
- Best Makeup & Costume Design : Nicole Fae & Ryan Schaddelee
- Best Production Design : Andrea Bursott
- Best Cinematography : Ben Enke
- Best Lighting : Billy Straub
- Best Villain : Sierra Schermerhorn
- Best Hero / Heroine : Brittany Benjamin
- Best Fight Scene
- Best Prop
- Best Suspense/Horror/Adventure Film
- Best Film

The film will receive one more Z-Fest screening at the "Best Of" showcase and awards ceremony on March 24th. More info + tickets

Here's the trailer for "Shear Madness":

Congrats to the cast and crew of this and all the nominated films. May the odds be ever in your favor!

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