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Friday, March 30, 2012

2 Award Winning Short Films by Italian Filmmaker Davide Melini: THE PUZZLE and THE SWEET HAND OF THE WHITE ROSE


2 New Short Films by:

 Italian filmmaker 
Davide Melini 
 NEWS BREAK!  March 28 2012, Mr. Melini has officially been selected by the famous 
Horror Rises From Spain website as
 "Director Of The Month" 
  CLICK here for exclusive interview!
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Davide says..."So far in my career, I made 4 short films and I've also worked
 in Rome, as assistant director, in some features, the last one is in Dario Argento's
Mother of Tears: The Third Mother".
Here are my 2 latest Spanish short films:
THE  P U Z Z L E (2008)

- Director: Davide Melini
- Writer: Davide Melini
- Producer: Ezekiel Montes
- Genres: Short | Crime | Horror | Mystery | Thriller
- Running Time: 5 min
- Year produced: 2008
- Production Company: 73140323 Producciones Cinematográficas
- Stars: Cachito Noguera and Alessandro Fornari
- Country of Origin: Spain
- Language: English | Spanish | French | Italian
- Original Music: Visioni Gotiche
- Cinematography: Ezekiel Montes (director of photography)
Film Editing: Victor Quero
- Art Direction: Rocío Aguilera
- Set Decoration: Rubén Cárdenas
- Makeup Department: Ana Massam (makeup artist)
- Production Management: Javier Sancho (production manager)
- Fali Álvarez: Assistant unit manager
- Also Known As: El Puzzle 
- Filming Locations: Málaga, Andalucía, Spain
- SYNOPSIS: A woman refuses to give money to her son, despite the continuous pressure he puts on her. One night she decides to relax and forget her troubles with her favorite pastime: putting a puzzle together. However, this simple table game hides strange circumstances that can turn her peaceful night into a horrific nightmare!
- Tagline: There is always a piece in the puzzle of your life that does not fit
- AWARD: 3rd Best Italian Film at the Rome International Film Festival (Italy, 2008)
- Official Website: www.thepuzzle2008.blogspot.com
- Quote: "I am very happy about all the criticism I had and still have. It's certainly nice to attend festivals, read good reviews or be interviewed, but these things are not enough!
I do not mind signing autographs, or to the star: I just want to work in the movies! People need to know my name only through my films. And it is happening."
 Interview released on May 4, 2010 on Italians living abroad 
Stars Cachito Noguera and Alessandro Fornari


AWARDS & NOMINATIONS
2011 - NOMINATION IN "THE TURBINE - 1ST ANNUAL DANISH HORROR FILM FESTIVAL" (DENMARK)
2011 - NOMINATION IN THE "KILLER FILM FESTIVAL" (US)
2009 - NOMINATION IN THE "MYSTFEST - CORTOGIALLO" (ITALY)
2009 - NOMINATION IN THE "VIDEO FESTIVAL DI IMPERIA" (ITALY)
2009 - NOMINATION IN THE "BFC - BRIANZA FILM CORTO" (ITALY)
2008 - 3RD PLACE IN THE "ROME INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL -
SEZIONE: MIGLIOR CORTOMETRAGGIO DI ITALIANI RESIDENTI ALL'ESTERO" (ITALY)
2008 - NOMINATION IN THE "BFF - BEINETTE FILM FESTIVAL" (ITALY)
2008 - NOMINATION IN THE "FESTIVAL DE CINE IBEROAMERICANO DE HUELVA - SECCIONE IAJ" (SPAIN)
2008 - NOMINATION IN THE "FANCINE - FESTIVAL DE CINE FANTÁSTICO" (SPAIN)
2008 - NOMINATION IN THE "TENEBRIA FILM FESTIVAL" (ITALY)
2008 - NOMINATION IN THE "TOHORROR FILM FESTIVAL" (ITALY)
2008 - NOMINATION IN THE "VILLANOVA IN CORTO FILM FESTIVAL" (ITALY)
2008 - NOMINATION IN THE "ALTO VOLTURNO MOVIES FESTIVAL" (ITALY)
2008 - NOMINATION IN THE "EPIZEPHIRY FILM FESTIVAL" (ITALY)
2008 - NOMINATION IN THE "AMARCORT FILM FESTIVAL" (ITALY)
2008 - NOMINATION IN THE "ALTO VICENTINO FILM FESTIVAL" (ITALY)
 Watch it now in Full HD  CLICK HERE
Although it's only 5 minutes in length, THE PUZZLE (2008) arrived at the finals of 
16 international festivals, with the award as 3rd Best Italian Film at the 
Rome International Film Festival.
- Broadcast for the first time in the Italian TV on December 10, 2009
 Short Stories , Coming Soon Television
- Broadcast for the first time in the spanish TV on November 9, 2010 
Málaga en Antena, PTV Málaga
THE PUZZLE (2008) has already received 51 great reviews from all over the world!
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The Sweet Hand Of The White Rose (2010)
The Sweet Hand Of The White Rose (2010)
- Director: Davide Melini
- Writer: Davide Melini
- Running Time: 16 min
- Year produced: 2010
- Stars: Carlos Bahos, Natasha Machuca, Leocricia Sabán, Vicky Beceiro, 
Stefanya Hernandez, Shani Jones
- Genres: Short | Drama | Fantasy | Horror | Mystery
- Official Site: Dollar Bin Horror 
- Language: English | Spanish | Italian
- Also Known As: La dulce mano de la Rosa Blanca 
- Filming Locations: Alhaurín de la Torre, Málaga, Andalucía, Spain 
- Tag Line: You cannot run from fate!
- Synopsis: How many times have you had a bad day? How many times have you thought you would run away from everyone and everything? That is exactly what happens to Mark. In order to forget about a heated discussion with his girlfriend, he decides to get in the car and go far away. But a little mistake will change his reality forever!
- Produced by: Fabel Aguilera (executive producer)
- Fabel Aguilera: Producer
- Davide Melini: Producer
- Cinematography: Jose Antonio Crespillo
- Film Editing: Victor Quero
- Art Direction: María Cubiles
- Costume Design: Carmen Acosta
- Makeup/Special Effects Department: María García (makeup artist)
- Carmen González: Hair stylist
- Production Management: Alberto Cuevas (production supervisor)
Production Manager: Alessandro Fornari
Production Supervisor: Rakesh Narwani
- Trivia: This is the 4th short film, written, directed and produced by Davide Melini.
Watch it Now in Full HD here 
This short has won several awards and has been screened in many countries including: America, Spain, Italy, South Africa.
Just like The Puzzle, this one has also been broadcast on 
Coming Soon Television (Italy) and PTV Málaga (Spain).




REVIEWS  CLICK HERE








I personally invite you to visit 
My official blog here 
Watch videos, see different posters and stills, read the most up-to-date reviews & interviews and discover all the latest news about my films (awards, premieres, etc). I hope you will enjoy them!

                    Best regards,
                       Davide Melini


The Sweet Hand Of The White Rose 
- PRODUCTION COORDINATOR: VANESSA LÓPEZ
- 1ST PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR: ALBERTO CUEVAS
- ASSISTANT PRODUCTION: ANTONIO FERNÁNDEZ
- DIRECTOR: DAVIDE MELINI
- 1ST ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: BIKTOR KERO
- 2ND ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: BRUNO HERRERO
- DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY AND CAMERA OPERATOR: JOSÉ ANTONIO CRESPILLO
- STEADYCAM OPERATOR: FERNANDO MOLEÓN
- ASSISTANT STEADYCAM: ROSA CORBACHO
- GAFFER: MANOLO SALAS
- ELECTRICIANS: GUSTAVO MURIANO, ERICK MIKHAELIDES, RAÚL LEÓN, ANA G. ARISTEGUI, CURRO CÁRDENAS, DAVID ROJAS, DANI WALLROWK, RAÚL CASTILLA, CHEMA PRADA
- GRIPS: KOKE AND KIKE
- STILL PHOTOGRAPHER: FRANCISCO RODRÍGUEZ
- BOOM OPERATOR: MOMI COHEN
- MAKING OFF: ALBERTO CUEVAS
- EDITOR: BIKTOR KERO
- VISUAL EFFECTS: MIGUEL SERÓN
- GRAPHIC DESIGNER: DANIEL TAMAYO
- SOUND: CHRISTIAN VALENTE
- MUSIC: CHRISTIAN VALENTE AND IVAN NOVELLI
- DUBBING DIRECTORS: CHRISTIAN VALENTE AND ALEJANDRO MARTÍN
- NOVELIST AND SCREENPLAY WRITER: DAVIDE MELINI

AWARDS & NOMINATIONS
2011 - Nomination in the To Horror Film Festival (Italy)
2011 - Nomination in the Horror Quest Film Festival (US)
2011 - 'Tiziano Berardinelli Special Award' in the festival Pectoranum Movies (Italy)
2011 - Nomination in the Epizephiry International Film Festival (Italy)
2011 - Nomination in the Roma3 Film Teatro Festival (Italy)
2011 - Nomination in the Kardiopalmo Thriller Horror Cine Festival (Italy)
2011 - 3rd Best Film in the 1ª Muestra de Cine de Fuengirola (Spain)
2010 - 2nd Best Independent Film of the Year in the festival Indie Horror (Italy)
2010 - Nomination in The Independent Artists Film Festival (US)
2010 - Nomination in the festival Jonio in Corto (Italy)
2010 - Nomination in the South African Horrorfest (South Africa)
2010 - Honorable Mention in the festival Tabloid Witch Awards (US)
2010 - Nomination in the Killer Film Festival (US)
2010 - Nomination in the Certamen de Cortometrajes Comarca de la Axarquía (Spain)
2010 - Nomination in the  Cinemalaga Short Film Competition (Spain)
2010 - Nomination in the Balticon 44 Sunday Night Short Film Festival (US)
2010 - Best Photography Award in the festival Cesur en Corto (Spain)
2010 - Nomination in the Malaga Spanish Film Festival (Spain)


DIABOLIQUE Magazine
EXCLUSIVE 
PRODUCTION/PUBLICITY
 PHOTOS
Publicity shot featuring the cast and 
Director Davide Melini: The Talkatives band
Director Davide Melini on the set looking at monitor
Actor Carlos Bahos and Fernando Moleón 
(camera operator) shooting a scene
Sexy Leocricia Saban in a scene from the movie
A great shot on the set of the movie: Carlos Bahos, 
Natasha Machuca. Art Director: María García 
Visually stunning set location shot: 
Casabermeja’s Monumental Cemetery
Gorgeous publicity photo featuring Leocricia Saban
Night club scene from:
 The Sweet Hand Of The White Rose (2011)
Shani Jones (left) and Stefanya Hernández (right) 
in a local pub dancing on the bar 
Actress Natasha Machuca checks out her
 bloody special effects in a small mirror
Actress Natasha Machuca is the "White Rose"
Director Davide Melini (leaning down), José Antonio Crespillo (Cinematographer) and Fernando Moleón 
(Camera Operator) preparing for the next scene
José Antonio Crespillo is preparing the next shot
The 13 year old actress Natasha Machuca
A colorful scene from the movie
 Casting call - Screening a potential candidate by
 Director Davide Melini (left) and Alessandro Fornari
Fernando Moleón checks the small monitor
A scene from the film: "The White Rose" lying in blood
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Friday, March 23, 2012

INDIE Spotlight: Military Horror Movie: I SPILL YOUR GUTS by James Balsamo from Acid Bath Productions


COMING IN APRIL 2012

NEW HORROR THRILLER! 

A James Balsamo Film 

 I SPILL YOUR GUTS

NEW YORK, NY – Acid Bath Productions is proud to announce the official release 
date of April 01, 2012 for their new Indie Horror Thriller...
I Spill Your Guts (2012) Directed by Mr. James Balsamo, this military style film is definitely going to keep you riveted at the edge of your seat! On a routine military mission, Dennis and Joe are quickly surrounded by enemy fire.    
    When Joe stands into the line of fire to run, Dennis pushes him out of the way, only to take a bullet to the throat. Following his tragic injury, Dennis wakes up in the hospital to find Joe stole the credit as the hero, and told the ultimate lie, took all the glory, and left mute Dennis with only one option.
     When the two return to their war-raged hometown of New York, Dennis seeks revenge on Joe by brutally killing anyone close to him. One little lie will cost so many innocent lives! I Spill Your Guts (2012) from the producers of HACK JOB (2011) features TROMA founder: Lloyd Kaufman, Balls Mahoney (former ECW professional wrestler), Lynn Lowry and a few talented musicians: Andrew W.K., Frank Mullen of Suffocation, and Dave Brockie of GWAR 
HACK JOB 
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I SPILL YOUR GUTS (2012)
CLICK HERE TO WATCH TRAILER
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presents:
EXCLUSIVE 
PRODUCTION PHOTOS
About Acid Bath Productions... 
a New York based production company specializing in Indie Horror Films. The Acid Bath Team is comprised of individuals who live, eat, and breathe horror movies.
- Contact: Mr. James Balsamo: 1(718) 510-3944 
- General Information, Press or to book a Limited Screening Engagement: acidbathproductions@gmail.com
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Saturday, March 10, 2012

May 19, 2012 Hudson Horror Show V: 5 Classic Horror Movies and Shorts, Drive In Style Trailers From Rare 35mm Original Film Prints

Our 5th Hudson Horror Show movie festival 
will feature 4 full length classic genre films
 (plus 1 surprise Horror Film) along with shorts 
and drive in style trailers, all taken from
 rare 35mm original film prints!
Latest News Update 
 Hudson Horror Show V Festival Trailer

Seating is Limited! 
Event: Hudson Horror Show V
Date: Saturday, May 19th, 2012
Location: Silver Cinemas, South Hills Mall
Address: 1895 South Road, Poughkeepsie, NY
Vendor Table Info: info@hudsonhorror.com
Advance Tickets: $26 
Day Of Show: $30
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On Saturday, May 19th, 2012, the hallowed grounds of the Silver Cinemas South Hills 8
 will once again showcase the greatest classic horror film festival in the Hudson Valley, Hudson Horror Show V! Our fifth 12 hour movie festival will feature 5 full length
 classic genre films along with shorts and drive in style trailers, all off rare 35mm film prints!
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TRAILERS - VENDORS ROOM 
Our December to Dismember 2011 show was a sell out with people having to be seated
in our reserved for staff seats. Don’t miss out, grab your tickets now! This is our third 
year of shows and ticket prices are still only $26.00 in advance via PayPal. Advance
ticket holders save money and will be admitted first. If any tickets remain they will be 
available at the door on the day of the show for $30 ea, cash only! 
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 PRIZES - GIVEAWAYS
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Our Frankenstein like monster of a lineup is now complete! Doors open at noon that day 
 and our opening act will be a mash up of two of the greatest movie studios of all time
 as Hammer Films and the Shaw Brothers collide in LEGEND OF THE SEVEN GOLDEN VAMPIRES (1974)! This film starring Peter Cushing, was also know as The Seven
 Brothers Meets Dracula, mixes Gothic horror with well, kung fu, it’s kind of like putting 
your peanut butter in my chocolate, who knew they would taste so good together? 
We’ll have our semi-traditional Mystery Movie in the lineup and that could be just 
about anything at this point. Perhaps some blaxploitation?
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How about a good old fashioned rape/revenge flick? Maybe some more giant monsters? 
Our lips are sealed until show time but we are sure the mystery movie will be anything
but a disappointment. Hudson Horror Five will then push on full steam ahead with our
triple axe attack triple headliner! Our zombie movie for this show will be an extremely
rare screening of George A. Romero’s DAY OF THE DEAD (1985). Unfortunately this 
amazing film was barely seen in theaters upon its original theatrical run in 1985, and it’s
had even fewer screenings since. We are proud to unearth this zombie classic one more time. 
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Headliner number two will be a movie that has been constantly requested by 
Hudson Horror fans, PHANTASM (1979)! Dwarf zombies, crazy bugs, killer spheres
 and of course, “The Tall Man”, the nightmarish masterpiece will definitely make you
 want to sleep with the lights on. 
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Our third and final headliner of this triple threat will be none other than the incredibly influential slasher flick, the original, FRIDAY THE 13th (1980)! This film, originally released in 1980, was a watershed horror release and kick started the slasher craze that took Hollywood by storm for many years to come. Perhaps the biggest star of the film isn’t Jason Voorhees, but Tom Savini’s realistic and gruesome special effects. These effects were unfortunately toned down in 1980 so the producers could secure an “R” rating. 
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However, we’ve been lucky enough to obtain a print that has the best parts intact!
At long last, Hudson Horror presents the UNCUT version of the original FRIDAY THE 13th off 35mm film! We will have the usual shorts, drive in trailers, vendors, giveaways, trivia questions and usual nonsense that make Hudson Horror so much fun.


We’ll have just a few vendor spots for Hudson Horror V, if you are a vendor interested
 in selling or promoting your wares, or if you just have questions regarding our show... 
send us an email to: info@hudsonhorror.com

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Get your tickets early for Hudson Horror Show V... 
and we’ll see you on May 19th, 2012.
Sincerely, Errol


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