Hollywood, CA (PRWEB) October 12, 2009
Benvention Films, Inc is pleased to announce DEAD AFTER TOMORROW, a horror/thriller script written by writer/director Benjamin Pollack has won the Best Horror Feature Screenplay Award at Shriekfest, the Los Angeles International Film Festival & Screenplay Competition. Shriekfest took place on Oct 1-4 at Raleigh Studios in Hollywood and screened 40 films, including Benjamin Pollack's award winning anthology series DARK ROOM THEATER, as well as reviewing 39 screenplay finalists.
Benjamin Pollack, who was recently featured on KNBC News with Cary Berglund, won Best Director for DARK ROOM THEATER at the Los Angeles Independent Television Festival (ITVFest) earlier this summer. The film has recently screened at NewFilmmakers in Los Angeles, as well as the Rome International Film Festival in Rome, GA where it was also nominated for Best Narrative Feature. DARK ROOM THEATER will screen at several other festivals throughout the fall including, Asheville Film Festival in Asheville, CA and FirstGlance Philadelphia Film Festival in Philadelphia, PA, where it has been nominated across several categories. A special Halloween screening of DARK ROOM THEATER: Love You To Death will take place Wednesday, October 28, 2009 at 8pm, at the Comedy Central Stage at the Hudson in Hollywood, CA.
The trailer for DARK ROOM THEATER can be found on the iTunes Movie Trailers section of apple.com.
About Benjamin Pollack and Benvention Films
Writer/Director Benjamin Pollack is an alumnus of American Film Institute (AFI), whose credits include editor of feature film PLAYED (Executive Produced by John Daly--TERMINATOR, LAST EMPEROR, PLATOON) and Associate Producer / Editor for the feature film, THE GARAGE which won over 50 festival awards and nominations. Benvention Films, Inc. is a privately held production company with the ability to finance, produce and execute digital entertainment products. The company is located in Studio City, CA. In addition to DARK ROOM THEATER, Benvention Films, Inc. has added three new projects to its slate for 2010. DEAD AFTER TOMORROW, a horror/thriller and Best Horror Screenplay winner at the 2009 Shriekfest in Los Angeles; BLUE SUIT ASSASSINS, a buddy comedy and semi finalist at the 2009 Slamdance Film Festival, and FLEOSOURUS, a comedy/scifi romp. For more information, please visit http://benventionfilms.com
Shriekfest is an international festival and screenplay competition dedicated to the horror/ thriller/ sci-fi/ fantasy genres. The festival showcases some of the top burgeoning filmmakers and screenwriters in these genres, giving them a platform to get the recognition they deserve. Shriekfest proactively helps the filmmakers and screenwriters by promoting their work to industry heavyweights and fans alike. For more information please visit: http://www.shriekfest.com/