Filmi 21! Virtual Edition
Filmi Toronto’s South Asian Film Festival Celebrating 21 Years!
December 19th-20th, 2020
21st Filmi: Toronto’s South Asian film festival
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An audio file is emailed which contains a strange & terrifying message that unleashes a demonic presence
Julian Bate-Vergette is an Ottawa-Canadian director known for The Silencer which as has been accepted in numerous festivals & won a few awards including Best Director. He is an up and coming film maker who has been expanding his strengths by working in the local Ottawa film community and curating genre films with his company, Zero Theory Media.
SILENTIUM is the second film where horror and technology is explored. We first tackled this combination with the film NEUROtonin about a man who has trouble sleeping and has a chip in bedded into his brain to aid him that causes horrific effects.
This film uses Sound Files as a method of unleashing terror with the use of file sharing. Taking a cue from The Ring, we used the method of digital files and how we nonchalantly transfer them peer to peer to bring about horrific effects to the individual unknowingly.
Filmed primarily in Ottawa and in a coffee shop located in the Byward Market, we want to highlight the talent in genre filmmaking which Ottawa has.
Our company, Zero Theory Media, is fully committed to exploit the creatives in the Ottawa region that want to make genre films and let everyone know about the talent that is located here.
This film uses a Giallo type of lighting primarily to give a surreal feel when things ramp up.
We want to explore more ways horror can be infused with modern technology and hope you enjoy this entry.