WINNER – BEST STUDENT FILM
United States / Horror Short Film /
15 minutes / English
Director: Andres Rosende
Producer: Chris Laszlo, Irene Rodríguez, Senín Porto, George T. Kimmel IV
It’s Christmas again: family, presents, parties… The worst time of the year for Steve. Driving through New York City for Christmas Eve dinner, his car breaks down and he accidentally stumbles upon a crime scene. Mistaken for the notorious cleaner, Mr. Bear, Steve has to face a difficult choice: dismember and get rid of some boides or become a corpse himself.
2011 JAMES BRIDGES DEVELOPMENT AWARD, James Bridges Foundation — AUDIENCE AWARD, 2011 Friars Club Comedy Film Festival (US) — BEST STUDENT FILM AWARD, 2012 L.A. Comedy Shorts Film Festival (US) — BEST SHORT FILM, 2012 Cans Film Festival (Spain) — AUDIENCE AWARD, 2012 Lund International Fantastic Film Festival (Sweden) — AUDIENCE AWARD, 2012 Fancine, Festival de Cine Fantástico de Málaga (Spain) — JURY PRIZE ALCANTARILLA, 2013 Film Festival (Spain) — 3RD AUDIENCE AWARD, 2013 Alcantarilla Film Festival (Spain)
Andres Rosende is a Los Angeles based writer and director currently in preproduction of his first feature, a horror film to be shot in 2013. His short films have played all around the world winning numerous awards. Andres has also co-written several feature screenplays and was quarterfinalist in the Nicholls Fellowship in Screenwriting. He received his M.F.A. in film directing from Columbia University.