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Horror film from United States, 11 minutes

Screens Friday, February 27, 2015
Screening Block 2: 4pm-7:15pm

Directed by Christopher Wells
Produced by Christopher Wells

Cynthia is a short horror film written and directed by Christopher Wells. At first glance, the setup for Cynthia is a pretty by-the-numbers …a man awakes one night to find strange goings-on in his home, including haunting by a vengeful spirit. So far, short horror film 101. However, what sets Cynthia apart from the standard short horror film is how the film’s protagonist, played by Wells himself, does not react to being haunted in the way one would expect; rather than being gripped by terror and cowering as things go bump in the night, the film’s subject is more annoyed than anything else, cursing his bad luck while not really taking the situation as seriously as one might expect.

About the Director

Christopher Wells produces work that is liked by a unique demographic whose nonconformist outlook is inspiring and motivating to him as an artist. Christopher embraces super-weird thoughts that randomly run through his head at off hours.

“Overall, Cynthia is a clever and atmospheric short horror film which plays around with familiar conventions, making it a little bit different from the norm and well worth nine minutes of your time.” – Sean Markey


About Winter Film Awards

Winter Film Awards (WFA) is a volunteer-run and operated celebration of the diversity of local and international film-making. Our Mission is to recognize excellence in cinema and to promote learning and artistic expression for people at all stages of their artistic careers with a focus on nurturing emerging filmmakers and helping them gain recognition and contacts to break into this difficult industry. We pride ourselves on our diverse collection of Festival selections, allowing our audience to enjoy films they normally wouldn’t think to seek out. WFA is a minority- and women-owned registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

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