PRESS RELEASE – Soucouyant, the short film shot entirely in St. Lucia as part of a week-long film challenge, recently screened at the Aruba International Film Festival.
The film won the Jury Special Mention in International Shorts and has now won two awards including Trailer of the week by Awardeo, the company who recognizes talented filmmakers on Vimeo.com
Programming Director for the Aruba Film Festival, Aaron Hosé, had high praise for the film. “Some of the most effective horror films are the ones that build their story around a ‘less is more’ aesthetic–where the audience has to use its imagination–as opposed to focusing on cheap thrills.
Soucouyant’s premise is terrifying. From the very first minute it hooks you and never lets go–it even leaves you craving for more. It’s beautifully shot and very well balanced tonally. What’s even more impressive is the short amount of time it took Sean and his team to produce the film. I hope to see a feature-length version of this short soon.”
The film stars St Lucia’s homegrown talent Aiasha Gustave (Miss World St Lucia 2010) and Kimhia Toussaint (Miss St Lucia UK 2014) along with legendary musician Bert “Panta” Brown was written and directed by Award Winning Barbadian filmmaker Sean Michael Field and co-produced by Trinidadian TV personality Jeanille Bonterre.
Soucouyant recently played at Caribbean Tales Film Festival in Toronto and during Film Caribbean UK’s 2015 Summer Season Festival to great reviews.