Do you live in the Los Angeles area? Do you have any plans this weekend? No? If not, that’s okay, yours truly has you covered.
Starting September 2nd (this Friday), and for one week only, you can catch a screening of the short film and new horror comedy, Killer Friends, directed by first time filmmaker Zach Noe Towers, who also stars in the film, and Tina Carbone. You can check it out on the big screen exclusively at the Laemmle Theater in North Hollywood, California, a theater known to promote independent filmmakers. Starring alongside Towers are Jenna-Lee Carrerio, David Racki, and Peggy Sinnott
The short, made possible by a successful Indiegogo campaign, is about four friends that go on a camping trip, but the thing is: one of them won’t come back alive.
This screening became possible after Killer Friends won two Audience Awards at Dances with Films, including the Run of the Fest award. Thanks to this theatrical release, the film is now eligible for an Academy Award nomination consideration.
“I can’t believe my little horror comedy is going to be considered for an Oscar nomination” says Towers, excitingly, “Horror is such an overlooked genre, so it feels really great to be recognized in this grand way.”
Currently, ZNT Productions, Towers’ production company, is currently seeking a distribution platform, as well as investors for his feature film debut, Meat Market, a film about a group of gay men being hunted down on a Grindr-like app. The script is written in the same vain as the Scream franchise.
If you have a little extra time in your day this weekend or next week and want to support emerging young filmmakers, I urge that you catch a screening of this short. I know I will be there.
Killer Friends will be playing at the Laemmle NoHo 7 from September 2nd through the 8th. Hope to see some of you there.
You can listen to an exclusive interview with Zach Noe Towers on the Two Gay Geeks webcast by clicking here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=TY28WDiF_nk
…and if you want to find out more about Killer Friends, including a full list of festivals and it’s tour calendar, please check out the official website at www.ZachNoeTowers.com and follow on social media: