Tuesday, September 10, 2013

The 2014 CineMayhem Film Festival is NOW Accepting Submissions!

After a highly successful first festival this past March at the Muvico Theaters in Thousand Oaks, CA, the CineMayhem Film Fest is returning in 2014 for a second year, showcasing more great independent horror films and up-and-coming filmmakers who are creating some of the most engaging, thoughtful and more often than not- scary as all hell- stories in the genre world these days.

As we continue to adapt CineMayhem for our second fest, we're also going to be making some programming changes and are already working on a few more cool things for attendees next year that horror fans will absolutely love (especially for you classic horror lovers out there!). Stay tuned for more on that in the coming months.

That all being said, the 2014 CineMayhem Film Fest is now officially accepting submissions; since we're trying to keep everything as easy as possible for all you filmmakers out there (and we're also growing this year), we've made our submission process very simple: fill out the attached submission form, pay your submission fees via PayPal (see our sidebar) and then mail us your project. It's that easy.

Filmmakers may start submitting today; the regular deadline for submission is December 31, 2013  and the late deadline for submissions is January 10, 2014- films chosen for the 2014 CineMayhem Film Fest will be notified of acceptance no later than January 24, 2014.

For those of you who would like to submit an online link instead of a physical screener, please email us to discuss this option more. And for those of you who may have more questions about the festival itself, please send us an email as well.

You can download the submission form HERE or use the link in our sidebar to download the application.  Again, thank you to everyone who made the first CineMayhem Film Fest such a success- here's to a great 2014!

Good luck everyone!

Saturday, August 31, 2013

CineMayhem 2014 Film Fest Announcement

Since we're about six months away, we thought it was about time to announce that the CineMayhem Film Fest indeed will be returning in March 2014.

Look for a ton of announcements during September; CineMayhem is also pleased to announce that this year we will be taking submissions and more information on that will be released after September 1st.

We're also in the process of upgrading a few things- we got a spiffy new CineMayhem logo and soon there will also be a brand new website coming to too.

We'd also like to thank everyone again for such a great festival earlier this year; it's because of all of you that 2014 is going to be possible and for that, we're truly grateful.

More soon!

- Heather Wixson
Festival Founder, CineMayhem Film Fest

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

CineMayhem Spotlight: THE ROOT OF THE PROBLEM (Ryan Spindell)

Sunday, March 3rd at 12 pm


Director: Ryan Spindell

Screenwriters: Mark E. Davidson & Ryan Spindell

Producers: Ryan Spindell & Nathan Levine-Heaney

Cinematographer: Nathan Levine-Heaney

Production Designer: Sinead Clancy

Editors: Alessandro Soares & Benjamin Bumgarner

Composer: Gregory Tripi


Allison Gallaher

Ptolemy Slocum

Brea Grant

Chad Jamian Williams


Set in the candy-colored world of 1950s suburbia, a reluctant young housewife suspects that the friendly neighborhood dentist is hiding a horrible secret, but is it just the anesthesia at work or is there something more sinister hiding below the surface? Open up and say AHHHHHHHH!

CineMayhem Spotlight: RIVULETS: "HOW, WHO" Music Video (Adam Barnick)

WORLD PREMIERE -Saturday, March 2nd Before COLDWATER at 4:15 pm


Directed and Edited by Adam Barnick

Produced by Adam Barnick, Jessica Luhrssen, Dominick Sivilli

Director of Photography: Dominick Sivilli

A Wicked Tree Films and Codebreaker Productions Release


Nathan Amundson (singer/buried man)

Jerry Murdock, John Presnell (soldiers)

Mark Coffin, Edmundo Santos (laborers)

Teaser Trailer:

Adam Barnick's first music video for Rivulets/Nathan Amundson was the recent "I Don't Want to Be Found," on Rivulets's newest album We're Fucked (2011, Important Records).  Largely performance-based, it explored anonymity and escape from one's modern surroundings through a few key images, leaving the bigger picture implied.

Director Barnick's second collaboration with Rivulets leaves modern trappings behind to quietly, creepily make its way through a slightly abstract funeral procession in Civil War-era America.  The video is also unique in that it is for a song from Nathan's debut album RIVULETS, released a decade ago.  

"How, Who" is a deliberate, haunting song that softly works its way under your skin, and Barnick matches that, avoiding the hyperkinetic style of most music videos for a chillingly cold black-and-white universe, with visuals that tip their hat to past genre work such as Dreyer's VAMPYR and classic Universal Horror.


Monday, February 25, 2013

CineMayhem Spotlight: MEAT (Drew Daywalt)

Sunday, March 3rd at 12 pm


Written and Directed by 

Produced by
Drew Daywalt
Jeff Farley

Cinematography by
Robert Morris

Editing by
Asaf Eisenberg

Theme Song sung by 
Abigail Daywalt


AJ Bowen

Ed Ackerman

Sunday, February 24, 2013

CineMayhem Spotlight: WRONG NUMBER/SPLIT THE CHECK (Patrick Rea)

Sunday, March 3rd at 12 pm



Two strangers connect, when a wrong number brings them together.  Starring Cinnamon Schultz (Winter's Bone) and Joicie Appell (Nailbiter).  Written by Amber Rapp, Directed by Patrick Rea.


See what happens when a waiter refuses to split the check for three annoying couples.  Starring Michelle Davidson, Tasha Smith, Erin McGrane, Brad Meehan, Aaron Laue, Jason Miller.  Directed by Patrick Rea.