FANTASIA GUEST LIST BRINGS THE BEST OF GENRE FILM TO MONTREAL
This year Fantasia continues its tradition of inviting the best and brightest genre filmmakers from around the world to the city of Montreal. The festival is proud to host more than 55 directors, producers and actors coming to Fantasia to premiere their films at the festival’s 19th edition. Fantasia will welcome filmmakers from all over the globe, including Uganda, Australia, Albania, Japan, South Korea, India, Israel, France and Finland.
Frontières@Fantasia will feature 21 projects from across North America, Europe and beyond, with a representation of 11 countries: Canada, USA, the United Kingdom, Finland, Germany, Spain, Italy, Lithuania, Serbia, the Netherlands and India.
In total, this year Fantasia will host more than 400 filmmakers & film industry professionals from around the world.
Special festival guests include:
Celebrated Actor Kevin Bacon (FOOTLOOSE, TREMORS, TV’s THE FOLLOWING) and Director Jon Watts (CLOWN, the recently announced Sony Pictures/Marvel studios SPIDER-MAN production) visit Fantasia for the first time with the Sundance hit road thriller COP CAR.
Acclaimed Japanese filmmaker Ken Ochiai, director of the Fantasia 2014 Cheval Noir award-winner UZUMASA LIMELIGHT, will present the World Premiere of NINJA THE MONSTER
Directors Neil Marshall (THE DESCENT, GAME OF THRONES), Axelle Carolyn (SOULMATE, THE HALLOWEEN KID), Mendez (THE GRAVEDANCERS, BIG ASS SPIDER!) and Darren Lynn Bousman (REPO:THE GENETIC OPERA, SAW II-IV) will be among the pack in town to unveil the World Premiere of the 10-filmmaker anthology horror film TALES OF HALLOWEEN.
Israeli brothers Doron and Yoav Paz (PHOBIDILIA) will showcase the World Premiere of their apocalyptic epic JERUZALEM.
Indian maverick directors Q (GANDU) and Nikon will present the World Premiere of the bloody, boundary-crushing LUDO
Popular Japanese Comedian, Writer and Director Hiroshi Shinagawa (SLAPSTICK BROTHERS, DROP, SUSPECT X) will delight audiences with the North American Premiere of DEADMAN INFERNO
Montreal’s very own RoadKill Superstar heroes François Simard, Anouk Whissell & Yoann-Karl Whissell will excite and amaze with the Canadian Premiere of their award-winning first feature TURBO KID. In attendance will be actors Michael Ironside (SCANNERS, TOTAL RECALL), Munro Chambers (DEGRASSI: THE NEXT GENERATION) & actress Laurence Leboeuf (15/LOVE, TRAUMA)
Filmmakers Larry Fessenden (HABIT, THE LAST WINTER), Glenn McQuaid (I SELL THE DEAD, V/H/S) and Douglas Buck (SISTERS, THE THEATRE BIZARRE) will present the first-ever Canadian edition of the acclaimed TALES FROM BEYOND THE PALE live “radio play” horror show, featuring all new Tales and a special secret cast to be revealed at the performance.
Director Keiichi Hara (COLORFUL) and screenwriter Miho Maruo will present the North American Premiere of MISS HOKUSAI, our official Opening Film.
Director Adrian Garcia Bogliano (HERE COMES THE DEVIL, LATE PHASES) will travel from Mexico to host the screening of his darkly humorous and downright disturbing film SCHERZO DIABOLICO
Rock legend, actor and body building champion Jon Mikl Thor (ROCK 'N' ROLL NIGHTMARE) will speak and perform after our screening of the extraordinary documentary I AM THOR.
Sonny Mallhi, producer of THE STRANGERS and AT THE DEVIL’S DOOR, will be presenting the World Premiere of his eerie directorial debut ANGUISH.
Finnish Director Joonas Makkonen and Actress Enni Ojutkangas bring the North American Premiere of their uniquely unforgettable BUNNY THE KILLER THING
15 year old Director Nathan Ambrosioni from France brings the International Premiere of his directorial debut HOSTILE
Director Ted Geoghegan , Cinematographer Karim Hussain and Actress Barbara Crampton (RE-ANIMATOR, YOU’RE NEXT) will present the Canadian Premiere of the Fulci-esque haunted house festival hit WE ARE STILL HERE.
Producer Robert Lantos (EASTERN PROMISES, LÉOLO, THE SWEET HEREAFTER) and Director George Mihalka (MY BLOODY VALENTINE, PINBALL SUMMER) will present a new DCP of the notorious 1982 Quebec erotic comedy SCANDALE.
Full Guest Line-up for Fantasia 2015
Anguish (USA)Director Sonny Mallhi
Antisocial 2 (Canada)Director/Co-writer/Producer Cody Calahan & Co-writer / Producer Chad Archibald & Guests
Bite (Canada)Director Chad Archibald & Guests
Bunny the Killer Thing (Finland)Director Joonas Makkonen & Actress Enni Ojutkangas
Cash Only (USA/Albania)Director Malik Bader and Writer/Actor Nickola Shreli
Cop Car (USA)Actor Kevin Bacon and Director Jon Watts
Cosmodrama (France)Director Philippe Fernandez
Crimson Whale (South Korea)Writer/Director Park Hye-Mi
The Dark Below (USA)Director Douglas Schulze
Deadman Inferno (Japan)Writer/Director Hiroshi Shinagawa
The Demolisher (Canada)Director Gabriel Carrer
Director's Commentary: Terror of FrankensteinDirector/Co-Writer Tim Kirk
Excess Flesh (USA)Director Patrick Kennelly
Full Strike (aka Badminton Hero!) (Hong Kong)Producer Andrew Ooi
He Never Died (Canada)Director/ Writer Jason Krawczyk & Producer Zach Hagen
Hostile (France)Director Nathan Ambrosioni
I Am Thor (Canada)Documentary subject / musician Jon Mikl Thor
The Interior (Canada) Director Trevor Juras & Producer Peter Kuplowsky
JeruZalem (Israel)Directors Yoav and Doron Paz
Limoilou (Canada)Director Edgar Fritz + cast
Ludo (India)Directors Q & Nikon
Meathead Goes Hog Wild (USA)Directors Sean Pierce, Zach Harris and Kevin Cline
Miss Hokusai (Japan)Director Keiichi Hara and Writer Miho Maruo
Nina Forever (U.K.)Director Ben Blaine
Ninja the Monster (Japan)Director Ken Ochiai
Observance (Australia)Director Joseph Sims-Dennett & Cast
On The Horizon (Canada)Director Pascal Payant
Orion (USA)Writer / Director Asiel Norton and Producer Magdalena Zyzak
Scandale (Canada)Director George Mihalka & Producer Robert Lantos
Scherzo Diabolico (Mexico)Director Adrian Garcia Bogliano
The Shamer's Daughter (Denmark)Director Kenneth Kainz
She Who Must Burn (Canada)Director Larry Kent, Actor / Co-Writer Shane Twerdun and Actors Andrew Dunbar & Andrew Moxham
Slumlord (USA)Producers Matthew and Kevin McManus
Some Kind of Hate (USA)Director Adam Egypt Mortimer, Actor Noah Segan & Producer Amanda Mortimer
Synchronicity (USA)Director Jacob Gentry and Actors Brianne Davis & AJ Bowen
Tales of Halloween (USA)Directors Neil Marshall, Axelle Carolyn, Mike Mendez & Darren Lynn Bousman
They Look Like People (USA)Director Perry Blackshear
Turbo Kid (Canada)Directors François Simard, Anouk Whissell & Yoann-Karl Whissell and Actors Michael Ironside, Laurence Leboeuf & Munro Chambers
We Are Still Here (USA)Director Ted Geoghegan, Cinematographer Karim Hussain & Actress Barbara Crampton