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 Frankenstein
    Director/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
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