Released in April 2016 for the Persistence of Vision Film Festival (POV26), Inferno has been or will be shown in ten film festivals around the world with news of other film festival inclusions pending.
Directed by Dionne Copland, produced by Tess Paul, filmed by Turner Stewart, Inferno is a horror featurette, that was filmed last September by the then third year BFA Film Production students. Forming CyberCraft Video Productions to produce their latest projects, we’re looking forward to their POV 27 offering April 28 and 29, 2017.
CyberCraft Video Productions was established in 2016 by Dionne Copland and Turner Stewart. Our team has worked with Directors such as Tess Paul (Softcore), Joshua Gratton (Cuties), Vince D’Amato (The Valley of the Rats), Danny Kai Mak (Chances, The Kubler-Ross Condition), Ryan Nicholson (Gutterballs 2: Bootleg Edition), and Tom Huckabee (Taking Tiger Mountain), serving in several different roles including Producers, Cinematographers, Camera Operators, Film Festival Organizers, and Distribution Consultants. The CyberCraft Team is currently working on Producing the post-production for the feature-length film Cuties, as well as Producing Tess Paul’s latest short film, Softcore, which will go to camera in November of 2016 (with Dionne Copland working as Producer and Turner Stewart as the Director of Photography). CyberCraft Video Productions will once again have Dionne Copland in the Director’s Chair with the short film, Haxx Deadroom: a CyberPunkzz Story, shooting in December of 2016.
The Film Festivals Inferno has been seen at:
- Little Nightmares Canadian Horror Shorts Festival | Hamilton, Canada | June 11
- CinemaFantastique 2 | Vancouver, Canada | July 9
- Brno16 | Brno, Czech Republic | October 13/15
- Arkham Film Society’s A Long Night of Short Horrors | Providence, RI, USA | October 18
- BanGoreFest Short Horror Film Fest | Orono, ME, USA | October 30
- Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival | Williamsville, NY, USA | November 4
- Sick Chick Flicks Film Festival | Cary, NC, USA | November 5
- South Texas Underground Film Festival | Corpus Christi, TX, USA | November 10
- Blood in the Snow | Toronto, Canada | November 25
- Monster Fest | Melbourne, Australia | November 24-27 (TBD)
Dionne Copland: (Writer and Director)
Dionne Copland is the Canadian filmmaker responsible for Writing and Directing the short films Inferno, Don’t Look Down, and A Thousand Words. Her first short film, Don’t Look Down, screened at several film festivals across North America, including the first annual Ax Wound Film Festival. She co-directed the micro-budget featurette Computer Hearts with her partner Turner Stewart, which was distributed internationally on home video in 2015. She is the Co-Founder and Marketing Director for the CinemaFantastique Film Festival in Vancouver, BC, and during the festival’s second year she emphasized a stronger representation of women in genre film, including a night devoted to Female Horror Filmmakers as part of National Canadian Film Day 2016 celebrations in Vancouver. Her most recent short film, Inferno, has screened at festivals throughout Canada, the United States, Australia, and the Czech Republic.
Turner Stewart: (Cinematographer)
Turner Stewart is the Producer and Director behind the award-winning films Computer Hearts and S.I.D.S., which have screened at film festivals across the globe. Working closely with his partner Dionne Copland, he has served as the Producer and Director of Photography on several of her projects, including her 2016 short Inferno. As a Producer, he has worked with several emerging filmmakers on award-winning short films in Vancouver, and has acted as the Director of Photography on several independent features, including Gutterballs 2. His featurette Computer Hearts found critical success within the underground horror scene, and was distributed world-wide on home video after its festival run. He is also a board member of the Shivers Film Society, which works towards the theatrical exhibition and promotion of independent Canadian genre cinema in Vancouver, Canada. Turner produced his first feature-length film, Joshua Gratton’s Cuties, in 2016.
Tess Paul (Producer)
Tess Paul is an emerging indie filmmaker based out of Vancouver, BC. While continuing to make short films, she is currently focusing on finishing her degree in Film and Creative Writing at the University of British Columbia. She produced the short film Inferno with Dionne Copland and Turner Stewart. Currently, Tess is preparing to direct her latest film, Softcore.