“DISTANT”, the 2-minute horror short that I created with my wife Ashlie while in quarantine, has been accepted to the 20th annual Coney Island Film Festival.

Due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, this year’s festival will be held online. This is a sad blow for those of us who, in past years, loved gathering at the bumper cars to hear the awards being announced. But I’m grateful that it’s still happening, in some form. And I can assure you that—after this summer—the festival and its parent organization, Coney Island USA, need your financial support now more than ever.

 

The good news: The new format—courtesy of Xerb TV—allows you to watch any program in the festival, at any time, on any day between September 22 and October 2.

“Distant” will screen online as part of Program 8 – Horror Shorts. Tickets for Program 8 are $7, and available here.

Tickets to the entire festival are only $20, if you order them before Sept. 8th. Get festival tickets here.

 

This will be my second time participating in the festival. The first was with my documentary Fancy Feast: The Fat Burlesque Performer (a.k.a. “Character”), back in 2017.

“Distant” stars Ashlie Atkinson, Chris Kelly, and Jennifer Laine Williams. It was originally created for Roger Corman’s Quarantine Film Festival back in April.