From Cannes to Canada Patricia Chica’s new horror comedy short A Tricky Treat is making great big strides. Patricia is very good friends and a close working colleque with our feature male model in our movie-themed issue #9, The Richard, so we are keeping close tabs on her and the success of A Tricky Treat to be sure. We have just gotten word that A Tricky Treat will see its world premier at this year’s Fantasia International Film Festival.
“Fantasia is one of my favorite film festivals, and now that I live in Los Angeles, it is a great honour for me to return to my hometown Montreal to premiere A Tricky Treat,” says Chica about this latest honor for her film.
A.T.T. tells the story of a man, played by Leonard Waldner, held hostage by a very strange family whose fate rests in the hands of two kids. The family is played by Steve Brewster, Andrea Fletcher, Keira McCarthy, and newcomer Marco Reilly.
From this festival A Tricky Treat will go on to play at Scream Queen Film Fest in Tokyo, RIP Horror Film Festival in Hollywood, and the 21st San Giò Verona Video Festival in Italy, with certainly more festival screenings will be announced soon.
A Tricky Treat is the first collaboration of creative duo Patricia Chica (director) and Kamal John Iskander (writer) who have been called the “Gruesome Twosome” by popular online cinema blog, The Movie Guys. Shot in Los Angeles earlier this year, the film is executive produced by Tara Kurtz (Los Angeles), and produced by Patricia Chica (Montreal), Grace Santos (Los Angeles), as well as Byron A. Martin (Toronto). Co-Executive producers are Adonai Interiano of HNI Productions (Los Angeles) and Morris Umali (Australia).
Patricia Chica and her crew will be present for the premier as they were in Cannes and we wish them continued success.