Chateau Sauvignon: terroir

“Chateau Sauvignon: terroir” is a gruesome coming of age story about a vintner son’s disobedience and desire to care for his ailing mother.

“Chateau Sauvignon: terroir” follows the isolated adolescent son of a storied vintner family who finds himself torn between obeying his father’s callous restrictions and preventing his ailing mother from deteriorating further. When a doting woman and her indifferent son arrive seeking a tasting and tour of the winery, Nicolas sees an opportunity to help care for his mother, as well as prove his worth to his choleric father. However, his wayward plan quickly takes a turn for the worse, and his missteps puts his family’s secretive murderous ways in peril of being unearthed.




SEAN WEIL – Patrick

Writer / Director:



-BEST ACTOR – Halloween International Film Festival ‘16
-BEST STUDENT FILM – HorrorHaus Film Festival ‘16
-BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY – HorrorHaus Film Festival ‘16
-BEST SUSPENSE SHORT FILM – Dazed 4 Horror Film Festival ‘16
-BEST SOUND – Diabolical Horror Film Festival ‘16
-BEST HORROR FILM – Cutting Edge International Film Festival ‘16
-BEST SHORT FILM: BEST OF SHOW – Muscatine Independent Film Festival ‘16
-PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD – Lake Champlain International Film Festival ‘16 64. BEST HORROR – Director’s Circle Festival of Shorts ‘16
-BEST PERFORMANCE – Yellow Fever Indie Film Festival ‘16
-BEST HORROR SHORT – Genre Celebration Festival ‘16
-BEST HORROR – Big As Texas Short Film Festival ‘16
-BEST STUDENT FILM SHORT – Macabre Faire Film Festival ‘17
-BEST THRILLER – “Euro Kino” International Independent Film Festival ‘17
-BEST HORROR – Madhouse Movies Film Festival ‘17 

Official Selection at:

-Phoenician International Film Festival ‘17
-The Mediterranean Film Festival ‘17
-The Vieques International Film Festival ‘17
-Madhouse Movies Film Festival ‘17
-Camp Horror CREEPFEST Film Festival ‘17
-Milwaukee Twisted Dreams Film Festival ‘17
-New Jersey Horror Con ‘17
-Rochester International Film Festival ‘17
-Blackbird Film Festival ‘17
-Horror Films in Hotlanta ‘17
-Cordoba International Film Festival ‘17 


“I cannot express enough how rare it is, once you’ve been a horror fan for long enough, to find things that actually scare you anymore. … There was enough buildup for it to definitely have an impact … this short actually made me squirm. … Even in less than 15 minutes, [Chateau Sauvignon: terroir] has more to offer than the average slasher.”

– Chassity, The Horror Honeys

“I really wanted more. The acting, the simplicity of murder the reasons behind it, all so powerful…and it delivered beyond what I expected.”

– Jacob Craig, Sinful Celluloid

“Rarely do I walk away thinking ‘Man I hope this gets made into a full length feature’… I was immediately struck by the images. The shots and the production design. Apparent from the first frame… The director get’s into our heads right away… David E. Munz-Maire has got skill and if the few short films he has made are any indication of his future, it’s very bright. I look forward to seeing what comes next from this talented director and really enjoyed this film.”

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