Halloween Provokes a Witch’s Bloody Spell in New Dark Comedy-Horror Short Film ‘MISCAST’ Releasing Online October 31, 2017
An innocent young woman unwittingly helps a witch cast a bloody spell at their office Halloween party in the new horror comedy short film MISCAST, launching wide online October 31st on Vimeo.
Notable stand-up comedian and actress Nina Daniels (Pariah, Maron) stars and produced this deadly witchcraft tale, which comes from established editor-turned-director Carsten Kurpanek and rising screenwriter Matt Katzenberger (Final Draft Big Break 2017 Finalist). The film also stars actress Brea Bee (Silver Linings Playbook) and young actor Kade Pait; and has proven an audience favorite screening at Shriekfest, Dances With Films and HollyShorts.
MISCAST tells the story of office worker May (Daniels) caught in a battle between good and evil when her new co-worker (Bee) reveals herself as a real witch after turning their office Halloween party into a bloodbath with a deadly spell.
Daniels shares, “The project came about due to a chance meeting between myself and Matt (Katzenberger). He offered to write something for me and Miscast is the result of that elevator ride.”
The film delivers a deadly clash, sprinkled with gore, humor, and magic, while presenting ‘miscast’ themes: feelings of not fitting in, the difficulty of finding true friendship, empathy vs. selfishness, what it means to be good, bad, and all the grey areas in between.
About Nina Daniels:
LA based stand-up comedian/actor performs live around town regularly, including hosting one of the city’s hottest new shows, Nina Daniels Presents: The Playground, at the Nerdmelt Showroom. She was also recently showcased her comedy chops appearing on two episodes of the new FOX late-night series Punchline. Fans will recognize this New York native from Season 3 and 4 of IFC’s hit MARON, Showtime’s MASTER’S OF SEX and in the Sundance Award winning film PARIAH. In addition, her YouTube viral video My Man Is a Jewmaican was featured on the front pages of both FunnyOrDie and Elizabeth Bank’s WhoHaHa.com. For more about Nina Daniels visit: www.ninadaniels.com
About Carsten Kurpanek:
German born editor/director Carsten Kurpanek made his way to Los Angeles in 2007 to pursue a film career. He worked as assistant editor on several studio blockbusters, including The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Machine Gun Preacher, World War Z. Since then, he made the jump to feature editor working on numerous projects, such as Squatters, Diving Normal, Fort Bliss, Earth to Echo and Kickboxer: Vengeance. All the while, Kurpanek has been directing and editing his own indie films, crossing all genres with Left & Leaving, The White Room, Breathe, Bad, Happily Ever After, Push and now Miscast. For more about Carsten Kurpanek visit: www.carstenkurpanek.com
Keep up with MISCAST at: https://www.facebook.com/MiscastTheMovie
Watch MISCAST on Vimeo Beginning October 31, 2017 at: https://vimeo.com/164033964