BUCHEON INTERNATIONAL FANTASTIC FILM FESTIVAL
BIFAN WORLD PREMIERE
Filmmaker Heath C. Michaels distorts perceptions in his dark multiverse short film “The World Over”.
Los Angeles-based filmmaker and game developer Heath C. Michaels brings to life The World Over, a high-end short film that will challenge and mislead your perception of reality and temporality. Containing hints of horror, this multi-layered fantasy thriller will have its World Premiere at the 2018 BIFAN – Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival in South Korea on July 15th, 2018.
BIFAN – Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival
Screenings: 7/15 @ 18:00 • 7/19 @ 13:30 • 7/22 @ 11:00
Venue: CGV Sopoong 5, Bucheon, South Korea
Writer-director Heath C. Michaels and his wife,
producer Heather Michaels, will be attending the Q&A.
When a couple discovers a door leading to a parallel world, they find themselves embroiled in a dangerous game of mistaken identity after coming face-to-face with mirror images of themselves. The World Over ingeniously shifts perspectives and skews perceptions until its unexpected twist. A cross-genre proof of concept for Michaels’ upcoming feature film of the same name.
“As a director, I wanted to bring a very personal fear, one of isolation, and tell a visceral story from that perspective,” says director Heath C. Michaels. “The multiverse really epitomizes the truest demonstration of that fear, because for someone who is isolated with themselves as their only company, I cannot imagine anything more horrific than being with more versions of yourself,” he concludes.
The World Over was filmed over 9 days in Los Angeles, in the Michaels’ own West Hollywood home. The premise was inspired by Heath’s own loneliness experienced every time his wife Heather goes on weekly business trips. Starring up and coming actors Tess Granfield and Brett Keating, the film is written and directed by Heath C. Michaels and Produced by Heather Michaels and Richard J. Dubin. Cinematography by Greg LeFevre; Production Design by Emily Peters; Edited by Kevin Hickman; Original Music by Kays Al-Atrakchi, and Visual Effects by Jeremy Nelson.
About the Director:
Native of Graham, North Carolina, Heath C. Michaels studied directing at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts where he received a B.F.A. before moving to Los Angeles, CA in 1999. His first industry job was at Blue Tulip Development in Santa Monica, CA where he studied under amazing filmmakers such as Jan De Bont (Speed, Twister) and Lucas Foster (Crimson Tide, Bad Boys). In 2010, Michaels first feature film, Yeardley, won Best Feature at the Malibu International Film Festival. The screenplay was chosen for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Margaret Herrick Library archives. In 2016, Michaels was a semi-finalist in the Academy Nicholl Fellowship for his genre spec screenplay, Breathe. In 2017, both Michaels and his wife, Heather Michaels, opened the production company Nothing Rhymes With Entertainment and made their first short film together: The World Over.
About the Producer:
Heather Michaels is a Los Angeles-based producer who has managed campaigns for major brands such as Facebook, Apple, Pepsi and many others. Born in Washington, D.C. and raised in the suburb of Silver Spring, Maryland, Heather’s love of film and photography led her to Los Angeles where she graduated from Pepperdine University in 2002. In 2008, Heather won the Obie Award for her work on the MacBook Air Launch and later went on to produce the iconic iTunes silhouettes campaigns. In 2010, Heather was Associate Producer on the award-winning independent film, Yeardley. She is currently Executive Producer at Nothing Rhymes With Entertainment and recently produced the short film The World Over. Heather actively supports diversity, inclusion, and equality within the independent film community.
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