A SHINING EXAMPLE Fantastic Fest World Premiere Sept. 24 & 28

Conjurer Productions is thrilled to announce the world premiere of its debut short film “A Shining Example” at this year’s Fantastic Fest, one of the world’s most renowned genre film festivals. Directed, written, produced, and starring the multi-talented actress and host, Clarke Wolfe, “A Shining Example” takes viewers on a rollercoaster of emotions in a brief yet thrilling journey.Aiden (Wolfe) just wants to get back to show-running and needs to write the perfect pilot, but how can anyone expect her to focus between interruptions from her dead-beat husband and their attention-seeking kid?Wolfe’s expertise in front of and behind the camera shines brightly in this thought-provoking short, offering a fresh perspective on the challenges of balancing personal life with creative aspirations.

“After almost ten years of attending Fantastic Fest as a fan, I can announce that this year I will be attending as a filmmaker,” Wolfe said. “My short film ‘A Shining Example’ will have its World Premiere in Austin. I love this short so much and had the most incredible experience making it. I had the best crew and cast in the world (I have been spoiled as a director forever!), and I am so proud of their achievements.”

“A Shining Example” screens in front of Robert Morgan’s feature debut STOPMOTION as one of the “Shorts Paired with Features.” 

Fantastic Fest badge holders are admitted, first come, first served

About Fantastic Fest: Fantastic Fest is the largest genre film festival in the United States, specializing in horror, fantasy, sci-fi, action, and just plain fantastic movies from all around the world. The festival is held annually in Austin, Texas, and has been praised for its unique approach to showcasing genre cinema. https://fantasticfest.com/ 

About “A Shining Example”:

FILM SYNOPSISAfter putting her lucrative writing career on hold to raise her daughter (Marnie McKendry) with little help from her husband (Andy Cohen), Aiden (Clarke Wolfe) finally has the opportunity of a lifetime to get back to work and showrun a new installment in the TV franchise that put her on the map. Up against a deadline, toxic family dynamics arise and Aiden’s frustration builds culminating in a gruesome finale. 

Darkly comedic and inspired by both Stephen King’s novel and Stanley Kubrick’s film, A SHINING EXAMPLE looks at creative and familial frustration with a mother at the center of the story. 


Directed by Clarke WolfeWritten by Clarke Wolfe & Dylan GuerraDirector of Photography: Zach VoytasEdited by Thom NewellMusic by Andrew Scott BellProduction Designer: Alura JohnsonProduced by Buz WallickProduced by Clarke Wolfe

Produced by:Malika Lim EubankSilviana RussoBrandon WinfreyChloe Dykstra

CASTAiden — Clarke WolfeJeff — Andy CohenKailey — Marnie McKendryPaul — Dylan Guerra

Color by Jesús BorregoSound Design by Joshua SterlingFirst Assistant Director: Buz WallickFirst AC: Joe PostGaffer: James SuterKey Grip: Walter OrsiniAudio Engineer: Meghan UnderwoodCostume Designer: Holly PayneMake Up Artist & Hair Stylist: Kait MatlockStunt Coordinator: Jo PalomaDIT: Zac Lim EubankProduction Assistant: Dwain Joseph BurkeHandler for Marnie McKendry: David Ian McKendry 

Production Companies: Conjurer Productions, Hyper Rabbit Media, AMC Content Room, AMC Networks

About Clarke Wolfe:Clarke Wolfe is an actress, writer and influencer who splits her time between Los Angeles and Atlanta. Recent acting credits include MALUM (2023) and Blumhouse’s TORN HEARTS (2022). She is the host of SHOW ME MORE, a behind the scenes look at the making of AMC Network’s most popular TV shows and has made three appearances on the hit after show TALKING DEAD. Clarke can next be seen starring in the horror anthology TENANTS due out in 2024.

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