Hunting Season will have its New York Premiere on Friday, April 26 at Tribeca Film Festival. All female filmmaking team, Director Shannon Kohli (Supergirl, The Magicians), Lead Actress & Writer Hannah Levien (Supernatural, Siren, Bates Motel, The Magicians) and Producer Ines Eisses (Juggernaut, The Birdwatcher) have collaborated for this fantasy short film capturing what it means to be female, to be alone, and to find purpose in something strangely magical.
Callie (Hannah Levien) is a small town gas station attendant at a crossroads in her life. A recovering alcoholic, she is struggling to move on from her past in her blue-collar community. When a violent creature escapes from a group of local hunters, it happens upon her at the station. An unlikely bond between the beast and Callie will change her life forever, forcing her to face and conquer her fears.
Hunting Season is a fantasy short film set against a bleak, small town in rural Canada.
ATTENDING TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL SHORTS PROGRAM: WTF
Shannon Kohli, Director
Hannah Levien, Lead Actor and Screenwriter
Ines Eisses, Producer
PREMIERE: Friday, April 26 at 11:00pm (Village East Cinema #2)
*PRESS & INDUSTRY: Saturday, April 27 at 10:30am (Village East Cinema #5)
2ND PUBLIC SCREENING: Saturday, April 27 at 11:00pm (Village East Cinema #2)
3RD PUBLIC SCREENING: Saturday, May 3 at 6:45pm (Village East Cinema #4)
4TH PUBLIC SCREENING: Sunday, May 4 at 8:30pm (Village East Cinema #6)
Hunting Season is an award-winning science fiction short film shot on location in the British Columbia First Nation community of Sts’ailes in Canada. The film is comprised of an all female team – directed by Swiss Canadian Shannon Kohli (Supergirl, The Magicians), starring and written by Australian Hannah Levien (Supernatural, Siren, Bates Motel, The Magicians) and produced by Ines Eisses (Juggernaut, The Birdwatcher).
Hunting Season won Best Science Fiction short film at Sydney Indie Film Festival. It was nominated for Best Short Work and Best Female Director at Whistler Film Festival. At the Women in Horror Film Festival, Hunting Season was nominated for Best International Horror Short, Best Cinematography, Best Director Short Film, and Best Performance.
Hunting Season has screened at numerous film festivals worldwide, including premiering at Oscar qualifying Flickers’ Rhode Island, Sydney Indie Film Festival, Women in Horror Festival, The Blood in the Snow Canadian Film Festival, Whistler Film Festival, Lancaster International Short Film Festival, La Femme International and Pacific Rim Film Festival. The film will also have its European Premiere in the Short Film Corner at the Festival de Cannes in May 2019. Hunting Season is an Official Selection at Tribeca Film Festival 2019.
At a time when women’s stories and struggles are at the forefront of media, Hunting Season captures what it means to be female, to be alone, and to find purpose in something strangely magical. In the story, a miracle occurs to a character that seems undeserving due to her gender, her job and her past decisions. Shannon, Ines and Hannah believe it is important to tell stories about the people who often go unnoticed and forgotten. Hannah says, “As filmmakers, we’re compelled to celebrate the extraordinary amongst the ordinary in everyday life. Diverse, strange, random and beautiful.”
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