Projects

A Tale of Two Sisters

Completed

Film Details:

Cemetery Tales: A Tale of Two Sisters
21 Minutes, 11 seconds
Horror/Suspense/Thriller

Cast:

Traci Lords
Bruce Davison
Ros Gentle
Michael Broderick
Monte Markham

Director:

Chris Roe

Synopsis:

Set in 1949, a Hollywood star mourns the loss of her beloved sister. On the one year anniversary of her death, a surprise visitor reveals the truth of what happened. Will justice be served? Or will time run out? Tick tock tick tock…

Watch the Trailer:

Awards Won:

BEST THRILLER (SHORT) – 18th Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival

“Chris Roe has given audiences a dark, eloquent tale which for all its brevity plunges us into a world that remains a potent memory long after the credits roll. Shot with elegance by Alex Wysocki and enriched by a score by Jonathan Hartman which has a classic feel, mister Roe’s ‘A Tale of Two Sisters’ is made with a welcome love of style and subtlety. ”
Clive Barker – Director & Writer of Hellraiser, Nightbreed, Candyman & Lords of Illusion

PERFORMANCE AWARD – TRACI LORDS – 49th USA Film Festival
BEST DIRECTOR – CHRIS ROE – Crimson Screen Film Festival
BEST SCORE -JONATHAN HARTMAN – Genre Celebration Film Festival
BEST THRILLER (SHORT) – Southern Shorts Awards
BEST COSTUME – KRIS DESKINS – Southern Shorts Awards
BEST SCORE – JONATHAN HARTMAN – Southern Shorts Awards
BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN – CHRIS ROE – Southern Shorts Awards
BEST ACTRESS – TRACI LORDS – Independent Horror Movie Awards
BEST ACTRESS – TRACI LORDS – Spook Screen International Film Fest
BEST FILM – Rolling Ideas International Film Festival
BEST SCORE (Silver) – JONATHAN HARTMAN – Queen Palm Intl. Film Fest
BEST COSTUME (Bronze) – KRIS DESKINS – Queen Palm Intl. Film Fest
BEST THRILLER (SHORT) – Hot Springs International Horror Film Festival
BEST COSTUME DESIGN – KRIS DESKINS – Asian Cinematography Awards
BEST HORROR SHORT – South Film & Arts Academy Film Fest
BEST COSTUME DESIGN – KRIS DESKINS – South Film & Arts Academy Film Fest
BEST ART DIRECTION – South Film & Arts Academy Film Fest
BEST AUDIENCE AWARD – South Film & Arts Academy Film Fest
BEST ACTRESS – TRACI LORDS – IndieX Film Fest

“If Val Lewton were still making films, he’d surely seek Chris Roe out!”
John Harrison – Director of Tales from the Darkside: The Movie & Book of Blood

BEST ACTING ENSEMBELE – IndieX Film Fest
BEST SCORE – JONATHAN HARTMAN – IndieX Film Fest
BEST COSTUE DESIGN – KRIS DESKINS – IndieX Film Fest
BEST HAIR & MAKE UP – ROBERT HENSLEY – IndieX Film Fest
BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN – IndieX Film Fest
BEST DIRECTOR – CHRIS ROE – Mesa International Film Festival
BEST HORROR (SHORT) – Great Lakes Film Festival
BEST HORROR (SHORT) – Rocky Mountain International Film Festival
BEST THRILLER (Gold) – Independent Shorts Awards
BEST ACTRESS (Silver) – Independent Shorts Awards
BEST ACTING ENSEMBLE (Bronze) – Independent Shorts Awards
BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN (Silver)- Independent Shorts Awards
BEST HORROR (Short) – Shockfest Horror Film Festival
BEST SCORE – JONATHAN HARTMAN – Shockfest Horror Film Festival
BEST MYSTERY – Indie Short Fest
BEST PRODUCERS – CHRIS ROE – Indie Short Fest
BEST SCORE – JONATHAN HARTMAN – Indie Short Fest
BEST COSTUME DESIGN – KRIS DESKINS – Indie Short Fest
BEST HAIR & MAKE-UP – ROBERT HENSLEY – Indie Short Fest
GOLD AWARD WINNER – Spotlight Short Film Awards
BEST THRILLER (Short) – New York Movie Awards
BEST ACTRESS – TRACI LORDS – OZ Indie Film Festival
BEST DIRECTOR – CHRIS ROE – OZ Indie Film Festival

Official Selection Festivals:

52nd Sitges Film Ferstival in Sitges Spain – World Premiere
Another Hole in the Head Film Festival – San Francisco, CA
Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival – Los Angeles, CA
Pittsburgh Horror Film Festival – Pittsburgh, PA
49th USA Film Festival – Dallas, TX
Crimson Screen Film Festival – Charleston, SC
Rome Independent Prima Awards – Rome, Italy
Southern Short Awards – Roswell, GA
VOB Film Festival – Carmel, NY
Burbank International Film Festival – Burbank, CA
Borderscene Film Festival – Las Cruces, NM
Spook Screen Film Festival – Cork, Ireland
Sin City Film Festival – Las Vegas, NV

“Roe has directed a fantastic creepy film noir ride through Hollywood. The authenticity of the locations is mesmerizing, and Traci Lords is luminous and sinister.”
Mary Lambert
Director of Pet Sematary

Sacramento Horror Film Festival – Sacramento, CA
Hot Springs International Horror Film Festival, Hot Springs, AR
Queen Palm Film Festival – Palm Springs, CA
Independent Horror Movie Awards
Mesa International Film Festival – Mesa, AZ
Rolling Ideas International Film Festival – Targu Mures, Romania
Horror/Suspense/Thriller International Film Festival – USA
Filmchilla Film Festival – Maui, HI
Indigo Moon Film Festival – Fayetteville, NC
TOHorror Film Festival – Torino, Italy
Poe Film Festival – Richmond, VA
FANtastic Horror Fest – San Diego, CA
Video Scream International Film Festival
Florence Film Awards – Florence, Italy
Terror in the Bay Horror Film Festival – Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
Rocky Mountain International Film Festival – Silverthorne, CO
Horror Shorts Film Festival – Missoula, MT
South Film and Arts Academy Festival – Santiago, Chile
CUCIF – Cuzco Underground Cinema Festival – Cusco, Peru
Secrets of the Dead Film Festival – Brooklyn, NY
Great Lakes Shorts Film Festival
Unrestricted View Horror Film Festival – London, England, UK
Anatomy, Crime & Horror International Film Fest – Athens, Greece
Shockfest Film Festival – Las Vegas, NV
International Shorts Film Festival – Victoria, Australia
Independent Short Awards
Green Bay Film Festival – Green Bay, Wisconsin
IndieX Film Festival – Los Angeles, CA
Indie Shorts Film Festival – Los Angeles, CA
Genre Celebration Film Festival – Tokyo, Japan
Spotlight Short Film Awards –
New York Movie Awards – New York, NY
MystiCon Independent Film Festival – Roanoke, VA
Findecoin Independent International Short Film Festival – Venezuela
OZ Indie Film Festival – Melbourne, Australia
Beeston Film Festival – The United Kingdom
Russian International Horror Film Festival & Awards – Moscow, Russia
Philadelphia Independent Film Festival – Philadelphia, PA
Paracinema Film Festival – The United Kingdom
Thriller Feedback Film festival
Venice Film Awards – Venice, Italy

“Stylish and confident, original and utterly unique. Chris Roe is someone to keep your eye on. Noir never looked so good.”
Darren Bousman – Director of Saw II-IV

Press:

Gruesome Magazine

Dread Central at Crimson Screen Fest

Dread Central

Dealine.com

BrainWaveStalk.com

BrainWaveStalk.com First Look

DailyDead.com


George A. Romero Hollwood Walk of Fame - Documentary Featurette

Post-Production

On October 25, 2017, George A. Romero posthumously received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. This documentary featurette chronicles the ceremony and events of that day. More details coming soon.