Helmed by Spanish director Iván Villamel in 2014, it has gone on to receive much acclaim and screen at 500 film festivals worldwide. Now it appears a feature film version could well be on the cards. The official synopsis for the shocker is ‘On a cold winter night, Laura reads his brother David the story of a strange creature that attacks children. Suddenly, a shiver runs Laura’s body, feeling a strange presence in the house. It’s him.’
The full press release is below:
"Mr.Dentonn", directed by Iván Villamel, produced by Harmonica Films & Mordisco Films, and starring Irene Aguilar, Kaiet Rodriguez and Ander Pardo, has broken records in its genre, becoming the most awarded and selected horror short film of all time worldwide, with 500 official selections and more than 120 international awards, in addition to more than 1200 award nominations and 1500 screenings around the world. It has been part of worldwide reference festivals in fantastic/horror genre; "International Film Festival of Sitges", "Screamfest Horror Film Festival Los Angeles", "Fantasia International Film Festival", etc ... among an uncountable list of referents including Oscars Qualifying Festivals ("Cleveland International Film Festival "," Leeds International Film Festival "), three times nominated for the prestigious Silver Meliès to the Best European Fantastic Short Film. His tour in festivals makes" Mr.Dentonn" an exception within the genre of horror, achieving that historical mark of most awarded and selected horror short film in history. Its creators are already working to find funding for the feature film project of "Dentonn", where it could fully develop the mythology of the character.
Keep an eye open for the STARBURST review of the short, and find out more at the Mr Dentonn Facebook page.
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