New year, new WiHM celebration, new viciously creative blood drive PSA, courtesy of the "Twisted Twins" Jen and Sylvia Soska. 2017's theme coming together as a collaborative music videos - pieces of which, are provided by various talented filmmakers and actresses and actors. And while each serve as a part of a whole, one segment in particular, will actually go on to become a fleshed out film all its own! Details in the press release below
(Hollywood, CA) February 1st, 2017 – Michelle Romano’s Roman Media Inc. join forces with award-winning director Patricia Chica in the production of a segment for the Annual Massive Blood Drive PSA, curated by the Soska Sisters.
Every year internationally renowned identical twin filmmakers, the Soska Sisters(American Mary, Hellevator), invite you to bleed for an incredibly good cause: Women in Horror’s PSA for a Massive Blood Drive. Donating blood is something that many people find off-putting and terrifying. By using humor, innovation, and provocative imagery, this PSA will encourage viewers to face their fears and help out those in need of blood. The PSA premieres this February 1st 2017 on YouTube in honor of Women in Horror Recognition Month (#WiHM8).
For the fourth year in a row, the Soska Sisters have invited award-winning Canadian filmmaker Patricia Chica to present her vampire driven segment Las Cholas to be included in this year’s music video. The final edit includes different parts directed by various innovative, unique, and irreverent horror directors across the globe.
The musical track entitled "BLOOD" was created by Kevvy (Kevin James Maher) of FAKE SHARK. The collective is edited again by the talented Paolo Kalalo.
“I appear in the video as a Chola, not because I want to be on camera, but because I needed to be inside the convertible car with the actresses, so I could direct them and give instructions to the cinematographer Rachel Dunn. I also did camera B myself while the car was moving on the road. That’s why I dressed up like a Chola, to look like I belonged in there”, explains director Patricia Chica.
The full-length version of the story will be released later this year.
Las Cholas is an American-Canadian co-production that was written-directed by award-winning filmmaker Patricia Chica, produced by Michelle Romano of Roman Media and Patricia Chica, executive produced by Morris Umali. Associate producer: Kimberly Shawn Geir. Cinematography by Rachel Dunn. Assistant-Director: Jonathan Weichsel. Blood effects by Ivan Sharudo. Makeup by Amira Aranda, Oksana Voiko, Kimberly Shawn Geier, Cheyenne Garvert, and April Rudy. Hair byPrincess Santiago and Kimberly Shawn Geier. Props by Miranda Austin. Blood Effects: Ivan Sharudo. Sound recording by Camille Fadl. Editing by Patricia Chica. Starring Tiffany Shepis, Tonya Kay, Eileen Dietz, Philip Friedman, Devanny Pinn,Ivan Sharudo, Michelle Romano, and a cameo by director Patricia Chica.