Coming from an archipelago of 9 Portuguese islands called the Azores, indie filmmakers, Amarino França and Francisco Lacerda, creators of the festival favorite shorts “Dentes e Garras 1 & 2” and “Freelancer”, are getting back together to make a new short film in their own take at the portuguese horror scene with the “Azoresploitation” sub-genre cinema.
Titled “Karaoke Night”, the film’s plot is set up in a bar where two sleazy tourists have been leering at a gorgeous young lady, while she performs a karaoke number. When they confront her, their night turns into a bloody spectacle unlike anything they could possibly have expected.
The filmmakers are now funding the project through Indiegogo with a fixed goal of 6660€. The campaign can be accessed here:https://igg/at/karaokenight
Since funding grants for genre projects in Portugal is usually frowned upon, the filmmakers hope that the portuguese and international horror fan community will help them raise enough money to make the film. With perks ranging from blu-rays of the film, t-shirts, soundtrack vinyls, shot-glasses to a one week trip to the Azores where you will spend your time in the company of the cast and crew and attend the shoot.
The duo has already put together a team of national and international artists that will be working in the film.
Portuguese gore filmmaker, Fernando Alle, director of the blood drenched film festival favorite shorts, “Papa Wrestling” and “Banana MotherF*ck*r”, will be providing the special effects and creature effects work on the film. Fernando Alle has just completed his debut feature film, “Mutant Blast”, a co-production with legendary independent studio Troma Entertainment, and begun its festival career with a mythical world premiere at last year’s edition of the MOTELX Film Festival in Lisbon.
British composer Antoni Maiovvi will be in charge of scoring the film. Maiovvi is known for his razor sharp soundtracks for the award winning neo-giallo short film “Yellow”; Can Evrenol’s nightmarish feature, “Housewife”, and even Fernando Alle’s “Mutant Blast” score.
Amarino França and Francisco Lacerda made an impact of the portuguese horror scene with their first short film “Dentes e Garras”, which premiered at the 2014 edition of Fantasporto, and made the screening room of MOTELX roar with laughter and cheers. They rode on its success by making a sequel, “Dentes e Garras 2” which went on to screen in festivals all over the world and snag a few awards. Both films were then acquired by Troma Entertainment and can be watched on their YouTube channel for free. Their last “Azoresploitation” project was the short film “Freelancer”, which shocked and awed film festival audiences worldwide, including the Boston Underground Film Festival, Frightening Ass Film Fest, Nightmares Film Festival and it also won the 1st Prize at the “Horrorvision Spanish Horror Film Festival in Barcelona. The film can be found on Vimeo to watch for free (https://vimeo.com/237916830) Be warned, it contains very NSFW content.