July 7, 2016

Syrian Filmmaker Wins CryptTV Emerging Artist Award for HALLWAY

Posted by Becka

Partially reblogged From Horrorfreak News by request

Syrian Filmmaker Wins CryptTV Emerging Artist Award for HALLWAY

The 4-minute horror short HALLWAY beat out thousands of others to become an official selection at Comicpalooza’s Film Festival, where it premiered on June 18th. 22-year-old writer/director Issam Rayess also received a unique honor as recipient of the inaugural CryptTV Emerging Artist Award. The award comes with a distribution deal.

Rayess, a Syrian national, is currently pursuing his BA at the American University of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates. He created HALLWAY as part of a multi-media project; the University provided him with the hardware, and the short was filmed in an actual abandoned building without permits. For props and incidentals, Rayess spent about $50. The end result, though, is nothing short of spectacular; a chilling creeper that can go toe-to-toe with anything produced in Hollywood with big bucks
In HALLWAY, a man wanders through a decaying structure where he confronts unimaginable terrors. Rayess takes the POV model to new heights in a film that quite literally pulls you into the nightmare. Exquisite editing and a haunting soundscape combine to create a mood of palpable dread. Rayess’s  ability to distill the quintessential essence of horror into 4 short minutes proves he’s a filmmaker of unusual promise.
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