A Tricky Treat, the new horror-comedy directed by award-winning Canadian filmmaker Patricia Chica and executive produced by Tara Kurtz will launch at the Short Film Corner of the 68th Cannes Film Festival. The director and producers will be on-hand for screenings at the festivals Film Market.
Vividly gory and uncomfortably playful, the film revels in the shocking fate of a man kidnapped by a very strange family and offered as a plaything to two children.
A Tricky Treat
director Patricia Chica notes, “I wanted to create an interesting metaphor, using role reversal, about how humans become voraciously consumptive for the sake of ceremonial tradition—slaughtering masses of turkeys for Thanksgiving, leveling vast acres of trees for Christmas, and harvesting fields of pumpkins for Halloween."
The cast includes Leonard Waldner, as the captive, and the sinister family members are played by Steve Brewster, Andrea Fletcher, Keira McCarthy and newcomer Marco Reilly. The short's script was written by Kamal John Iskander (Jesus Comes to Town, The Gospel according to Charlie).
Patricia Chica (director-producer), Grace Santos (producer), Byron A. Martin (producer) and Tara Kurtz (executive producer) will participate in the exhibition at Cannes. The team will also take meetings at the Film Market regarding their next feature film projects: Montréal Girls (a coming-of-age dark comedy, written by Kamal John Iskander) and Wolverine Hotel (an edgy, dark thriller written by Canadian Andrew Lynch), both directed by Patricia Chica.
“Deliciously vile.” —Fangoria Magazine
“A dainty little treat.” —Horror Movies Uncut
“Gorey, disturbing, and the payoff is perfect!” —Film Classics Virgin
“It does more in the short time given it than some movies do in 90 minutes. It’s visceral, bloody, creepy and has a certain delicious ending.” —Horror Cabin