Director Chris Morrissey to be Featured Spotlight Filmmaker at RIP Horror Film Festival in November

By: Aug. 17, 2016
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The annual RIP HORROR FILM FESTIVAL celebrates its fourth successful year in Los Angeles with a special Filmmaker Spotlight featuring L.A. independent film director Chris Morrissey. Two of Morrissey's feature films will screen, alongside several new films and shorts during the four day film festival. The festival will be held at the Vintage LOS FELIZ 3 CINEMAS and run November 10th through November 13th, 2016. In addition to film screenings, the festival will also feature Q&A panel discussions, celebrity guest appearances, filmmaker parties and a signature red carpet award ceremony.

Chris Morrissey's newest film Heavy Makeup will kick off opening night of the festival with a celebrity red carpet premiere event at 8:00pm on Thursday, November 10th. Morrissey will introduce the film and participate in a Q&A with actress Share Cherrie. Heavy Makeup is a campy twisted thriller about a serial killer stalking Hollywood actresses. The film stars indie scream queen Share Cherrie (Superstar Female Serial Killer, Joe Wheeler's Jengo Hooper), Whitney Quinlan (Beverly Hills Ghost Club), Jessica Velle (It's Not Me, It's You!) and Gia Franzia (Condo Hell, Miss Nobody).

Morrissey's award-winning supernatural chiller Trick of the Witch will screen on Saturday, November 12th at 10:00pmwith the director and cast members attending to introduce the film. Trick of the Witch centers on a group of fashion models fighting an evil witchcraft curse while stranded at a secluded mansion during a photo shoot. The film also stars Share Cherrie, Owen Alabado (Showtime's Shameless) Suzy Cote (TV's CSI, The Guardian) and Rebecca Da Costa (Mine Games). Trick of the Witch previously won the Best Horror Film Award and the Audience Award at the New York International Independent Film Festival in 2010 and had a limited theatrical run at the Laemmle Theatres.

"I'm very thrilled to team up with this exciting film festival and honored to have my films screen at such a historic L.A. theater" says Morrissey. "The continued recognition of my films feels validating in a time when it's very easy for independent filmmakers to see their work get lost in the shuffle of the current "on demand" world of entertainment. I am hoping that continuing to specifically screen my movies theatrically will help encourage other filmmakers to be inspired to reach for their goals. If I can do it - they can too!"

Chris Morrissey has written, produced and directed a number of contemporary cult classic feature films that have played theatrically and at film festivals during the last 15 years. Titles include Superstar Female Serial Killer, Lipgloss Explosion, Hollywood Reject and Fashion Murder Groove. In addition to filmmaking, Chris has appeared as an actor in several independent film, television and stage productions. Chris is a native of Hollywood, California and got his start at Andy Warhol's Interview Magazine and Roger Corman's Concorde Pictures before making the leap into independent films.

RIP Horror Film Festival is one of the largest independent horror film festivals currently held in Los Angeles. The festival was established in 2012 and has since become recognized by the independent film industry as one of the leading horror film events on the Los Angeles festival circuit. The festival was established by local entertainment industry leaders working to award and represent legendary indie giants, the working filmmaker, and future student filmmakers. Supporting and mentoring the Indie community in all genres of filmography. The complete list of scheduled films in the festival will be announced after final selections in early October.

Advance Tickets for the RIP HORROR FILM FESTIVAL and Chris Morrissey's films are on sale now through Brown Paper Tickets. Special pre-sale ticket packages at a discount price are available for each day of the festival, Specific Films and a full festival ticket pass.

Tickets can be purchased at the following link:

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2583002

For more information about the RIP HORROR FILM FESTIVAL please visit:

http://riphorrorfilmfest.com



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