26 February 2010

Why Lis Fies is awesome...

Check out her nice mention of yours truly on her blog:
Kid Sis in Hollywood



Here are two blurbs about SNUFF from the Ghouls on Film event that went down last weekend in the U.K.:

"...and then a film that couldn't be more different in tone, Snuff. Snuff, directed by Maude Michaud, uses a super 8 camera to show the making of a snuff movie - but who will kill whom?"

Mention of the film from Flowers of Flesh and Blood


"Snuff (directed by Maude Michaud)
The first offering of the day to provoke some real chills, this film gives us a look through the lens of a snuff filmmaker, stalking his next would-be victim – until the tables are turned. A silent film in stark black and white with an oppressive electronic score, aesthetically it brings to mind Darren Aronofsky’s Pi, and in content it clearly embodies the female empowerment theme at the heart of Ghouls On Film."

Review by Ben Bussey from Brutal as Hell: Horror without Mercy

25 February 2010

Interview with yours truly!

I was interviewed by Sarah Jahier from Fatally Yours as part of the Women in Horror recognition month!

You can read/check out the interview HERE.

Also, a quick reminder that SNUFF will play this coming Saturday as part of the Women in Horror Film Festival in Athens, Georgia and that HOLLYWOOD SKIN will play the same night as part of the Pretty/Scary Bloodbath Film Festival in Addison, Texas.


17 February 2010

Wow, a real update!

Not that the previous posts weren’t, but the original purpose of this blog was not only to serve as a publicity tool, but also as a way for me to keep everyone updated on projects, how things are doing , etc…

 SO, here is the current state of things:  I got caught in a wonderful (and unexpected!) whirlwind thanks to the Women in Horror Month, with its many screenings, requests for my short films, an interview and overall excitement!  Amidst all that, I finished the sound mix for the 10-minutes version of HOLLYWOOD SKIN and I am currently working on the full 20-minutes director’s cut!  Yep, you read right, there will be not one, but two versions of HOLLYWOOD SKIN and let me assure you that they are VERY different from one another!  Of course, both will be included on the same DVD when the short will be officially released later in the spring.

Speaking of which, I am planning to screen during the same event all the short films I completed since last year and that haven’t had a public screening yet.  I will keep you all updated as to when and where that will happen! 

Stay tuned and keep celebrating women in horror!

12 February 2010

Upcoming U.S. screening of HOLLYWOOD SKIN!

It is with great pleasure that I announce the upcoming U.S. screening of my latest short (which is also part of the official Viscera selection of this year) HOLLYWOOD SKIN as part of the following event celebrating the Women in Horror Month:

February 27th, 2010 - Addison, Texas

10 February 2010

Online reviews for REFLECTION

As some of you already know, my short film REFLECTION was released on 09/09/09 as part of the FRANKENSTEIN UNLIMITED anthology. Since its release the project gathered a bunch of online reviews, so I made a de.li.cious page with all the links.

Here it is!

I also added it to the link list right there ---->

Sadly, I'm not yet allowed to exploit the film apart from the anthology, but here's the preview for those who are intrigued. :)

Reflection - trailer 1 from Maude Michaud on Vimeo.

4 February 2010

HOLLYWOOD SKIN selected as part of the Viscera Film Festival!

The Viscera Film Festival, a horror Film Festival that presents women created horror films from all over the world has announced the 2009-2010 officially selected Viscera films. Viscera judges Heidi Martinuzzi, Devi Snively, Elisabeth Fies, Stacie Ponder, and Shannon Lark are proud to present the following...

Barbee Butcher by Sophie Lagues

Beautiful As You Are by Doug Mallette and Mary Katherine Sisco

Hollywood Skin by Maude Michaud

I Spit on Eli Roth by Devi Snively

Mary Jane Go Round by Ginnetta Correli  (Viscera Award Winner)

by Marichelle Daywalt

Salome's Picnic by Victoria Waghorn

Switch by Melanie Light

The selected films are placed on a compilation DVD which is viewed by Viscera's Sponsors, who are journalists, websites, artists, and affiliated Film Festivals for potential reviews/screenings around the world. The Viscera Film Festival will have its first screening in the Spring of 2010 (date TBA) in Los Angeles, celebrating Viscera's 2009, 2008, and 2007's selections, accompanied with an award ceremony.

Each selected filmmaker will receive a Viscera Statue and filmmaker Ginnetta Correli will receive the 2009-2010 Viscera Award for her film "Mary Jane Go Round." The Viscera Award is a monetary award suited specifically for women coming together exclusively or creating films on their own instead of participating in cat fights and talking about hairspray. 

3 February 2010

Upcoming U.K. and U.S. screenings for SNUFF!

My short film SNUFF will screen as part of the two following events:

February 20th, 2010 - Birmingham, UK

February 27th, 2010 - Athens, GA 

Stay tuned for more upcoming screenings! 

P.S.: Hurray for the Women in Horror month events! 

The blog finally looks like... a blog!

Thanks to the inputs and suggestions of my friend Anne-Marie Beaulne, I finally have a kick-ass banner for the blog!
I'm up and running for good!
If you have any suggestions for the look, content, etc., let me know!

Until next time, HAPPY Women in Horror Recognition Month!