31 May 2010

It's review week!

Over the weekend I've had the (nerve-wracking) pleasure of receiving three links to reviews of my work. As you may guess, this is both exciting AND terrifying (because let’s face it, no one likes getting negative reviews)! I was relieved to find that I worried for nothing. :)

First off, we got another great review for FRANKENSTEIN UNLIMITED from Cinema Crazed which includes an overall positive response to my segment, REFLECTION:

“Maude Michaud's "Reflection" is Frankenstein tale about the ugliness of the human soul and how vanity can ultimately be our own undoing. Anna is a young disfigured girl who is granted the gift of plastic surgery to correct a scar on her face. But when she achieves true perfection in her own eyes--like that old adage goes--a monster is created. Anna is then forced to sit and watch what havoc she's wrought on the people in her life who stuck by her when she was deformed and face her own self-destruction pondering how her beauty was within, and her ugliness was unleashed once she became a superficial beauty. Michaud's direction is detailed and his is a think piece that works as a dissection of our own views of what is most valuable in our lives even if we lack aesthetic value.”

You can check out the full review by Felix Vasquez Jr. HERE.

Then, Nick Perron over at Micro-Shock reviewed the A.Normale Horror Movie Night from last week (May 22nd), and includes a mention of SNUFF:

“The first was called Snuff, which was by Montreal filmmaker Maude Michaud. Powerful powerful short film. It starts off from the point of view of a Snuff filmmaker stalking his next victim, and in a twist of fate -- has the tables turned on him by his would be victim. Filmed in glorious 8 mm.”

Check out the full text HERE.

And of course, fresh off the press and acting as the cherry on top, Mike Snoonian from All Things Horror features yours truly and reviews my two latest, SNUFF and HOLLYWOOD SKIN, which will both play this week as part of their monthly horror night in Somerville, Massachusetts! And I will be there for a Q&A. :)

Thanks Mike and everyone else who reviewed my work!

25 May 2010

Very special screening of SNUFF and HOLLYWOOD SKIN coming up next week!

Thanks to Mike Snoonian who saw SNUFF and sought me out, my two latest shorts will play at the next monthly All Things Horror screening, in Somerville, near Boston, MA!

It's gonna be a special edition of their monthly event that will spotlight women horror filmmakers and will feature, in addition to the aforementionned shorts, THE COMMUNE (an awesome feature by the totally kick-ass Lis Fies), FANTASY (an amazing short film by fellow Montrealer Izabel Grondin) and GIMME (which I haven't seen yet) by Monica Puller.

And I am delighted to announce that I will be going to the screening, which means, potential Q&A! :D 

In the meantime, check out their kind words on my films:

"Finally, we’re extremely luck to show a pair of short films from Montreal director Maude Michaud (Quirk Films). Her new b/w short Snuff reverses the power dynamics of a standard horror film when a pervy stalker meets his match. Her latest work Hollywood Skin, tells the tragic story of how far a person will go to fit the perception of how a starlet should look."

June 2nd, 2010, 7PM - Somerville Theatre, Somerville, MA

 Stay tuned for other exciting news and an real blog post coming very soon!

10 May 2010

Upcoming Montreal screening of SNUFF!

Montrealers will be happy to know that my short film SNUFF, which has been relatively successful in the U.S. festival circuit so far, will have it's first Montreal screening since its premiere in November 2009.

Here is more information:

Soirée d'horreur A.normale

May 22nd, 2010 (8PM) - Bar Katacombes, Montréal, Québec

See you there!