30 March 2011

For those who understand French...

Here's a write-up of the Festival des Maudits Films de Grenoble where I went in January to present a program of short horror films directed by women!

The reviewer mentions HOLLYWOOD SKIN:

"La deuxième sélection était consacrée à la scène horrifique féminine québécoise. Qualitativement au-dessus de la première sélection, nous avons pu découvrir HOLLYWOOD SKIN de Maude Michaud, un très beau film sur la folie d'une femme qui veut à tout pri x mincir pour pouvoir réussir des auditions en tant qu'actrice."

Read the full article here. 

Merci Alexandre Thevenot et Sueurs Froides.fr! :)

28 March 2011

Official release date for BLOODY BREASTS!

So, you might remember I was working on a documentary webseries on women and horror?

Well, it is with great pleasure that I announce the official launch of the webseries during the Bleedfest Film Festival! 

The first episode titled "Women love horror?" will screen at the festival and will also be available online that same day (April 3rd, 2011) on the project's website!

Please help me spread the word!

Here's the Facebook event!

I HATE L.A. movie update

As the premiere of I HATE L.A. (which includes HOLLYWOOD SKIN) draws closer, the official trailer is now available online and we have a first write-up by Big Daddy Horror Reviews!

Here's the trailer:

22 March 2011

...and the love just keeps coming!

This time it's from the lovely Jennifer Cooper in the UK! :)

She kindly included HOLLYWOOD SKIN as part of the WiH event Jennifer's Bodies AND she just interviewed yours truly for her blog.

Also, speaking of:

The new website for I HATE L.A., the anthology project it was made for, is now up and running! :) 

If you're in or around L.A. on April 3rd, make sure to check out the premiere and come say 'hi' to me!

16 March 2011

Exclusive preview: Photo series 3 & 4

Remember that post about my photographic series?

It's with great pleasure that I preview my two most recent series!

Writer's Block
 Starring: Isabelle Beaudoin & Jason McCullough


Prank Call
 Starring: Anne-Marie Beaulne & Philippe Robillard

Stay tuned for more previews and for more info where you can see the complete series! :)

14 March 2011

Big news!

After forcing myself to keep my lips sealed for over a month, I can finally announce it publicly:

The fantabulous Fies sisters will be showing a retrospective of my shorts at the April edition of their monthly Bleedfest festival

Yes, you read right, my first-ever retrospective! And this is all happening in L.A. to make things ever sweeter! I will be present for a Q & A after the retrospective which will show six of my twelve shorts, including the festival premiere of THE PORTRAIT.

The event will also present the premiere of I HATE L.A., the anthology project helmed by Elisabeth Fies, which includes my short HOLLYWOOD SKIN.

I will also be launching the first episode of my web-series BLOODY BREASTS during my retrospective! I'm working on a simultaneous fest/online launch, so I'll keep you posted as soon as I have more infos!

And... the retrospective will include a special, exclusive sneak peek at my upcoming short film RED!

It's all so exciting, no? If you can, try to be there! If you live in the area and wanna meet up, by all means shoot me a message and we'll arrange something.  :)

It'll be happening on:
Sunday, April 3rd 2011  
11am-4:00 pm 
CAP Theatre
13752 Ventura Blvd.
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

3 March 2011

Because everyone loves to see a pretty woman butcher herself...

I am pleased to announce that HOLLYWOOD SKIN continues its successful festival circuit! 

Thanks to the Viscera Festival and the amazing Shannon Lark and Heidi Martinuzzi (I love you, ladies!), HOLLYWOOD SKIN was screened as part of a special Viscera showcase during the following past events (which I sadly forgot to mention, mea culpa!):

- The 2010 Sacramento Sci-Fi/Horror Show (during the Sci-Fi/Horror Film Festival portion of the convention) on September 25th 2010

- A special screening of the winners from the Viscera Film Festival in Athens, GA in honor of Women in Horror Month on February 5th 2011

- I'd also like to give a big shout-out to the fabulous Jennifer Cooper who gave HOLLYWOOD SKIN its Scotland premiere as part of her WiH month event Jennifer's Bodies on February 28th 2011. Also, a HUGE thank you to Lis Fies for helping to make this possible! You both rock!

Coming up: 

- HOLLYWOOD SKIN will be screened on March 12th 2011 at the Plea for Peace Center. Again, thank you Shannon and Viscera!


- Thanks to the wonderful Heidi Martinuzzi, my short will also be screened at the California State University in Northridge as part of a Feminist Horror Film Festival hosted by the Women's Research and Resource Center on March 28th!

If you can, be there to the screenings and stay tuned for another BIG screening announcement coming very soon!