6th CUFF.Docs

Nov 28 - Dec 2, 2018

16th Calgary Underground Film Festival

April 22-28, 2019

details

Comedy / Horror / Art

Japanese with English subtitles
81 minutes

credits

Director
Soîchi Umezawa

Producers
Yukihiko Yamaguchi
Soîchi Umezawa
Yoshihiro Nishimura

Screenwriter
Soîchi Umezawa

Editing
Soîchi Umezawa

Cinematographer
Shintaro Kuriyama

Cast
Kyoka Takeda
Momoka Sugimoto
Ena Fujita
Yuyu Makihara
Asuka Kurosawa

Music
Koh Nakagawa

community

awards

Special Mention (Horror Features), FantasticFest 2017

Vampire Clay

Japan, 2017 : Alberta Premiere
Archives 2018
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description

An art prep school in the country. Kaori Hidaka, a transfer student from Tokyo, finds a bundle of dried-up clay in the storage room, and uses it to create a clay sculpture. However, the clay was cursed, carrying the deep grudge of a sculptor who died tragically at his workshop. The cursed clay “Kakame” starts to suck up the students one by one and turns into a monster. The directorial debut of acclaimed special makeup effects artist Soichi Umezawa, VAMPIRE CLAY is filled with wall-to-wall phenomenal practical effects and some of the zaniest indie-horror style since the original Evil Dead.

OFFICIAL SELECTION
Toronto International Film Festival 2017
Fantastic Fest 2017
Sitges 2017
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2017

DIRECTOR'S BIO
Soîchi Umezawa was born in Fujisawa City, Japan. He is a special-effects makeup artist and director who made his debut with "Y IS FOR YOUTH," a segment in the anthology ABCs OF DEATH 2. He has also directed the short film THORN. VAMPIRE CLAY is his feature debut.

press for Vampire Clay

"...it was without a doubt the single strangest thing I saw at Toronto this year..."
- The Verge

screened with a short film

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We Summoned A Demon

United States, 2017, 6 min, Director Chris McInroy, Producer Kris Phipps

They just wanted to be cool. Instead, they got a demon.