8th CUFF.Docs

Nov 25 – Dec 1, 2020

18th Calgary Underground Film Festival

April 2021

Homewrecker

Canada, 2019 : Alberta Premiere
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description

The shackles of Canadian politeness are the source of nightmares in the pop-horror-satire, HOMEWRECKER. Michelle (Alex Essoe) meets Linda (Precious Chong) at a yoga class. Linda’s wide-eyed enthusiasm is clearly off-putting, but Michelle’s aversion to conflict makes it difficult for her to brush off the increasingly pushy woman. Things escalate once Linda asks Michelle to redecorate her home and refuses to let her leave. Written by director Zach Gayne and the film’s two stars, Precious Chong and Alex Essoe, HOMEWRECKER has an unusual tone informed by late 1980s pop sensibilities. With the energy of a Jane Fonda workout tape, the movie escalates into the uncanny, especially as it deals with gendered expectations surrounding femininity and romance.

OFFICIAL SELECTION
Fantasia Film Festival 2019
Toronto After Dark 2019
Fantastic Fest 2019
Chattanooga Film Festival 2020

DIRECTOR'S BIO
Zach Gayne is a director and writer, known for the TV show FOUND VIRAL (2015). His feature film debut HOMEWRECKER had its world premiere at the Fantasia International Film Festival (2019).

CJSW Playlist curated by DJ Cosm of Mental Illness (Sun. 4-6pm)

press for Homewrecker

"HOMEWRECKER is a horror-comedy of manners that places the myth of the assumed sisterhood and our feeble submission to politeness under a hilariously critical microscope."
- AWFJ Women on Film
"HOMEWRECKER is a delightfully twisted tale of obsession that is full of surprises."
- Cinema Axis

screened with a short film

None

How To Re-Caulk Your Tub

United States, 2020, 7:08 min. Dir. Sean Pierce

A woman re-caulks a tub by herself.

details

Narrative / Comedy / Horror / First Feature / Closed Captioned

English
Closed Captions Available For On-Demand Screening
87 minutes

credits

Director
Zach Gayne

Producers
Zach Gayne
Josh Mandel            
Ben Umstead            
Precious Chong            
Lex Emanuel            
Alex Essoe            
Kyra Rogers

Screenwriters
Zach Gayne
Alex Essoe 
Precious Chong 

Cinematographer
Delaney Siren

Cast
Precious Chong
Alex Essoe

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