Only six more days until Halloween! And today I have quite a treat for you...The Halloween Kid, a short by filmmaker Axelle Carolyn!
I first heard about this short last year, but this year is the first time I was finally able to watch it! I think it is a really well-done, nostalgic short about a lonely boy and the joy he finds on Halloween. I love all the autumn and Halloween set pieces in this short and the rhyming narration adds a whimsical touch!
Check it out for yourself after the jump:
The Halloween Kid from Axelle Carolyn on Vimeo.
A short film written and directed by Axelle Carolyn.
Produced by James Webber, Ben Robinson, Neil Marshall and Axelle Carolyn.
Executive Producers Robert Meyer Burnett, Giles Daoust, Kai Meyer and Daniel Martin Eckhart.
Associate Producer Michael Hudson.
Witching Hour Films in association with Salvatore Releasings, Fingercuff Productions and Title Media.
OFFICIAL SELECTIONS 2012: London FrightFest (UK), Fantasia (Canada), Sitges (Spain), Strasbourg Fantastic Festival (France), Malmo BUFF Children Festival (Sweden), Viscera Festival (USA), Celluloid Screams (UK), Neuchatel Fantastic Festival (Switzerland), Leeds Film Festival (UK), Telluride Horror Fest (USA), Emerald City ComiCon (USA), Zinema Zombie Fest (Columbia), Samain Fantastique (France), Abertoir (UK), Horrorfest (South Africa)
Awards: Best International Short Film 2012, Samain Fantastique (France); Best Avant-Garde Film 2012, Tabloid Witch Awards (USA)
'A beautifully sculpted piece of work' - Fangoria
'Touching and beautifully shot' - Horror Channel
'Brings Halloween to your heart any time of the year' - Screenread