EMERGING PAST Premieres in Florida at Freakshow Horror Film Fest
Writer/Director Thomas Churchill brings award winning film EMERGING PAST to
Spooky Empire’s Film Festival in Orlando
Writer/director Thomas Churchill is showing his award winning film EMERGING PAST at Spooky Empire’s Freakshow Horror Film Festival in Orlando, FL on October 9th, 2010 at 3:30pm. Churchill will also be signing autographs and taking pictures with fans throughout the three-day convention along with the film’s stars: Brooke McCarter, Krista Grotte and Mike Marino. Spooky Empire, held at The Wyndham Resort in Orlando, FL, is in its 8thyear and fast becoming one of the most popular horror events in the country with fans coming from all over the world to attend.
EMERGING PAST is a horror twisted psycho-thriller rollercoaster ride of terror. The film stars Brooke McCarter (THE LOST BOYS) as you’ve never seen him before. Krista Grotte (THE UH-OH SHOW, BRAINJACKED), Steve Dash (FRIDAY THE 13TH PART 2), Stephen Geoffries (FRIGHT NIGHT, 976-EVIL), Tony Moran (HALLOWEEN 1 & 2), Edward X. Young (THE GREEN MONSTER, MR. HUSH) and Mike Marino (MR. HUSH, COLD PLASTIC, THE STRANGE1) round out this impressive cast of genre stars with music written by G Tom Mac (THE LOST BOYS’ “Cry Little Sister”). G Tom Mac’s internet hit “Soul I Bare” and the only song Cory Haim recorded with him, “Mend Me,” are featured in the film. EMERGING PAST was produced by Church Hill Productions and Chocolate Bunny Productions.
EMERGING PAST created quite a buzz at the New York City Independent Film Festival this August when festival organizers had to book a second screening because the first one sold out ahead of show time. Interest in the film was proven justified when EMERGING PAST took home the award for Best Horror Feature during the closing night awards ceremony.
Writer/director Churchill says that his vision for the film came from a road trip to Washington DC, the setting for one of his favorite films, THE EXORCIST and says “Somewhere between THE EXORCIST and THE OMEN EMERGING PAST shall sit.”
Features on a variety of internet radio programs - such as The Jimmy Star Show, Random Talk Radio and Mothpod - have helped to create anticipation and buzz on this film in the horror film community. It has also been mentioned on popular horror sites such as Dread Central and From Dusk Till Con.
Churchill started out in the industry as an actor and moved on to creating films with his friends back home in New York City. Writing, directing and producing led to a Best Feature award at the age of 18 and his passion for filmmaking was sparked. His lifelong love of the horror genre has fueled his two most recent projects: the previously mentioned EMERGING PAST and MR. HUSH, a film on which he serves as both actor and producer. MR. HUSH will premiere later this month at the Mr. Hush Weekend of Fear in Pennsylvania.