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NaFF announces “Graveyard Shift” finalists

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NASHVILLE: The Nashville Film Festival (NaFF), presented by Nissan, today announced the Graveyard Shift competition finalists for the 46th Nashville Film Festival, April 16 – 25th at Regal Green Hills Cinema.

The Graveyard Shift films reach back into the dark recesses of human history and look forward to possible futures that may await us. “These films hold nothing back and really dig down to the marrow,” said Jason Shawhan, NaFF Graveyard Shift Programmer. “They take an unflinching look at the human – and inhuman – condition.”

Films are eligible for the Grand Jury Prize, Southwest Airlines Audience Awards, as well as several other festival awards.

Another | Director: Jason Bognacki. USA. | A beautiful young woman is driven into a dark underworld of demonic possession, desire, and extreme indulgences when she learns she may be the devil’s kin. Cast: Paulie Rojas, Nancy Wolfe, David Landry, Maria Olsen, Lillian Pennypacker. Southeast US Premiere.

Cub | Director: Jonas Govaerts. Belgium. | A troupe of young Cub Scouts find themselves stalked by a psychopathic huntsman who has riddled the forest with ingenious and deadly traps. Cast: Stef Aerts, Evelien Bosmans, Titus De Voogdt, Gill Eeckelaert. Tennessee Premiere.

Alléluia | Director: Frabrice Du Welz. Belgium. | French fear jockey Fabrice Du Welz (Calvaire, Vinyan) returns with this tale of star-crossed romance and straight-up carnage, based on the true story of 1960s “Lonely Hearts Killers” Martha Beck and Ray Fernandez. Cast: Lola Dueñas, Laurent Lucas, Helena Noguerra, Edith le Merdy, Anne-Marie Loop. Tennessee Premiere.

"Another" by Director: Jason Bognacki.

“Another” by Director: Jason Bognacki.

Bender | Director: John Alexander. USA. |Natural human dependence pits against the Western frontier spirit in the little known true story of America’s first serial killing family. Cast: Bruce Davison, Buck Taylor, Chance Caeden, Grace McKeaney, James Karen, Jon Monastero. World Premiere.

Felt | Director: Jason Banker. USA. | A woman creates an alter ego in hopes of overcoming the trauma inflicted by men in her life. Cast: Amy Everson, Kentucker Audley, Ryan Creighton, Elisabeth Ferrara. Tennessee Premiere.

Horsehead | Director: Romain Basset. France. | A young woman plagued by nightmares studies lucid dreaming techniques to find the source of her horrifying visions. Cast: Lilly-Fleur Pointeaux, Catriona MacColl, Murray Head, Gala Besson. Tennessee Premiere.

They Look Like People | Director: Perry Blackshear. USA. | Suspecting that those around him are actually malevolent shape-shifters, a troubled man questions whether to protect his only friend from an impending war, or from himself. Cast: MacLeod Andrews, Evan Dumouchel, Margaret Drake, Mick Casale. Southeast US Premiere.

Ladies of the House | Director: John Stuart Wildman. USA. | A birthday outing with two brothers and a friend turns into a horrific fight for survival after they become trapped in a house with a “family” of malevolent women. Cast: Farah White, Melodie Sisk, Brina Palencia, Belladonna, Gabriel Horn, Samrat Chakrabarti, RJ Hanson. Tennessee Premiere.

Sufferland | Director: Linear Downfall. USA. | A walk through the many compartmentalized landscapes in the mind of a tormented girl who is under the control of a tormented man. Cast: Charlee Cook, Dom Marcoaldi, Cary Hall, Pearl Hennecy. World Premiere.

Nashville Film Festival (NaFF), April 16 – 25, 2015, presented by Nissan North America, brings the world to Nashville in a 10-day celebration of film. NaFF celebrates the diversity of the human vision by curating diverse program segments. Founded in 1969 by Mary Jane Coleman, it is one of the oldest film festivals in the U.S. As an Academy Award Qualifying Event, NaFF garners notice from the Associated Press, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, MovieMaker Magazine, IndieWire, Variety, Billboard, New York and Script Magazine.

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