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Synesthesia is a short horror film that examines what can happen when we depend on our digital devices too much. When Leslie puts more faith in the smartphone she never puts down than her marriage, she must decide who to trust with deadly consequences.
On May 3rd, “Synesthesia” was one of only nine films selected to be screened at the Hellfire Short Film Festival in Folkestone, Kent in the UK.
Taking place at the LiME Bar Cafe in Folkestone, Kent, the Hellfire Short Film Festival is a collection of short films from filmmakers around the world. All films are voted on by the audience and the winning short goes through to the Grand Final which forms part of the Hellfire International Film Festival.
The Stormy Weather Horror Fest honored Synesthesia with three nominations in their Winter 2017 awards. The film received a nomination for BEST SHORT. Director/Producer Alison Kohlhardt, who also played Vivian in the film, received a nomination for OUTSTANDING FEMALE FILMMAKER. Actor Danny Ross, who played Paul, received the BEST ACTOR nomination.
The Eat Your Heart Out Horror Film Festival has named Synesthesia a Finalist for its 2017 festival. Eat Your Heart Out Horror Film Festival (formerly Northwest Horrorfest) takes place on Valentines weekend, February 18th-20th, 2017 in downtown Seattle, WA. This highly stylized festival runs every two years as an alternative Valentines Day event that focuses mainly on short films. They are a feminist and LGBT friendly horror film festival run by female leaders in the arts organizations of Seattle. Synesthesia, directed by Alison Kohlhardt and produced by Rachanee Lumayno, and featuring both as actors along with Kalen Marie and Danny Ross, has been selected by 18 film festivals since its completion in May 2016.
“Synesthesia has found a place in the dark hearts of contemporary horror/thriller film lovers,” said Executive Producer/Writer Tom Loveman. “It’s a testament to the hard work and amazing skills of my team, headed by Director/Producer Alison Kohlhardt and Producer Rachanee Lumayno.”
The Ouchy Film Awards, of Lausanne, Switzerland, has nominated Synesthesia for BEST FILM in their Autumn 2016 competition.
The Ouchy Film Awards (OFA) is a new quarterly awards competition. For each quarter, official selection and winner is announced on our website. At the end of each year, Ouchy organizes a live screening in Lausanne, Switzerland which include all award winning films from quarterly competitions. The best of year awards are given in the yearly competition.
The goal of OFA is to encourage emerging moviemakers for new filmmaking by appreciating their work. OFA accepts all genre of short films from all over the world and creates an opportunity for filmmakers to get their films judged and compete with other filmmakers. Films go through a comprehensive evaluation process and only high quality films are selected. Especially short films which exhibit new filmmaking approaches and show different different perspectives to the conventional scale are strongly encouraged to submit.