Global Terror inc.

8x25 min. Satirical action.
Created by Elza Kephart & Stephan Deraucroix

GLOBAL TERROR INC. follows a group of young climate activists who decide to take justice into their own hands by creating Global Terror, a satire of popular gameshows. In each episode, they kidnap “climate criminals” under the cover of a spectacular action and put them through absurd trials on their live show, revealing their guilt. They are then sentenced by their millions of online viewers. Part SQUID GAME, part THE BLACK LIST, with a sprinkling of INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS, climate activism has never been so much bloody fun!

Night of the Pendulum

5x50 min. Supernatural Mystery.
Created by Elza Kephart & Stephan Deraucroix

Set in a barren mining town in northern Canada, in the bleak mid-winter, Night of the Pendulum retells an ancient story with a modern twist. For the past 80 years, men working for the mine have been disappearing. No one pays any attention to these disappearances, for they are frequently workers from out of town. What no one realizes is that these men are being sacrificed to keep the three Harkness sisters, owners of the gold mine, alive. Since their mother’s discovery of a powerful, supernatural stone, enabling them to tap the gold-rich vein under their island home, they have collected untold riches. However, in exchange, they must sacrifice a man every seven years, or die from the stone’s curse. For, like Mother Nature, the stone gives, but it also takes away. Unless male energy is renewed on a regular basis, the Harkness women suffer and die from the stone’s curse; they are the both the blessed and blighted guardians of this fragile equilibrium.

Sweet Blood

8x50 min. Horror Drama.
Created by Patricia Gomez Zlatar & Elza Kephart

Lucas, a vampire living in the suburbs with his pregnant human wife, is tracked down by members of his blood drinking tribe. They face imminent extinction unless Lucas finds a cure for their inability to reproduce, something he has vowed never to undertake.

In Sweet Blood, vampires come from an isolated tribe plagued by a fatal allergy to the sun and lethal anemia. They live sheltered in their insular mountain stronghold, having created a society with its own rigid rules and religion, where most members are totally unaware of the outside world. Lucas left to forge a new life over a century ago, and is now quietly settled in suburbia with his pregnant wife Miriam. The series begins when two tribe members, Marek and Trina, have tracked him down because the tribe is dying off and is unable to reproduce. They need Lucas’s help and will not leave until he finds a solution. This turn of events will throw all their lives in upheaval.

*Selected to the Torino SeriesLab
*Selected to the Fantasia Frontieres Market
*Selected to the Series Mania Market
*Funded in development by SODEC, Telefilm and the Quebec Council for Arts & Letters

RSPK: Uncovering the Poltergeist

10x25 min. Factual.
Created by Patricia Gomez Zlatar & Elza Kephart

Following the success of their latest horror film SLAXX, filmmakers and long-time friends Patricia Gomez Zlatar and Elza Kephart begin to develop their next feature film about a deadly poltergeist. The poltergeist, from the German poltern, noisy and geist, ghost, is no longer considered to be supernatural; instead, it is attributed to a living human, or “agent” who is plagued with a condition known as RSPK: Recurrent Spontaneous Psychokinesis, the involuntary ability to move items without touching them.

In each episode a famous case is researched and recreated. The friends will track down agents and witnesses of real-life RSPK, along with experts in the field, as well as visit sites of RSPK phenomenon. The filmmakers then go back to “the lab” for simple experiments where the skeptical Gomez Zlatar (a scientist by trade) attempts to disprove a key piece of evidence from the case, while Kephart, who has experienced paranormal phenomena all her life, makes a case for its veracity. Light-hearted, entertaining and informative, RSPK: Uncovering the Poltergeist is a show for aficionados of horror, or simply folks curious to find out more about the paranormal.


Chair Obscure 

Feature Film. Horror Drama. French language.
Written with Stephan Deraucroix & Elza Kephart
Optioned by EMA Films

A shrewd business woman, in the final throes of a fatal disease, moves into a haunted house looking for answers to life after death. When she successfully makes contact with a vengeful spirit, she strikes a bargain to save herself, unleashing the ghosts of her own painful past.

*Funded in development by SODEC