Director Michael Schwartz’s short film Snatched is a chilling, funny and thought-provoking re-imagining of Invasion of the Body Snatchers. The film made its small screen debut as part of Hulu’s Bite Sized Halloween, but fans wanting to see this on the big screen will now get their chance! The festival run of Snatched kicks off with Cinequest’s virtual festival, Cinejoy, running March 1-12. Tickets can be purchased HERE. Snatched will then screen in competition during Cinequest’s Oscar-qualifying in-person festival, running August 11-20 in Silicon Valley. The short can also be seen at The Overlook Film Festival, one of the world’s premiere horror festivals, March 30-April 2, live in New Orleans. For details, visit OverlookFilmFest.com.
In a GVN Exclusive, director Michael Schwartz and producer Nilou Safinya discuss this landmark short film produced by 20th Century Digital.
“I call Snatched ‘Disco Horror.’ It was made for a packed audience watching the biggest screen possible,” says Schwartz.
“I’m thankful to 20th Century Digital Studio for supporting our festival run, and excited to hit the road with members of our cast and crew to screen the film at festivals around the world.”
Adds producer Nilou Safinya,
“Snatched is a rollercoaster of a film. We’ve seen firsthand how it provokes big thrills, outrageous laughter and meaningful conversation, prompting us to question what actions make us the most powerful allies. We can’t wait for audiences around the world to experience this unique and wild story on the big screen.”
Follow writer/director Michael Schwartz on Instagram and Twitter @BoatAshore for the latest updates, including details on how to get free tickets to Snatched’s Virtual Premiere Party on March 9th, where fans can meet and ask questions of the cast and creative team from the film.
Big film nerd and TCM Obsessed. Author of The Ultimate Guide to Strange Cinema from Schiffer Publishing. Resume includes: AMC’s The Bite, Scream Magazine etc. Love all kinds of movies and television and have interviewed a wide range of actors, writers, producers and directors. I currently am a regular co-host on the podcast The Humanoids from the Deep Dive and have a second book in the works from Bear Manor.