The Web


TYPE
: Narrative Short
GENRE: Horror
STATUS: Pre-Production

LOGLINE

She knows 'everything' about you.

SYNOPSIS

  A handsome man wakes up in a strange bed with a strange and beautiful girl. He soon finds out that she knows way too much about him and the horrible things she has done to his body...

ARTISTIC STATEMENT

 In the fall of 2015, I awoke from a startling dream. It was a very specific dream. A nightmare if you will. But, a good one. I sat down and wrote "The Web." In the vein of "Basic Instinct," "The Web" uses the male image as the victim. The female is the 'Monster.' Just how ghoulish can a human mind be? I wanted to present a very pschologically twisted 'patient' with a touch of the supernatural. Is she really capable, or is he really seeing this? Enjoy. 

KEY CREW

Tigran Mutafyan - Director of Photography

 Award-winning Cinematographer from Armenia. One of the most revered acting coaches of Europe. 

Mikael Sharafyan - Costume Designer

 Award-winning Armenian Designer and FIDM/Los Angeles graduate.  

Ron Geren - role of Don

Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts San Francisco graduate. Member of SAG/AFTRA.

Matthew Colchamiro - Editor

 Award-winning Editor and third time collaborator with Mr. Riddle.

Waide Riddle - Writer, Producer & Director

 Award-winning poet, writer & filmmaker. Many of Waide's literary works are archived at UCLA Library of Special Collections, Poets House/NYC and the Simon Weisenthal Center/Museum of Tolerance. He is published in numerous literary collections including "Best Gay Love Stories 2005," "The Horror Zine Summer Digest 2012" & "Speculative Poets of Texas 2015."

He has written, produced and directed six short films including "Two Men Kissing," " Washington Park," " Lost Hills, CA," "Something Wicked Dwells-the silent film," "A Haunting in Arkansas" & "The Lines in Their Faces."

"The Web" is Mr. Riddle's seventh short film.

Additionally, he is an award-winning Licensed Cosmetologist in NY State & CA.

Member of SAG/AFTRA.

 

 

Rocky Abou-Sakher - role of Charles

 Mr. Sakher is a Stunt Coordinator and Stunt Man in film and television. His recent credits include the remakes of "WestWorld" & "The Magnificent 7." "The Web" is his first lead role. Member SAG/AFTRA.

Camille Montgomery - role of Mira

American-British Academy of Dramatic Arts/San Francisco graduate. Member SAG/AFTRA.

Eric Brenner - role of Mira's husband

 Mr. Brenner is a voice over artist and actor. He has worked in news journalism and reporting, and was at one time an erotic film performer for the Playboy Channel. Member SAG/AFTRA.

Michael Crane - Composer

 Award-winning Composer and third time collaborator with Mr. Riddle.

Alex Bistrevsky - Wax Figure Clown

Mr. Bistrevsky is a professional variety circus entertainer living and performing in Los Angeles. He specializes in ambient entertainment for live events, custom-tailored acts for stage shows, circus and character performance for film productions, and street performance.

CJ Brady - Tribal Clown

 Mr. Brady is a member of the prestigious comedy company 'The Goundlings' Los Angeles and this is his third collaboration with Mr. Riddle.

Joao Bounassar - Phantom Visual

 Award-winning Brazilian actor. He is here in America on an Artist's Visa. This is his third collaboration with Mr. Riddle. SAG/AFTRA EL.

Rob Crites - Circus Clown

 Mr. Crites is a professional circus entertainer.

Monier West - Role of Luis

 His theatre credits include being the understudy for the roles of Amir & Abe in the 2013 Pulitzer Prize winning play "Disgraced," in which he 'performed' at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles. 

He is Guest Starring in the up coming television series "Shooter," which stars Ryan Phillipe and is produced by Mark Walhberg.

Monier is a 2nd Degree Black Belt in Tang Soo Do.

Member SAG/AFTRA.

Andrew Wofford - Line Producer

 

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ACCOLADES

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IFP Fiscal Sponsorship Program 2017
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In Competition Screenwriting Division/Sacramento International Film festival 2016
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Official Selection Screenwriting Division/Sacramento International Film Festival 2016
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2016 Semi-Finalist in the "Table Read My Screenplay Competition" Sundance Film Festival
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Approved for Fiscal Sponsorship/Independent Filmmaker Project 2015

 

UPDATE - March 24, 2016

UPDATE - March 24, 2016

 Sacramento International Film Festival 2016

UPDATE - March 24, 2016

 Sacramento International Film Festival 2016

UPDATE - January 01, 2016

"The Web" screenplay is a Semi-Finalist in the "Table Read My Screenplay Competition" sponsored by the 2016 Sundance Film Festival and the International Screenwriters' Association. 

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