Goat of Mendes is a thriller-horror
movie that mentions the diabolic Baphomet
in its title, a goat-headed figure on a devil’s body, features
referring to the good and evil dualism. In view of a possible
international distribution, the movie will be shot in English
with Italian-American emerging actors, and dubbed into Italian too.
bunch of guys decides to spend a night in Leri Cavour to celebrate
the bachelor party of Andrew in a different way. Leri is a completely
uninhabited village in Piedmont (in the North-West of Italy),
abandoned years earlier because of the construction of a nuclear
power plant too close to the village.
The guys will discover at their own expense that a community
worshipers has been living in the
Goat of Mendes is inspired by true
is directed by Mauro Loverre,
Turin actor and director with more than 18 years of activity and a
portfolio which boasts more than a dozen of cinematographic and
theatrical productions, and this is his debut film. Mauro Loverre is
known for Musicomancy
(2017) a thriller short film, winner of five awards, including Best
Suspense Short Film, Best Lead Actress and Best Editing in various
international film festivals.
movie is produced by LDP Entertainment,
who produced La Stanza del Sorriso
(2018) by Enzo Dino, winner of the 19 convention AIOM, a drama with
Caterina Vertova, a famous Italian actress.
Torres, who boasts an outstanding
portfolio, will be in charge of the cinematography. Starting from the
acclaimed When we talk about KGB
by Maxì Dejoie (L.A.C nomination for best picture) to the
Italian-French movie Madeleine
by Mario Garofalo and Lorenzo Ceva Valla, through a series of
collaborations in the advertising with the Armando Testa agency. The
Goat of Mendes will be shot in 8K
digital negative, with a
state-of-the-art Red Weapon.
film score will be composed by the DJ and composer Andrea
Dentico, known for the soundtrack of
the horror feature film Karma -
L’espiazione by Alessandro Antonaci
and Stefano Mandalà and La Stanza del
Sorriso by Enzo Dino.
part of the movie will be shot in Leri
Cavour, whereas other scenes will be
filmed in the center of Turin,
in Diano Marina (in
the Italian Riviera) and in Slovenia.
feature length will be approximately 85-90
looking for any production or co-production interested in the
realization of our project.
This is your very last chance to submit your feature or short horror film into this season of our Bi-Monthly Horror Film Contest!
ROUND 6 - THE FINAL CONTEST DEADLINE - July 31, 2018
At the end of this final
round we will pick the best over-all films in the Short and Feature
categories. The winning films from each of the six rounds will go on to compete as
finalists in the Best of Series contest that will be announcing the
winners in August 2018.
Submissions are about to close for Round 6! Deadline is July 31st!
This is the last contest of
the season before the winners of each round compete for the Best of
Series Award in August!
Each round we pick the best over-all films in the Short and Feature
categories. The winning short film and feature film of each month will
go on to compete in the Best of Series Awards that will be judged in August
But we're not called "The Magic of Horror" for nothing! We recognize
that it takes a lot of different elements to make a great horror film,
so every round a winner will be chosen among all the submitted films
(regardless of length) for the Spotlight Category award!
Spotlight Category winners will be selected only on the merit of the
featured category each round, so any film that is strong in that aspect
is a contender! (In other words, any of the Round Winners won't
necessarily also be the Spotlight Category Winner.)
We do this because we know that film is a collaborative medium and
every production team has its strengths and weaknesses. If a film does a
fantastic job in one department while not-so-great in others, we feel
that it should be recognized for what makes it really stands out.
The Spotlight Category for June/July is: