Directed by Sevé Schelenz
CANADA | 2016 | 95 mins
AWARDS: Best Feature Film, Shock Stock; Best Feature Film, Shock & Gore Film Festival; Goriest and Scariest Feature Film, Something Wicked Film Festival; Best Horror Feature Film, GenreBlast Film Festival, and more!!
OFFICIAL SELECTIONS: Sitges Film Festival (Spain), Palm Beach International Film Festival, HorrorHound Film Festival, Unreal Film Festival, Arizona Underground Film Festival, Chicago Horror Film Festival, Scarefest Film Festival, HorrorQuest Film Festival, FANtastic Horror Film Festival, A Night Of Horror International Film Festival (Australia), Fright Night Film Festival, and dozens more!
Sevé Schelenz was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The son of a naval officer, Sevé and his family moved from town to town across Canada relocating to such places as Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Summerside, Prince Edward Island and North Bay, Ontario.
At the age of 15 Sevé began making short films with his friends using a VHS video camera his parents gave him for his birthday. By age 19, Sevé was enrolled in film school at York University in Toronto, Ontario. He graduated with top honors and a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts. After completing multiple short films on both film and video media, Sevé decided to move to Vancouver, British Columbia in order to launch his career in the film industry. Embarking on the cross-country move in a less traditional way, Sevé and a friend hopped on their bikes and cycled the 4500 km (2800 mile) trek on their own.
Six weeks later, they arrived in Vancouver and Sevé immediately landed an industry job in post-production. He spent two years as a tape room operator before returning to his creative roots. The first indie project he took on was editing a feature film entitled Under the Bridge for a fellow film colleague in Toronto. Upon completion, Sevé headed back to Vancouver to work in editing in order to make ends meet. He continued to pursue his creative endeavors by pitching various television shows to networks and focusing on writing feature film scripts.
In 2001, Sevé created his own production company called Sleep Apnea Productions Inc. His first project was a six-episode comedy series entitled Great Scott!! …television that bothers you. The series was sold to national station The Comedy Network and the local affiliate CTV station. After this sale, Sevé created several pilot episodes for television. He also went on to complete a 13-episode comedy series entitled Stand Up on Whistler Mountain.
In 2005, Sevé completed the script for a feature horror film entitled Road Trip. The summer of that same year, Sevé produced and directed the cerebral project. Five years later the film was finally completed and would go on to be titled Skew. The film has been in over 50 festivals, won several awards and been distributed around the world.
During Skew’s festival and sales run, Sevé divided his time between developing other projects and working in the industry as an editor and colorist. His work as a colorist includes over 100 projects such as Ice Pilots NWT, Vanity Insanity, Flash Gordon, Santa Buddies, The Sandwich Nazi and The Battle of Burgledorf. Sevé has also served as a feature film and screenplay judge for A Night of Horror Film Festival and Fantastic Planet Film Festival over the last several years.
Riding the success of his horror film Skew, Sevé worked with writer Lisa DeVita and together they came up with their latest feature, Peelers. An ambitious project, Peelers was shot in the summer of 2013 and completed in early 2016. This horror feature is set for mid-2016 festival run and looks to be another cult hit from the aspiring director.