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"Cemetery Tales: A Tale of Two Sisters" Starring Traci Lords Wins at Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival

Tea Time Productions Short Film

Wins Best Short Thriller At the Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival

Traci Lords Stars In This Beautifully Shot Film Noir

LOS ANGELES --  Tea Time Productions is thrilled to announce its short film, Cemetery Tales: A Tale of Two Sisters, has been named Best Short Thriller at the Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival. The festival is set to open on February 12th at the Regal Stadium Cinemas/LA Live and run through February 22nd.  It is slated to screen on Friday February 15th.  Cemetery Tales: A Tale of Two Sisters stars Traci Lords and is the directorial debut of Chris Roe.  The film premiered this past fall at the Sitges Film Festival in Spain garnering notice from the international genre community. 

A Tale of Two Sisters is set in the year 1949. Lords plays an aging Hollywood star mourning the loss of her beloved sister on the one year anniversary of her death. When the truth of her murder is revealed, a surprise visitor returns. Presented in stunning black and white with timeless orchestration, the short also stars Bruce Davison, Ros Gentle, Michael Broderick and Monte Markham.  A Tale of Two Sisters was produced and directed by Chris Roe and is a Tea Time Production.  The film is dedicated to Roe’s good friend and client, the late George Romero.  Of trivia note, much of the production was shot in the former home of director James Whale (Frankenstein, Bride of Frankenstein, The Invisible Man and The Old Dark House). 

“Chris Roe has given audiences a dark, eloquent tale which for all its brevity, plunges us into a world that remains a potent memory long after the credits roll. Shot with elegance by Alex Wysocki and enriched by a score by Jonathan Hartman which has a classic feel, Mr. Roe’s ‘A Tale of Two Sisters’ is made with a welcome love of style and subtlety," commented Clive Barker (director and writer of Hellraiser).

“If Val Lewton were still making films, he’d surely seek Chris Roe out,” stated John Harrison (director of Tales From the Darkside: The Movie & Book of Blood).

Darren Bousman (director of Saw II-IV) added, "Stylish and confident, original and utterly unique.  Chris Roe is someone to keep your eye on. Noir never looked so good."

Brainwaves’ own Steve Barton declared, “this is a must-see for any genre fan looking to recapture that classic chilling magic of days gone by.”


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