TO DUST RETURN
Written and Directed by Chris Peters
Running Time: 10 min
Sam Jaeger and Jennifer Morrison play a couple struggling to cope with the death of their newborn son. In his despair, the husband must transform how he sees his wife and find a way to accept her dark wisdom.
It was an official selection of the 2015 Comic-Con International Independent Film Festival in San Diego California, where it had it's world premiere.
“The excellent performances by Sam Jaeger and Jennifer Morrison, along with the fantastic execution of Chris Peters, makes To Dust Return a powerful short film that will leave you thinking ... 5 out of 5 Stubs.”
“I would rate this short very highly, for the emotional sincerity of the excellent performances and for creating a hook that actually caught something meaningful in the process.”
“With a run time of 10 minutes it’s impressive that this film packs the emotional punch it does ... recommend seeing”
The full website for the film is here: TO DUST RETURN
DAY OF THE SPECTRE
Directed by Chris Peters
Running Time: 9m 59s
This dark fantasy is about a woman who loses her family in a tragic accident and is offered secret knowledge to bring them back from the dead. It stars Kristina Lynn Bell, Deborah Puette, and Richard Sabine.
It was an official selection of the 2013 Fantasia International Film Festival in Montréal, Québec, where it had it's world premiere.
“An amazing little film.”
“It’s got a lot of soul to it, which is what I look for in a film. It ‘perks’ out from the screen, like a living and breathing thing.”
“An interesting spiritual horror film, from the thought-provoking director Chris Peters”
The full website for the film is here: DAY OF THE SPECTRE
THE SOUL NEVER SLEEPS
Directed by Chris Peters
Running Time: 2m 15s
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NEW YORK, NY (May 26th, 2012)- Last Rites Gallery presents "The Soul Never Sleeps, new works by Chris Peters", in what will be his second solo show at the gallery.
“In this show I continue the search for beauty in dark places. I love that uneasy twilight place between life and death, between reality and unreality, between hope and despair. I use the vocabulary of Vanitas and Catholic religious symbolism to tell the tale; all refer to the cycle of life, death and the promise of resurrection.
For ‘The Soul Never Sleeps’ exhibit, it was important for me to expand the story by making a short two minute film. So many of my paintings have a time element, in the film I could finally make that time element explicit. That said, the film was made to stand together with the other 12 pieces, acting as the exhibition’s ‘13th painting’. Hopefully the addition of a new surface will enhance the show’s ability to communicate its message and mood.
Working without a brush was definitely a learning experience, but when things got difficult I was able to find my way forward by recalling my academic art training - canvas or film, in the end it’s still shadow and light. I was very fortunate that my friend Michael Hebert (an Emmy award winning film composer whose work can be heard in feature films and national broadcast commercials), was intrigued by the project and agreed to write original music for the effort. If my paintings could have a soundtrack his music is what you would hear.”
- Chris Peters
ABOUT THE ARTIST: Mr. Peters is a Los Angeles based artist with many collectors in the music and film industry. He trained for three years at the Gage Academy of Art, completing their program that emphasizes academic painting techniques.
DANCE OF THE LIVING DEAD
Original Music by White Widow
Edited by Chris Peters
Running Time: 12 min
Musical artist White Widow re-creates George A. Romero’s Night of the Living Dead as an exhilarating 12 minute rock opera, transforming the story of a black man fighting to survive a night in zombie hell into a modern metaphor of the fear, racism, and violence that threaten to overwhelm us.
The full website for the film is here: DANCE OF THE LIVING DEAD