Wednesday, February 17, 2016

NAUGHTY, Teen/Horror Film about KRAMPUS Penned by Mortal Kombat X Writer, Shawn Kittlesen

Cult favorite Director/Writer/Producer Gina Lee Ronhovde kicks off 2016 with “Naughty” an Indie special effects heavy Horror/Fantasy creature film on KRAMPUS. Giving a more realistic and fantastically horrifying spin on the recent studio releases this indie movie is sure to inspire the fear factor in KRAMPUS fans worldwide.

Recently completing her festival winning run with BoudoirMs. Ronhovde has teamed up with Geoffrey Plitt (“The Hero Super” starring Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’s Rachel Bloom) to combine forces with a Co- Company deal under the Co-Label of “Paradoxw“Naughty” is slated as their first combined project. This feature leads the audience down a twisted and frightening quest with two role-playing geeks hunting down a real life blood thirsty creature who has abducted their classmates.

“Naughty, is a TEEN HORROR film about KRAMPUS.  There are other KRAMPUS films, but ours has the most appeal for the teen/adult horror-genre market with big horror and SFX payoff for the audience goer,” stated Geoffrey Plitt.

KRAMPUS, a monster rooted in Germany folk tales, was first mentioned in 4th-century stories detailing St. Nicholas; which we know as the one and only Santa Claus.  But the Legend of KRAMPUS is what real nightmares are made of since the beast is known to awake in the winter and punish all the bad little children. Still celebrated today, Krampusnacht festivals are celebrated all over Europe in December where men dress as devils and demons capering through the streets in celebration of the holiday season. Legends tell of the creature that carries a barbed whip and a trident, with one hoof and one human foot, and carries all naughty children to his lair in a basket on his back (the origin of the phrase “to hell in a hand basket”).  The script was recently featured in the Black List’s Horror Genre section.

Gina Lee Ronhovde (Producer) is a graduate of LA Film School.  In addition to her own award-winning original short films, she gained film production knowledge on such productions as Kevin Smith’s Red State and helped produce over 15 comedy specials for cable and network television including Weird Al Yankovic Live!:  The Apocalypse Tour and Aziz Ansari: Dangerously Delicious.  Her film BOUDOIR, won the Silver at The Spotlight Short Film Awards, was screened at the HollyShorts Monthly Screening in October 2015, won Best Dramatic Short, Best Cinematography and People’s Choice Award for Best Short Film at the 2015 Hollywood Reel Independent Film(HRIFF) 2015, was an Official Selection in the 2015 Chicago Horror Film Festival (CHFF), and was an Official Selection of the 2015 Fargo Fantastic Film Festival (FFFF). Ms. Ronhovde’s feature screenplay "Family Reunion" was a finalist in over 6 screenplay competitions including Creative World Awards, Columbia Gorge International, and Scriptapalooza.

Geoffrey Plitt (Story, Producer) is a standup comic, screenwriter and sketch comedy director, whose videos have garnered millions of views online. He’s created content for Fox TV, DirecTV, Comedy Central, Netflix, Cracked, FunnyOrDie, CollegeHumor, and The Huffington Post, and in 2013 he co-wrote “Paranormal Whacktivity” which released on iTunes, Netflix, Redbox, and in Best Buy stores.

The additional production team includes: Shawn Kittelsen (Writer) a former executive at DC Comics who worked on the blockbuster “Arkham” franchise, and the “LEGO Batman” series.  His most recent work was "Mortal Kombat X," a bestselling digital comic series from DC Comics.   Derek Taylor Kent(Writer) a horror author and screenwriter who has a three book deal with HarperCollins for his series “Scary School.”  His most recent script “Cupids,” was optioned by Liberty Films (“Source Code,” "World of Warcraft").   Shooting is planned for third quarter 2016, in Canada.

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