After receiving a pair of tickets in the mail, Andie and Josephine visit a mysterious new club. Hungry for some excitement, they find that the other guests seem to be hungry for something else...
Marking the first film to be co-directed and co-written by Bad Cookie Pictures’ founders Ariel Hansen and Christopher Graham, Paint the Town Red was also the first Bad Cookie project to have Zlatina Pacheva on board, although this time as an extra before she took up the mantle of Marketing Monster. Made as a part of the Tales Beyond the Bar competition where different bars and filmmakers in Vancouver were paired up to make films. In this competition created by Hammer & Tong and Jamesons Irish Whiskey, Bad Cookie Pictures was paired up with Fortune Sound Club where the club’s aesthetic inspired Paint the Town Red which won the award for Best Cinematography at the competition’s awards ceremony.
Tales Beyond the Bar (Vancouver, BC) Winner - Best Cinematography Nominee - Best Film, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Bartender
Final Girls Berlin Film Festival (Berlin, Germany)
Northern Frights Festival (Sudbury, Ontario)
East Van Halloween Showcase (Vancouver, BC)
Glasgow Horror Film Festival (Glasgow, Scotland)
Blood in the Snow Film Festival (Toronto, Ontario)
Night Terrors Film Festival (Denmark)
Vancouver Badass Film Festival (Vancouver, BC) Nominee - Best Local Short, Best Director
Shock Stock (London, Ontario)
Happenstance Horror Fest (Haverhill, Massachusetts)
Cinemafantastique Film Fest (Vancouver, BC)
Women in Horror Film Festival (Peachtree City, Georgia) Nominee - Best Horror Short
“If you’re looking to see what the vampire rave scene of Blade could have looked like if Wesley Snipes didn’t crash the party, this short will leave you satisfied.”
“Hansen and Graham directed a short that understands the core mechanics of successful horror: take a normal situation, give it a twist, then add both psychological reeling and blood.”