On the fourteenth day of Christmas, Glass Eye Pix gave to me “Miss Milly”, a tragically funny tale about the loneliness and desperation of the season.
For many, the greatest horror of the holiday season is not having anyone special to share it with. Skotchdopole’s “Miss Milly” show the lengths some people will go to bring holiday cheer into their lives — even if it means subjecting others to holiday fear!
Beginning December 1st and leading up to Christmas Day, the Creepy Christmas Film Fest will highlight one original horror short a day from talented and up-and-coming filmmakers. In a similar vein to the highly creative horror anthology film ABCs of Death, each filmmaker is given a holiday-themed prompt to inspire their short film.
Skotchdopole’s prompt was HOLIDAY FEAST, and he explains what inspired him.
“The holidays aren’t easy for anyone, but they’re especially hard on some. I was inspired by the more desperate.”
CHRIS SKOTCHDOPOLE is a writer, director and producer living in New York City. He works with Glass Eye Pix, an independent production outfit led by director Larry Fessenden. A 2010 graduate of SVA, his most recent short, THE EGG AND THE HATCHET is still touring festivals. Chris is currently developing a feature with Larry Fessenden, CRUMB CATCHER. He is the cinematographer for Fessenden’s current project, DEPRAVED.
Skotchdopole recently served as co-producer on Jenn Wexler’s punk thriller, THE RANGER, starring Chloe Levine and Jeremy Holm. Previously, he worked as associate producer on Mickey Keating’s DARLING (SXSW) and Rob Mockler’s film LIKE ME (SXSW), starring Addison Timlin. He has produced several music videos and shorts for Glass Eye, including James Siewert’s THE PAST INSIDE THE PRESENT (Slamdance, Florida Film Festival, Fantastic Fest).
Check out “Miss Molly”, Chris Skotchdopole’s submission for Day 14 of the Creepy Christmas Film Fest below.