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Day 6’s WiHM Massive Blood Drive PSA is “Red Light”, a highly creative short by Lex Lybrand that really ‘drives’ the message home. 

“We’re back!  With a piping hot slice of awesome for Women In Horror Month’s MASSIVE Blood Drive!  Every day we’ve got a NEW Blood Services PSA coming at you from one of our 30 filmmaking teams from across the globe!  No way we could fit this much awesome into a single day, so we’re taking 30.” – Jen and Sylvia Soska

Today’s selection comes from my old stomping ground of Austin, TX (the hometown of Morbidly Beautiful headquarters), and the creativeness of Lex Lybrand and Kelli Horan, whose ‘foreign’ take on this short flick is quite fun.

While the month-long blood drive brings together filmmakers from around the world, this Texas-based filmmaker truly embraces the International flavor by paying homage to Russian spy/crime thrillers in this clever and captivating short that offers a new spin on what it means to be a hero. 

Writer/Director Lex Lybrand’s work has recently been characterized as “post-mumblecore” …whatever that means. His fourth feature film, MAYBE SHOWER – a dramedy about three women vs. unwanted pregnancies – releases this summer!

Lybrand, who is heavily involved in the DIY filmmaking scene, had this to say:

“I was drawn to the WiHM blood drive for a variety of reasons. First on the list is that I’m a big fan of women subverting expectations in the horror genre, both behind and in front of the camera, so thanks to everyone’s favorite Twisted Twins, I’ve been aware of the blood drive / PSA anthology for years. Secondly, as a survivor of multiple broken bones / surgeries / hospital stays in the past, the blood drive holds a very special place in my heart. I’ve been reliant on the kindness of others in the past, so convincing me to return the favor isn’t hard to do!”

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