Films

Vampire Clay

Vampire Clay, "Kyuketsu Nendo"

Synopsis

Director

After studying in Tokyo, Kaori returns to Aina Academy to finish her prep classes for art school. Her time away has made her a better artist than most of her classmates and she soon begins taking top scores on projects. Things begin to get strange when she finds some clay left behind by the building’s previous owner and uses it for sculpting assignments. After a mishap with a razor blade and the disappearance of one of her most jealous classmates, her teacher and the other students of Aina Academy soon find themselves dealing with murderous, bloodthirsty clay.

„Vampire Clay“ is a brilliant calling card and a ceaselessly entertaining showcase from an artist who refuses to let any limitations prevent him from practicing his craft and showing his talents on screen. Umezawa’s twisted imagination has a perfect home in clay, especially when it’s finding ways to consume human bodies, allowing for gory and gooey effects aplenty. Set within the confines of a small artist studio, Umezawa focuses his energy on providing ever more wild and sometimes genuinely horrific creations.

Brian Kelley, Fantastic Fest

Soichi Umezawa

(b. Fujisawa City, Japan) is a special-effects ­makeup artist and director who made his debut with „Y is for Youth,“ a segment in the anthology „ABCs of Death 2“ (2014). He has also directed the short film „Thorn“ (2015). „Vampire Clay“ is his feature debut.

Filmography

  • Chi wo Suu Nendo (Vampire Clay, 2017)

Schedule

24.11.2017
21:30 - 22:50
Tallinn, 
Apollo Kino Solaris
Hall 5
Subtitles: ENG
Screening code: 081204
Sold out
01.12.2017
22:00 - 23:20
Tallinn, 
Coca-Cola Plaza
Hall 10
Subtitles: ENG
Screening code: 150703
Sold out
02.12.2017
21:30 - 22:50
Tartu, 
Cinamon
Hall 4
Subtitles: ENG
Screening code: 161803
Sold out
Screenings with guests might end later than expected.

Programme

Midnight Shivers

Film info

Country: Japan
Year: 2017
Duration: 80 minutes
Language: Japanese
Director: Soichi Umezawa
Producers: Yukihiko Yamaguchi, Soîchi Umezawa, Yoshihiro Nishimura
Writer: Soîchi Umezawa
DOP: Shintaro Kuriyama
Montage: Soîchi Umezawa
Composer: Koh Nakagawa
Cast: Kyoka Takeda, Momoka Sugimoto, Ena Fujita, Yuyu Makihara, Asuka Kurosawa
Production: King Record Co. Ltd.
Festivals: Toronto, Fantastic Fest, Sitges

Synopsis

Director

After studying in Tokyo, Kaori returns to Aina Academy to finish her prep classes for art school. Her time away has made her a better artist than most of her classmates and she soon begins taking top scores on projects. Things begin to get strange when she finds some clay left behind by the building’s previous owner and uses it for sculpting assignments. After a mishap with a razor blade and the disappearance of one of her most jealous classmates, her teacher and the other students of Aina Academy soon find themselves dealing with murderous, bloodthirsty clay.

„Vampire Clay“ is a brilliant calling card and a ceaselessly entertaining showcase from an artist who refuses to let any limitations prevent him from practicing his craft and showing his talents on screen. Umezawa’s twisted imagination has a perfect home in clay, especially when it’s finding ways to consume human bodies, allowing for gory and gooey effects aplenty. Set within the confines of a small artist studio, Umezawa focuses his energy on providing ever more wild and sometimes genuinely horrific creations.

Brian Kelley, Fantastic Fest

Soichi Umezawa

(b. Fujisawa City, Japan) is a special-effects ­makeup artist and director who made his debut with „Y is for Youth,“ a segment in the anthology „ABCs of Death 2“ (2014). He has also directed the short film „Thorn“ (2015). „Vampire Clay“ is his feature debut.

Filmography

  • Chi wo Suu Nendo (Vampire Clay, 2017)