Women of Horror Volume I

Jax, a lonely wanderer, is searching for a human connection, when her car breaks down in the middle of nowhere. Will she make it out of the desert alive?

Producer/Writer Biography


A native of Los Angeles, Rakefet Abergel is an award-winning American/Israeli actress, writer/ producer/director, and outspoken stand up comedian. One month after taking a stand up class, Rakefet won Best Comic and Best Overall Talent on the Tyra Banks Show. She appeared in the movie Superbad with Jonah Hill, and as Adam Sandler's sister in Just Go with It . She can also be seen in the films My Best Friend's Girl opposite Dane Cook, with Halle Berry in The Call, and alongside Eddie Murphy & Kerry Washington in the film, A Thousand Words. Rakefet regularly guest stars on TV shows including Showtime's Shameless, New Girl, My Name is Earl, Bella and the Bulldogs, and iCarly. Rakefet wrote and stars in Jax in Love, which she co-produced with executive producer & casting director Jory Weitz (Napoleon Dynamite). The film, directed by Oscar-nominated director Colin Campbell has been making the festival rounds and garnered Abergel eight Best Actress awards from a variety of film festivals including Nightmares Film Festival, Hollywood Horrorfest, GenreBlast Film Festival and Oregon Scream Week. The film also won Best Horror Short at Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival and Best Original Screenplay. Rakefet has performed stand up comedy all over Los Angeles, including the World Famous Comedy Store and The Improv in Hollywood, as well as the University of Las Vegas and as a featured performer with Sweet, a women's travel company, in Mexico. She teaches sixth grade religious school and Hebrew in Los Angeles and also works as an acting coach and mentor for kids and adults at Kid (F)Actor, a company she founded in 2010.

A group of friends fight for their lives and body parts when they stop at a gas station where the owners have a horrific ulterior agenda.

Director Biography


Venita Ozols-Graham was accepted into the Director's Guild of America's Assistant Director Training Program and had a successful career in production in film and television before segueing into writing/directing and producing. She recently produced and directed the full length feature, 'Black Widows' as well as wrote, produced and directed the award winning shorts, 'Used Body Parts' and 'Amy's in the Freezer'. Additionally, she produced 'Angel' and several other short films. Her script 'No More Nightmares' was a Semi-finalist at Hollyshorts and 'Spider Lake' placed in the quarter finals at the Shriekfest Film Festival. She is in development on the feature film 'Pogo', produced and co-directed both 'Chicken' and 'Lyft' and is in development on several other scripts she has written.

Jorah's late night stop to use the bathroom will have you thinking twice about stopping at gas stations in small towns ever again.

Director Biography


Robbie Barnes is an award-winning filmmaker, writer, and actor based in Cleveland, OH with a background studying theatre arts. After being an actress for 16 years, she started to pursue her dream of directing. In the past, she has been the editor and AD on several projects (Tiffani Hilton’s, ‘Where Are You,’ FNA’s 12-episode web series ‘King of Awkward’ and short film ‘Everyone Wants Her Dead.’), directed a Sean
Benjamin music video (Love Me Like A Drug) and was a writer for Nick Fiorella’s ‘Inspired.’ Over the past few years, she’s written and directed the feature film ‘Whatever It Takes,’ horror short ‘Beyond Repair,’ short drama ‘He Chose Her,’ her
current film which is in post-production, ‘Dream Come True.’ Her partner at Perfect Holiday Productions, Kinsley Funari-Coleman, and her are teaming up to write and direct the next horror short that’s in pre-production, “Blood and Bondage.”
Although Robbie aims to make films of different genres, her
all-time favorite is horror.

Hatter lures 2 girls to his 'Wonderland' for his infamous Tea Party. Little do they know that the party will soon take a dark turn.

Director Biography


Gemma Paul is an award winning Writer and Director who focuses on finding the beauty within Horror. Specializing in re-invention of old tales and characters, she finds a way to bring a new and unique twist to them elevating them one step into the future while remembering the past. In 2017 I undertook professional training at DFMA Makeup Academy where I was taught by some of the finest Makeup Artists in the country. After some time working as a makeup artist I found my mind wandering to story rather than art so in July 2018 I sought to write, produce and develop my own films through a production company I set up called Twisted Root Productions.


Gemma's first short film ‘Underland’, completed in July 2018 and has since been the recipient of numerous Official Film Festival Selections as well as earned awards and distribution deals.

A young gambler enters a high stakes poker game that could cost him his soul.

Director Biography


Nicole Jones-Dion was born on an Army base at Ft. Belvoir, Virginia and grew up traveling the globe, living in places as diverse as Hawaii and Germany before her family finally settled down in Wilmington, NC. In school, Nicole excelled at creative writing and won the North Carolina Writer's Award for a full scholarship to Duke University, where she continued to study writing, along with History and Theology. After graduation, she did her own brief stint in the military before relocating to Los Angeles. Her passion for genre storytelling first led her to video games, then comic books, and eventually films. Since 2012, she has written, directed and/or produced projects for the SyFy Channel, Lionsgate, Sony, and more.

Inspired by Poe's short story this creepy classic horror tale also borrows heavily from "Whatever Happened to Baby Jane" as two sisters reveal their very complex relationship.

Director Biography


Christine Parker was born on November 25, 1962 in Leicester, Leicestershire, England as Christine Patricia Parker. She is a director, cinematographer and producer, known for her feature films Forever Dead, Fistful of Brains, A Few Brains More, Fix It In Post and countless short films including her award winning film The Tell-Tale Heart: Sisters (2016). She runs two production companies, Adrenalin Productions and her female-centric company Sick Chick Flicks. She spends much of her time creating films and making guest appearances at scifi and horror conventions along the east coast but lately has begun to focus her efforts on her latest endeavor the Sick Chick Flicks Film Festival in Cary North Carolina. Sick Chick Flicks Film Fest will focus on supporting women directors and bringing their amazing talents to the masses.

"Escape Room" is a film about a brilliant student who is bullied in high school and suffers from OCD and reluctantly joins her older sister and her popular friends at a horror-themed Escape Room game. When the group realizes that a revenge-seeking Game Master has set them up in a custom-made deadly trap, the five teenagers start turning on each other. The two sisters will have to join forces in order to get out of the room alive.

Director Biography


Bessy Adut is an award-winning filmmaker residing in Los Angeles, California. Her films have screened internationally at festivals and venues including Pasadena Art Center Film Festival, Brooklyn Art Film Festival, International Children Film Festival, Lone Star Film Festival, Ifsak and Tursak short film festivals. She worked in the film, TV and commercials industry as a freelance assistant director for over five years. After graduation from Istanbul Bilgi University, Film & Television in 2005 she went to California to continue her film studies with the Fulbright Scholarship she was awarded. She received an MFA from California Institute of the Arts, Film Directing program in School of Film / Video in 2009. She continues her Cinema Studies at Marmara University, Fine Arts Faculty. She has been a part time lecturer at Kadir Has University and worked in TV 8 on a live show. She moved back to LA to host and direct the international documentaries "Mysteries of Cinema" and "Inside the Lens."

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