Gonella Productions

Gonella Productions




Genre: Horror
Running Time: 18:40
Year of production: 2018


A happily married man wakes up to a totally original idea and is the only one immune to it.


Production Company: Sizzle Snap Productions
Film exports/World sales: Gonella Productions


Ben Cotton
Kett Turton
Toby Hargrave
Jennifer Nicole Stand
Paul McGillion


Director: N’cee van Heerden
Screenwriter: N’cee van Heerden
Producer: Victoria Burkhart, Karen Wong
Director of Photography: Byron Kopman
Sound Design: Jo Rossi, Vince Renaud
Editing: C.A van Aswegen
Sound Editing: Vince Renaud, Jo Rossi
Music Composer: Max Aruj


Genre: Thriller
Sub-genre: Dark Comedy - Horror
Language: English
Country of origin: Canada
Year of production: 2018
Total running time: 18:40
Shooting format: 4K
Color type: Colour
Aspect ratio: 2.66:1
Sound format: 5.1 & Stereo


Holly Shorts Film Festival
Hollywood, USA
9 - 18 - August 2018
New Renaissance Film Festival
London, UK
22 - 26 August 2018
Nominations: Best Short Film, Best Comedy / Dark Comedy
WIN: Best Comedy / Dark Comedy Short Film
Fantastic Fest
Austin, USA 20 – 27 September 2018
Bolton Film Festival
Manchester, UK 2 – 4 October 2018
San Jose International Short Film Festival
San Jose, USA
11 – 14 October 2018
Kerry Film Festival
Killarney, Ireland
18 – 21 October 2018
Portland Comedy Film Festival
Portland, USA
10 November 2018
Nominations: Best Actor
Sydney Indie Film Festival
Sydney, Australia
22 Oct – 1 November 2018
Nominations: Best Short Film, Best Comedy, Best Director, Best Lead Actor, Best Special FX,
WIN: Best Comedy Short Film
LA Comedy Film festival
8 – 18th November 2018
WIN: Best of the Fest – Shorts
Bucharest Short Film Festival
2 – 6 December 2018
Vancouver Short Film Festival
Vancouver, Canada
25 January 2019
Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival
Clermont-Ferrand, France
1 – 9 February 2019
(Part of the Canadian Retrospective)
Yountville Int’l. Short Film Festival
Napa Valley, USA
7th – 10th February 2019
New Renaissance Film Festival
Amsterdam, Netherlands
28th Feb – 3 March 2019
Nevermore Film Festival
Durham, USA
9th March 2019
Landshut Short Film Festival
Landshut, Germany
22nd March 2019
Discover Film Awards
Westminster, UK
7th April 2019 WIN: Best Fantasy Film
Hollywood Comedy Shorts
Hollywood, USA
20th April 2019
WIN: Best Cinematography
Dead By Dawn Film Festival
Edinburgh, Scotland
20th April 2019
Redline International Film Festival
Toronto, Canada
19th April 2019
Nomination: Best Comedy Short
Newport Beach Film Festival
Newport Beach, USA
27th April 2019
Blackbird Film Festival
New York, USA
27th April 2019
Nominations: Best of the Fest, Most Original Film, Cinematic Writing Award, Best Editing, Best Sound Design, Best Male Lead – Ben Cotton
WIN: Best of the Fest and Best short film in Block I.
Sacramento International Film Festival
Sacramento, USA
1st May 2019
Hidden Film Festival
London, UK
8th May 2019
Vaughan International Film Festival
Vaughan, Canada
15th May 2019
Santorini Film Festival
Official Selection
2nd Year
Santorini, Greece
15th June 2019
WIN: Best Comedy Short Film
Southside Film Festival
Official Selection
16th Year
Bethlehem, USA
June 11th – 15th 2019
Oporto, Portuegal
9th June 2019
Silicon Beach Film Festival®
Official Selection
13th – 21st June 2019
4th Year
Palm Springs International Shorts Fest
Official Selection
25th Year
18th – 24th June 2019 (screens on the 19th June 2019)
Beyond Earth Film Festival
23 June 2019
WON: Best dark Comedy
FantosFreak International Film Festival
20th Year
July 15 – 19th 2019
Barcelona, Spain
Milan Film Awards
29th June 20191st year Milan, Italy
Won: Best Comedy
Official Selection
2nd Year
Gulbarga, Karnataka, India
20th - 21st July 2019
Madrid International Film Festival
Official Selection
Nominations: Best Short Film, Best Short Film Cinematography
8th Year 10th – 17th August 2019
Salute Your Shorts Festival
Los Angeles, USA
Official Selection
16th – 18th August 2019
Portobello Film Festival
Official Selection
29th Year
Portobello, UK
29th Aug – 15 Sept 2019
HorrorHound Film Fest (DO NOT ANNOUNCE YET)
6 – 8 September 2019
Official Selection
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
9th Year
Borderscene Film Festival
New Mexico, USA
6th – 9th September 2019
Nominations: Best International Short
Utah, USA
Official Selection
10th Sept 2019
Nominations: Best lead actor, Best Supporting actor.
WIN: Best Short Screenplay