PHOENIX FILM FESTIVAL - A SHORT TO WATCH FOR: "A Tricky Treat" by Patricia Chica

(Phoenix, AZ) - April 7th, 2016.  The Phoenix Film Festival has programmed multiple award-winning short comedy A Tricky Treat directed by Patricia Chica, among the top horror shorts in the circuit, including another one of Chica’s proteges Night of the Slasher by Shant Hamassian.

Playing @ Horror Shorts B
Friday, April 8 - 9:55pm
Sunday, April 10 - 2:15pm
Thursday, April 14 - 2:50pm

Harkins Scottsdale 101
7000 E Mayo Blvd Phoenix, AZ 85054



This shocking tale of the unexpected presents the story of a man (Leonard Waldner) who is kidnapped by a very strange family, and his fate is held in the hands of two kids.  The family members are played by Steve Brewster, Andrea Fletcher, Keira McCarthy and newcomer Marco Reilly.

A TRICKY TREAT is the first collaboration of creative duo Patricia Chica (director) and Kamal John Iskander (writer) who have been called the “Twosome Gruesome” by Ray Schillaci of the Movie Guy film critics American website.  The film was shot in Los Angeles, executive produced by Tara Kurtz (Los Angeles), produced by Patricia Chica (Montreal), Grace Santos (Los Angeles) and Byron A. Martin (Toronto).  Co-Executive producers are Adonai Interiano of HNI Productions (Los Angeles) and Morris Umali (Australia).

Patricia Chica is a multiple award-winning director who previous films La Promesse (2000),  Rockabilly 514 (2008),  Day Before Yesterday (2010),  Ceramic Tango (2013),  Serpent’s Lullaby (2014),  A Tricky Treat (2015), and  Crimson Dance (2016) have won numerous awards and have been screened in over 200 film festivals worldwide.  She is also an avid social media guru with over 10K+ real followers on her various online platforms. 

Patricia Chica’s main purpose as a director is to use the language of cinema to open conversations about material often silenced as taboo or controversial.  Through her speaking and filmmaking, Patricia has helped bring awareness and discourse to social issues like HIV-AIDS, Blood Donation, Depression, Suicide Prevention, and Homelessness, as well as LGBTQ, Aboriginal and Human Rights.  

Patricia Chica is presently preparing for her next film entitled Morning After and will be filming it in Montreal, Canada during the summer of 2016.

To know more about Patricia Chica’s work, visit her sites:

Twitter:  @PatriciaChica
Instagram:  @Chicatronica