[News] HorrOrigins Announces Barbara Muschietti as Mentor for 2020 Program
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HorrOrigins Film Festival is proud to announce Barbara Muschietti as a mentor for the 2020 season. Barbara began her career in the film industry as a producer alongside her brother, writer-director Andy Muschietti. Together they created the short horror film Mama, which was eventually turned into a feature film by the duo and producer Guillermo Del Toro. Barbara is best known for her work as the producer of both IT and IT Chapter Two.

Other mentors will include Midsommar producer, Patrik Andersson; cinematographer of Annabelle, Netflix’s Hush and the upcoming The Haunting of Bly Manor, James Kniest; screenwriter of “Legion”, Peter Schink; and director Xavier Neal-Burgin of the horror documentary Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror.

The mentors will give one-time meetings to winning filmmakers of the HorrOrigins Film Festival in their respective career fields. During the meetings, the filmmakers will get the opportunity to ask industry questions, advice and what to expect on their journey into the filmmaking industry. It will be an exciting experience for independent horror filmmakers looking for words of wisdom from industry professionals.

Approaching its second year, HorrOrigins Film Festival is excited to announce the 2020 HorrOrigins Film Festival is officially open and accepting submissions. Filmmakers and screenwriters can submit their “HorrOriginal” film and/or screenplay for the opportunity to meet Hollywood horror mentors here. Certificates will be given to all the winners and the O’Scare Horror Award will be handed out to Best Horror Feature Film, Feature Director, Short Film and Short Director.

More mentors will be announced in the coming months. For more information about HorrOrigins, you can email at info@horrorigins.com and, to follow updates of the festival, go to www.HorrOrigins.com.

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