TIME TO EAT, 4min, USA, Horror/Comedy
Directed by Luke Guidici
After being sent to timeout, a mischievous boy's trip to the basement leads to a monstrous revelation.
BIOS - CAST
Ethan Michael Mora resides in Los Angeles. His career began at age 2, and since then has been featured in many ad campaigns, short films, and animation. Recently he finished filming the role of Winston, for Cameron Crowe's Showtime series Roadies. Ethan has always loved horror films and was thrilled to finally be in one.
Born and bred in Caracas, Venezuela; Ydaiber Orozco first took the stage at age 11. After studying at William Esper Studio's 2-year Professional Acting program she moved to Los Angeles. She continues to act in theatre, television, film, and commercials in both Spanish and English. Additionally, she has produced several horror projects of her own.
BIOS - CREW
Luke Asa Guidici, writer/director
Originally from the Pacific Northwest, Luke studied cinema at San Francisco State University. After moving to Los Angeles, he's worked as an extra, grip, editor, falconer, writer and director. For this film he drew upon his love of Calvin & Hobbes, his fascination with monsters, and a life long fear of creepy basements.
John Wynn, producer/vfx superivsor
John's road to filmmaking started at medical school in Virginia. But a trip to LA, helped him realize his passion lay in entertainment. After several years in front of the camera, he moved to producing & directing. Recently, his short "The Passing" was a finalist in the YouTube/Legendary Pictures competition.
Nico van den Berg, director of photography
Born and raised in Baltimore, Nico traded coasts to study filmmaking at the Art Institute of California - San Francisco. He turned his passion from videoing friends skateboarding to being a cinematographer for short and feature length films. Nico still sprints up the basement stairs in fear of whatever childhood creatures lurk in the shadows.
Nathaniel Smith, composer
After growing up in Madison, WI - Nathaniel moved to Chicago to pursue DJing and obtain a master's degree in music composition. His work has screened at film festivals around the world and on MTV, CBS, and ABC. Recently, he's been seen outside movie studios with a sign reading "will compose for food."
Pike FX, VFX
The creators of the monster vfx, PIKE FX is a high-end animation & visual effects boutique located in Studio City specializing in Visual Effects, CGI, 2D Animation, Motion Graphics, and Compositing. They strive for the highest quality of work in a relaxed, creative environment.
TIME TO EAT is a short film about childhood imagination and the monster inside all of us. I wanted to make a film that could be enjoyed by audiences around the world - no matter what language they spoke. It was important that the story was universal as well, so I started with the classic idea of the "monster in the basement" then gave it my own little twist. It's important that the protagonists in my films aren't victims... I wanted them (and the audience) to recognize the strength they have, and use that to succeed. And of course, I hope they get a scare and a laugh out of it.