FANGORIA SCREAMERS: Check out the exclusive online premiere of Jason Noto’s LA RICETTA!
The third installment in Fangoria.com’s monthly SCREAMERS online short film series comes to us from guest curator Mitch Davis, Co-Director and Head of International Programming for the Fantasia International Film Festival .
Directed by Jason Noto | USA 2012 | 5min.
Original Fantasia programme notes by Mitch Davis – “A young boy comes to terms with death by way of a morbidly fantastical interpretation of the horrors of cooking. An extraordinary and surprising piece of work that will forever distort the way you look at food preparation — “the joy of the earth”.
I’ve always felt that the online short film viewing experience is best suited to works that are gripping from their first frames and run five minutes or less. If they can pack a visceral punch that just might have viewers passing out cold, faces smashing through displays in a hail of broken glass, broken minds and pulverized LCD diodes, all the better. The grotesque and extraordinary LA RICETTA happily checks all said boxes. Berlin Talent Campus alumni Jason Noto is a filmmaker that Fantasia has been following for years. You’re about to see why. We dare you to hit “play”. Do it. Now. - Mitch Davis, Co-Director, Fantasia Film Festival
About Filmmaker Jason Noto:
WGA Writer & Director Jason Noto began his career in 2005 with the SON’S OF MAYFIELD. The independent feature was purchased as THE WOODS HAVE EYES and distributed by Echo Bridge Entertainment. He was awarded the Panavision New Filmmaker Grant in 2007 for his short script, THE BUTCHER’S WIFE. In 2009, his short film, SWEET TOOTH screened internationally garnering a Best Short film award at the Mauvais Genre FF and the Melbourne International FF. In 2010, THE NAIL, his original screenplay starring William Forsythe received the Audience award at the Philadelphia Film Festival and premiered on Showtime. In February of 2012, Jason attended the Berlinale Talent Program where his feature length screenplay entitled LATCHKEY KID was shortlisted for the Talent Project Market and placed in the top 5% as a semifinalist in the Nicholl Fellowship. In September, Jason’s original one hour post-apocalyptic television pilot entitled, THE HINTERLAND, placed as a semifinalist in the Austin Film Festival Teleplay Competition. Additionally, an original television series entitled MOTOR CITY, is in development with Killer Films and Reckless Productions as well as a historical drama entitled THE NORTH STAR, starring Clifton Powell and Keith David is due for a summer release. Currently, Jason is contracted with Adrian Grenier’s Reckless Productions to write their forthcoming feature film KARESSE THE SYSTEM.