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The American screenwriter and Film director, Jeffrey Reddick to be a judge at Sixth Sense Horror Film Festival

Siddharth Dhongle | April, 21 2017

American screenwriter and Film director, Jeffrey Reddick's first visit to India will have him take on the role​ of Guest Of Honor at Sixth Sense Horror Film Festival.

Sixth Sense Horror Film Festival, by Resources Go Beyond is scheduled to be held from 18th to 20th of May 2017 at YB Chauhan and Ravindra Natya Mandir in Mumbai. The three day short film festival is dedicated to honoring and celebrating the legacy to short horror films. It aims to appreciate and support established and upcoming filmmakers dedicated to the horror genre.

Jeffrey Reddick, an American screenwriter and film director, best known for creating The Final Destination franchise, will be a part of a Panel discussion with Film makers, Workshop for VFX, editing, etc, and judging the movies to crown the​ final winner at the Sixth Sense Horror Film Festival.

Jeffrey Reddick made his first connection to the film industry, at age 14, when he wrote a prequel to “A Nightmare on Elm Street” and mailed it Bob Shaye, the President of New Line Cinema.

Jeffrey shot to fame with the creation of “Final Destination,” which opened in 2000 and earned over $100 Million at the worldwide box office.  Jeffrey co-wrote the story and Executive Produced “Final Destination 2,” which also crossed the $100 million mark worldwide.  With the release of the fifth “Final Destination” in 2011, Jeffrey cemented his status as one of the few screenwriters to create an enduring horror franchise, which has made over a billion dollars at the worldwide box office, home video and other ancillary markets. 

Commenting on this, the American screenwriter and Film director Jeffrey Reddick said, I am so honored to be the special guest for India’s first horror film festival. I am a lifelong horror fan and I believe that horror films transcend borders and cultures.  Horror films allow people to face their fears in the safe environment of a theatre. And many times, they are a way to help us escape the real horrors of life.  India has a long, rich, wonderful cinematic history. I am so pleased to see horror getting the recognition it deserves. To me, horror films aren’t just about scaring people. The best horror films say something about the state of the world we live in. And most of all, they offer us hope in the darkness.  Thank you so much for allowing me to be a part of this wonderful festival. And here’s to ​there being many more."

The Co-Founder of the Sixth Sense Horror Film Festival Farhad Katgara said,"I​t’s our honor to have Jeffrey Riddick on board for Sixth Sense Horror Film Festival. The Sixth Sense Horror Film Festival is an exciting and unique format which will provide a platform to all film makers to showcase their work and also provide a platform for short films under the horror/thriller genre to reach out to the masses. 

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