Albrecht von Grünhagen
The Boogeywoman

Short, 17min

Late blooming Sam Rains finally gets her first period at the annual all-night skate. At first a triumph, her new condition brings strange side effects. An erie electrical problem has the kids teasing about “the Boogeywoman,” a local legend, a sorceress who feeds on men’s souls and eats little girls. When a friend leaks about Sam’s period, the boys tell her she’s fair game for The Boogeywoman. With an expected tryst derailed, Sam leaves the skating rink in a fever only to meet the legend in the flesh. Instead of a monster, Sam finds a mother, a goddess, a mentor–opening the door to womanhood.

Cast:Amélie Hoeferle, John Henry Ward, Katherine Morgan, Keenan Carter, Raquel Ascension, Grace Turner, Nathan Ford Jr, Ella Starr

Writer/Director/Editor/Sound Design: Erica Scoggins
Producers: Sinah Ober, Dakin Cranwell, Ian Flannery
Dancers: Kiani Del Valle and Sophia Ndaba
Format: RED Epic
Year: 2017

FESTIVALS  (selection) 

41st CLERMONT-FERRAND SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Clermont-Ferrand, France)February 1, 2019
20th LANDSHUTER KURZFILMFESTIVAL (Official Selection, Landshut, Gerrmany)March 20, 2019 *3rd PRIZE*
21st MECAL PRO - BARCELONA INT'L SHORT AND ANIMATION FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Barcelona, Spain)March 28, 2019
4th KINOTRIP INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Ljubljana, Slovenia)March 28, 2019
2nd MILKBUSCH INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Cape Town, South Africa)March 31, 2019
10th SKEPTO - INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Cagliari, Italy)
43rd ATLANTA FILM FESTIVAL (Narrative Shorts Program, Atlanta, GA, USA)April 4, 2019
31st FILMFEST DRESDEN 2019 INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (International Competition, Dresden, Germany)April 9, 2019
16th CALGARY UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Calgary, AB, Canada)April 22, 2019
7th ALTAN KHALIS INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia)June 4, 2019
6th BASTA FEST - INT'L SHORT FICTION FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Bajina Bašta, Serbia)June 4, 2019
3rd BUDDHA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pune, Maharashtra, India)June 9, 2019
27th ART FILM FEST 2019 (International Competition of Short Films, Bratislava, Slovakia)June 14, 2019
13th CRYPTSHOW FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Barcelona, Catalunya, Spain)June 28, 2019
2nd HONG KONG FILM ART INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Kwai Chung, Hong Kong)July 6, 2019
23rd FANTASIA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Montreal, Quebec, Canada)July 11, 2019
20th FANTOSFREAK FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CURTMETRATGES FANTÀSTICS I FREAKS (Official Selection, Cerdanyola del Vallès, Barcelona, Spain)July 15, 2019
2nd PORTO FEMME INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Competition, Porto, Portugal)July 18, 2019
4th STILL VOICES SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Ballymahon, Co. Longford, Ireland)August 15, 2019
LIVE AT HEART FILM 2019 (“Fright Night” Section, Örebro Sweden)September 4, 2019
15th FESTIFREAK LA PLATA INTERNATIONAL INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, La Plata, Argentina)September 5, 2019
4th CROSSING THE SCREEN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Eastbourne, UK)September 19, 2019
13th PENTEDATTILO FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Reggio Calabria, Italy)September 19, 2019
16th CURTOCIRCUITO - INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Santiago de Compostela, Spain)September 28, 2019
5th MINIKINO FILM WEEK (Short List, Bali, Indonesia)October 5, 2019
60th INT'L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL BRNO16 (Official Selection, Brno, Czech Republic)October 9, 2019
BROOKLYN HORROR FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, NYC, USA)October 17, 2019
45th FILMETS - BADALONA FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Barcelona, Spain)October 18, 2019