Thursday, January 23, 2014

Filmmakers You Should Know: Tricia Lee

Award winning filmmaker Tricia Lee just recently stepped onto my radar and I'm really happy she has. Canadian born, she studied film in England, worked in Los Angeles, and currently owns a production company, A Film Monkey Production, Inc. She's got a couple of short films and a handful of feature films completed and in-production. Her latest feature creating a buzz, Silent Retreat (2013) is looking like it's going to breathe some new breath into the 'terror in the woods' sub-genre:

Janey is sent to a silent meditation retreat, in the woods, for rehabilitation, only to realize that the men who run it are brainwashing women, and if she breaks the rules, she'll discover what lurks beyond the trees.

Who else is excited about the potential for this one based on the synopsis alone?!


Silent Retreat has already been making its festival rounds in spaces such as Toronto After Dark where it won Best Canadian Feature. In a perfect description, "Tricia Lee has come out as a vocal and innovative creative force, staking her claim in the male dominated landscape.  As the appetite for female-centric horror films grows, Tricia’s blend of strong female characters and compelling storiescomplement the blood, guts, and terror with genuine emotional resonance.

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