Poster art: AmbeRed.Reodica.Hillerman
Poster art: AmbeRed.Reodica.Hillerman
Running for 15 years now, Pacific Northwest teams and beyond keep Portland scared. Short films (6:66 run time) are written, acted, edited in less than 72 hours mid-October annually.
- GuignolFest Contest & Festival Films are now available online.
Watch movies from teams that survived the weekend
of fast and furious filming. See movies spanning 2009 to 2023!
- THE NIGHT ATTACKS horror series, a GuignolFest Production, picks up traction for filming. Official trailer out now on Youtube!
The release of Episode 0 & Episode 1 in Spring 2023.
- HOME/BODY, a GuignolFest Productions original short movie made during Quarantine, is an OFFICIAL SELECTION for SHOCKFEST Film Festival on December 10, 2021 in New York City! Tickets for the online event available on their website. Scroll below for more about HOME/BODY.
Art by AmbeRed Photography, Hillerman & Reodica
2022 MOVIES ARE ONLINE
There are 14 years of short movies that will make your eyes bleed. Enjoy!
Film teams, friends, & audiences everywhere-- thank you for all your support as teams came out like bats outta hell to make their movies! Thanks to The Clinton Street Theater and the Beulahland Bar for their continued support and event hosting.
A portion of ticket sales are donated to local philanthropies annually.
For 2022, donations went to two organizations: The Dana Thompson Memorial Fund of Awesome and Black Community of Portland.
DTMFA is a nonprofit organization in Portland, Oregon providing scholarships for kids of color in our community to attend the music and empowerment programs of Rock 'n' Roll Camp for Girls.
Black Community of Portland is a community-based organization that promotes sustainability, self-sufficiency, higher learning & empowerment among black communities.
Click button below to see 2022 awards & past movies
Horror Film production in-progress.
Premiere: Episodes Zero & 1
Vince and Cora, two film makers, set out to make a horror movie overseas. In Transylvania, Romania they run into trouble while filming. What they find out is that some wars never end and they are caught in the middle of it.
WE WILL SEE YOU IN 2023 FOR THE
15TH YEAR OF GUIGNOLFEST MOVIES!
Stay updated with other
activities during the year.
Click the button for past movies
Dr. Eldritch, accompanied by Nurse Failing, invite guests who dip their tentacles into the horror genre. They stew in a hot tub, learning all the dirty details of their guests. Watch the interviews which break up the horror movie that Dr. Eldritch fancies.
Watch Episode #6: Una Solitaire
Una Solitaire has spread her wings like a bat, flying with production teams such as Watched Pot, Foul is Fair, and GuignolFest.
Follow us, Vincent and Cora, as we travel in the U.S., the U.K., and Europe- researching and filming for our horror movie, "Drac's Back." In our adventures, we cover movie history and iconic places that inspired Dracula.
HOME/BODY is an OFFICIAL SELECTION for SHOCKFEST FILM FESTIVAL in New York for December 10, 2021!
HOME/BODY was created for the Corman Challenge 2020. Legendary film director, Roger Corman, challenged film makers to make a 2-minute movie only using personal camera phones and the property around the home to tell a story about the quarantine.
In 2021, it was an official selection
for NYC's Shockfest.
Isolation became the main theme and conflict for the married couple in the short film and what happens when someone hastily tries to regain some freedom outside of the home.
Randolph Carter, Skiptracer:
A Lovecraft Mystery
"THE STARS ARE WEIRD" (2019)
3RD EPISODE TRAILER & EPISODE
Agent Carter, a Skiptracer or paranormal bounty hunter to put it loosely, has nearly impossible assignments. Continuously jumping through portals in time and space, he himself doesn't know if the worlds he lands in are real or not.
"The Masque of the Red Death"
by Edgar Allen Poe
Read by Dylan Hillerman
"The Masque of the Red Death" is a short story by American writer Edgar Allan Poe, first published in 1842. The story follows Prince Prospero's attempts to avoid a dangerous plague, known as the Red Death, by hiding in his abbey.
I tell jokes. You laugh...or
YOU LOOK INTO THE FACE OF FEAR!
- DRUNK BATMAN & BANE ZOOM CALL
- DRUNK BATMAN IN QUARANTINE
- APRIL FOOLS DAY 2020 Stand-Up
- THE WINTER KNIGHT
Drunk Batman is a billionaire who falls off the wagon, troubled with trying to help the world. Follow the misadventures along with Kato, who gets pulled into ridiculous situations with him. Kato is the female cousin of Green Lantern's sidekick, also named Kato-- in which the duo had fought with Batman at one time, but female Kato has more fun with Drunk Batman.
EPISODE #4: DACRE STOKER
Dacre Stoker is the great grand-nephew of Bram Stoker, who wrote Dracula. Listen to the podcast and hear about Dacre's latest book releases, "Dracula the Un-Dead" and "Dracul," written with JD Barker.
Visit the author's website:
"SHOCK OPERA: An Alice Cooper Story."
Thank you, audience and fans, for 3 years of live shows. We now go into movie production to continue this story!
Click on the button below and read our blog which includes meeting the original members of the Alice Cooper Group.
GuignolFest Productions has produced plays and live shows over the last decade, independently and in collaboration with other groups in the Portland area. See images from some of the most unique stories performed for fringe theater.
Dylan and Julia love to collaborate with other creatives, in addition to making their own artwork. Click on the gallery to see images from past work for film, performance, and art. Their creative careers span from the early 1990s to present day.
Interviews with writer, Bennett Campbell Ferguson for 2017 and 2018.
Interview series with writer, David Nijawan and the cast and creators of Shock Opera.
Dylan Hillerman founded GF Productions in 2008 and is produced in partnership with Julia Reodica.
Dylan has foundations in graphics, theater, and film-- having directed, written and performed in over 100 productions, live and recorded, for 25+ years. Since his childhood in the 1980's, Dylan has been involved with theater as a performer and crew. His long career involves working in all stages of operations for theater companies and promotional art. Currently he is writing, directing, acting, filming and editing GuignolFest's horror series, "The Night Attacks." Collaborating with other performance groups, he is an actor for many unique spaces in Portland. For more than 14 years, he has brought together hundreds of people annually for Portland's Original 72-HR Horror Movie Contest to highlight local film makers, from novice to expert.
Julia has been an interdisciplinary artist since the early 1990's. She has performed, produced, and managed works in graphics, commercial media, live performance, and multi-media, along with talent and studio management. As an interdisciplinary artist, she was a pioneer in the field of biological art, using biopsies of her own body to create living sculptures that opened up new considerations of the artist as scientist, art industry ethical considerations, and new laboratory techniques for creative use. She produces, writes, directs, performs, and manages film and live performance projects, in addition to creating art with Dylan. In GuignolFest's horror series, "The Night Attacks," she acts, co-directs, co-writes, produces, and co-edits film. Life work also includes health and healing with a Doctorate of Nursing Practice, as a Family Nurse Practitioner.
Portland's Original 72-Hr Horror Fil Contest
Horror Movie Production
Feature & Short Movie Production
Commissioned Video Production
GF Productions strives to bring together a community of people and creatives with interests in the horror movie genre, local movie making, fringe theater, and novel art-making.