After premiering internationally this June at Frameline LGBT International Film Festival and taking home RBC‘s Best Emerging Artist Award at Toronto’s Inside Out LGBT Film Festival, PYOTR495, a horror film set amidst anti-LGBT violence and legislation in Putin’s Russia, will head to Outfest and Fantasia festivals this summer.
The supernatural short set in present-day Moscow follows 16 year-old Pyotr one evening as he is baited by a dangerous group of Ultranationalist vigilantes. BUT Pyotr has a secret of his own… The film stars Alex Ozerov (The Americans, Orphan Black, Bitten) as Pyotr, and is scored by Berlin Techno producer Konrad Black.
PYOTR495 plays OUTFEST, tomorrow – Saturday July 9th at Harmony Gold as part of SCARED STIFF, and FANTASIA FEST in Montreal on July 18th at Concordia Hall Theatre before The Wailing. For more info visit the film’s official Facebook Page.