Horror-Comedy Short Film “Chocolate Roulette” by Dream Journey Studio
“Chocolate Roulette”, which is currently in pre-production with Lisbon-based Dream Journey Studios, was recently chosen as a Shriekfest Horror Film Festival screenplay finalist. It’s the project’s 8th writing accolade for screenwriter John Licata, whose other recognitions include a semifinalist placement at the 2020 Austin Film Festival, which was top 2% out of more than 13,000 screenplays. According to an Austin Film Festival judge, “Chocolate Roulette” is “a quirky, entertaining, laugh-out-loud funny script…The concept is hugely appealing and unique…It’s a fantastic read and will make a terrific (and somehow charming) short film.”
Set on Valentine’s Day, “Chocolate Roulette” is about two delusional men with peanut allergies who play roulette with a box of chocolates to settle their argument over a woman. Actors Hannah Bellemore, Tate Mayfairs and Simon Shaw, who were chosen from more than 1,000 audition applications, will star in the film. Co-producer Pedro Chaves is slated to direct.
“Chocolate Roulette” is scheduled for production in London, UK this summer, 2021. The project is
currently available for distribution and pre-sales.
Contact: Pedro Chaves
Organization: Dream Journey Studios
Shriekfest Horror Film Festival 2021 is scheduled to take place in Los Angeles, CA at Raleigh Studios
from September 30 – October 3. Founded by Festival Director Denise Gossett, who was voted Most
Influential Horror Film Festival Director in 2017 and one of 2016’s Most Influential Women in Genre,
Shriekfest was most recently selected as one of MovieMaker Magazine’s top 50 Best Genre Festivals
one of the Best Horror Festivals in the World by Dread Central.