* U.S. Premiere *
Director: Stephen W. Martin
Runtime: 12 min
Nine year old Lola Turtle's only companion is her treasured and tattered stuffed bunny, Mister Wimperbottom...until she finds a way to grow her very own 'DEAD' best friend. This little gothic bedtime story is filled with blood, guts, and gardening. A Silent Horror film which doesn't utter a word but will make you Scream!
Synopsis: 'Dead Friends' made entirely in 8 days is a whimsical Gothic Silent film about nine year old Lola Turtle, an odd and lonely little girl. She has only one companion with whom to share her tea parties, and dance around the living room to her favorite bluegrass tunes. This singular friend is Mister Wimperbottom, Lola's life long stuffed rabbit. Things suddenly change for Lola when, after once again being tormented by neighborhood menace Topanga Lee and her gang of bullies, she finds a human ear in the sand at the playground and, putting her green thumb to work, finds a way to grow herself a DEAD best friend.