A new horror / thriller short is coming to the circuit soon, from Daniel Louis Rivas
Latinx actor and artist Daniel Louis Rivas, (Junkie, NCIS, Altamont Now, American Crime), set to make his directorial debut with the horror / thriller short Bad face. The film stars Rivas, Andoni Gracia (The Flash) and Nina Kate (Guilty Party).
The short film is about the pandemic. Dave (Rivas) is a temperamental steed and phobic of illegally obtained vaccines. One night in a sketchy motel room while awaiting the arrival of his mysterious buyer, Dave experiences heartbreaking and heartbreaking symptoms that he believes are due to the deadly virus.
Rebecca Swan, the first transgender screenwriter of a theatrically produced horror film, co-wrote this short with Rivas during the 2020 lockdown. Rebecca is the co-writer of both John Carpenter’s Masters of Horror episodes: Cigarette Burns and Pro-Life.
The film was produced by Charisse Sanzo (Junkie) and associate producer, editor and songwriter Greg Young (Prescription Thugs).
Rivas said of the film, “It was a not-so-silent cry for help made with the punk rock aesthetic, fueled by the internal and external pandemonium of Covid-mania and the uncertainty of our future. It serves as a meditation on humanity’s need for hope in dire circumstances. A feature-length version of the short is currently in development.
The teaser, poster and photos are unveiled here, before arriving on the festival circuit.