|THE CREEPER'S CURSE|
|East Coast Premiere|
|Winner: OUTSTANDING SPECIAL EFFECTS|
|Cast: ||Hunter Hoffman, Asta Paredes, Evan Williams, Ricky Ryan, Emeka Nwafor, Brielle Cotelo|
|Crew: ||Producers: Hunter Hoffman, Blake Rice, Michael Cejovic, Megan Mayes - Screenwriters: Hunter Hoffman - Director of Photography: Robert Burton - Editor: Ted Eckel - Sound Design: Ben Chesneau - Score: Dillon M. DeRosa
"The Creeper's Curse" is about a chef, Roger, who is notorious for getting drunk and creeping on women. On New Year's Eve, he aggressively hits on a witch and gets placed in an ancient, demonic curse. As the curse begins spiraling out of control when he comes in to work the next day, his co-chefs, Gwen and Marc, band together to help their friend find the cure before it's too late.
Blake Winston Rice was born and raised in New Jersey. Blake's official directorial and screenwriting debut was the short film, To Whom it May Concern (2016). He won the award for Best Director (NYCIFF 2019) for the melodrama People Like You. Blake has also directed The Creeper’s Curse, a comedic fantasy film hitting the festival circuit, and The Recovery Call, a new horror short currently in post-production.