My films

December 29, 2014

A few people have asked about the films I wrote and directed. I often create and post random videos on my YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/user/MissMoDragonfly

Documentary: Mo’s Boozy Bits

Content consists of video footage I shot out and about mainly in Hollywood.

YouTube:

Below are a few film’s I’ve press released in the past:

Short film: The Suburban Count

Wrote / Produced / Directed / Edited

Log-line: A hopeless drunk, The Suburban Count, is forced to live in a single bedroom apartment with his two lazy, stoner vampire friends on the outskirts of the city after his castle is foreclosed on.

Highlights: Screened at The Bungalow Club in March 2011 and was released on Funny or Die in October 2011.

Funny or Die video link: http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/d1ed643fc7/the-suburban-count

Short film: A Sin That Cannot be Forgiven

Wrote / Produced / Directed / Edited

Log-line: A man reflects on the day he broke all the Ten Commandments in one day.

Highlights: An Official Selection of the 2013 A Nightmare to Remember International Horror Film Festival and was an Official Selection of the 2012 AOF International Film Festival.

YouTube:

Short film: M is for… Miscarriage

Co-Directed with Reyna Young

I also edited this video

Log-line: A man comes home from work to find his wife traumatized and covered in blood.

Highlights: One of the original 500+ entries selected for the “ABC’s of Death 2” online competition.

ABC’s of Death 2 link: http://26th.abcsofdeathpart2.com/entry/m-is-for-miscarriage

It’s also in my YouTube short film playlist.

Feature Film: No Service (currently in pre-production)

Co-writer / co-director / co-producer / co-editor with Reyna Young

Log-line: A group of friends car breaks down on their way to Las Vegas and end up trying to survive the night in the High Desert.

Here’s a playlist with a few teasers I shot and edited along with a shout-out from Syrus from MTV / Real World Boston. The IndieGoGo video created by Reyna Young:

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My second short film “A Sin That Cannot Be Forgiven” will be screened in San Fransisco in early June.  Below is the press release for the film festival:

6th Annual A Nightmare to Remember International Horror Film Festival!

San Francisco, Ca. May 30, 2013 – Television Hostess Miss Misery (Movie Massacre, Last Doorway Show) is proud to present the 6th annual A Nightmare to Remember International Horror Film Festival showcasing nine short horror films and two trailers. The festival will be located at the Opera Plaza Cinema Theater in San Francisco on June 15th 2012.

Guests will include: Guest of Honor Jason Dube, owner of Scattered Comics. He is known for his amazing comic books Panda days and Shadow Hunters. Jason will be available in the lobby to answer questions guests may have regarding comic book creation.

Film Maker/Scream Queen Maureen “Mo” Whelan will also be making an appearance, making this her first time attending A Nightmare to Remember International Horror Film Festival and we welcome her with open arms. Several other independent filmmaker, writers and creators will be in attendance.

The night will end with an awards ceremony where the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners will receive their Coffin Award!!

Programming for this year’s festival is as follows:

TRAILERS:

The Cohasset Snuff Film

The Can-Cannibals double feature

FILMS:

Hells Bells
A film by Chris Ackerman

Post Lifers
A film by: Darren Hutchings
Post-Life Productions

I’m dead
A film by F. Picone

Wrong Number
A film by Patrick Rea

A Sin that Cannot be Forgiven
A film by Maureen Mo Whelan

Till Death
A film by Philip Chidel

Castidermia
A film by: Marc Carrete and Xavi Garriga

Cargols
A film by: Geoffrey Cowper

Alistair
A film by: Aaron Cartwright

Details regarding the event are below:

DATE: June 15, 2013

TIME: 7to 10pm

LOCATION:
Opera Plaza Cinema Theater
601 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco California

FEE: Tickets are $12 at the door

The first 20 people in line will receive a blood bag filled with goodies and a free raffle ticket to win some cool horror prizes such as toys, comics, and whatever we bloody well find.

For more details regarding the event please visit the festivals website at http://www.anightmaretoremember.com

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Press release posted on the following sites:

Twisted Central – http://www.twistedcentral.com/2013/05/6th-annual-nightmare-to-remember.html

Igor’s Lab – http://www.igorslab.com/home/2013/6/1/6th-annual-a-nightmare-to-remember-international-horror-film.html

Horror Society – http://www.horrorsociety.com/2013/06/02/6th-annual-a-nightmare-to-remember-international-horror-film-festival/

Promote Horror – http://www.promotehorror.com/2013/06/6th-annual-nightmare-to-remember.html?spref=tw

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

A Sin That Cannot Be Forgiven Premieres at the 2012 AOF International Film Festival

Los Angeles, Ca. July 7, 2012 – A Sin That Cannot Be Forgiven world premiere will be in August 2012, day and time to be determined, as an Official Selection of the 2012 AOF International Film Festival. AOF International Film Festival will be hosted by the Krikorian Premiere Theater located at 410 South Myrtle Ave. Monovia, CA 91016, event dates are August 17th – 25th 2012.  Programming and event schedule will be listed on the AOF International Film Festival website at www.aoffest.com

A Sin That Cannot Be Forgiven is a Probell Films production written, directed, produced, and edited by Maureen “Mo” Whelan.  Starring Andy Gates who’s recent appearances include Grimm, Got Home Alive, Hostage Do or Die, The Young and the Restless and Gemini Rising. Music composed by Alon Kaplan.

Mo Whelan combined her childhood religious Catholic upbringing along with her love for horror films into a dark, poetic tale about a man who breaks all the Ten Commandments in one day.  Shot in a day, this short experimental film uniquely teaches the Ten Commandments within six minutes.

“We are honored to be a part of the 2012 AOF International Film Festival programming.  The creation of this film was only possible with the help and love of true friends. We are ecstatic to share our talents with the supportive AOF audience and staff,” said Mo Whelan.

AOF International Film Festival, founded by Filmmaker Del Weston, is one of the fastest growing international film festivals in the industry. Showcasing over 400 independent films and hosting several seminars and networking events for independent filmmakers, AOF is a must attend event. The AOF team recently launched the AOF Channel, a weekly series showcasing their filmmakers. AOF gives the up and coming filmmaker an opportunity to grow in today’s ever-changing, competitive market.

You may view the A Sin That Cannot Be Forgiven teaser at the following link – http://youtu.be/rqFmUZ0pRd8 and Mo Whelan’s blog at www.modragonfly.com for updates.  For more information about Probell Films please visit www.probellfilms.com and Alon Kaplan please visit www.alonkaplan.com.

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Publicity shot of Andy Gates, lead actor of my short film “A Sin That Cannot Be Forgiven.”  Photo by Jenn Chavez-Ward 🙂

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