Climate of the Hunter (2019)

Director: Mickey Reece Run Time: 90 min. Rating: NR

Starring: Ben Hall, Ginger Gilmartin, Mary Buss

Presented in the Virtual Screening Room in partnership with Dark Star Pictures.

“A surreal cinematic treat that gleefully walks the fine line between trippy arthouse and bemusement with ease. An unquestionably unique entry”

– Rachel Reeves, Rue Morgue

About the film:

Official Selection of Fantastic Fest 2019 and Fantasia 2020. Screened virtually as part of Nightmares Film Festival 2020.

From legendary indie auteur Mickey Reece. Two sisters vie for the affections of a man who may or may not be a vampire.

About the filmmaker:

Based in Oklahoma City, indie auteur Mickey Reece has averaged at least two films a year since 2008. Working with the same crew on micro-budgets, Reece developed an inspiring, offbeat brand of arthouse cinema and screened his films primarily at local venues.

He began receiving critical attention in 2016 with Broadcast and then in 2017 when Mickey Reece’s Alien premiered at the deadCenter Film Festival and won. Championed by Toronto International Film Festival Midnight Madness and Fantastic Fest programmer Peter Kuplowsky, Strike, Dear Mistress, and Cure His Heart had its world premiere at Fantastic Fest 2018. Kuplowsky also associate produced Climate of the Hunter.

In an interview with MovieMaker, Reece reveals his approach to fun, intuitive filmmaking with a low budget.

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MAJOR SUPPORT
Ohio Arts Council
Greater Columbus Arts Council
The Columbus Foundation
Campus Partners
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WOSU Public Media

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