It Cuts Deep

Director: Nicholas Santos Run Time: 77 min.

Starring: Charles Gould, John Anderson, Quinn Jackson

Presented in the Virtual Screening Room in partnership with MPI Media.

“Sometimes a film comes along that makes you re-examine popular film tropes with newfound appreciation”

– Boston Underground Film Festival

About the film:

Official Selection of Nightmares Film Festival 2020.

While faced with the impending “next step”, a young couple wrestle with incompatible states of commitment. Soon a questionable new friend enters their lives during their Christmas vacation who poses a threat to their romantic future and immediate safety.

About the filmmaker:

Feature directorial debut for Brooklyn-based writer-director Nicholas Payne Santos. After graduating from Ithaca College with a Bachelors in Science in Cinema & Photography, he received an MFA in Film with a concentration in Creative Producing at Columbia University School of the Arts. Santos is part of the creative team at the production company Bullmoose Pictures.

His short film Holiday Fear (2017) was an Official Selection of Fantasia International Film Festival as well as Columbus’s own Nightmares Film Festival, where the following year, his short Mother F**er (2018) was nominated for Best Recurring Nightmare.

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