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Wytch Craft 

- Short Narrative Film

Written and Directed by

Polly Pierce

Wytch Craft 

- Short Narrative Film

Written and Directed by

Polly Pierce

"Baby Driver" meets "The Craft" via "Ingrid Goes West"

UPDATES

Wytch Craft has won:

  • Best Comedy at the Toronto International Women Film Festival

  • Best Short Comedy at the Wales International Film Festival

  • Best Horror Comedy at the Houston Comedy Film Festival

  • Best Dark Comedy at the Women's Comedy Film Festival, Chicago

  • Best Supernatural Film at the Rotterdam Independent Film Festival

  • Best Dark Comedy at the New York International Women Festival

  • Best Supernatural Film  at the London Indie Short Festival

  • Best Comedy at the Toronto International Nollywood Film Festival

  • Best Female Filmmaker at the Chicago Indie Film Awards

  • Best Female Director at the Arthouse Festival of Beverley Hills

  • Best Editing at the London International Monthly Film Festival

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  • Finalist at the Berlin Shorts Awards

  • Finalist at the Paris International Short Festival

  • Finalist at the Monza Film Festival, Italy

  • Finalist Best Actress for Jennifer Pielak at the Austin Comedy Film Festival

  • Semi-Finalist at the Night of Comedy Shorts, Italy

  • Semi-Finalist at San Francisco Indie Short Festival

  • Honourable Mention at the Athens International Monthly Art Film Festival

  • Honourable Mention at the Deep Focus Film Festival

  • Honourable Mention at the Red Movie Awards, France

  • Nominated for Best Female Performance in a Short at the Leo Awards (Jennifer Pielak)

  • Selected for Canadian Filmmakers Spotlight at New Filmmakers Festival, Los Angeles

 

and has been Officially Selected at the following film festivals:

  • Sydney International Women's Film Festival

  • Flickfair Film Festival

  • Venice Shorts

  • Niagara Falls International Shorts Festival

  • Calgary Independent Film Festival

  • Kalakari Film Festival, India

  • Sydney Indie Short Festival

  • Vancouver Independent Film Festival

  • International Diversity Film Festival

  • Los Angeles Women's International Film Festival

  • Diversity in Cannes Short Film Showcase

  • Women's Comedy Film Festival Atlanta 

  • Los Angeles Comedy Filmfest

  • Los Angeles Women in Film Festival

  • Montreal Independent Film Festival

  • Las Cruces International Film Festival

  • Portland Comedy Film Festival

  • Phoenix International Genre Film Festival

Congrats to Polly and her cast and crew for their hard work and efforts paying off!

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January 7 2021: "Sim Support Lauded as Wytch Craft hits the Festival Circuit"

Sim International, the camera, grip and lighting equipment vendor for Wytch Craft, wrote an article about the film and it's film festival successes so far and Polly reflected on how their generous support has contributed to her ability to tell stories. 

You can read the full article here: 

https://www.siminternational.com/sim-support-lauded-as-wytch-craft-hits-the-festival-circuit/

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Stills by Les Puchala Photography

"Wytch Craft" is a 16 minute supernatural dark comedy short film about a fed up and angsty Millennial, who resorts to witch craft in an attempt to rid the earth of her annoying perfect co-worker, however what can go wrong, will go wrong!

 

"Wytch Craft" stars Jennifer Pielak (Harry and Meghan: Becoming Royal), Hannah Levien (Sirens), Jocelyn Tam (Rocking on Air), Paula Spurr (Hit the Road) and Megan Leitch (The X Files). The cinematography was by the Leo Award nominated Stirling Bancroft CSC (Freaks) and is produced by Laura Geluch, Adrian Neblett and myself.

Production was completed during the 2019/2020 Winter in Vancouver and North Vancouver, BC, Canada.

I'm really looking forward to sharing this with everyone as our team's effort, creativity and enthusiasm for this production was amazing and has truly contributed to a great, almost finished, product!  

Post production was completed late Summer 2020.

I'm also happy to announce that LA based evil-swing band, Marquis and the Rhythm Howlers, came on board with their deliciously moody music. Please support them by going to their website and checking out their album, the delicious Post Apocalyptic Jukebox http://therhythmhowlers.com/

And follow us on our Instagram page, http://www.instagram.com/_wytchcraftfilm_ (@_wytchcraftfilm_), for more information on our cast and crew, and for updates as we begin our film festival run!