Karen Lam’s third horror feature The Curse of Willow Song is getting some good buzz in Canada. This year, Song has been nominated for ten Leo Awards (the film industry awards in British Columbia, Canada) and will be distributed by genre label Uncork’d Entertainment worldwide. CHOPSO takes the opportunity to interview Karen Lam, a fellow horror lover that Quentin Lee met when they were part of the Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival’s It Market in South Korea several years ago.
Lifetime Expands ‘Ripped From The Headlines’ Slate with Five Movies Inspired by Ann Rule (EXCLUSIVE)
“Danger In The Dorm” tells the story of a quiet college campus becoming terrorized by the threat of a serial killer after an honor student is murdered in her dorm. Although detectives find themselves stumped — unable to discern a pattern to the crimes — the student’s best friend and grieving mother refuse to five up on solving the murder, even when it puts their lives at risk, too. The book on which this film is based is one of Rule’s earliest. The film is produced by Danger Films, Inc. and Christian Bruyere and executive produced by Howard Braunstein, Ilene Kahn Power, Allyn and Anderson. Ramona Barckert serves as writer and Karen Lam will direct.
Her films may be dark, but on set Karen Lam is as bubbly as they come. Despite it being day 17 of a gruelling 18-day shoot for her second full-length film, Evangeline, the director who will be receiving this year’s Artistic Innovation Award at the Vancouver International Women in Film Festival Spotlight Gala jokes with her cast and crew about the amount of gore they’re throwing around.
KAREN LAM IN WE: VANCOUVER’S URBAN WEEKLY
Karen Lam is among the city’s best and brightest at the 7th Annual Vancouver Women in Film Festival.
GENRE GIRL: KAREN LAM’S EVANGELINE PUTS A FEMALE LENS ON A REVENGE FANTASY TALE
Whether or not you are a horror fan, Karen Lam’s sophomore film, the revenge thriller Evangeline, is a jaw-dropping experience. So much so, that the Vancouver International Women in Film Festival (VIWIFF) opened their March 6th to 9th festival with the B.C premiere of the film.
Increasingly prominent on the horror scene, women are moving from being represented as final girls to having final cut. Stranger with My Face Horror Film Festival director Briony Kidd talks with female filmmakers and organisers about the struggle to be recognised in a genre that usually portrays women as hopeless victims.