Women in Horror Month’s PSA for a Massive Blood Drive launches this week, and features a new short film Ripe N’ Bloody from award-winning Canadian filmmaker Patricia Chica and executive producer Tara Kurtz, along with eight other notable women directors. As part of an annual awareness drive, the Soska Twins (American Mary, See No Evil 2) invite some of the savviest women in film to contribute their creativity to an incredibly good cause: Women in Horror’s PSA for a Massive Blood Drive. Since donating blood is something many people find off-putting and terrifying, the Women in Horror use humor, innovation and provocative imagery in a PSA that encourages viewers to face their fears and donate to the cause.
Director Patricia Chica and executive producer Tara Kurtz were selected as one of the most innovative, unique and irreverent women working in film today and given full creative freedom, along with a top-notch creative team, and crafted the inventive and darkly comic short Ripe N’ Bloody, where an unexpected twist in a man’s fate, held in the hands of a very strange family, reminds audiences that “It’s in You to Give.”
Ripe N’ Bloody goes live on YouTube this month as part of the full anthology in honor of Women in Horror Recognition Month (#WiHM666). An expanded version of Ripe N’ Bloody under a different title will be presented on the festival circuit during the 2015–2016 season.