Updated- Press Release ETHERIA: Season 1 - trailer + release date announced
Updated: Sep 20, 2020
[Los Angeles, CA] Emerging genre distributor, The Horror Collective, will release Season 1 of ETHERIA, as announced earlier today on Entertainment Weekly (https://ew.com/movies/etheria-trailer/ ). Etheria is a series of stand-alone episodes directed by women. Produced by Heidi Honeycutt, Vice President of Short Form and Episodic Content at Entertainment Squad, The Horror Collective’s parent company, and Stacy Pippi Hammon. Honeycutt and Hammon co-founded the Etheria Film Festival in 2014. The series is Executive Produced by Entertainment Squad’s CEO, Shaked Berenson (TURBO KID, TALES OF HALLOWEEN).
From post-apocalyptic westerns to demented comedies to terrifying horror and gore, ETHERIA serves up the perfect blend of mind-bending and panic-inducing excitement from the best-emerging women genre directors in the world. Each episode showcases a vision of the fantastic in this new anthology series created to introduce amazing directors to devoted genre fans.
Etheria Seasons 1 through 6 present episodes from award-winning women genre directors such as Bola Ogun (Queen Sugar) Christine Boylan (The Punisher TV series), Arantxa Echevarría (Carmen y Lola) Amber Benson (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Jill Gevargizian (The Stylist), Gigi Saul Guerrero (Into the Dark: Culture Shock), Bridget Savage Cole (Blow the Man Down), Mindy Bledsoe (The In-Between). Roseanne Liang (Shadow in the Cloud), Kayoko Asakura (Love and Murder of Sheep and Wolf), Chloe Okuno (V/H/S 1994), and Mae Catt (50 States of Fright) featuring talent such as Shannon Woodward (Westworld), Grace Huang (The Man with the Iron Fists), Paula Jai Parker (Hustle & Flow), Tina Majorino (Napoleon Dynamite), Elizabeth Debicki (The Great Gatsby), Javier Godino (Deception), Emme Rylan (Guiding Light), James Hong (Big Trouble in Little China), Lyndsy Fonseca (Agent Carter), Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa (The Man in the High Castle), Marta Larralde (Gran Hotel), Gregory Marcel (General Hospital), Najarra Townsend (Contracted), Ernest Thomas (What's Happening!!), Britt Lower (Future Man), Tiffany Hines (Bones), Tamlyn Tomita (Star Trek: Picard), Samantha Bond (Downton Abbey), Christine Kellogg-Darrin (Days of Our Lives), Mouna Traoré (Murdoch Mysteries), and Anne Ramsay (Bombshell).
Etheria Season 1
Ep 1. 12/15/1996
Written & Directed by Mae Catt
Starring Adam Cardon (“Adam”), David Foy (“Officer Chad Peterson”), Frederick Stuart (“Quentin”)
Dysfunctional killers Adam and Quentin are on the road taking care of business in their own inimitable fashion.
Ep. 2. You, Me & Her
Written & Directed by Sarah Doyle
Starring Shannon Woodward (“Anna”), Tina Majorino (“Erin”), Paula Jai Parker (“Karen”)
When 30 versions of one person pass through the wormhole at the Department of Parallel Resettlement, Anna discovers she is the worst possible version of herself.
Ep 3. Bloodtraffick
Written & Directed by Jennifer Thym
Starring Grace Huang (“Ava Chen”), Kirt Kishita (“Finn Rose”)
In a world torn by a war between vampires and angels, a female vigilante on the hunt for her missing sisters is lured into the den of a vampire.
Ep 4. Kepler X-47
Directed by Erin Li
Written by Erin Li and Allison Lee
Starring Bella Dayne (“Krystal”), Leith M. Burke (“Marcus”), Eva La Dare (“Dawn”)
A woman adjusts to a new life in a human zoo exhibit on an alien planet.
Ep 5. The Jelly Wrestler
Directed by Rebecca Thomson
Written by Claire D’Este
Starring Elise Taylor (“Eileen”), Rachael Williams (“Amy”), James Casey (“Old Bloke at Bar”)
With one last shot at jelly glory, washed-up wrestler and barmaid Eileen must grapple with aging, betrayal, and her own jelly wrestling demons - a task that may well put her down for the count.
Ep 6. Red Rider
Written & Directed by Gala Goliani
Starring Kojo Asiedu (“Xavier”), Ronnie Clark (“Curt”), Billy Mayo (“Bruce”), Abigail Wilson (“Eden”)
Set in a post-apocalyptic Christmas, a lone woman plots against a dangerous biker gang.
Ep 7. Hide & Seek
Written & Directed by Kayoko Asakura
Starring Keitarô Komuro (“Yohei”), Asaka Nakamura (”Hanao”), Sakiko Takao (“Itoko”)
A schoolgirl taking a koto music lesson watches her teacher play Hide and Seek with a little boy, but the girl soon realizes that there’s something very odd about the teacher and the game that they’re playing.
Bonus episode to be added after August 20:
Ep 8. Job Interview
Written & Directed by Julia Walter
Starring Sinikka Schubert (“Marie”), Stefanie von Poser (“Lisa”), Christian Lex (“Pillipp”)
Everything seems to be going well at Lisa’s new job interview until the boss, Marie, starts asking very strange questions.