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Chris Bavota

Chris is an award-winning Canadian screenwriter and the founder of The Return to Odd and Deep Red horror film festivals. Raised on a steady diet of b-movie action, psychological horror and slapstick comedy, his career has focused on creating and supporting subversive cinema.

Attack of the Brainsucker, his first collaboration with Sid Zanforlin, screened at over 40 film festivals and won 5 awards, including Best Screenplay and Best Short Film.

His feature screenplay Ghastlies was directed by Brett Kelly and will have a wide release in the fall of 2017.

In July of 2017, his directorial debut short film Even the Darkness has Arms had its world premiere during the Fantastique week-ends de cinéma québécois at the Fantasia Film Festival in Montreal.

Dead Dicks, his feature co-directorial debut with Lee Paula Springer,  premiered at the Fantasia International Film Festival on July 25th, 2019, where it went to win the Audience Award for Best Canadian Feature.