20th Digital Studio will premiere a series featuring 60 diverse, genre-bending short films for Halloween. These range from horror comedy to psychological thrillers and everything in between. The entire series will be screened in September and October across Disney’s digital and broadcast platforms including ABC, Freeform, FX and Hulu.
20th Digital Studio has created an emerging filmmaker platform that has heard more than 1,000 pitches from more than 250 filmmakers.
David Worthen Brooks, executive vice president of 20th Digital Studio says, “We are seeing so much energy in the short form horror genre and we are excited to provide a world platform for a community of emerging new filmmakers. This process will provide the necessary funding to support creative storytellers and give them the resources needed to realize their vision.”
20th Digital Studio is scheduled to premiere the series titled Zero Day at the Official Selection of CanneSeries Season 03, billed as ten 2-minute horror shorts that will leave you on the edge of your seat during MIPTV in October. At this time, the shorts are scheduled to be screened in competition in Cannes at the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès.
20th Digital Studio’s previous short genre content Bite Size Horror, released during the 2017 Halloween season, was named Best of the Best in short-form fiction by the 2018 Brand Film Festival.