Ethereal Chrysalis screening at Festivus Film Festival in Denver Colorado

Posted January 11th 2012

After winning the award for the best short film at the Minneapolis Underground Film Festival writer/Actor/Director Syl Disjonk will take a trip from Montreal, Quebec, Canada to attend the 5th edition of the Festivus Film Festival in Denver Colorado.

His fantastic short film Ethereal Chrysalis will be screened as part of the Abstract / Experimental short films program.

Saturday January 14th at 2:00 PM
BUG Theatre
3654 Navajo St., Denver, CO, USA

Dias de los Muertos | Scott Renk
I Can't Find You | Robert Waldeck
I Wasn't Surprised | Steve Gatlin
Love Hitch | Adam Badlotto 2011
Self-Sabotage | Scott Brignac 2011
Ethereal Chrysalis | Syl Disjonk


The Sleeping Giant -  Ethereal Chrysalis - Fantastic short film directed be Syl Disjonk
The Sleeping Giant in the fantastic short film Ethereal Chrysalis directed by Syl Disjonk
Photo: Martin McKay, sleeping giant makeup Jean Pronovost and Rémy Couture, costume Marie-Christine Gagnon.



Sleeping Giant  - Ethereal Chrysalis fantastic short film
Enter the mind of The Sleeping Giant

Ethereal Chrysalis main credits:

Written and directed by Syl Disjonk
Assistant director : Carnior
Produced by Syl Disjonk & Igor Simonnet
Director of photography : Martin McKay
Original music : Martin Gauthier
Sound Designer: Keith McMullen
Art direction by : Véronique Poirier

Syl Disjonk:  Traveller, sleeping giant, schizophrenic & mutant
Raynald Lapierre: Psychic alchemist

Special effects by Éric Thievierge, Rémy Couture and Jean Pronovost

Visual effects (matte painting and compositing) by Syl Disjonk and Éric Bilodeau



Toronto After Dark Film Festival synopsis for Ethereal Chrysalis : An epic orchestral score propels a cacophony of surreal horror imagery conjured through a masterful use of prosthetics, miniatures and stop-animation.


Ethereal Chrysalis U.S. premiere at the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival report.


Synopsis for Ethereal Chrysalis written by the Festival de cinema de la ville de Québec:
A surreal and philosophical tale or just a nightmare of the director?
The Dali style image take us into a fantasy world where death and reincarnation are the subjects.


Ethereal Chrysalis official world premiere was held on Aug. 6th 2011
at Fantasia International Film Festival in Montreal, QC, Canada.


A work in progress of Ethereal Chrysalis was screened on June 3rd 2011 at Vitesse Lumière Festival in Quebec City.
The reaction was so positive that we won the prize for the best film ex aequo. See article...


In 2006 Syl Disjonk won the audience award and a special jury prize at the Festival Vitesse Lumière in Quebec for his post-apocalyptic short film Zordax II: The Metal War.