Ethereal Chrysalis opening for the H.P. Lovecraft inspired "From Beyond" in France

Posted January 17th 2012

The fantastic short film Ethereal Chrysalis will be presented for the first time in Europe as part of the Séances Hallucinées of the ZoneBis association.

Opening for the H.P. Lovecraft inspired From Beyond directed by Stuart Gordon (Re-Animator, Fortress, Dagon).

Cinéma Comoedia,
Tuesday January 17th 2012 at 8:30 PM
13 Berthelot avenue, 69007 Lyon, France

Winner of the best short film at Minneapolis Underground Film Festival and at the Quebec's Vitesse Lumière Festival, Ethereal Chrysalis was also screened at Fantasia, Toronto After Dark, Rojo Sangre, Spasm and the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival in Portland Oregon, USA where it got a tremendous positive response.

In Montreal in 2010, Ethereal Chrysalis director Syl Disjonk assisted to a master class on adapting Lovecraft for the screen delivered by Stuart Gordon in collaboration with Fantasia Film Festival and the Blueshine psychotronic film center.

There is definitely an etheric link that unites HP Lovecraft and Syl Disjonk througt the gateway to the afterlife !

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Ethereal Chrysalis at H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival
Syl Disjonk as the schizophrenic in the Lovecraftian short film Ethereal Chrysalis.
Photo: Martin McKay, makeup Éric Thievierge, costume Marie-Christine Gagnon.

From Beyond, H.P. Lovecraft  From Beyond - HP Lovevraft - Stuart Gordon  



Syl Disjonk lovecraftian bio:

Syl Disjonk lives in an hypercube in the Montreal Interzone. He owns a Certification of Insanity from Arkham Asylum for his sleep terror disorder. He has been attacked by dark ones in his dreams since his childhood. He still goes through an art therapy to keep his mind in place.

He has made much progress in recent years and now manage to survive by using his skills in the field of graphic design and visual effects. Many of his personal artworks recall the universe of H.P. Lovecraft. 

His latest short film Ethereal Chrysalis is based on his nightmares and his memories of the future.


Lovecraftian artworks by Syl Disjonk:

H.P. Lovecraft ancien skull - Necronomicon H.P. Lovecraft horror Lovecraftian mutant creature
City from beyond
H.P. Lovecraft nightmare H.P. Lovecraft worm monster creature



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



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.