Fantastic short film Ethereal Chrysalis
New-York premiere at the Queens World Film Festival
Saturday March 3rd 1:30PM - New-York, U.S.A.

Posted February 20th 2012

Fantastic short film Ethereal Chrysalis continue a successful round of screenings in the U.S.A.. After visiting Portland where it flabbergasted the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival audience, winning the best short film award at the Minneapolis Underground Film Festival and having a blast at Festivus Film Festival in Denver, Ethereal Chrysalis director/writer/actor Syl Disjonk will now attend the Queens World Film Festival for the New-York premiere of his surreal offspring.

Part of Twisted Short Stack, Ethereal Chrysalis is nominated for the Queens World Film Festival's Best Going Rogue Film, along with Chronicles of a Professional Eulogist, Violet to Earth and Open City.

Twisted Short Stack
Saturday March 3rd 2012 - 1:30 PM
PS 69
77-02 37th Avenue Jackson Heights
NY11372 - NEW-YORK

Based on Syl Disjonk's nightmares Ethereal Chrysalis is filled with otherworldly landscapes and phantasmagorical imagery that took shape with the help of  talented Montreal special effects artists Eric Thievierge, Remy Couture and visionary artist Jean Pronovost.

Jason Cangialosi from Denver wrote for Yahoo Movies that " hallucinatory short Ethereal Chrysalis, is a mixed bag of fleshy effects set to a monstrously good classical film score from Martin Gauthier. The short film is a head trip of demonic delights, with Cronenberg-esque insects swimming through a nightmarish dreamscape that would make Clive Barker giddy. Disjonk left me with some of the most haunting imagery seen at Festivus this year. "

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Raynald Lapierre as the Psychic Alchemist in the surreal horror short film Ethereal Chrysalis
Raynald Lapierre as the Psychic Alchemist.
Behind the scene photo by co-producer Igor Simonnet.
Costume by Veronique Poirier, makeup by Eric Thievierge.


Ethereal Chrysalis at H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival
Syl Disjonk dans le rôle du schizophrène dans le court métrage Lovecraftien Ethereal Chrysalis.
Photo: Martin McKay, maquillage Éric Thievierge, costume Marie-Christine Gagnon.

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.