Ethereal Chrysalis south-american premiere at Buneos Aires Rojo Sangre

Posted October 23rd 2011

Syl Disjonk and his short movie Ethereal Chrysalis are having one of their buzziest week from October 24th to 29th. Actually, the fantastic short film will now travel to Buenos Aires, Agentina and will be presented at the Buenos Aires Rojo Sangre Festival Internacional de Cine de Terror, Fantástico y Bizzaro as part of the Competencia Internacional de Cortometrajes on October 28th. Ethereal Chrysalis : don’t miss the call… This time, it will be Rojo Sangre

After a remarkable US premiere at the H.P. Lovercratf Film Festival in front of a flabbergasted audience the short movie will also presented at the incredible Toronto After Dark Film Festival on October 25th just before Steven Kostanski's Manborg Toronto premiere as well as at the Grand Horror Evening of the SPASM Festival in Montreal, Rimouski and Québec on October 29th. The short movie also won the Festival Vitesse Lumière Best film prize (ex æquo) in Quebec, June 3rd 2011.

The Syl Disjonk’s nightmare is now ready to embedded new horror fans minds... Syl Disjonk won’t be prensent in Buenos Aires, Argentina but is attending at SPASM Festival on October 29th and will be available for interviews.

Ethereal Chrysalis : don’t miss the call…
"Amid the many films executed in shades of grey and muted tones, the kaleidoscopic colors of ‘Chrysalis’ just about knocked me out of my seat. This short is so intensely personal, so visceral, that I felt wrong for watching it — like I was peeking into someone’s diary. Stunning stuff."
- Leslie H.,


Buenos Aires - Rojo Sangre

Ethereal Chrysalis at H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival
Syl Disjonk as the schizophrenic in the Lovecraftian short film Ethereal Chrysalis.
Photo: Martin McKay, makup 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.