Ethereal Chrysalis At spasm Festival
on october 29th in Montreal, Quebec and Rimouski

Posted October 21st 2011

The surrealist short film Ethereal Chrysalis will be screened by SPASM film festival in Montreal, Quebec and Rimouski

Saturday October 29th
Montreal 8 PM at Grande soirée horreur at Club Soda.
Quebec city at 10 PM at La Ninkasi du Faubourg
Rimouski Cinéma Paraloeil – Brasserie Le Bien, le Malt

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.,

Festival Spasm


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.