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M is for Masticate wins spot in ABCs of Death 2

Dec. 16, 2013by: Eric Walkuski
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"Maticate" - transitive verb - "to grind or crush (food) with or as if with the teeth."

Just preparing you for the announcement that Robert Boocheck's "M is for Masticate" has won ABCs OF DEATH 2s Search for the 26th Director. With a whopping 541 final entries from over 40 countries submitted to the competition, the sequels terrifying tournament ranked as one of the industrys all-time most popular film-creation contests.

In addition to winning a $5000 cash prize, Boochecks M IS FOR MASTICATE will officially become ABCs OF DEATH 2s M segment.

Roberts film was a clear favorite amongst the anthologys other directors, says associate producer and competition organizer Ted Geoghegan. Its clever mix of comedy and splatter, capped off with a hilarious punchline, embodies everything THE ABCS OF DEATH is about, and will make a wonderful addition to our anthology.

ABCs OF DEATH 2s other attached directors are an eclectic, acclaimed group, consisting of Julian Barratt of The Mighty Boosh; Israels Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado (BIG BAD WOLVES, RABIES); Japans arthouse provocateur Sion Sono (COLD FISH, SUICIDE CLUB); Academy Award-nominated animator Bill Plympton; ROOM 237 mastermind Rodney Ascher; Filipino icon and Directors Fortnight inductee Erik Matti (ON THE JOB, MAGIC TEMPLE); Lithuanias Kristina Buozyte and Bruno Samper (VANISHING WAVES); SPLICE and CUBEs Vincenzo Natali; indie horror icon Larry Fessenden (THE LAST WINTER, HABIT); THE STATIONs Marvin Kren; Todd Rohal (THE CATECHISM CATALYSM); Canadas king of lo-fi, Steven Kostanski (MANBORG); Cubas Alejandro Brugus (JUAN OF THE DEAD); acclaimed UK commercial director Jim Hosking; Japanese monster-maker Hajime Ohata (HENGE); Canadian short film wizard Chris Nash (SKINFECTIONS); Frances Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo (INSIDE, LIVID); E.L. Katz (director of the SXSW breakout hit CHEAP THRILLS); twin auteurs Jen and Sylvia Soska (AMERICAN MARY, DEAD HOOKER IN A TRUNK); A LONELY PLACE TO DIEs Julian Gilbey; Brazils most controversial filmmaker Dennison Ramalho (NINJAS and LOVE FOR MOTHER ONLY); the founder of Nigerian Nollywood cinema Lancelot Imasuen; THE LEGEND OF BEAVER DAM and the upcoming STAGEFRIGHTs Jerome Sable; and animator Robert Morgan creator of the BAFTA Award nominated short BOBBY YEAH.

Magnet is planning a 2014 release of the film. ABCs OF DEATH 2 is produced by Ant Timpson and Tim League, in conjunction with associate producers Todd Brown, Marc Walkow, Mitch Davis, and Ted Geoghegan.

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4:14PM on 12/16/2013
I watched "M is for Masticate" on-line. It deserves this honor. The piece is well-acted and well-edited. The soundtrack is perfect. And, I love the twist ending in which all questions are answered.
I watched "M is for Masticate" on-line. It deserves this honor. The piece is well-acted and well-edited. The soundtrack is perfect. And, I love the twist ending in which all questions are answered.
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