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News – 2017

News 2017

December 2017

Death of a Vacuum” has been selected to screen as a finalist at the 6th Annual Katra Film Series Grand Finale!


November 2017

Death of a Vacuum,” a short comedy directed/produced by Simone Kisiel and written by Adriana Jones, was a finalist at the Changing Face International Film Festival 2017 based in Sydney, Australia!


October 2017

No Peeking Cindy” and “A Slaying Song Tonight,” directed/produced by Simone Kisiel and written by Alexandra Grunberg, were both Official Selections at the Fake Flesh Film Fest 2017!


September 2017

Death of a Vacuum” was accepted as an Official Selection by the Iron Mule Film Festival! It will screen on in December at the Alamo Drafthouse in Brooklyn.


August 2017

Death of a Vacuum” screened for the second round of the Katra Film Series after winning the Audience Choice Award in the first round!


July 2017

Death of a Vacuum” won the Audience Choice award at IndieWorks Summer 2017 hosted by CongestedCat Productions! Check out the Insider Series Q&A with Simone Kisiel and Adriana Jones here!


“Death of a Vacuum” has been accepted by IndieWorks, a festival series based in NYC! The screening takes place in Long Island City on July 18th!


Simone Kisiel has been awarded a grant from The Puffin Foundation, Ltd. for “BUGS: A Trilogy,” a project that Puffin deemed, “socially relevant and that will encourage public participation and co-sponsorship of the arts that will advance social change!” Funding for “BUGS: A Trilogy” funding has been made possible in part by the Puffin Foundation.


June 2017

Simone Kisiel was nominated for Outstanding Female Filmmaker by the Stormy Weather Horror Fest for “HOUSED The Feature.”

Stormy Weather Fest

On June 24th “Death of a Vacuum,” a short film produced, directed and edited by Simone Kisiel, and written by and starring Adriana Jones, screened at the Katra Film Series and won the Audience Choice award!


On June 10th Simone Kisiel’s micro short, “No Peeking Cindy,” screened at the Portland Horror Film Festival and was selected as the runner up in the Best Bumper category!

No Peeking Cindy Portland Horrors

In 2014 Simone Kisiel began work on HOUSED with creators Alexandra Grunberg and Leah Henley. In 2016 the award winning webseries died, and in true horror fashion it rose again at double the original length as a feature film! Simone Kisiel is thrilled to announce that “HOUSED The Feature” has been accepted by the Stormy Weather Horror Fest!!


HOUSED The Feature” has also been awarded a bronze medal by the Spotlight Horror Film Festival!


May 2017

The latest short from Simone Kisiel, a dark comedy called Death of a Vacuum, has been accepted by the Katra Film Series 2017! Tickets for this event can be found here.

Katra Film Series Official Selection

Simone Kisiel is thrilled to announce that our micro short “No Peeking Cindy” has been accepted by the Portland Horror Film Festival 2017! Directed and Edited by Simone Kisiel and Voice Over and Writing by Alexandra Grunberg.

NPC Official Selection Portland Horror

Simone Kisiel Presents the new HOUSED Feature Film Trailer! HOUSED is currently making festival rounds.

March 2017

Simone Kisiel is proud to present the official poster for Death of a Vacuum, a new short comedy about a young woman who comes home to find that her parents are working on a fun new project together – a divorce!


February 2017

Death of a Vacuum and HOUSED The Feature have been completed and are now making festival rounds!

Housed Poster

January 2017

Simone Kisiel is in post-production on three films: Death of a Vacuum (a short family comedy), HOUSED The Feature (a horror/comedy adaptation of the award winning webseries), and BUGS: A Trilogy (a female-centric horror feature).