Heavy Hitting HorrorFest 2019 Pitch-to-Screen Workshop with Canadian writer/director Jason Bourque

WHISTLER, BC - What's it like growing up next door to a serial killer? Find out at Heavy Hitting HorrorFest's 2019 Pitch-to-Screen Workshop with Canadian writer/director Jason Bourque.

Best known for 2014's Black Fly, a serial killer flick based on real events from his childhood neighbourhood, Bourque is well-versed in all aspects of film. He shot his first feature film in 2002 in nine days on a ultra-low budget.

"We're really pumped to have Jason up for this year's luncheon," says HorrorFest Founder Feet Banks. "His skill set is so diverse—writing, directing, films, television, documentaries, music videos, commercials—and he is a total master of solving problems creatively and producing quality stuff without spending a zillion dollars. The HorrorFest family will definitely benefit from his insight and wisdom."

A round-table luncheon format, the Pitch-To-Screen Workshop takes place June 8, 2019 in Whistler and costs $50, which includes lunch. Over the 3-hour event attendees are able to pitch ideas for feedback, ask specific questions about the filmmaking process, get tips for selling and distributing their work, or simply sit and soak it in.

"There's so much value in just sitting around shooting the shit with a solid mentor like Jason," Banks adds. "An important part of HorrorFest is growing the independent filmmaking community here in the Sea to Sky region. These luncheons are designed to be like a mini-film school workshop, except with margaritas."

The “Pitch-to-Screen Workshop” will take place at one of Whistler’s infamous restaurants where lunch will be included for attendees.

Space is limited so enroll now at by emailing mask@heavyhitting.com

Pitch to Screen Workshop: $50 (Includes Lunch) | 19 + Only | Saturday, June 8, 2019 at 1 PM | Whistler B.C. | Register by emailing mask@heavyhitting.com.

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The Heavy Hitting HorrorFest was hatched in Whistler in 2002 by Feet Banks and Chili Thom as a one-night blender of horrorific, hilarious and very independent short films screening to a group of local filmmakers and their friends.

Over a decade later, The HorrorFest has evolved into the largest and longest-running horror film festival in Western Canada attracting film fans and filmmakers from around the world. In a town known for its massive parties and huge events, Heavy Hitting HorrorFest is one of the most anticipated events on the Whistler calendar packing rabid film fans into an evening of movies, costumes and musical mayhem.

Since its inception, the HorrorFest has been a launching pad for young filmmakers and continues to attract industry pros with its emphasis on making movies for the pure and simple joy of it. At Heavy Hitting HorrorFest your art film might get booed and your bad taste might get cheered, but either way you’re gonna have the night of your life.