Bullet of Madness, the short film from Bradenton writer/director JB Whirtley swept the competition at last night’s Florida Horror Film Festival, winning the award for each of its four nominations in the short film category, including Best Short Film and Best Director for Whirtley. Actor and founder of ManaSota Films Mark Troy brought home the Best Actor award for his lead role in Bullet as the murderous surgeon, Dr. Mishlove, and local special effects maven Mark Angenola pulled down a Best Special F/X Award.
“It really was a shock considering that I don’t particularly consider Bullet of Madness a horror film. But winning all four categories we were nominated for definitely puts the cherry on the bloody sundae,” said Whirtley. “But the highlight of the evening for me was when an audience member told me that watching the movie was as if Pee-Wee Herman took hallucinogenics and directed The Wolf of Wall Street. That was the best part of the evening.”
View clips from Bullet of Madness, the weekend’s competition and other entrants into the Florida Horror Film Festival here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nm5Zwb8ohC8&feature=youtu.be