Saturday, March 29, 2014

Devi Snively signed to WORLD OF HURT

Award-winning director Devi Snively to helm adaptation of “The Ventriloquist” for THOMAS TESSIER’S WORLD OF HURT anthology

NEW YORK, NY, March 18, 2014—Devi Snively, a participant in AFI’s Directing Workshop for Women, is set to adapt Thomas Tessier’s short story “The Ventriloquist” from his Remorseless (Sinister Grin Press) collection. Snively is the fourth of five directors signed to the THOMAS TESSIER WORLD OF HURT project.

“I’m a puppet enthusiast so I was expecting one thing from ‘The Ventriloquist’ based on the title,” Snively said, “and then discovered it was about an entirely different kind of puppet that proves far scarier than your average Charlie McCarthy or Chucky variety—I just adore surprises.”

“The Ventriloquist” is the story of Robbie, 21, who is in desperate need for a glimmer of hope after his girlfriend Suzy dumps him. He seeks out a gypsy card reader and the cards reveal that “what you want most is unopposed.” The next day, Suzy calls him… Snively will write and direct the Tessier story in 2014.

Indiana-based Devi Snively was selected to participant in the AFI prestigious Directing Workshop for Women where she helmed “Death in Charge,” which Dread Central praised as “an excellent filmmaker, one to watch for sure.” She teaches a course on horror films at the University of Notre Dame and has a strong record of festival showings and awards. For more information about Snively, visit

THOMAS TESSIER’S WORLD OF HURT is an anthology film consisting five stories published in his Remorseless and Ghost Music (Cemetery Dance Publications) collections. All Channel Films, Inc. will provide domestic (U.S.) and Canadian distribution and a film teaser can be viewed at

Snively joins directors Raymond Carr, Mia Sorensen and Darin Read in this anthology film.

The project is currently seeking qualified equity investors and lenders. Interested parties should contact Well Done Productions at

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