The Tattooist- A Micro-Short Horror Film By Michael Wong- Review

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Hello, horror fans! Just your friendly and frightening Horrormadam here to bring you the best Micro-Short Horror film I have ever seen. Because I have 28 tattoos I was extremely interested in Michael Wong’s “The Tattooist” and it did not disappoint. The only thing that was disconcerting to me is that it is not a feature-length film …yet (she says hopefully.) It is so intriguing and well done it would be a monstrous shame to not see more of it. Great characters and cinematography, Michael has an amazing grip on the horror genre and I so look forward to more of his work!. But first, let me tell you a little bit more about this innovative director.

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Michael Wong is currently working as an independent film director, after having spent 16 years as an ad agency art director and creative director. In the late 90s, he left his native Malaysia and arrived in China, where he’s worked at such leading agencies as Ogilvy, BBDO, TBWA, Grey and Saatchi & Saatchi. After more than a decade and has won over 50 creative awards, Michael decided to move onto the filmmaking scene as a writer/director with his directorial debut for Lenovo; a viral video campaign that was to be used in such markets as India, Russia, the Middle East, Eastern Europe, Turkey, South Africa, South East Asia, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. Since then, Michael has been making the truth appealing for brands such as Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Citroën, Foton Daimler, Unilever, IDO Jewelry, Johnson & Johnson, JD.com, Microsoft, China Petroleum, Mengniu, Yili Dairy, Celcom and CloudMinds, just to name a few. He is the kind of collaborative thinker who’s especially good at expanding on little thoughts and turning them into big ideas, with a strong and steady eye on making the work look and feel fresh.
His directorial debut short film ‘The Story of 90 Coins’ picked up 60+ accolades from international film festivals; which includes the Best Direction and Best Cinematography at Malta Short Film Festival, Rising Star Awards at Canada International Film Festival, Best Foreign Short Film at Ukrainian International Short Film Festival, Best Drama and Best Cinematography at Los Angeles Film Awards, Best Foreign Short at Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards, among others. His most recent micro-short film ‘The Tattooist’ has been awarded Best Trailer at HorrorHaus Film Festival, Best Gore, Best Editing and multiple nominations at Independent Horror Movie Awards, Most Terrifying award and multiple nominations at Top Indie Film Awards, Best Trailer at Terror In The Bay Film Festival, Best Director at Diabolical Horror Film Festival, Winners at Calcutta International Cult Film Festival and Cult Critic Movie Awards, among others. Michael’s works have been featured in Shots, Trendwatching, and Graphis magazine. He has judged at the New York Festivals International Advertising Awards and Ad Stars Festival.

TheTattooist-BTS1 (1)This is the tagline for the film-Behind the acclaimed work of a renowned tattoo studio lurks an unimaginable evil.

Really gets your attention doesn’t it?

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SYNOPSIS ‘The Tattooist’ follows the dark obsessions of a tattooist whose studio is acclaimed for its exceptional and intricately crafted tattoos. Those who receive his prized masterpiece are drugged, imprisoned, and then forced to fight their fears in a race against the clock to escape. Can they escape or will they become victims of The Tattooist?

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TECHNICAL DETAILS The Tattooist English Micro Short Horror 01:20 2.35:1, Color, HD 25fps Arri Alexa Mini China 9th June 2018
http://www.vimeo.com/michaelwong/thetattooist/ http://www.facebook.com/thetattooistmovie/

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Like I said I love my tattoos, but like Jaws did for swimming, I might hold off on getting anymore 🙂 for awhile. Find out more here:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt9020554/

http://www.facebook.com/TheTattooistMovie/

 

 

 

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