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Angel of Decay wins Best Thriller at the Mexico International Film Festival 2016

International Film Festival recognition soars for October Films’ Serial Trilogy

October Films receives multiple awards at the Mexico International Film Festival 2016 – an annual competition-only festival in celebration of cinematic discovery and innovation.

Founded on the premise that the language of film is a universal and dynamic force in bridging cultural understanding, the Mexico International Film Festival honours and celebrates the very best of international independent cinema from around the world.

Written and directed by Jamie Crawford, Angel of Decay won best thriller.

Angel of Decay is set in the Pacific Northwest in the 1970s, where a string of victims with similar profiles -young, beautiful women- begin to pop up, and two local police investigators make it their mission to track down the killer before he claims his next innocent victim.

The trilogy feature films also received bronze and silver awards for:

Silver Palm - Narrative Feature Film Competition

  • The Chameleon - Directed By Jim Greayer

Bronze Palm - First Time Film Maker Competition

  • Jamie Crawford - Angel Of Decay
  • Jim Greayer - The Chameleon
  • Tom Keeling - The Head Hunter

The Chameleon is a twisted true story of reinvention, revelation and passion set in the early 1980s, as fear grips a small American town when a cunning, manipulative sociopath emerges from the shadows. Targeting young females with his irresistible charm, The Chameleon carefully covers his tracks by masking his identity with multiple disguises, while the authorities race against the clock to save a survivor who has been his captive for 12 days.

The Head Hunter sees the broken tranquillity of a coastal town in California in the 1970s as hitch-hiking girls begin to go missing and corpses start showing up. Detectives chase every lead that presents itself, to pacify the Chief of Police and their terrified community. The body count rises as a monster reveals himself, hatching a plan to seek the ultimate revenge and murder the person who knows him the best.

Thrilled to be a part of the Mexico International Film Festival 2016 Jamie Crawford, who directed the films said:

"What a great honour to win the best thriller award. I'm chuffed our film was so well received. A testament to so much hard work from such a great team."

October Films Creative Director Matt Robins, together with Steve Murphy and Lindsay Shapero executive produced all three films, which are being distributed internationally by eOne.