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28 October / 4 November 2012 – 10th edition – Cinema Corso, Via di Roma 51 - Ravenna, Italy


Direction Padraig Reynolds
Year 2011
Nation USA
Duration 83'


Kidnappers abduct the daughter of a wealthy socialite and hide out in an abandoned school where feelings of guilt divide the group. Events spiral out of control when their hideout becomes a hunting ground for a mysterious creature with a bloodlust that comes every first day of Spring.

Director biography

The american writer and director Padraig Reynolds debuted into film-making in 2004 after moved to Los Angeles. He went to extension classes at UCLA and got hired by Sean Cunningham, the creator of Friday the 13th, to write a script called The Utah Murders. It didn’t go anywhere but he used one of the scenes to filmedThe Election, his first short film, Best Director Award at the San Francisco Film Festival. Rites of Spring is his first feature film.

Screenplay Padraig Reynolds
Producer Eric Thompson, Wes Benton
Cast A.J. Bowen, Anessa Ramsey, Marco St John
Photography Carl Herse
Set Designer Mary Goodson
Editor Ed Marx
Music Holly Amber Church
Producer Company Ghostrider Entertainment, Vigilante Entertainment, White Rock Lake Productions
Distribution Jinga Films

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