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Nitty Gritty Films, owned by filmmaker, screenwriter and actor Julien Martre, specializes in horror. Since 2021, they've produced three short horror films, all crafted with nothing but resourcefulness and creativity. "Compelled" (2022) gained popularity on TikTok, racking up 80,000 views upon its Halloween release. It also earned official selections and special mentions at many horror festivals and won "Best Horror Short" at the Hollywood Blood Horror Fest in October 2022.

Nitty Gritty Films is actively seeking a passionate financing partner to collaborate on the production of two thrilling horror feature films. The first, "Compelled," a paranormal thriller, served as the inspiration for the award-winning short. The second, "Red River," a "Winter Creature Feature," has recently gained recognition by being nominated for best unproduced screenplay at the esteemed film festival, Terror at the Bay. "Red River" promises a twist reminiscent of the cult classic "From Dusk Till Dawn."


Driven by their love for horror, Julien and his sister Estelle (co-director) are dedicated to bringing to life the kind of films that resonate with true horror fans—the very films they themselves would eagerly anticipate watching.


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