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Copyright © 2009 Joseph Albanese

Clemency

Arthur Poe is a sadistic killer who likes to torture his victims. In 1993 he was captured and subsequently convicted by the state of Virginia for several gruesome murders. Poe received a sentence of death. Years later and days before his execution, the newly elected governor granted Poe clemency based on the testimony of a forensic psychologist at Poe’s murder trial. The testimony convinced the governor that Poe deserved psychiatric care rather than death. Many are outraged by the governor’s act of leniency. A reporter confronts Poe in an interview seeking to shed light on the emotionally charged topic. What she learns can never be forgotten.

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Copyright © 2009 Joseph Albanese

Awards and nominations

Best Short Film
22 Apr – 25 Apr | United States
Best Short Film - 35 mm
9 Jul – 18 Jul | United States
Best Director of a Short Film
9 Jul – 18 Jul | United States
1st Runner-up - Student Film
23 Jul – 30 Jul | United States
1st Runner-up - Villain Short Film
23 Jul – 30 Jul | United States
1st Place - Horror
6 Aug – 8 Aug | United States
First Place - Student Film and Video
26 Aug – 29 Aug | United States
Best Actor (Cris D'Annunzio)
18 Sep – 25 Sep | United States
Best Short Film
24 Sep – 26 Sep | United States
NOMINATION
Best Horror Filck
7 Oct – 10 Oct | United States
Best Horror Short Film
7 Oct – 10 Oct | United States
Outstanding Special Effects Make Up
15 Oct – 17 Oct | United States
Best Short Thriller
15 Oct – 17 Oct | United States
Outstanding Cast
15 Oct – 17 Oct | United States
Best Horror/Thriller
13 Nov – 14 Nov | United States
Best Student Film
12 May – 14 May | United States

Previous screenings

2009
16 Oct – 25 Oct | Hollywood, United States
2010
18 Feb – 21 Feb | Beloit, United States
Honolulu Film Awards | 2010
12 Mar – 14 Mar | Honolulu, United States
22 Mar – 28 Mar | Delray Beach, United States
25 Mar – 1 Apr | Calabasas, United States
8 Apr – 11 Apr | Fort Worth, United States
9 Apr – 11 Apr | Fallbrook, United States
14 Apr – 18 Apr | Kansas City, United States
15 Apr – 25 Apr | Muskogee, United States
16 Apr – 25 Apr | Riverside, United States
22 Apr – 25 Apr | Kent, United States
Best Short Film
22 Apr – 25 Apr | Blue Jay, United States
Los Angeles
29 Apr – 6 May | Los Angeles, San Francisco, Tulsa, Chicaco, New York, London, United States
6 May – 15 May | Santa Cruz, United States
12 May – 22 May | Cannes, France
9 Jun – 13 Jun | Oklahoma City, United States
11 Jun – 13 Jun | Ashord, United States
15 Jun – 19 Jun | South Bethlehem, United States
22 Jun – 26 Jun | Sassari, Italy
9 Jul – 18 Jul | Bellmore, Long Island, United States
Best Short Film - 35 mm
Best Director of a Short Film
23 Jul – 30 Jul | Long Beach, United States
1st Runner-up - Student Film
1st Runner-up - Villain Short Film
23 Jul – 1 Aug | Sacramento, United States
5 Aug – 12 Aug | Hollywood, United States
6 Aug – 8 Aug | Cleveland, United States
1st Place - Horror
9 Aug – 16 Aug | Flagstaff, United States
13 Aug – 15 Aug | Atlanta, United States
Fresh Film Fest: International Student Film Festival
25 Aug – 29 Aug | Praha, Czech Republic
26 Aug – 29 Aug | Iowa City, United States
First Place - Student Film and Video
3 Sep – 5 Sep | Tulsa, United States
8 Sep – 12 Sep | Atlantic City, United States
17 Sep – 19 Sep | Estes Park, United States
17 Sep – 19 Sep | Seattle, United States
17 Sep – 20 Sep | Big Bear Lake, United States
17 Sep – 19 Sep | Springfield, United States
18 Sep – 25 Sep | Naperville, United States
Best Actor (Cris D'Annunzio)
18 Sep – 25 Sep | Tucson, United States
23 Sep – 26 Sep | Williamsburg, Brooklyn, United States
24 Sep – 26 Sep | Chicago, United States
Best Short Film
26 Sep – 3 Oct | Huntington Beach, United States
30 Sep – 3 Oct | Bay City, United States
30 Sep – 3 Oct | Washington D.C., United States
30 Sep – 3 Oct | Louisville, United States
6 Oct – 10 Oct | Bangkok / Bern / Buenos Aires / Cairo / Cape Town / Kyoto / New York / San José, Switzerland
7 Oct – 10 Oct | Hartford, United States
7 Oct – 10 Oct | Eugene, United States
Best Horror Short Film
7 Oct – 10 Oct | Edinboro, United States
Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia
7 Oct – 17 Oct | Sitges, Spain
8 Oct – 10 Oct | Orlando, United States
14 Oct – 17 Oct | Venice Beach, United States
14 Oct – 21 Oct | New Orleans, United States
15 Oct – 17 Oct | Burbank, United States
Outstanding Special Effects Make Up
Outstanding Cast
Fargo Fantastic Film Festival | 2010
15 Oct – 17 Oct | Fargo, United States
Best Short Thriller
15 Oct – 16 Oct | Brantford, Canada
15 Oct – 17 Oct | Lubbock, United States
3 Nov – 14 Nov | Denver, United States
3 Nov – 7 Nov | Orlando, United States
4 Nov – 7 Nov | Paducah, United States
12 Nov – 14 Nov | Morgan Hill, United States
12 Nov – 13 Nov | Hollywood, United States
13 Nov – 14 Nov | North Hollywood, United States
Best Horror/Thriller
10 Dec – 16 Dec | New Orleans, United States
2011
9 Feb – 12 Feb | Boulder City, United States
23 Feb – 26 Feb | Greensboro, United States
24 Feb – 27 Feb | Fernandina Beach, United States
18 Mar – 19 Mar | New York, United States
25 Mar – 10 Apr | Cagliari, Italy
31 Mar – 3 Apr | Atlantic City, United States
Canada International Film Festival | 2011
2 Apr – 3 Apr | Vancouver, Canada
19 Apr – 23 Apr | Myrtle Beach, United States
12 May – 14 May | Tupelo, United States
Best Student Film
18 May – 20 May | Cleveland, United States
14 Jun | Los Angeles, United States
21 Jul – 24 Jul | San Diego, United States

Latest press reviews/articles

REVIEW
“... simply outstanding ...”
29 Jun 2010 | Mike Snoonian | All Things Horror
REVIEW
“... this is a suspenseful and thrilling eighteen minutes that packs a lot of punch early, in the middle, during the climax and even in to the finish! ...”
21 Jun 2010 | Michael Allen | 28 Days Later
REVIEW
“... The only thing amiss about Clemency is the fact that it is only 18 minutes long. Charlie and Chris Frazier, along with writer/director Joseph Albanese, told a tale of such intensity that the ending left me wanting a full-length feature about Poe. ...”
7 Jun 2010 | Sharon Foss | Horror Society
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Clemency has received a new award at Tupelo Film Festival. | more...
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30 October 2010
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11 August 2010
Information on this profile is provided by the film owners and/or compiled from available sources | Profile updated 1 Jun 2011