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Kill the Engine

Three broken men decide to kill themselves by carbon monoxide poisoning, but the group suicide is foiled when the vehicle of their demise fails to start.

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Awards and nominations

Award of Merit
1 Feb – 28 Feb | United States
Best Comedy/Dramedy Short Film
1 Feb – 28 Feb | United States
Best Director
1 Feb – 28 Feb | United States
Best Comedy/Dramedy Short Film
1 Feb – 28 Feb | United States
Best Original Music Score
1 Feb – 28 Feb | United States
Best Score
1 Mar – 31 Mar | United States
Best Director
1 Mar – 31 Mar | United States
Best of the Fest
1 Mar – 31 Mar | United States
Best Score
1 Mar – 31 Mar | United States
Best Screenplay
1 Mar – 31 Mar | United States
Best Director
1 Mar – 31 Mar | United States
Best Cinematography
1 Mar – 31 Mar | United States
Best Editing
1 Mar – 31 Mar | United States
Best Screenplay
1 Mar – 31 Mar | United States
Best Cinematography
1 Mar – 31 Mar | United States
Best Short Film
1 Mar – 31 Mar | United States
Best Editing
1 Mar – 31 Mar | United States
NOMINATION
Best Short Film
9 Jun – 11 Jun | United States
NOMINATION
Best Cinematography
9 Jun – 11 Jun | United States
Best Sound
9 Jun – 11 Jun | United States
NOMINATION
Best Comedy
28 Jul – 29 Jul | United Kingdom
NOMINATION
Finalist - Best Short Film
15 Aug – 16 Aug | India

Current and upcoming screenings

2018
Around Film Festival | 2018
20 May | Amsterdam, Netherlands

Previous screenings

2017
Los Angeles Cinefest | 2017
1 Jan – 31 Jan | Los Angeles, United States
Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards | 2017
1 Feb – 28 Feb | Los Angeles, United States
Best Comedy/Dramedy Short Film
Best Director
Best Original Music Score
Best Shorts Competition | 2017
1 Feb – 28 Feb | La Jolla, United States
Award of Merit
1 Feb – 28 Feb | Hollywood, United States
Best Comedy/Dramedy Short Film
LA Shorts Awards | 2017
1 Mar – 31 Mar | Los Angeles, United States
Best of the Fest
Best Director
Best Cinematography
Best Score
Best Screenplay
Best Editing
NYC Indie Film Awards | 2017
1 Mar – 31 Mar | New York City, United States
Best Director
Best Cinematography
Best Short Film
Best Score
Best Editing
Best Screenplay
Newtown Theatre Independent Film Night | 2017
9 Mar | Newtown, United States
International Independent Film Awards | 2017
24 Mar | Encino, United States
7 May | Philadelphia, United States
9 Jun – 11 Jun | Peoria, United States
Best Sound
1 Jul – 2 Jul | Glasgow, United Kingdom
28 Jul – 29 Jul | Drumnadrochit, United Kingdom
Hollywood Just4Shorts Competition | 2017
28 Jul – 1 Aug | Hollywood, United States
1 Aug – 31 Aug | Long Island, United States
3 Aug – 5 Aug | Los Angeles, United States
3 Aug – 7 Aug | Deal, United States
15 Aug – 16 Aug | Calcutta, India
8 Sep – 10 Sep | Newark, United States
15 Sep – 20 Sep | Harrisburg, United States
28 Sep – 1 Oct | Philadelphia, United States
19 Oct – 22 Oct | Tralee, Ireland
20 Oct – 22 Oct | Milford, United States
9 Nov – 12 Nov | Chicago, United States

Latest press reviews/articles

REVIEW
KILL THE ENGINE – “WE CAN’T EVEN DO THIS RIGHT”
6 Oct 2017 | Helen Wheels | Cult Critic Magazine
REVIEW
“... But for my money, the short of the day was Derek Frey‘s Kill the Engine, which basically asks the question “What if the Three Stooges tried to kill themselves via exhaust inhalation?” This was absolutely hilarious, featured a featured a great cast ...”
2 Oct 2017 | Garrett Smith | The Farsighted
REVIEW
“... We must admit that it has been a while since we’ve had such a good and funny comedy short in our festival, and 'Kill the Engine' made the entire wait worthwhile... The dialogue is insane you literally cannot watch this short without bursting into laughter ...”
17 Jul 2017 | Feel The Reel International Film Festival
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Kill the Engine has received a new award at Laugh or Die Comedy Fest. | more...
10 July 2017
Kill the Engine has received 4 new awards. | more...
29 March 2017
Information on this profile is provided by the film owners and/or compiled from available sources | Profile updated 10 Jul 2017