“Acidwashed lazercamo backyard predator camcorder tapewaste . . . practically glowing with dorky camaraderie & cheapo sci-fi charm. I love shit like this!”
-- pd187, Letterboxed
Overflowing with the kind of creative spirit and indefatigable commitment to vision that’s only possible within the arena of outsider micro-budget filmmaking, PHOBE is an inspiring and ambitious work awash with impressive Roman candle pyrotechnics, alien predators, lightsaber battles, and space cops with mullets. In 1994, aspiring Niagara, Ontario filmmaker Erica Benedikty worked part-time at a community cable channel. Over the course of a year -- and aided by a dedicated team of friends, volunteers and fellow film rebels -- she wrote, produced, directed and edited an ambitious, feature-length sci-fi action thriller for only $250. When she convinced her employers to broadcast the finished film, PHOBE became a local sensation, was invited to screen at festivals and remains one of Canada’s most infamous cult hits.