2015 Schedule
Interactive: March 13–17  •  Film: March 13–21  •  Music: March 17–22


Sunday, March 15
11:30PM - 1:00AM

Alamo Lamar A
1120 S Lamar Blvd


Highschool can be hell. Metal-thrashing Brodie is an outcast in a small town until he meets a kindred spirit in metalhead Zakk. After starting their own band, Brodie and Zakk's resentment of the suburban wasteland leads them to a mysterious piece of sheet music said to grant Ultimate Power to whoever plays it. But the music also summons an ancient evil entity known as Aeloth The Blind One, who threatens to tear apart existence itself. It's up to Brodie, Zakk and their mates to stop a force of pure evil from devouring mankind.

Section: Midnighters
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: New Zealand
Year: 2015
Runtime: 90min

Director: Jason Lei Howden

Executive Producer: Ant Timpson, Greg Newman

Producer: Andrew Beattie, Morgan Leigh Stewart, Sarah Howden

Screenwriter: Jason Lei Howden

Cinematographer: Simon Raby

Editor: Jeff Hurrell

Production Designer: Jane Bucknell

Sound Designer: Gareth Van Niekerk & Amy Barber

Music: Chris van de Geer & Joost Langeveld

Additional Credits: Make-up Design: Vanessa Hurley, Creature FX: Roger Murray

Principal Cast: Milo Cawthorne, James Blake, Kimberley Crossman, Stephen Ure


Jason Lei Howden is a heavy metal loving horror fan. He has worked as a digital artist at Weta Digital for many years. His short The Light Harvester screened at the NZ International Film Festival in 2014. Deathgasm is his first feature film and is autobiographical (except for the demons).

Distributor: Domestic and Foreign Sales | Nicola Goelzhaeuser

Sales Agent: MPI Media Group

Public Film Contact
Ant Timpson
Timpson Films

Publicity Contact
Sapkar PR.



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