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Samantha Aldana directed an episode of 20th Digital's Bite Size Halloween (Season 3) titled Angels, currently streaming on HULU and SHUDDER. Angels premiered at the Overlook Film Festival and was 1 of 10 films selected for the Etheria Film Festival, a genre festival for female directors. Angels won the Bronze Audience Award at the Dark Bridges Film Festival.




Awards & Recognitions:

-Winner Best Supernatural Film - Fear Fest

-Bronze Audience Award - Dark Bridges Film Festival 

-Premiere - Overlook Film Festival

-Etheria Film Festival - Streaming on SHUDDER

-New Orleans Film Festival

-Belize International Film Festival

-Micheaux Film Festival

-Ravenheart Film Festival 

-Cucalorus Film Festival

-Atlanta Sci-Fi Film Festival

-Indy Shorts International Film Festival, Presented by Heartland Film

-Southern Screen Film Festival

-Tomorrow's Filmmakers Today

-Centre Film Festival

-Mayhem Film Festival


"Samantha Aldana’s short is beautifully shot and does well to build up tension whilst keeping our alien visitors largely in the shadows, adding to their mystique...." - Bloody Flicks

"With outstanding visuals and an incredibly engaging story, “Angels” is beautifully shot, well-acted, and spellbinding. More unnerving than overtly scary, this seven-minute film is nevertheless quite a masterful work of short horror filmmaking." - Morbidly Beautiful

"...Angels taps into themes of faith, life after death, and whether we’re alone in the universe.  This short film will hit particularly close to home for anyone who’s ever been a caregiver to an ailing family member.  It has probably the most interesting premise of any of the short films here, but all it does it make us want more." -Halloween Year Round


"The Etheria Film Festival Unveils 10th Anniversary Lineup" - Bloody Disgusting

"Bite-Size Halloween” Preview Hulu’s New Halloween" - Bloody Disgusting

"'Bite-Size Halloween' Returns to Hulu" - Collider 

"Sink Your Teeth Into The “Bite-Size Halloween” Season 3 Trailer" -Horror Fuel



Directed by: Samantha Aldana

Written by: Parsons-Twesten 

Produced by: Fabiola Andrade

Co-Producers: Cassandra Rumping & Ava Amundsen

Post Producer: Misty Talley

Executive Producers: David Worthen, Jenna Cavelle,

Arbi Pedrossian, Valerie Steinberg

Assistant Director: Ava Amundsen

Cinematographer: Nick Shamblott

Production Designer: Emily Kingston

Editor: Stephen Pfeil

Costume Designer: Megan "Bijou" Coates

Score by: Mandy Hoffman

Sound Design by: Julie Diaz

VFX by: Thomas Wilson

SFX Makeup: Bill Spataro & Jonny Bullard

Starring:​ Betsy Borrego, Troi, Jupiter Stone

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