How I Became a Movie Theatre Murderer

The rise of movie theatre attacks scare a young man obsessed with film into unintentionally killing an innocent patron and becoming the thing he fears.

Creative team

Writer/director/producer: Aris Tyros

Filmmaker’s statement

I was in a theatre in late 2012 and the Dark Knight shooting had happened a couple months ago in Aurora. There were some kids just tossing shit back and forth across the theatre. Running in and out, whipping candy at their friends.

Even though I knew it was harmless play, in the darkness, distracted by the bright screen, I was scared. And I sat there contemplating what I would do if an attack like the one in Colorado happened. This movie is an answer to that question, kind of.

About Aris Tyros

Aris Tyros

Aris Tyros is an award-winning filmmaker and actor from Montreal.

His debut short film How I Became a Movie Theatre Murderer has been selected to 17 festivals around the world, winning prizes in Switzerland, Egypt and the United States including best director. In Switzerland he met collaborators for his next project Little Death, a virtual reality series currently in post-production.

As an actor his theatre credits include: the American tour of Jabber (Geordie Theatre), Ladies & Gentlemen, Boys & Girls (Roseneath Theatre) and playing the titular role in Harry the King (Repercussion Theatre).

His film credits include Torching the Dusties, Magic Mushrooms and the upcoming feature Bleed With Me. He has lent his voice to TV ads, radio commercials, audio books and video games including Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. He is a graduate of the Dawson College Professional Theatre Program.

He’s currently in pre-production on his next short.

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