Contact: Shirit Bradley, Producer, The Cleansing Hour via our CONTACT page

Atlanta Horror Film Festival to Feature Horror Short Film “The Cleansing Hour”


ATLANTA, GA | The short horror film directed by Damien LeVeck, The Cleansing Hour, starring Sam Jaeger (Parenthood, American Sniper), Heather Morris (Glee, Spring Breakers), and Neil Grayston (Daredevil, Eureka) will be featured at the 10th Annual Atlanta Horror Film Festival to take place October 13-16. The Cleansing Hour will be played in a slate of #KillerTechnologyShorts beginning at 10:15 p.m. on October 13th at the Plaza Theatre in Atlanta, GA.

“I am honored that The Cleansing Hour will be showcased at the Atlanta Horror Film Festival and that we will be able show off the culmination of over a year’s worth during the festival’s tenth year,” said LeVeck, who has focused his directing career on telling unique and compelling stories with a message in the horror genre. “The Cleansing Hour is a fresh take on the exorcism genre that is sure to fit in well at one of the most anticipated horror film festivals every year.”

The Cleansing Hour follows Lance (Jaeger) and Drew (Grayston) who run a popular webcast that streams exorcisms staged to look real. When Lance, who plays a priest, unknowingly hires an actress who is actually possessed (Morris), he is forced to reckon with his online charade in front of 20 million viewers worldwide. The Cleansing Houris also an official selection of the SITGES – International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia and the Austin Film Festival, along with many others.

Shirit Bradley, who worked on the 2014 summer blockbuster Godzilla and the comedy-horror filmKrampusproduced The Cleansing Hour alongside entertainment attorney, Natalie LeVeck. “From the moment Damien pitched this project to me, I was in. He has such a fun and clear vision and I was thrilled to be a part of his team and produce something that has a larger message,” Bradley said.

The Cleansing Hour was written by Aaron Horwitz (Roommate Wanted) and also features guitarist Jonny Radtke (Filter, Kill Hannah), YouTube star Teala Dunn (Enchanted, Expelled), John Griffin (Priest, Jersey Boys), and Catherine Marin (The Tequila Sisters, Chimera) in supporting roles. Jesse M. Feldman (American Horror Story, Homeland) is the director of photography and Marylou Lim (Godzilla, Looper) is the costume designer.

“I’ve been a massive fan of the horror genre since first watching The Exorcist at [a way-too-young] 7 years old, and I’ve spent the better part of the last decade working in unscripted TV,” says Horwitz, a USC film school alum who currently works as a cable TV network executive. “The Cleansing Hour felt like the most natural and fun way to combine my passion with my profession. I had an absolute blast writing the script, and have been thrilled to watch the project come to life.”

The Cleansing Hour is currently being developed into a feature film. LeVeck is repped by Peter Dodd at UTA and Zac Frognowski at Grandview management.

For more information about the Atlanta Horror Film Festival, including where to purchase tickets, visit To watch the teaser trailer and read more information about the film, see: Daily updates about the project can be found at:,, and on Snapchat @CleansingHour.



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