Kill Or Be Killed, Horror Film From Mississippi
Kill Or Be Killed, is an official selection of Oregon Scream Week Horror Film Festival Fall 2018 screened for a huge crowd and sold out audience on October 27, 2018. The judges were impressed by the performance of actress Sydney McKissack and assumed that she was a lot more experienced, based on her emotional performance. Director Robb Rokk did a great job of creating tense moments and mystery throughout the film. Understanding the back story about how this film was created is very interesting. Robb led a group of students through the filmmaking process. It's good to see films like this being created by students. Especially those that are involved in every aspect of the pre production, production and post production process. Other films that screened with more experience cast, crew and equipment didn't get the same reaction as Kill or Be Killed. It was a good screening. Tagline "A teenage girl is taken captive and discovers a disturbing truth."
Director Biography - Robb Rokk
Robb Rokk is a Desoto County, MS, based filmmaker who founded the Desoto Arts Institute in 2016 to pass along his passion for thought-provoking redemptive story-telling to the younger and less experienced. The DAI Film Club’s first and second projects made the cut for Memphis Film Prize in 2016 and 2017. "The Game" placed second in the 2017 Memphis Film Prize competition.
Director's Statement: Robb Rokk
Our Film Club has made a couple films accidentally. HUSHHH and Kill or Be Killed. We get together for hands-on student training on Saturday mornings to shoot scenes and twice now we have edited those into short films. We just show up shoot and craft a story as we go. DAI Founder and Executive Director, Robb Rokk, recently went on Local Memphis 24 to discuss the DeSoto Arts Institute Film Program with Amy Speropoulos. He’s joined by Marketing Director Samantha Frey and our very own Nannette Sandy.