Treviso’s trio of sci-fi shorts screen at Chicon 7 Aug. 30

THREE OF CARLO TREVISO’S Veteran Pictures Studio’s shorts will screen at Chicon 7, the 70th World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon), that will bring 5,000 attendees from 30 countries to the Hyatt Regency Chicago from Aug. 30 to Sept. 3.

“Being invited to screen at Chicon 7 is the ultimate honor as a science-fiction storyteller,” says Treviso. “I grew up reading the likes of science-fiction legends Ray Bradbury and Arthur C. Clarke.  It’s exciting to follow in their footsteps by sharing my work for sci-fi fans from around the world.”

Treviso, who produces his sci-fi shorts under the banner of his film and video online Veteran Pictures Studio, is executive producer, Digital Division at Burrell communications.

Sci-fi filmmaker Carlo TrevisoTreviso’s entries are new sci-fi short, Adirondack, a Walt Disney-inspired mockumentary about a manned mission to Mars where scientists discover that the Martian ice cap is melting and decide to send the first dog sled team to the Red Planet for exploration.”

The other two entries are Freeborn, in the newly founded Mars colonies fight for their independence against Earth and VESSEL, that centers around a young couple who experience the mysterious soul extraction and transference procedure.

VESSEL, written, directed and edited by Treviso and co-produced with Beth Humbert, won two prestigious last year: Webby Awards for Best Writing and Best Drama, and the Excellence in Short Film award from the Action on Film International Film Festival.

VESSEL stars Chicago actors Chris Agos, Kristen Kruchowski, Heidi Drennen, Sara Barto and Erin Conley and was shot by DP Matthew Boehm, visual effects by Boehm and Treviso.

Sidebar.  Worldcon also presents the Hugo Awards – not to be confused with Cinema Chicago’s Hugo Awards – for excellence in the field of fiction and fantasy and will be presented at a Chicon 7 ceremony Sept. 2 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel.  Worldcon’s Hugos are named in honor of Hugo Gernsback, the founder of pioneering sci fi magazine Amazing Stories.