Director: D.M. Night Maire
Cast: Michael Lorz, Sean Weil, Anthony Del Negro
Production Company: AireBedd Productions
Runtime: 13 minutes

A boy’s best friend is his mother. Norman Bates proclaimed that in Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho (1960). He’s not the only guy that would do anything for his mom…

Director D.M. Night Maire shows the lengths to which one young man will go to help an ailing parent in Chateau Sauvignon: Terroir (2016).

In the short, a vintner’s son (Michael Lorz) is disobedient to his father (Sean Weil), hoping that his extreme actions will somehow help his sick mother.

Everything about this short just works. It’s put together well and the acting is great. My favourite thing has to be the film’s location. The winery is both beautiful and haunting.


This short film has won more than 110 awards, including “Best International Short Film” from the San Sebastian Horror & Fantasy Film Festival and “Best Student Film” from the Buffalo Fantastic Film Festival.

In addition, it’s also been nominated a similar amount of times. Chateau Sauvignon: Terroir has been an official selection nearly 300 times in the last few years.

The intriguing story has a lot to do with the film’s success. The gruesome makeup and gore effects are also pretty spectacular to behold.

Chateau Sauvignon: Terroir is a coming-of-age film with a sharp edge. You’ll find its bloody finale to be quite intoxicating…

– John Migliore

For more information on the film, check out the links below…

Official Trailer 

Teaser Trailer 1 

Teaser Trailer 2 

Teaser Trailer 3 

IMDb Page 

Official Site