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Mightier Than The Sword Awards
at Sunset Film Festival

be a part of our Inaugural event!

Get ready for ASHEBORO'S first ever International Film Festival!

Our two day event (January 11&12, 2024) will give the opportunity for audiences to see a wide array of films from film-makers all around the world.


Curated and directed by Asheboro native, Tyler "Ty Bru" Brueilly, Our screening blocks are dedicated to films made in or around Randolph County as well as late Documentaries, music videos, shorts, and late night Horror Content and urban Comedy, with over 50 films to watch during the two day span.

There are Q&A panels scheduled, meet and greet sessions and even some filming to be done during the event. We will also have an opening night reception and networking event the night prior to screening. Jan 10th at Flat Iron Downtown Greensboro. 

We are also to have award presentations going on throughout the event, not only for films but also for music, photography, journalism and activism in the community that has been chosen by three distinct groups of judges. 

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WEDNESDAY JANUARY 10th 2024

MIGHTIER THAN THE SWORD AWARDS AT SUNSET FILM FESTIVAL
OPENING NIGHT RECEPTION

@ THE FLAT IRON

221 SUMMIT AVE. GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA

 

5:00pm

Doors Open

7:00pm

Festival Director Opening Statement, Welcoming.

Filmmakers & Their Teams Introduce Themselves

7:00pm-7:30pm

DONNA HUGHES  

7:30pm-8:00pm

BRANDON SHEPHERD

8:15pm-8:30pm

Q&A/Panel With COUCH PARTY Director,

Nachela Knox & castembers Jon Blaq & more.

8:30pm-9:00pm
BRITTON BUCHANAN

9:00pm-9:15pm

Q&A/Panel with CANNIBAL COMEDIAN Director Sean Haitz, Producer Ryan James, Lead Actress Austin Judd & Special Effects/Hair/Makeup artist Andrea Dovoren & TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE (1974) main actor, Allen "Chainsaw Jerry" Danziger.

9:15pm-9:45pm

ELLE MCKENZIE

9:45pm-10:15pm

KING M DOT

10:15pm-10:30pm
Q&A/Panel Opportunity

10:30pm-Close

COSMIC PANDA
 

 

 

THURSDAY JANUARY 11th 2024

MIGHTIER THAN THE SWORD AWARDS AT SUNSET FILM FESTIVAL
DAY ONE

@ SUNSET THEATRE

234 SUNSET AVE. ASHEBORO, NORTH CAROLINA

 

9:00am-10:00am PRE-FESTIVAL COFFEE

~Networking and Coffee at

Nannie Mae’s Café & Bakery

108 Sunset Ave. Asheboro, NC

 

10:00am-12:00noon   SCREENING BLOCK 1

FILM: Thank You, We Will Let You Know (Drama)

DIRECTOR: Roberto Di Fabio

LENGTH: 6mins

 

FILM: Black Sugar, Red Blood (Documentary)
DIRECTOR: Luigi Toscano
LENGTH: 90mins

 

FILM: Down Home, The Magnolia 23 Story (Documentary)

DIRECTOR: Ty Brueilly

LENGTH: 25mins

 

12:00noon-1:00pm VARIOUS ACTIVITES

~Award Presentation on stage

~Announcement of Magnolia 23 lunch menu

~Red Carpet Photo Opportunities

~break for food recommendation:

MAGNOLIA 23

23 S. Fayetteville St. Asheboro, NC

 

1:00pm-2:30    SCREENING BLOCK 2
-FILMED IN RANDOLPH COUNTY- 

FILM: Killers Three (Crime/Drama)

DIRECTOR: Bruce Kessler

LENGTH: 88mins

 

2:30pm-3:00pm

AWARD PRESENTATION/Q&A PANEL OPPORTUNITY

 

3:00pm-4:00pm SCREENING BLOCK 3 

FILM: Suenos (Drama)

DIRECTOR: Caleb Hatton

LENGTH: 14mins

 

FILM: La Adelita (Drama)

DIRECTOR: Caleb Hatton

LENGTH: 21mins

 

4:00pm-4:45pm VARIOUS ACTIVITIES

~Award Presentation on stage

~Red Carpet Photo Opportunities

~Networking at Lumina Wine & Beer

(152 Sunset Ave. Asheboro, NC)

~Break for food recommendation:

THE BLACK LANTERN TEA ROOM & BAKERY

137 Sunset Ave. Asheboro, NC

 

 

 

4:45pm-4:55pm

Live on stage, stand up comedian, Seth Payne (Clean Set)

 

4:55pm-5:00pm

Award presentation on stage

 

5:00pm-7:00pm SCREENING BLOCK 4

CAROLINA SPOTLIGHT 
(most filmed in Carolina's)

FILM: The Light : Lunarcode music video

DIRECTOR: Vincenzo Carubia

LENGTH: 3mins

FILM: Treasure Hunt

DIRECTOR: Lauren White

LENGTH: 4mins

 

FILM: Gilead (Drama)

DIRECTOR: Caleb Hatton

LENGTH: 6mins

 

FILM: Kyle vs. Karen (Comedy)

DIRECTOR: Jim Morrison

LENGTH: 5mins

 

FILM: The Line Jumper (Comedy)
DIRECTOR: Rob Underhill & Hugh Oyake Murchison

LENGTH: 6mins

 

FILM: Cabarrus (Drama)

DIRECTOR: Andrew Huggins

LENGTH: 10mins

 

FILM: Carol For Clint (Drama)

DIRECTOR: Caleb Hatton

LENGTH: 8mins

 

FILM: Sister (Drama)

DIRECTOR: Shane Andries

LENGTH: 15mins

 

FILM: Omie Wise : Donna Hughes music video

DIRECTOR: Dean Jones

LENGTH: 6mins

 

FILM: Just Plowboys (Documentary)

DIRECTOR: Michael Bronfenbrenner

LENGTH: 57min

 

7:00pm-7:15pm Q&A with Just Plowboys cast and crew

 

7:15pm-7:45pm VARIOUS ACTIVITIES

~Award Presentation on stage

~Red Carpet Photo Opportunities

~Networking at Leo’s Whiskey Bar (111 North St. Asheboro, NC)

~Break for food recommendation:

THE FLYING PIG

208 Sunset Ave. Asheboro, NC 

 

7:45pm-7:55pm

Live on stage, stand up comedian, BJ Owens

 

7:55pm-8:00pm

Award Presentation on stage

 

8:00pm-10:00pm SCREENING BLOCK 5

FILM: Couch Party (Comedy)

DIRECTOR: Nachela Knox

LENGTH: 95mins

 

FILM: One Night In Baton Rouge & Cuban : Fat Music Videos

LENGTH: 8mins

 

FILM: Be Careful : Shykym Music Video

LENGTH: 3mins

 

FILM: Hanz Franz…from LeMans (Comedy)

DIRECTOR: Ken “Mr. Rozzi” Fuller

LENGTH: 20mins

 

10:00pm-10:10pm

Live on stage, stand up comedian, David Goolsby

 

10:10pm SCREENING BLOCK 6

FILM: Bloody Bridget (Horror/Comedy)

DIRECTOR: Richard Elfman

LENGTH: 80mins

 

FILM: H.O.E.s: The Bulge (Comedy)

DIRECTOR: Robin Leabman

LENGTH: 18mins

 

 

 

 

FRIDAY JANUARY 12th 2024
MIGHTIER THAN THE SWORD AWARDS AT SUNSET FILM FESTIVAL

DAY TWO

@ SUNSET THEATRE

234 SUNSET AVE. ASHEBORO, NORTH CAROLINA

9:00am-10:00am PRE-FESTIVAL COFFEE

~Networking and Coffee at

Nannie Mae’s Café & Bakery

108 Sunset Ave. Asheboro, NC


10:00am-12:00noon   SCREENING BLOCK 1

FILM: Millicent & Me and The Apple Tree (Musical)

DIRECTOR: John Beaton Hill

LENGTH: 10mins

 

FILM: To Our Weakness No Stranger (Drama)

DIRECTOR: Caleb Hatton

LENGTH: 14mins

 

FILM: Ave Cave’s Best (Experimental)
DIRECTOR: Ty Brueilly
LENGTH: 12mins

 

FILM: Chrissy (Thriller)

DIRECTOR: Larry Collicott

LENGTH: 9mins

 

FILM: Distance (Thriller)
DIRECTOR: Matt Barse
LENGTH: 17mins

 

FILM: Sci Fi Sam: Music Video

DIRECTOR: Timothy A Bennett

LENGTH: 5mins

 

FILM: The Call (Noir Thriller)

DIRECTOR: Ryan Jafri
LENGTH: 14mins

 

FILM: Wait A Minute: Music Video

DIRECTOR: Roy Watten Oberg

LENGTH: 5mins

FILM: Sister (Drama)

DIRECTOR: Shane Andries

LENGTH: 15mins

 

FILM: Down Home, The Magnolia 23 Story (Documentary)

DIRECTOR: Ty Brueilly

LENGTH: 25mins

 

12:00noon-1:00pm VARIOUS ACTIVITIES

 ~Award Presentation on stage

~Announcement of Magnolia 23 lunch menu

~Red Carpet Photo Opportunities

~break for food recommendation:

MAGNOLIA 23

23 S. Fayetteville St. Asheboro, NC

 

 

1:00pm-2:00    LIVE PODCAST FILMING

The Creative Businessmen & Asheboro Undecided

team up to talk with cast & crew of

CANNIBAL COMEDIAN & The TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE

 

2:00pm-2:30pm AWARD PRESENTATION/Q&A OR PANEL OPPORTUNITY

 

2:30pm-4:00pm SCREENING BLOCK 2

FILM: To My Best Friend From The Start (PREMIERE) Documentary

DIRECTOR: Kendrick Hopkins

LENGTH: 27mins

 

FILM: Dolor (Drama)

DIRECTOR: Caleb Hatton

LENGTH: 5mins

 

FILM: La Plata Del Real (Drama)

DIRECTOR: Caleb Hatton

LENGTH: 19mins

 

FILM: La Catrina (Drama)

DIRECTOR: Caleb Hatton

LENGTH: 6mins

 

FILM: Late Night Paper Cuts:

Sentient Specks Of Stardust (Dark Comedy)

DIRECTOR: Bryan DeMarco

LENGTH: 16mins

 

FILM: Look (Thriller)

DIRECTOR: Josh Powell

LENGTH: 19mins

 

4:00pm-4:45pm VARIOUS ACTIVITES

~Award Presentation on stage.

~Red carpet opportunity.

~Break for networking/meet and greet with NIGHTMARES FROM THE GRAY author and actor from THE LOOK, Joey Powell at Leo’s Whiskey Bar (111 North St. Asheboro, NC)

 

~Meet and Greet with Allen Danziger (THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE 1974) Sean Haitz (CANNIBAL COMEDIAN, THUMPER’S REVENGE) and Ryan James (CANNIBAL COMEDIAN, TERRIFIER 2, SHOOTING CLERKS) at

Lumina Wine & Beer (152 Sunset Ave. Asheboro, NC)

~break for food, recommendation:

SMOKIIN MAC food truck if set up (111 North St. Asheboro, NC)

or

THE FLYING PIG  

208 Sunset Ave. Asheboro, NC 

 

 

4:45pm-4:55pm

Live on stage, stand up comedian, Dusty Cagle (Clean Set)

 

4:55pm-5:00pm

Award presentation on stage

 

5:00pm-7:00pm SCREENING BLOCK 3

FILM: Tethered (Horror/Thriller)

DIRECTOR: Daniel Robinette

LENGTH: 88mins

 

FILM: The Lantern Man (Drama)

DIRECTOR: Caleb Hatton

LENGTH: 6mins

 

FILM: Thumper’s Revenge (East Coast Premiere) (Horror)

DIRECTOR: Sean Haitz

LENGTH: 9mins

 

FILM: Meave (proof of concept/student film) Premiere

DIRECTOR: Samantha Smith

LENGTH: 2mins

 

FILM: Do That: Music Video (Premiere)

DIRECTOR: Ty Brueilly & Odell Payne

LENGTH: 2mins

 

FILM: Country Rap Made Me Do It: Music Video (Premiere)

DIRECTOR: Ty Brueilly

LENGTH: 5mins

 

FILM: Leo’s Whiskey Bar: Music Video (Premiere)

DIRECTOR: Ty Brueilly & Odell Payne

LENGTH: 4mins

 

6:50pm-7:00pm

Award Presentation.

Announcement of Leo’s Whiskey Bar Menu, Smokiin Mac’s and Silver Smoke Cigars

 

7:00pm-7:45pm Various Activites

Meet and Greet with musician Marshall Alexander, Allen Danziger (THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE 1974) Sean Haitz (CANNIBAL COMEDIAN, THUMPER’S REVENGE) and Ryan James (CANNIBAL COMEDIAN, TERRIFIER 2, SHOOTING CLERKS) at

Leo’s Whiskey Bar during their SMOKIN FRIDAY NIGHT

(111 North St. Asheboro, NC)

 

 

7:45pm-7:55pm

Live on stage, stand up comedian, Jeremy Nelson

 

7:55pm-8:00pm

Award Presentation & Allen Danziger introduces

CANNIBAL COMEDIAN

 

8:00pm-10:00pm SCREENING BLOCK 4

FILM: Cannibal Comedian (Horror/Comedy)

DIRECTOR: Sean Haitz

LENGTH: 87mins

 

FILM: Altered My Meds: Music Video (Premiere)

DIRECTOR: Ty Brueilly

LENGTH: 3mins

 

FILM: Nervous Breakdown (Horror/Comedy)

DIRECTOR: Daniel Robinette

LENGTH: 13mins

 

FILM: The Hammer (Thriller/Horror)

DIRECTOR: Ryan Camp

LENGTH: 4mins

 

FILM: Raptoons: Music Video (Premiere)

DIRECTOR: Brennon Campbell

LENGTH: 9mins
 

 

10:00pm-10:10pm

Live on stage, stand up comedian, Neil Hoover

 

10:10pm-10:20pm Q&A With Allen Danziger of Texas Chain Saw Massacre/Cannibal Comedian and Sean Haitz, Ryan James, Austin Judd & Andrea Davoren

10:20-11:50pm SCREENING BLOCK 5

FILM: Texas Chain Saw Massacre (Horror)

DIRECTOR: Tobe Hooper

LENGTH: 83mins

 

 

FRIDAY JANUARY 26th 2024
MIGHTIER THAN THE SWORD AWARDS AT SUNSET FILM FESTIVAL

EXTRA DAY

INTERNATIONAL & MUSIC BLOCKS

 

10:00am-12:00noon   AUDIO ONLY BLOCK 

Music submissions 
Albums, Songs, etc. 

 

12:00noon-2:00pm SCREENING BLOCK 1

FILM: Wrath Of The Titans: Argos (Australia)

DIRECTOR: Jonathan Nolan

LENGTH: 27mins

FILM: Expose (Iran)

DIRECTOR: Amir Mohtashami

LENGTH: 28mins

FILM: The Game Of Doubt (Iran)

DIRECTOR: Hamid Reza Mahmoudi Mehrizi

LENGTH 24mins

FILM: Bay For Blood (USA)
DIRECTOR: Harry Waldman

LENGTH: 6mins

FILM: The Day (Iran)

DIRECTOR: Noora Mohaghegh

LENGTH: 6mins

 

FILM: Thank You, We Will Let You Know (Italy) 

DIRECTOR: Roberto Di Fabio

LENGTH: 6mins

FILM: Lonely Season (Iran)

Director: Hamid Reza Mahmoudi Mehrizi

LENGTH: 13:31

FILM: Fatih The Conqueror (France)
DIRECTOR: Onur Yagiz

LENGTH: 15mins

2:00pm-3:00pm VARIOUS ACTIVITIES

3:00pm-5:00pm SCREENING BLOCK 2

FILM: Aporia (Iran)

DIRECTOR: Soheil Soheili

LENGTH: 14mins

FILM: ...faded glitter, what remains is missed (Germany)

DIRECTOR: Carsten Fuhrmann & Mark Klotz

LENGTH: 29mins

FILM: MusArt (USA)

DIRECTOR: Kevin Hanzlik

LENGTH 12mins

FILM: Life After (USA)
DIRECTOR: Autumn Libengood 

LENGTH: 15mins

DIRECTORS CHOICE

MYSTERY FILM 

LENGTH 45mins

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Our Story

Mightier Than The Sword Records was established in Boone, North Carolina in May of 2005 by Asheboro native, Tyler "Ty Bru" Brueilly. Since then it has expanded and branched off into MIghtier Than The Sword Records, Photography & Literature, eventually sprouting off Heart's Core Art Store & Film and Fashion by Brueilly. 

We are proud to have created countless international award winning pieces of art, both visual and performance that has most recently been showcased and awarded in major film festivals and gorgeous theaters all around the world. 

In 2023, one of Brueilly's works, 'A Night In Charlotte With Sweeney Ty' was screened at the world famous TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California, and since that moment, Brueilly has been motivated to take what he has learned attending and being awarded at dozens of film festivals in 2023 and bring that to his own film festival, which just so happens to be in his own hometown at Sunset Theatre, donwtown Asheboro. 

Meet The Team

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