Mishelle Apalategui

Mishelle Apalategui is an actor, playwright and horror lover who spends her time dissecting and discussing cinematic and theatrical art with anyone who loves the same (but mostly with her equally horror obsessed husband, Owen). She is a fan of the history of horror and how it has been used to tell stories of the “others” in society and explores the unexplained, unexpected and unresolved happenings in human nature and the natural world. She is raising her very own ghoul, Iñigo, who at 7, very firmly states his favorite monster is Dracula. Mishelle feels honored to be a part of the jury in any way she can, and is the most interested in horror shorts because she believes restrictions when used wisely, can be a portal to creating something clever and scary without allowing for indulgence.