News & Updates

CHEST at Nashville Comic Weekend, 3/19

Nashville Comic Weekend - Live QA Panel
The CHEST team will be at the Nashville Rock & Comic Weekend on March 19th where we will be having a Q&A panel with the cast and crew and will be signing and selling Blu-rays at our booth! Be sure to come by and say hello!
The panel will include appearances by our cast and crew, including Jessejames Locorriere (Walking Dead, Ozark, Antman), Ted Welch (True Blood, Adult Interferance, The Help), Dean Shortland (The Vanished, Nashville, Dynasty, Nashville Dads Club) and will run from 1:00pm to 2:00pm. Come with all your questions and we will answer them!

WHERE: Nashville Rock & Comic Weekend
ADDRESS: Nashville Fairgrounds (building 3)
401 Wingrove Street
625 Smith Ave (for GPS only)
Nashville, TN 37203
WHEN: March 19th, 10:00am - 4:00pm
CHEST Panel is 1:00-2:00pm.
COST: $10 day pass
$25 VIP Passes (early admission, creepshow exclusive, and first in line)
Tickets Available at Door

Blu-rays Now Available!

CHEST Blu-ray product image
We are pleased to announce that CHEST is now available to purchase on Blu-ray! Go on over to our web store and pick up your copy today and save 5 bucks by bundling with the official screenplay book!
Blu-ray is all regions and contains the following special features:
  • commentary by director Aaron Irons and producer/actor Josh Croft
  • Deleted scenes
  • Behind the Scenes
  • Secret slideshow

Now streaming on Tubi TV!

We are pleased to announce that CHEST is now live on Tubi TV and ready for streaming! Check it out, and please review and rate us on Letterboxd and IMDB if you have a chance!

Streaming and Physical Releases


Streaming Update

As we close out the end of our festival run this year, lots of people have been asking what the plan is for this film in regards to streaming and physical media. Right now we are in a processing phase with FilmHub to get CHEST out to streaming services, with Tubi, Amazon Prime Video, and Mometu already in the works with live dates to be determined. The plan is to have CHEST up and available to stream by the first of next year or earlier, but we will notify everyone via our Instagram page and this News page when official "go live" dates are finalized. So follow us and keep up to date with everything CHEST!

DVD/Blu-ray Release

In addition to streaming, we are working hard on a DVD/Blu-ray release that will be full of all kinds of special features, artwork, and generally a really nice package for all of you collectors out there. If we are going to do a DVD, we want it to be something for which you get your money's worth and will stand out in your collection. This is also scheduled to be available the first of 2023, and will only be available on our website as a limited run release. If demand is high enough we will print more as requested.

Official Soundtrack

In addition to the DVD, we will also be toying with the idea of releasing a limited edition soundtrack for the film, which will contain extended versions of all of the original music and scores by writer/director Aaron Irons (as iron/fox) and a few other unreleased tracks that were inspired by the film, but not used in the final production. Again, this will likely be available at the same time as the Blu-ray.

Big Wins at Haunted Garage Horror Film Festival!

Haunted Garage Horror Film Festival
Last weekend we had the pleasure of attending the Haunted Garage Horror Film Festival in St. Louis, MO and had an incredible time meeting some of the most dedicated and talented filmmakers and film enthusiasts we have encountered so far. We also took home several awards:
  • BEST ACTRESS: Marissa Kaye
  • BEST ACTOR: Josh Croft
  • BEST DIRECTOR: Aaron Irons
Winning BEST OF FEST, means we will be coming back next year and we can't wait to see everyone again and participate as judges in next year's festival. Check out the Haunted Garage if you are looking for a great festival to submit your work to, and if you get selected, GO IN PERSON!

Big Wins at South America Awards!

South America Awards
We are happy to announce some new wins down in South America! The South America Film Awards have announced winners for their 7th competition and we took home the following:
  • WINNER: Best Screenplay
  • WINNER: Best Supporting Actress - Marissa Kaye
  • NOMINEE: Best Supporting Actor - Ted Welch
  • NOMINEE: Best Sound Design
  • NOMINEE: Best Editing
Thanks to everyone at South America Film Awards for the honors!

Interview with Make It Podcast

295 - Live From DEFY @ The Premier of 'Chest' - Aaron Irons, Director/Writer And Josh Croft, Producer/Actor On The Challenges Of Making Found Footage Film 'Chest'
At the Defy Film Festival premiere of CHEST, Director/writer Aaron Irons and Producer/Actor Josh Croft sat down with Chris Barkley of the MAKE IT Podcast and talked about the making of the film and shared a few stories. Check it out here or in the embed below:

REVIEW: A Claustrophobic Homage to The Blair Witch Project - Film Purgatory

Poster for Aaron Irons' 2022 movie Chest

The folks at Film Purgatory watched and wrote a review for CHEST which you can check out here! WARNING: Contains Spoilers.

Read the Review

Interview with Hardcore Horror w/ Mic & Brigitte

Director Aaron Irons joined Mic from Hardcore Horror for the first podcast interview and talked about CHEST, making movies, and other general horror things. Check it out.

Official Cast & Crew Party!

Since the onset of the pandemic, we've been waiting for ages to have an official cast/crew party to celebrate the wrap of our production and everyone involved. Well, that couldn't happen for a long time but on June 11 we got (almost) everyone together for an official party to make up for lost time! And since the film is done and making waves in the festival circuit we had a lot to celebrate and we screened the film for everyone with most people seeing it for the first time. It was a wonderful night with lots of hugs and high-fives. Many thanks to Ben at Full Moon Cineplex for having us and providing the best possible venue for our party. Below are some photo highlights from the event.

Big Wins at Hollywood Blood Horror Festival!

We are pleased to announce five new wins at the Hollywood Blood Horror Festival in Los Angeles!

  • BEST PRODUCER - Josh Croft
  • BEST ACTOR - Josh Croft
  • BEST ENSEMBLE CAST - Jasson Cring, Ted Welch, Dean Shortland, Marissa Kaye, Sarah Van Arsdal

We are extremely proud of everyone involved and many thanks to HBHF for the awards and for taking the time to check out our film.

View All Winners

Interview with Scénema (FR)

Read an exclusive interview with CHEST writer/director, Aaron Irons from Scénema, a French publication that is part of the Beyond the Curve Film Festival in Paris.