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In 2016, while working at a local news station in Knoxville, TN, an ad to submit a short horror film to the Knoxville Horror Film Festival instantly inspired August Aguilar to want to create his own horror film.  ​


August and his father, Frank Aguilar, began brainstorming ideas for a short horror film. This collaboration was the beginning of a long term creative partnership with father and son. Their first collaborative short film, "There's Something Down The Road" was screened at the Knoxville Horror Film Festival and thus jump started the beginning of Strange Films. Strange Films is a collection of stories, characters, and products that are aimed to appeal to mass audiences. 

Taking the hybrid approach, Strange Films currently operates out of Knoxville, TN, and Philadelphia, PA. 

Since 2016, Strange Films has proudly self produced over two dozen original short films and a feature length project that have been screened around the world and featured on numerous podcasts and review sites. Films like "CENTER CITY", "Pandora", "The Lion's Den", and "RAVEN", going on to become award winning films that continue to engage audiences at screenings.

The Strange Films production team is an open source collaborative measure that actively works and seeks out new talent between musicians, artists, other filmmakers, small businesses, and friends and family alike to create new and original content. 

In 2019 Strange Films officially launched "Strange Comics", and how have three self-published comic books adapted or inspired by their films including "Cindy's Birthday Party", "Passenger", and "Pandora: World's Within". These books have been sold and distributed in comic book shops and at conventions. 

Over the years August has led the initiative to also work with local communities, conventions, and help sponsor or lead events to bridge the support with other creatives and share support for individuals of all ages. The Strange Films Podcast is another platform that has reached listeners around the globe and provides value for aspiring and upcoming creatives.

Strange Films is currently looking to expand their reach through distribution, more conventions, and support by new fans of indie film. 

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