In a most surprising turn of events, MR CLEAN has won Best Horror at the Swedish International Film Festival (SIFF) I don’t mean it’s surprising because it’s not good, because it is a good little short – but because it had been rejected by a Danish fest the same week, just like the other Scandinavian fests to not put it through to official selection. But we had already been blessed with a win for COMFORT HIM, so to pick up a second award from the same festival was a doubly great honour. Really can’t wait to attend the special live screening event in October.
This means that MR CLEAN has picked up it’s 12th award. Thank you so much to everyone that took a chance on the film, and especially to SIFF for breaking the curse of being ignored by other Scandinavian region film festivals.
I was super chuffed to learn that IMPRINT had been selected and is a finalist at the FREAK SHOW HORROR FILM FESTIVAL in Florida. Sadly due to conflicting events, I’m not sure I will be able to attend in person when the event occurs on the 30th and 31st October and the judging concludes. But I’m super happy to be in the running and congrats to the other finalists!
However, IMPRINT has also been selected to the CHICAGO HORROR FILM FESTIVAL and you can read it and the other official selections, and watch all of the films now in the online event – and make sure to use the discount code – the code BLOODY can be used to save $5 off the All Access Pass.
This week we found out that MR CLEAN is an official selection of Swedish International Film Festival (SIFF) – the same festival that COMFORT HIM 60 just won an award at. Awesome! This means that both films have now finally been selected by a Scandinavian region festival and especially here in Sweden. We’re super happy! And congrats to the talented team for helping create a film such as MR CLEAN. Fingers crossed that the film continues to progress through the stages, for a potential chance at a live screening.
I think that also makes it the 28th festival selection. Nice.
Ironically it happened just before another Danish fest snubbed us this morning. lol. So it’s not all selections and wins – just so you know. But it just goes to show, that to some extent it is a numbers game, and is down to personal choice – so what one fest loves, another may give it a lukewarm response. There’s no logic to any of this.
And yes, I know – I must pull my finger out, and when I get a chance to do so next year, I will finish writing the feature film version.
We’re very happy to learn that MR CLEAN won the award for Best Horror Film at the 4th Dimension Independent Film Festival in Indonesia. This is great news and means that the project has now picked up 10 awards. It also means that MR CLEAN will get to be screened to a live audience and online, due to Covid restrictions, in Indonesia. Awesome!
The event is from 28th to 30th August, from 1pm – 3pm – in Indonesia and online via this link – https://fb.me/e/FWZIgWCC
It comes, a few days after the two nominations it picked up two nominations at the SEVERED LIMBS FILM FESTIVAL 6: THROW ANOTHER HEAD ON THE BARBIE!. MR CLEAN was nominated for ‘Best Villain’ – so congrats to Darwin Reina for his portrayal of MR CLEAN – and ‘Best kill / Goriest short’. And it was a lot of fun attending the online festival and enjoying the variety of horror shorts.
We’re very happy to announce that our hygienic serial killer short MR CLEAN is an official selection of the 4th Dimension Independent Film Festival in Indonesia – the same festival that IMPRINT recently won an award at. This makes it the 25th festival selection. Nice.
I’m also pleased, as it was killing me, to finally announce that I’ve finally finished scripting the 3rd feature script of the year, for a feature-length pagan horror project entitled: BLÖDA (aka ‘The Bleeding’).Soon i will be giving it a read, and trying to work out what needs fixing, as well as checking in with some trusted friends and fellow writers / filmmakers, to find out what they think of the project, but also, as I’ve already begun assembling some props, I’ll be working out when and in what form I will make this feature film. My desire was and still is to shoot it this autumn. However, that may not be reasonable or feasible. But we’ll see, more on that soon. For now, I’m just super happy to tick that one off the whiteboard as being done… for now.
It was a hard script to write. I was already burned out after the last two. I was working long hours. I got my second dose of the Covid vaccine, had a rough time with the symptoms, and then a resurgence of Shingles as a result of my immune system being weakened and run down. Nice. So Instead of the allotted 4 weeks, this took 6 weeks to write, due to having to take a week and a half off, and actually take a couple of evenings off for my sanity, to see friends and help my relationship. It’s weird, knowing the story you want to write, and having zero energy or fuel in the fire to get it done. But again, 2.5 average pages a day, in anything from 1-2hrs slots, is enough to get it done. Although there’s still much in the way of pre-production to even be sure of going into production, and more work to do on the script until I will be happy with it I’m sure. But for now, I’m very happy to have gotten this far. And for all of the support.
There’s life in the MR CLEAN short yet! We just found out that we’re an official selection of the SEVRED LIMBS FILM FESTIVAL 6: THROW ANOTHER HEAD ON THE BARBIE! which sounds like a perfect festival to enjoy a bit of gore among horror friends. And best of all it’s going to be free! Many thanks to Neal Jones who is running the festival.
Here’s a link to the event page on Facebook: CLICK HERE
That makes it the 24th official film festival selection for our multi award winning horror short MR CLEAN. Wow!