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.
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.
IMPRINT – our unproduced dark horror short script picked up its 11th award – for Best Short Horror Script (under 30 pages) – at the Horror Film Awards. That’s huge news! We’re very happy that the script continues to pick up some awards, despite some major A-list festival rejections.
And despite the films being snubbed by every Scandinavian region festival to date, the 60 second version of COMFORT HIM has been officially selected to the Swedish International Film Festival (SIFF). Double cool! This means that the curse of being ignored by Swedish, Finnish, Norwegian, Danish and Estonian fests to date has officially ended. It doesn’t mean they won’t reject again. But it’s huge. Also, as this fest has a live screening planned in October for the winners, you can bet your butt that we’d love to get a chance to be invited to screen COMFORT HIM in front of a live festival audience – which would technically be the Swedish premiere. So fingers cross we win.
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!
IMPRINT, the horror short script, has done well this week. It made it through to the Semi-finals of the Golden Screenplay Competition as well as Florida Shorts in the ‘best unproduced script’ category. Both festivals aren’t done judging yet. But it’s great news that the screenplay has placed in some more festivals. 🙂
Also, as a result of the Golden Script placing, I got a new badge on Coverfly. That was nice. I’m very grateful. It’s good news while I’m writing this current screenplay for BLÖDA. Have a great weekend everyone.