5th festival selection for MR CLEAN

MR CLEAN has been selected for its 5th film festival! So that makes us ahead of the game, with 4 festivals previously not selecting us. Nice.

Congrats to the team! We’ve been selected to the Horror ShowFest, in Florence, Italy, sometime in July. We’re very honoured.

Visit the official page to find out more about MR CLEAN.

Visit the IMDB page.

Read the Shoot Diary.

Watch the trailer:

Each festival selection or win is added fuel to the fire of me currently writing the feature script. It tells me that there is an audience for our continued adventures of MR CLEAN.

1st Poster for COMFORT HIM

1st poster for COMFORT HIM
Father approaches the crib

Here’s more awesome work by Karen Keslen – our first poster for COMFORT HIM – movie (which is currently in post production).

Visit this page to find out more about COMFORT HIM.  

Check out Karen’s social media profiles:

#shortfilm #horrormovie #comforthimmovie 

Great new poster for MR CLEAN!

Awesome work by Karen Keslen – for our first poster for MR CLEAN – movie #mrcleanmovie – Check out her social media profiles:

MR CLEAN Poster by Karen Keslen

We love it! It’s great – but there’s more to come! So watch this space….

But this is so helpful! Because now we can finish the Electronic Press Kit and start submitting MR CLEAN to festivals, as soon as the colour grading is done….

Info on the film:

Title: MR CLEAN
Teaser: https://vimeo.com/356029935

Description:
Someone is breaking into empty homes and cleaning them. But is this seemingly harmless crime hiding something much worse?

Sometimes cleanliness isn’t next to Godliness, it can kill you – and hide the evidence. A Radio DJ must realise the unspoken danger behind these seemingly random acts of breaking-in and cleaning before she too becomes a victim of MR CLEAN…

This is the 1st part in a planned web series.

IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8974954/
Website: https://eibonfilms.co.uk/mr-clean-movie/

Coming soon in 2020, from Eibon Films and 3R Films / DRTV (www.darwinreina.com).

Producers Lee Bailes, Darwin Reina and Terese Winkler.
Starring: Darwin Reina and Sofie Klaesson;
Written, Directed and Edited by Lee Bailes
Music score by Flora Cheng
Sound Design by Luca De Sensi
Supporting cast / extras: Jaba Urotadze, Terese Winkler and Susanne Lager, Gabriel Palenque Cisternas and Rinat Iljin,
Special FX by Mike Strick and Lee Bailess
VFX by Albin Larssonon
Additional music by Peter Josefssonson

Special thanks to: Alon Young, Garry Charles, Carlos Marambio Abarca, Gabriel Palenque Cisternas and Susanne Lager

SVEN GUNNAR Teaser Trailer is live

SVEN GUNNAR Teaser Trailer is live

The SVEN GUNNAR teaser is live! 

Watch the SVEN GUNNAR teaser trailer!

The SVEN GUNNAR – teaser trailer is now live people! Check it out.

DRTV Productions
3R Films Entertainment Corporation in collaboration with Eibon Films.

SVEN GUNNAR – by Darwin Reina

Sometimes what we must do for love, can kill us. That’s the realization that Tim must come to if he is to stop Sven-Gunnar. Tim, a father and husband, is forced to commit the unspeakable in order to save his family; he must realise that the man holding his family hostage has done this before, if he is to stop them all becoming victims of SVEN- GUNNAR and prevent others falling victim to the same fate.

SVEN GUNNAR teaser frame
Still frame from the teaser

CAST:

Hasse Brontén … Tim
Darwin Reina … Beachgoer
Johnny Vikeväkorva Johansson … Sven Gunnar
Alicia Mörtsell … Julia
Emma Karadottir … Anja
Isabella Ahlberg … Beachgoer

Produced by
Lee Bailes … producer
Johnny Vikeväkorva Johansson … producer
Darwin Reina … producer
Rubi Rios … executive producer
Julio Moran Suarez … executive producer

Director´s Webside : http://www.darwinreina.com
Official Facebook Fan Page:https://www.facebook.com/SvenGunnarMovie/

Nanowrimo 2014 needs you!

Hey you! yes you!

[leans closer and tries to appear less-creepy] You look rather lovely.

[Cue beaming ingratiating smile] Mind if I tell you about Nanowrimo and why you should be taking part this year???? No? Cool.

Nanowrimo 2014

Nanowrimo logo

Let me begin:

What is this Nanowrimo that you speak of? – National Novel Writing Month. It’s a competition to write a novel in the month of November. And even though it has that pesky US-centric ‘national’ in the title, it’s actually International baby. that means anyone can join it… but only if they’re from Earth.

When does it take place? – November. So get prepping now. But write the thing in November. When you finish, you can spend the rest of the year reworking your work of literary genius.

Is that even possible – to write a novel in one month? – Why yes it is. In fact I’ve done it. And I was working for a real slave driver of a company back then and pulling funky hours in my day job. I managed to write it by writing on the train on the way to work and the way back and in my lunch hours, and then grabbing whatever time I could manage by writing at night or especially at the weekends. That’s right, 60,000 words penned in one month. Sadly, since then it’s not gone so well, due to work and illness getting in the way. But this year I am resolute; I will do this. And if you don’t believe me – click HERE. I was able to convince my very generous partner to give me some slack on the housework and social obligations, just enough (not a complete get out of jail free card) to give me the time to get it done. And I sacrificed a little gym time too. It’s doable.

Why would you do it?

Calvin and Hobbes cartoon

Writing can be fun

  1. Firstly, because it’s fun. No really! If you enjoy writing, as I do, and you enjoy a fun competitive atmosphere – by this I mean that there are plenty of motivational emails, forums and posts within the Nanowrimo community to motivate you. You can also get to meet other cool people in real life, by attending the writing groups and going to meet-ups. So that support network is there if you want it too. I flew solo the first time. It’s a lonely experience. But totally doable if human contact freaks you out.
  2. It’s great seeing those word counts increase each day and competing with others, and more importantly yourself, with seeing how much better you can do the following day. Yes it’s hella stressful when it goes a bit wrong. But when you overcome those barriers and carry on regardless, it’s a truly awesome feeling. if you’ve felt that ‘flow’ before, you’l totally get this.
  3. Curiosity. I was dying to see if it was even possible. Could I become a novelist? Could I walk that long lonely road? Yes i could. What doesn’t kill you makes you a cat or something. A cool cat. A feline with mad typing skills. Or at least, it makes you a little deranged by the end of it. But now that I’ve done it, I know it can be done again.

What if I don’t know how to write or I am not confident in my abilities? – it doesn’t matter. Have a crack at it. No one has to actually see the finished article but you, until you’re ready to share it. You’ll never know if you’re any good until you can get feedback. Consider it a practice run, with added fun motivation, for when you may later want to do it again for real.

What if I want to write a screenplay instead? – it’s cool people. Just do it. It’s kinda breaking the rules, but the organisers understand. After all they also used to do the very cool ScriptFrenzy competition (to write a feature screenplay in the month of April – which I’ve also done. Sadly it’s now no longer running formally). The words still count. There’s a community of like-minded people also doing it. Trust me. Heck, you can even take an existing screenplay and adapt it as a novel if you like.

So where do I start? – sign-up on the site. They will point you in the right direction – prep advice HERE. I’d also look for your local regional group – join them – and get busy. Plan away. You’ll need to have an idea of what you’re going to write. Possibly more on that later…

What do I use to write it? – you can use anything – even pen and paper at first and then type it all up later. use MS Word / Pages, a free text editor like Notepad / the ipad or iPhone Notepad app, or Celtx or Novlr. But if you want to try other tools – check out the Nanowrimo sponsor DEALS. There are plenty of deals, giving you money off the cost of various writing tools. Some of them like Scrivener even give you a free version of the software to use during the competition. I will be using Scrivener, Scapple and giving Aeon Timeline a try. You can even use tools such as the Livescribe pen or Equil Smart Pen 2 – if you want to write by hand and have your computer convert it to text you can cut and paste later.

Right, stop with the questions already. If you have more – go HERE to find out more.

[sighs heavily. Smiles and waves] Hopefully see you around in the forums and hear about your own Nanowrimo adventure. Bring free vodka next time. 🙂