MR CLEAN is a finalist @SIFF

This week we found out that MR CLEAN is a finalist, in the ‘Best Horror’ category of the Swedish International Film Festival (SIFF) – the same festival that COMFORT HIM 60 just won an award at. This is great news. We’re edging just a little bit closer. It might be a long shot, for MR CLEAN to win and also get screened at the same fest alongside COMFORT HIM, but it’s worth a shot. Fingers crossed!

MR CLEAN finalist laurel SIFF
MR CLEAN finalist laurel at SIFF

Thanks again to the Swedish International Film Festival – and congrats to the other finalists.

IMPRINT news – new poster and nomination

Our multi award winning, dark horror, short film script for IMPRINT has been given a new lease of life, thanks to Neil Fraser – as he’s really done us proud, by creating such a stunning poster.

IMPRINT.poster - bloody video tape and TV playing static
IMPRINT film poster by Neil Fraser Graphics

I think you’ll agree that the poster is a huge improvement, and Neil is vastly talented. Please visit his website to see more of his art. You may recognise quite a few of his posters, adoring some cracking horror releases, from DVD covers and iTunes etc.

And in honour of this, we’d also like to share that, after a week where the script was rejected twice, it has been selected and is a nominee in the ‘Best Unproduced Short Script’ category of the Austin International Arts Festival. Many thanks for that latest selection and nomination.

So what a better way to celebrate than to add in the winning laurels…

IMPRINT.poster - bloody video tape and TV playing static - with winning laurels
IMPRINT film poster – by Neil Fraser Graphics – with winning laurels

We’re working on bringing the film to life. We’ve already found one of our cast members and we hope to announce some news in the near future about what’s coming up for IMPRINT. But for now hopefully this will do.

And in case you missed it, I wrote a thing – HERE on focus and getting into the creative flow / getting in the right head space for being creative and increasing productivity. If you like it, let me know. And sign up for more.

COMFORT HIM 60 is an award winner!

Comfort Him 60 - poster with laurel
Comfort Him 60 – poster with laurel

This week, we found out that the 60 second version of COMFORT HIM, won the ‘Best One Minute Film’ award at SIFF. So not only has the curse of being ignored by Scandinavian Region festivals been broken, but we’ve won here in Sweden. Awesome! So that’s the first award for this version of the film, but 6th award in total. Thank you so much!

The festival is planning to screen the winning films at the live event October 30-31st in Arvika – which will be the Swedish live premiere screening (and an amazing chance for us to see it in person on the big screen). They will also screen the films online around the same time so keep an eye out for details.

A road trip is definitely in order, for the local members of the team to attend in person. It’s just a shame that the rest of the team who live outside Sweden won’t be able to attend. But those who attend will still sing their praises and raise a glass to them.

One thing I have really liked about the festival is the communication. Initially I was reluctant to submit a film like COMFORT HIM to this festival, having many festivals ask us to do so and then later not selecting it (especially like other regional fests over the past year, swamped with submissions due to the pandemic). When judging it up against other shorts, which are designed with a very different experience / pay-off in mind, of course the film comes up short – as it’s a very intense but fast experience. In the past, this has resulted in festivals wrongly comparing it against those other very different films and then it judging it as lacking. Whereas, as a micro film, it really works – but the format is still quite new and many festivals haven’t yet learned about them and taken such ideas on board… But SIFF listened, and actually added a micro film category to their festival. How awesome is that!?! So we very much appreciate such openness and flexibility from a festival. And if you’re a filmmaker, you should check them out too.

There’s more good news on its way. Not related to festivals. But something bigger – subject to contracts etc… but I can’t wait to spill the beans when I know more.

MR CLEAN’s 10th award

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 –

MR CLEAN poster with latest Fest selections and awards
MR CLEAN poster with latest Fest selections and awards

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.

One thing is clear, that MR CLEAN still has life in it on the festival circuit, although it is time for me to get this film released. So let me figure out a plan and I will share it soon. For now, congrats to the team of MR CLEAN. 👏👏👏 on 10 awards and 26 festival selections.

IMPRINT wins its 10th award

IMPRINT wins its 10th award, at the first year of the Indie Movies Spark Film Festival in Utrecht, Netherlands. I can’t believe that the short horror script has done so well and I am very grateful.

Also this week, IMPRINT was selected and placed in the semi-finals of the Chicago Horror Film Festival – the judging for that festival concludes at the end of September, so fingers crossed. That would be a great festival to travel to, if any of us can do that. But there will definitely be an online aspect to the festival. We can’t wait.

To find out more about the unproduced, multi-award winning short script, please click HERE

In other news, now that the 2nd vaccine dose is complete, I hope to tap the 5G super powers to help get BLÖDA written. I am 40 pages in… and counting…

IMPRINT is selected again

The London Indie Short Festival selected the short script for IMPRINT to their competition this month and also have placed it as a semi-finalist, although the judging isn’t done yet – so fingers crossed that it might progress further. But we’re very happy that the script has made it into competition.

Are there any interested producers out there – keen to see this dark short horror film get made???? – let me know. Especially as it has been noted in other awards, as a strong proof-of-concept for a feature film or TV show concept.-