European Short Film Fest selects COMFORT HIM

Film Freeway email for European Short Film Fest
Screengrab of selection email

COMFORT HIM has been selected to the European Short Film Festival. Nice. That makes 13 selections now. Not bad for such a micro short. We’re very grateful – both for the selection, and the fact that it will soon be at 10K of views on twitter alone. It’s been doing very nicely. We can’t wait to see how people at Morbido Fest enjoy it too.

COMFORT HIM poster with laurels – artwork by Karen Keslen

MR CLEAN wins cinematography award and more!

Three very cool thing shave happened in a very short period of time for MR CLEAN. As a result, we’re not yet able to update the posters for all three things, But they are as follows, in order of when they happened:

Mr Clean Gold laurels
MR CLEAN poster with latest Fest selection

We are so happy and grateful. With six awards now, and 17 selections, the film has already exceeded our expectations and aspirations! Obviously we won’t turn down any more glory for the project. But each bit of positive feedback and acknowledgement is further encouragement for pursuing the feature version of MR CLEAN. In fact, we have some news regarding feature films / scripts and such. But we can’t share that just yet. But hopefully soon! – all I can say now is a feature script has been written and another is in the developmental stage, they’re just not yet for MR CLEAN the feature.

But I am personally honoured to have the cinematography singled-out and celebrated for MR CLEAN. It was a crazy shoot, and far from ideal conditions to achieve the best frames possible, and with a meagre crew and resources, but this amazing festival has the good sense and judgement of evaluating films based on the cameras used. Which I think is an interesting way to show that not all films are equal, that not all films should always compete against each other, when some have more budgets, bigger crews and resources. And thank you to Darwin, Eric and Albin – because without Eric’s colour grading and Albin’s VFX, and Darwin’s help positioning lights from time to time, I’m not sure how I’d have pulled it off otherwise.It was a team effort.

I will say that we’re very happy to have been a part of the SIN CITY FILM FESTIVAL that took place this last week. Although sadly, due to the format (single play stream at time of screening and no consideration for those in other time zones with an extra day’s grace before the clips disappeared, which is sadly a very restrictive choice) and my own life getting in the way, I gave up trying to view anything, as each time I was free nothing was available to view and then they were streaming when I was unavailable or asleep. It’s a shame as they had some amazing films selected (some that I was lucky enough to see during the HP Lovecraft Film Fest). But I think the fault is mine, as I heard others were enjoying the fest.

But we are really enjoying the films being shown in the Unrestricted View Horror Film Festival 2020. There’s an impressive range of style and presentation in horror right now. There are tickets still available if you want to enjoy. MR CLEAN is screening on Thursday!

Unrestricted View Horror fest
Unrestricted View Horror fest

COMFORT HIM – two more selections

COMFORT HIM poster
COMFORT HIM poster with laurels – Artwork by Karen Keslen

COMFORT HIM has been selected to two more festivals! Nice. If you look at the bottom laurels on the poster above, you will see that we have (on either side), we now have laurels for:

So, even if we can’t really travel in these covid times, our micro short film is definitely able to travel for us.

Morbido definitely looks to be selecting some very interesting and unique looking horror shorts. Also, as part of Morbido fest, we took part in a zoom Q&A. And in honour of our first video interview, we’re going to release a little BTS action for the film too.

Thanks again for the festival selections! And congrats again to the team!

#comforthimmovie #microshort #shortfilm #horrormovies #comedyhorror #comedy

The Night of the Horror Fest selects MR CLEAN

Mr Clean Gold laurels
MR CLEAN poster with latest Fest selection

We’re very happy to announce that the Night of the Horror Fest in Tienen, Belgium, has selected MR CLEAN. This is great news. Congrats to the team and thanks again for selecting our film, with such positive feedback on it. 🙂

Find out more: MR CLEAN movie

Visit the IMDB page: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8974954/?ref_=nm_flmg_prd_7 

Thanks to Karen Keslen for updating the posters.

#mrcleanmovie #mrclean #horrormovie #shortfilm #horror #filmfestival

Gas! is selected to L’HIFF

GAS! with L'HIFF laurel added
Gas! Selected to L’HIFF

The short script for GAS! has been selected to its fifth film festival – L’Hospitalet de Llobregat International Film Festival (L’HIFF) – a new festival that is already making waves, and raising the cultural profile of Barcelona.

The festival is on from the 9th to the 13th November, Barcelona, Spain.

It’s great that the script is doing well on its festival circuit. And thank you to L’HIFF for this great honour. Thanks again also to Karen Keslen’s fantastic art work and tireless work updating the posters.

Here are the other competing short scripts: https://www.lhifilmfestival.com/selections

#WWI #short #script #shortfilm #gas!

Some dreams can come true – MR CLEAN selected…

MR CLEAN selected to the HPLFF 2020

…only not always in the way that you wanted!…

Years ago, I used to review films. I was more of a critic than a filmmaker sadly. While writing film scripts in my spare time and failing to make my own projects happen, I used to write reviews for a few websites and publications. During that time, I had the distinct pleasure of reviewing a series of short horror film anthology DVDs, namely those as produced by the long running, classic fest – the H.P.Lovecraft Film Festival. And I can tell you that I loved the ambition of these indie no budget adaptations of classic Lovecraft stories. But I doubted, because they were mostly all done so very well, whether I could ever do the same.

For years, I would read and reread the stories, with a view to see if I could adapt an existing tale, but I never seemed to find the right inspiration to make it happen. And yet I very much wanted to – with the dream that perhaps that film might turn out to be good enough to make it into the festival, and so that I would also have an excuse to travel to the US and attend the event; and combine my travels with a bit of a H.P:Lovecraft tour too.

Eventually, the idea for MR CLEAN came about, from an image from a completely different mythos tale of mine, combined with some perplexing true-crime incidents that were the original inspiration for my very own take on such weird fiction. Something that is unfortunately not pure Lovecraftian, for more a ‘riff’ on weird fiction and other contributors to the Mythos. And throughout the creation of the film, that original desire was very much still there – to see if it might one day be good enough.

Now I am so very happy and geeked-out-grateful for MR CLEAN to be an official selection of the very same festival that I once set my sights on! Yes MR CLEAN is an official selection of the 25th H.P.Lovecraft Film Festival!

All festival selections are very much appreciated. Truly. And every award. But getting into this fest has definitely been confirmation of why sometimes it’s ok to dare to dream. Because you might just get what you want!

The only fly in the ointment is that the festival is now online, because of the pandemic. But we get it and wholeheartedly support that decision. It’s just a shame. I shall have to delay my trip to attend in person to another time. ‘Sob!

Here’s the details of the Facebook event. it will be online from 2nd to 4th October. And god willing and timezones allowing we will be there! And thanks again!

MR CLEAN proudly displaying the HPLFF laurel

Congrats again to the whole team!

Visit the MR CLEAN official page to find out more.