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!

2nd award for ‘GAS!’

I’m very happy to share that my WWI short script ‘GAS!’ won “Best Short Screenplay” award at the September 2020 Reale Film Festival. It’s awesome! Great news. And as it got selected and awarded on the same day, it was quite the surprise!

Award winner announcement poster for the September Reale Film Fest
Reale Film Festival – winners September

It’s confirmation to me that I was right to dust it off and try my luck at resubmitting it to festivals. I only wish that I’d thought of doing so sooner. In fact, I’m beginning to think about revisiting some other scripts for potential festivals. But mainly I am thinking about finally achieving my long term goal of getting one of my existing feature scripts up to spec and a worthy festival contender.

However, long term readers would know that the reason that hasn’t happened is lack of time. lol. So don’t expect that goal to be achieved too soon. But don’t think I’ve forgotten about it either. And I’ll have more news soon re feature scripts…

For now, let’s forget such dreams and goals. And enjoy the fact that the GAS! poster now has 4 laurels. Sweet.

Gas! poster with four laurels
GAS! poster – 2 awards and 4 selections

I haven’t forgotten my promise to print some t-shirts (When I said, if it won such an award: “I promise to print some limited edition posters of Karen Keslen’s fantastic art work, and get some t-shirts made – if people are interested.”). So when this is all done, I will indeed do such a thing. Who cares if it means some people wearing a t-shirt for a film that might never get made?

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‘GAS!’ Wins first script award!


I am super excited to announce that GAS! – my first world war script about a mustard gas attack is now an award winning script! I found out yesterday that it won an “Outstanding Achievement” award! That’s amazing, seeing as it is the first official selection, and first festival of it’s new incarnation. many thanks IndieXFest.

Previously, a different earlier version of the script, did get to Semi-Finalist at Shriekfest I believe… but memory is hazy now. But it’s nice confirmation that the changes I’ve made, have improved the script. And I’m keen to see how it fares at some of the other fests.

In honour of its win, I’ve listed it on IMDB, only to attach awards to it – HERE. But I won’t personally be producing, as I don’t have the resources / budget to pull it off. Although I’d love to do a real war movie like this, I’d rather get it to other potentially interested parties / be content to use it as an example of my work. But if it wins a “Best Script” award, I promise to print some limited edition posters of Karen Keslen’s fantastic art work, and get some t-shirts made – if people are interested.

Festival news update

It’s been an eventful week. And some of it I can’t even talk about yet. But, of the stuff I can talk about, let’s begin with MR CLEAN.

MR CLEAN has just won an award for Best Short Film at the August Breakout Film Fest. And we’re super stoked about that. I obviously talk about the selections and the wins, but never mention the rejections. Every time we get selected or even win an award, it’s so heartwarming. And confirmation that every ounce of effort, blood, sweat and tears, was appreciated by others.

GAS! – my WWI short script is a finalist at IndieX Fest. So edging closer to a potential award.

And SVEN GUNNAR – the short horror film that Darwin and I did last year, has been selected to 15th Cyprus International Film Festival, 17-21 November at Nicosia, Cyprus.

SVEN GUNNAR with laurels

Not bad at all. And there is more to come, as soon as I can talk about it. 🙂

Congrats to all the teams! You’re killing it!