COMFORT HIM and SVEN GUNNAR news

COMFORT HIM is a Finalist in the Austin After Dark Spring festival. And they nicely shared a small video which features each of the finalists on Facebook.

Austin After Dark facebook video grab
Austin After Dark facebook video grab

Watch the video here: https://www.facebook.com/216433355627322/videos/527567911565898 to see what they thought of COMFORT HIM.

Also, SVEN GUNNAR – the short film – has been selected to two film festivals: to the Osaka International Film Festival Japan and to Kinosmena Short Film Festival in Belarus. This is great news, especially as I am 58 pages into writing the feature film version!

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Another selection for IMPRINT

The short script for IMPRINT now has its 4th official festival selection, in a week where we also received some very positive but also confusing feedback from another prestigious screenplay festival (where the reader clearly didn’t seem to pick up on some obvious plot elements that other festivals had no issues with) the film has now been selected and also made a Finalist in the Hollywood Blood Horror Festival (where COMFORT HIM won Best Horror). This is great news for a short that I was doubting was too dark for most festivals.

Ironically it comes on the same day where MR CLEAN was rejected from another fest, due to high competition. So it’s all swings and roundabouts.

But this week, good progress has been made on a new feature film script. We’re officially 15 pages in writing SVEN GUNNAR the feature. 🙂

Festival update

This week has been quite the roller coaster on the festival circuit. Three rejections for MR CLEAN, a selection but no placement for GAS! to a prestigious screenplay festival, and then COMFORT HIM, MR CLEAN and IMPRINT all did well in a festival in Slovakia, Kosice International Monthly Film Festival.

Firstly, COMFORT HIM was a finalist in the Super Short Film category. The same week that it also surpassed 11K views on Twitter.

COMFORT HIM poster
COMFORT HIM poster with laurels

MR CLEAN won Best Horror. That’s award number 8.

And IMPRINT, an old script that I have completely reworked, won Best Short Script. It’s a brutal, dark short film that is my tribute to those horror fans that would chase down the most extreme cuts of the nastiest films and what becomes of one horror fan when he comes into possession of a very unique tape. I decided to put it into festivals, to see if there’s any interest – after two previous attempts at producing it fell through.

IMPRINT diploma for Best Short Script
IMPRINT wins Best Short Script at Kimff – award diploma

That’s excellent news and very much appreciated! Thank you so much to #KIMFF / Kosice International Monthly Film Festival.

Also, I am writing a new feature script. I’m 38 pages into it. More details on that when it’s done. And Darwin and I met and discussed two potential new shorts. More details on that when we know more.