MR CLEAN picks up an award and IMPRINT is a semi-finalist

This morning, I woke up – after a much appreciated good night of sleep – to the news that our unproduced dark horror short script for IMPRINT has been selected and put through to the semi-finals of the Sell Your Screenplay Six-Figure Screenplay contest. That was a lovely surprise, as I’d actually forgotten about submitting. And that’s 23 selections so far.

You can also read the list of semi-finalists here: Announcement

IMPRINT announcement of semi-finals on SYS website
IMPRINT announcement of semi-finals on SYS website

That was pretty cool. Definitely.

But then… before I even had the chance to announce that, and the fact that it had just been confirmed as an official selection at another fest, we then learned that MR CLEAN had picked up it’s 13th award, for ‘Best Short Film’ at the Red Moon Film Festival. That was most unexpected and very much appreciated.

It’s been a very good week and we’re extremely grateful. Thank you very much.

MR CLEAN wins at SIFF!

In a most surprising turn of events, MR CLEAN has won Best Horror at the Swedish International Film Festival (SIFF) I don’t mean it’s surprising because it’s not good, because it is a good little short – but because it had been rejected by a Danish fest the same week, just like the other Scandinavian fests to not put it through to official selection. But we had already been blessed with a win for COMFORT HIM, so to pick up a second award from the same festival was a doubly great honour. Really can’t wait to attend the special live screening event in October.

This means that MR CLEAN has picked up it’s 12th award. Thank you so much to everyone that took a chance on the film, and especially to SIFF for breaking the curse of being ignored by other Scandinavian region film festivals.

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.

MR CLEAN’s 1st Scandic region selection

This week we found out that MR CLEAN is an official selection of Swedish International Film Festival (SIFF) – the same festival that COMFORT HIM 60 just won an award at. Awesome! This means that both films have now finally been selected by a Scandinavian region festival and especially here in Sweden. We’re super happy! And congrats to the talented team for helping create a film such as MR CLEAN. Fingers crossed that the film continues to progress through the stages, for a potential chance at a live screening.

I think that also makes it the 28th festival selection. Nice.

Ironically it happened just before another Danish fest snubbed us this morning. lol. So it’s not all selections and wins – just so you know. But it just goes to show, that to some extent it is a numbers game, and is down to personal choice – so what one fest loves, another may give it a lukewarm response. There’s no logic to any of this.

And yes, I know – I must pull my finger out, and when I get a chance to do so next year, I will finish writing the feature film version.

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 – https://fb.me/e/FWZIgWCC

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.