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!

First festival selection for MR CLEAN and…

MR CLEAN has been selected for its first festival – by the Independent Shorts Awards Film Festival! You can see it listed on the website here: https://independentshortsawards.com/2020/03/07/mr-clean/ Nice. It’s been selected twice, in multiple categories. So It will be interesting to learn if it gets further along through the competition.

However, It’s up against a huge amount of other films, so competition is high. But it’s still great and we’re very honoured for MR CLEAN to get selected. And thanks again to Karen Keslen for updating the posters with the new laurels, and to the entire team. Couldn’t have done it without you guys! No really!

And…

We’re also happy to get another selection for SVEN GUNNAR too – our second Official Selection from the “Southeast Regional Film Festival” Jacksonville Florida USA. Awesome!

After a tough week of work and stressing about life around the virus, and two festival rejections for MR CLEAN so far, this is good news indeed.

Minor update – Barcelona bound

Hello folks! Hope you’re all doing well. Just thought I’d guiltily stop by and share what’s going on – to reassure you that things are indeed going on, albeit slowly.


If you care for excuses, I have a pretty good one for being fairly quiet – with having the builders in for a week, working on my house and then my 20 year old, senile cat, deciding to go missing for 5 days until we tracked him down 2.5km away from home. All that running around, flyering and searching for him etc was pretty exhausting. He’s back now, safe and I think that I’ve almost recovered. Almost.

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Exhausted cat is exausted


DON’T FORGET TO BREATHE news:

  • DON’T FORGET TO BREATHE has made it into three film festivals – nice. That in itself is great. It would be nice to win, but even being selected is a great honour.
  • We’re having the premiere this month in Barcelona and Darwin and I will be in attendance. 🙂 The film will be shown on the 15th May.
  • We’ll also be doing a recce for a future untitled film, to be shot in Barcelona.
  • And here’s the invitation:

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Invitation DON’T FORGET TO BREATHE premiere

MR CLEAN news:

  • The edit is still under way. it’s been hard to find time, but I’ve averaged about 30-60 mins a day of editing for the last month, despite my busy workload.
  • I’ve made it to day 4 of the 4-day shoot footage. So I am nearling the end of the rough assembly stage. So there is light at the end of the tunnel. And I have two more scenes to do a rough assembly on.
  • Next I have to do a complete rough assembly of the complete short film. And try and play around with it. That will be another whole journey in itself.
  • I already know a couple of shots I’d love to get if a reshoot was called for. But so far I think I can work with what I have, even if it doesn’t match up to what I wanted.

But perhaps I should get on with a trailer for the film, so you can begin to discover what the fuss is about?


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But that’s enough from me. I need to crack on. I can hear MR CLEAN getting impatient for his next victim…

 

An update – MR CLEAN, ZOMBIE MINTS and more

I posted that last update – the review of 2018, mainly because, no matter how embarrassing some of that baloney is, it throws some interest new light on what’s happened since or rather what was (and is) going on in the background on the filmmaking side and I thought it would be good for me to do a catch up on my creative goals.

Also, this is not an attack. This is a journal of my creative endeavours and I am just needing to explain what is going on and why it has happened. Please do not hold any ill will here. We’re all human, and all fallible and I for one and far from perfect.

And this is a cursed post. I’ve tried around 20 times to get this damn blog to post this text…

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