MR CLEAN’s 24th official selection

There’s life in the MR CLEAN short yet! We just found out that we’re an official selection of the SEVRED LIMBS FILM FESTIVAL 6: THROW ANOTHER HEAD ON THE BARBIE! which sounds like a perfect festival to enjoy a bit of gore among horror friends. And best of all it’s going to be free! Many thanks to Neal Jones who is running the festival.

Here’s a link to the event page on Facebook: CLICK HERE

That makes it the 24th official film festival selection for our multi award winning horror short MR CLEAN. Wow!

A 9th Award for IMPRINT

We’ve just learned that IMPRINT has picked up its 9th award – from the 4th Dimension Independent Film Festival in Indonesia! Wow! We really thought, as the competition was tough, that we would not win. But we’re so very grateful and happy to do so.

This is great news – many thanks.

To find out more about the unproduced, multi-award winning short script, please click HERE. And if you know someone looking for a potentially award winning short horror project, or to help invest / help us get it made, please let us know….

IMPRINT is selected again

The London Indie Short Festival selected the short script for IMPRINT to their competition this month and also have placed it as a semi-finalist, although the judging isn’t done yet – so fingers crossed that it might progress further. But we’re very happy that the script has made it into competition.

Are there any interested producers out there – keen to see this dark short horror film get made???? – let me know. Especially as it has been noted in other awards, as a strong proof-of-concept for a feature film or TV show concept.-

Of scripts and festivals

I hope everyone’s doing well. There’s been a lot going on – including the first Covid-19 vaccine dose knocking me for six. But let’s focus on the scripts and festival news.

MAGIC IS MURDER poster with laurel
MAGIC IS MURDER poster with Finalist laurel

MAGIC IS MURDER, the horror comedy script I co-wrote / polished last year, has made it through to the finals of the Beyond The Curve International Film Festival in Paris. It was a great test, to see if I had the chops to work on someone else’s feature screenplay and collaborate. Firstly, it was a good test to see if I could get it done before my birthday last year – and despite a heavy workload, it took me 5 weeks to do a complete rewrite. And it was a real pleasure to get to know the author and original screenwriter and producer Simon O’Kill and to collaborate on all of the changes. So despite it being a little unconventional, I’m chuffed for the team that this script has been received so well.

Next, IMPRINT, the very dark horror short script, has just made it through to the semi-finals of the Cairo Indie Short Festival and hopefully we’ll find out on June 10th if it progresses further in the competition. But super chuffed that there’s life in the project yet.

IMPRINT - semi finalist laurel Cairo Indie Short Festival
IMPRINT – semi finalist laurel for Cairo Indie Short Festival

Lastly, I spent this weekend chatting with Hasse Brontén and Johnny Vikeväkorva Johansson – both of them the leads of the horror short SVEN GUNNAR, and although I can’t reveal what was discussed, or agreed, I can tell you that so far there are multiple people who are raving about the horror / thriller feature screenplay. So once the jury is in, we hopefully will have something to announce around that project. Perhaps the name may also change… although it makes sense to work on the back of the original, we do have some better potential titles which are more fitting for a feature project – to help attract fans and financing.

I am currently working on the plot for another horror feature. This is a new project that I’ve mentioned here before. I have 1/3rd of the plot sorted for it. I’m toying with the title BLÖDA (aka Bleed, formerly known as BLÖT), for this pagan horror feature. But nothing’s set in stone yet. But I am making efforts to bring this one to the screen asap and get this feature project off the ground this year – if doable. I’m already on the hunt for materials to make some of the props I’ll need. As soon as I’ve figured out the plot, I’m knocking this one out in script form.

One last thing… I’m currently evaluating whether I should do a Patreon site. The idea being that perhaps I can share more of my filmmaking journey, including lots of unseen BTS materials, give people early sight of screenplays etc, more information on filmmaking and screenwriting tools, techniques and information, in return for some support to help me keep at this filmmaking journey. Hopefully the idea appeals. Please let me know please if the idea of a Patreon does interest you!

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COMFORT HIM behind the scenes material

It’s been a while since we produced COMFORT HIM and now that the bulk of the festival run is done and key premiere’s have taken place, I thought it was time to finally release the planned BTS videos. There’s a deep production breakdown and three interviews to enjoy.

Watch the BTS – including a break down, test shoot and bloopers
A Q&A with Sofie Klaesson
A Q&A with Hasse Brontén
A Q&A with Lee Bailes
COMFORT HIM – the Micro Short