So THE KING AND QUEEN OF HALLOWEEN is up on the interweb to be viewed by all on the NSI Canada website courtesy of their short film festival. Take a look and get ready (very prematurely) for the autumn!
A little article about TIFF’s Reel Comfort Programme, which provides screenings and workshops for Canadians living with mental illness. It’s something I’ve been getting involved with and it has been such a wonderful experience, I would encourage any filmmakers in the Toronto area to get involved.
We’re looking forward to screening ‘The King and Queen of Halloween’ at Land of Kings London Short Film Festival Midnight Shorts on The Sunday May 3rd Bank Holiday –
Staging a late-night takeover at Dalston’s iconic Rio Cinema, the London Short Film Festival will be revisiting the seedy world of fleapit late-shows for Land Of Kings. Drawing from the 2015 instalment of the Film Festival, there will be a genre-spanning selection on offer, taking in horror, comedy, action, trash, and a fair old slice of the utterly surreal.
We hope you can make it! We love The Rio…
Hello there. Here is a little director’s reel I have been working on for the last few weeks. It’s colourful and short and the music is made by Dogtanion. Thank you to everybody who made making this reel possible, which is everyone I have ever made a film with, which is a lot of people. You know who you are.
And last but not least (by any means) last week I finished my 7 month programme at the Actors’ Conservatory at the Canadian Film Centre. It’s been a wonderful experience, and would not have been possible without the support of the Brian Linehan Foundation and all of the mentors and guests who made it such a worthwhile time.
We were very pleased, here at King and Queen of Halloween HQ to screen at RadCon 6C – TCIF3 on February 14th for Friday Horror Fright Night (aka Valentine’s day), at the precise time of 7:32pm. Thanks guys!
It’s been a busy couple of months, starting off with the online release of ‘He Took His Skin Off For Me’, a short film I was in directed by Ben Aston and written by Maria Hummer. It was a pleasure to work with these wonderful folk and I think it’s a pretty special piece of work.
Proud and happy to say that ‘The King and Queen of Halloween’ has been nominated for Best Sci-fi/Horror Short and Best Woman Director at The London Short Film Festival this year. See it on Thursday the 15th of January at 6:45pm at The Hackney Picturehouse Cinema.
Thank you LSFF!
the new PETRIe66 Inventory is out. It’s only a really interesting and attractive magazine, and this time around it is looking at the theme of Rejection. You can buy it here –
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Here are the tear sheets from the article I photographed (words by Sorana Serban) about Megan Piper’s brainchild The Line, a sculpture walk running through Newham in East London, and the artists and facilitators who promote art work to happen in parts of London that are less affluent. Photographed at Cody Dock.
I am wonderfully excited to be screening four films at the 2015 London Short Film Festival. I screened my first film ‘Don’t forget your mittens’ there earlier this year, and it has opened up so many opportunities and allowed me to make lots of new friends and meet new collaborators. So it is beyond my wildest dreams that all the film work I have produced this year will be screening this coming January. Screening times and programmes to come, but for now TRIGONOMETRY made with Claire Pepper, HOW (NOT) TO ROB A TRAIN, THE KING AND QUEEN OF HALLOWEEN made with Stuart Spears and SHE WOULD MOVE THE TREE RATHER MORE TO THE MIDDLE will be gracing screens somewhere in London in early January. Thank you LSFF, Philip, Jo and I can’t wait till the next one now!!
‘How (not) to rob a train’ will be trundling its way to Berlin in November (more precisely November 14th at 11pm) to play at the 30th Interfilm Berlin Film Festival in the Eject programme. Please book and head on down if you’re in Berlin – it looks to be a night of wacky and weird films – Unicorns, men withs mouths for faces and cardboard explosives (that’s us).
We here at ‘The King and Queen of Halloween’ headquarters (yes, it is a real place) are really happy and astounded to announce that our little film won best short film at Flickers: Rhode Island International Horror Festival! It’s our first award and we wear the proverbial badge with pride.
And another exciting update for ‘The King and Queen of Halloween’! We are screening at the Abertoir Film Festival in Wales in November. One of eleven films, we are very honoured.
I am thrilled to say that ‘The King and Queen of Halloween’ will be screening at the Underwire Film Festival Festival in the Quarterbacks programme on November 15th where I have been nominated as best director under the age of 25. http://www.underwirefestival.com/event/quarterbacks-2/ I’m so excited to be part of this inspiring Film Festival, and nominated for an award amongst people I really respect. Also, He Took His Skin Off For Me, which I act in, is screening in the Ring Masters programme, where our lovely producer, Fiona Lamptey has been nominated as best producer http://www.underwirefestival.com/event/ring-masters-2/ Wish I were in London for this one, BIG TIME!
We are very much looking forward to screening ‘The King and Queen of Halloween’ for the first time in London at The London Horror Festival on Friday the 24th of October. We hope some of you can go and meet Co-Director Stuart Spears and our lead actor Michael Hallihane who will be attending his first ever screening of his acting work!
We are excited to announce that The King and Queen of Halloween will be having its world premier at the Rhode Island International Horror Festival this October 2014. We can’t wait to see it on the big screen!
I am currently attending the Canadian Film Centre Actors’ Conservatory running for six months from August 2014-February 2015 in Toronto.
I am happy to say that I shot my first short film in Canada yesterday for the Festival delle Lettere in Milan in collaboration with The London Short Film Festival, with wonderfully talented and dedicated people. Stills, and the film coming soon, but here are some images from the day’s shoot thanks to Cabot McNenly.