I loved this when I first saw it, and thought it would make a lovely inspirational Friday piece. Thanks to i09, whose title sums it up perfectly: This student film carries more of an emotional punch than most movies. Why? Because ultimately, at heart, this is a good story and the execution shows the love and heart that went into making it.
This is a wonderful project from a very talented, hard working, amazing filmmaker, Stephen Martin. Please take a look and become a contributor if you’re into genre filmmaking - gothic and whimsical storytelling, kung fu, blood, gore, and amateur taxidermy… need I say more?!
Please give this serious consideration, because Stephen’s first film, Dead Friends, was really good, won awards, and made the rounds. I’d love to see him succeed with this sequel, because he truly deserves it!
This Friday - Friday the 13th - Vancouver will host the Western Canadian premiere of the Viscera Film Festival. Presented by Curio Media, a new media company that produces, distributes and promotes female filmmakers in horror, sci-fi and dark fantasy, it’s a festival unlike anything Vancouver has seen before. I’m proud to announce the festival, and Curio Media, as it is my newest endeavor, and company.
The 3+ hour event will screen 16 short horror films, which will be selected for awards by a jury that includes Tank Girl director, Rachel Talalay. And the audience will have a chance to speak with some of the filmmakers during a Q&A Finale. You can buy advance tickets and join the conversation on the Facebook event page, or on Yelp.
There’s lots of buzz around Vancouver already, so if you want to know more, click on any of the links and follow/join Curio Media. We have only just gotten started and are looking forward to the road ahead.
Very recently, at LA’s Screamfest, a group of students from VFS - including three from the EBM program won ‘Best Short”, beating out a long list of producers, directors and creative teams. This is the trailer for their winning short film, “The Little Mermaid”.
I am beyond thrilled for them, and although I only had the three producing students for one class and one semester, I’m really proud of them because these three ladies are dedicated, professional, enthusiastic and sharp as knives. This is a huge win and honor and I know they are all off to very bright careers. Read a little more about the short film’s success, which comes from VFS’s Compendium project.