Thursday, March 16, 2017

Blood Shed needs you!

Hello you! You may or may not be aware that I'm currently crowdfunding a new short film on Kickstarter. It's called Blood Shed, and it's about a shed... that eats people. It stars Shaun Dooley and Sally Phillips - yes! THAT Shaun Dooley and THAT Sally Phillips!

I'm directing it, Cat's producing it, we wrote it together, and I'm very excited about bringing it to life. But we still need your help! At the time of writing this, there are 10 days to go, and we're lounging around at 60%. We've had lots of lovely tweets and articles and feature backers, but this is traditionally the slowest part of any campaign, so we really need to get it going faster again.

If you haven't checked out the perks, please do, there are lots of really cool things in there, some of them you won't get anywhere else. Digital packs, swag packs, script feedback, pitch coaching sessions (now at a lower price), writing workshops, dinner dates, feature your pet on a missing poster in the film (this is a BRAND NEW PERK), screening tickets, even some fancy schmancy associate and exec producer things at the higher levels, even a product placement level if you're a big fancy business, product or service. We've got all sorts of fun stuff!

If you've already grabbed a perk, thank you! Either way, we'd love it if you could spread the word - it's all or nothing, we can't make the film for any less than the target, so we have to hit that magic number. Anything you can do to pass it on to people who might be interested would be REALLY appreciated!

The Kickstarter page is here:

The short's website is here:

The Twitter account is here:

Any links, shares, articles, retweets etc will really help - we really want to get over the finish line, and bring you our filthy, man-eating shed... Thank you!

Monday, February 27, 2017

Blood Shed short film crowdfunding

New short film alert! New short film alert! Prepare yourself... for Blood Shed!

Yes, I'm directing a new short film, which I and my partner Cat have written together, she's producing, we're crowdfunding now, it's called Blood Shed, and it's about a shed... that eats people. It's a very serious, dramatic piece, as you'd expect.

It's a love letter to 80s horror movies, with Creepshow-style comic panels, creepy red and green lighting, synthesizer music, all that fun stuff. We've got Ben Foster on board to whip up an 80s-tastic score with actual, physical chunky synths - he scored my first short Crazy For You, and composed for Torchwood, Happy Valley, Scott & Bailey, Thunderbirds Are Go, and many more. And check out this sweet storyboard art by Andy W. Clift, who is also doing the comic-style panels in the short:

We've got several other cool people on board as well, but will be gradually announcing them over the course of the crowdfunding campaign. We're VERY excited about it, and can't wait to get started - but we need your help to make it. We've got some very cool perks, like props, Exec Producer credits, fancy swag, writing workshops, or you can even be a victim of the shed!

Check out our Kickstarter page here, and see if there are any perks you might fancy - and please share the link around to anyone who might be interested. There are loads more details about the short, about us, about how it all works, so have a good look through. Check out the short's Twitter account here, too. We'd love you to be involved, so don't hide away your love of sheds, come and be a shed fancier with us!

UPDATE! We've already had some lovely articles about the crowdfunding, from places like SciFiNow, Starburst, From Dusk Till Con, and Fan Carpet! Check them out!