FrightFest announces short film line-up, with guests to include comics legend Alan Moore



The Show Pieces trilogy, Alan Moore's film writing debut, is one of the many short films announced by Frightfest for 2014

The Show Pieces trilogy, Alan Moore's film writing debut, is one of the many short films announced by Frightfest for 2014


Frightfest plays 21-25 August 2014

VUE West End, London.

Tickets and details here.


Frightfest, which will be running at its new venue of the VUE West End August 21-25, announced its short film line up today along with a mouthwatering guest list that includes Watchmen, League of Extraordinary Gentlemen and V for Vendetta comics writer Alan Moore (who wrote the interconnected trilogy of shorts - SHOW PIECES - which plays this year), and the Horror Channel's Emily Booth (with SELKIE, which she has written, produced and stars in) amongst others. With twenty short films (twelve of them world premieres) at this August event, Frightfest are claiming this as a record year.

Paul McEvoy, Co-director of FrightFest said today: “This year’s crop of Film4 FrightFest short films is the biggest and best line-up we have ever had. We are thrilled to be showcasing an outstanding programme of worldwide talent both in front of and behind the camera including many well-known names and an enormous array of new and exciting talent. Making the final selection from the many hundreds of submissions received was a mammoth task which myself and my short film programming partner Shelagh Rowan-Legg attacked with gusto and we are excited to unleash so many beautiful gems to the FrightFest audience. Covering everything from SF / horror / thriller and so much more we feel the selections will delight, shock and astound”.

 Full line-up

 SATURDAY AUG 23 – DISCOVERY SCREEN 2 , from 12:45

 THE LAST MAN (World Premiere)

 Director: Gavin Rothery. Cast: Richard Glover. UK 2014. 20 mins.

A soldier is awoken from stasis to find the world completely destroyed. Venturing into the wasteland he is faced with the devastating loneliness of being the last man alive.

 

PENANCE (World Premiere)

Director: Nicholas Principe. Cast: Maria Kanellis, Dave Gere, Mike Bennett. USA 2014. 4 mins.

 Confessionals are places of sanctuary and solace. But one woman has something else on her mind to divulge.

 

SELKIE (World Premiere)

Director: Simon Booth. Cast: Emily Booth, Joseph Rye, Julia Lamoral-Roberts. UK 2014. 14 mins

 A fisherman finds a strange woman by the sea, and holds her captive to his will. But he underestimates her desire to return home.

APHELION POINT (World Premiere)

 Director: Dan Auty. Cast: Steve Rogers, Dan Auty. UK 2014. 7 mins.

 A damaged ship floats through deep space. A malevolent star draws closer and begins to exert a terrifying influence upon the remaining crew members.

 

GOBLIN (World Premiere)

Director: Christian James. Cast: David Oakes, Holliday Grainger. UK 2013. 7 mins.

 Elizabeth has got her hands full with her boyfriend Harry, who’s convinced there’s a Goblin in the wardrobe. It’s either the wrong relationship, or the wrong wardrobe.

 

CALL GIRL (UK Premiere)

Director: Jill Sixx Gevargizian. Cast: Laurence R. Harvey, Tristan Risk. USA 2014. 5 mins.

 In one man's attempt to exploit his date night through video-chat, he ends up sharing something far more disturbing.

 

FOUND  (UK Premiere)

Director: Rebekah McKendry. Cast: AJ Bowen, Darren Lynn Bousman, Morgan Peter Brown, Ryan Turek, Larry Zerner. USA 2014. 4 mins.

 Making a found footage film isn’t as easy as it looks. Luckily, a new organization is here with innovations and tips on how to have a successfully scary shoot.

 

GHOST TRAIN (UK Premiere)

Director: Lee Cronin. Cast: Owen McDonnell, Steve Wall, Matthew Dillon, Sean Gormley, Matthew Broe. Ireland 2013. 16 mins.

 Michael and Peter make their annual pilgrimage to the fairground where, years before, their friend Sam went missing on a mysterious ride. But something has been waiting for them.

 

SHE (World Premiere)

Directors: Chelsey Burdon and Mark Vassey. Cast: Fiona Dourif, Phillip James. UK 2014. 14 mins.

 A woman can only take so much abuse before she fights back. And she will fight back in the most vengeful manner.

 

CÓLERA (London Premiere)

Director: Aritz Moreno. Cast: Luis Tosar, Irati Azcuna Pascual, Iñaki Irastorza. Spain 2013. 6 mins.

 The residents of a town take justice into their own hands. But their enemy might have the last revenge.

 

 

MONDAY AUG 25 – DISCOVERY SCREEN 2 , from 18:00

 THE DARK (World Premiere)

 Director: Tom Hemmings. Cast: Toby Jones, Jessica Barden. UK 2013. 10 mins.

A father teaches his daughter how to develop film the old-fashioned way. But something else old is lurking in the negatives.

 

VIBES (UK Premiere)

 Directors: The Guis Brothers. Cast: Macarena Gomez, Juan Carlos Vellido. Spain 2014. 12 mins.

 A husband gets his wife an unusual birthday present to spice up their life. But he slowly finds himself being replaced.

 

THE TOUR (World Premiere)

Directors: Alex Mathieson and  Damon Rickard. Cast: Jessica Cameron, Heather Dorff, Tom Gordon-Gill. UK 2014. 14 mins.

 Two American women take a private tour of a British haunted house. But their guide has more than just ghostly scares on his mind.

 

ZOMINIC (Preview)

 Director: Michelle Fox. Cast: Eilidh Talman, Carl Kennedy, Kitty Boo Ford, James A. Wilkinson. UK 2013. 2 mins.

 What wouldn’t a parent do for their child? Even a child with a monstrous appetite?

 

ABDULLAH (World Premiere)

 Director: Evrim Ersoy. Cast: Gabriel Horn, Matthew Noble. UK 2014. 12 mins.

 Abdullah seems like the typical London minicab driver. But some customers want a service only Abdullah is willing to provide.

 

THE GAS MAN (World Premiere)

Director: Matt Palmer. Cast: Birgitte Hjort Sorenson, Glenn Doherty, Conor McCarron. UK 2013. 13 mins.

 Sometimes, the gas man needs to read the meter. Sometimes, he has other things in mind.

 

REMEMBER  (World Premiere)

 Director: Federico Zampaglione. Cast: Rosa Enginoli. Italy 2014. 9 mins.

 A little girl wanders alone in an abandoned hospital, where memories of deadly acts haunt her.


VARGULF (World Premiere)

 Director: J.T. Child. Cast: Kathryn Prescott. UK 2013. 4 mins.

 Grace is just a normal teenager trying to enjoy a house party. But when she experiments with drugs, strange things begin to happen.


BUDGET CUTS (UK Premiere)

 Director: Jarret Gahan. Cast: Kieran O’Sullivan. Australia 2013. 11 mins.

 Have you ever wanted to commit murder, but didn’t know how to handle the practicalities? One man can teach you how to do so efficiently and effectively.


GET SOME (UK Premiere)

 Directors: Adam and Joe Horton. Cast: John Hannah, Warren Brown, Anna Skellern, Kieran O'Connor. UK 2014. 14 mins.

 After a viral pandemic turns humans into flesh craving mutants, an adventurer fights back by presenting Get Some, a TV show in which he tracks and kills the infected.

 

Tickets for Individual films are on sale from July 18

 Bookings: www.myvue.com/Frightfest   

08712 240 240 (24 hour booking line)

 Screens 5, 6 & 7 will house the main event while the Discovery strands will play in Screens 3 & 8.

 This year’s complete guest list will be announced on July 18.

 For full programme details go to: www.frightfest.co.uk

 


 

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