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Britflicks Podcast host Stuart Wright talks with director Rafael Kapelinski about his debut feature film BUTTTERFLY KISSES and the World Premiere on Saturday 11 February 2017 at the Berlin International Film Festival.
Synopsis: We follow Jake and his two best friends, Kyle and Jarred through a world distorted by sex and porn. The leader is Kyle – he talks about girls non-stop, Jarred can’t stop cheating on his girlfriend and then there’s Jake, a quiet and shy teenager whose friends are determined to help him lose his virginity to Zara, the pretty girl on the 19th floor of their estate. All three are trying to find their way in a complex world. They all have their demons, but Jake’s secret is one that he must keep to himself.
Read Britflicks' BUTTERFLY KISSES review.
The full album Nathan Klein's score for BUTTTERFLY KISSES will be released by Air-Edel Records 11/02/2017 and available via all major platforms including iTunes, Spotify and Amazon.
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Britflicks Podcast host Stuart Wright talks to Brazilian born actress/producer Marcia Do Vales about her journey to the UK via Spain; starring in IBIZA UNDEAD, producing Paul Hyett’s HERETIKS and preparations for New Orleans where she'll play twins sisters in Javier de Prado’ s QUAIL HOLLOW.
Marcia Do Vales acting and producing credits include THE REVEREND, DERANGED, IBIZA UNDEAD and films that are currently in post-production for release later in 2017, HERETIKS and THE TOMBS: RISE OF THE DAMNED. @MarciaDoVales
IBIZA UNDEAD is released 20 March 2017 on DVD from Soda Pictures UK.
IBIZA UNDEAD Film Clip - Released 20 March 2017 on DVD from Soda Pictures UK.
UNDER THE SHADOW writer/director Babak Anvari talks about his award winning horror with Britflicks’ Podcast host Stuart Wright.
UNDER THE SHADOW has had a fantastic awards run including British Independent Film Award (BIFA) wins for Best Supporting Actress, Best Screenplay and Best Debut Director, and was a critical hit on release – A sophisticated, subversive and swiftly-paced supernatural thriller set during the terrifying dying days of the Iraq-Iran war.
Synopsis: Tehran, 1988. Shideh lives amid the chaos of the Iran-Iraq war. Accused of subversion and blacklisted from medical college, she is in a state of malaise. Furthermore, her husband is at war, leaving her alone to protect their young daughter, Dorsa. Shortly after a missile hits their apartment building but fails to explode, Dorsa falls ill and her behaviour becomes increasingly disturbed. Searching for answers, Shideh learns from a superstitious neighbour that the cursed, unexploded missile might have brought in djinn – malevolent spirits that travel on the wind. Convinced that a supernatural force within the building is attempting to possess Dorsa, Shideh finds she has no choice but to confront it if she is to save her daughter
UNDER THE SHADOW is available now on Netflix & is released on DVD/Blu-Ray 23 January 2017.
Britflicks Podcast host Stuart Wright talks with Dr. Keith Bound, Suspense and Fear Designer for Horror and Thriller Films. He is a leading scholar in the science of storytelling, in particular suspense and how it's constructed. He talks to Britflicks about his 'Scientific Approach to Making Scarier Horror Films and Maximising Return-on-Investment'. www.receptivecinema.com
The Podcast addresses the following questions:
1. Why does suspense matter?2. Do different types of suspense exist?3. What exactly happens when we experience suspense?4. How can these findings be applied?
US writer/producer Cary Brown talks with Britflicks' Stuart Wright about attending the American Film Market (AFM). A must listen for any indie filmmaker looking to get their film sold.
Cary talks us through his AFM experiences of taking his thriller THE CADDY and researching the marketplace for a low budget horror THE UNQUIET; and his general observations of the state of play of the filmmaking market in 2016.
Writer/director Andy Stewart talks Stuart Wright through the body horror short films he's produced with Remo Catani: Split, Ink, Remnant, Sanguinis Domini (for the Soska Sisters Women in Horror Blood Drive compilation) and Dysmorphia and She Lay At His Feet (for Crypt TV.)
Dare to watch a couple of Andy Stewart's short films:
Dysmorphia (2012) (80k views on Crypt TV)
Britflicks' Stuart Wright talks with Marcus Dunstan, writer/director of hit horror films THE COLLECTOR and THE COLLECTION. His action-packed horror thriller THE NEIGHBOUR premiered at Horror Channel Frightfest 2016 in August and is OUT NOW on DVD and VOD.
Synopsis: In the small town of Cutter, Mississippi, army veteran John and his wife Rosie live on a run-down ranch, dreaming of one day escaping to Mexico. To raise the cash John runs illicit errands for his uncle. On the day they plan to finally leave Cutter, Rosie disappears. John thinks his mysterious neighbour, Troy, might have something to do with it, and breaks into his house that night to investigate, but discovers a secret far more sinister than he could have ever imagined.
Britflicks' THE NEIGHBOUR Review - Britflicks' Best of Frightfest 2016
On this week’s Britflicks Podcast Stuart Wright talks with writer/director Cat Davies about her comedy, horror short CONNIE. CONNIE Premiered at this year’s FrightFest as part of the short film programme and is up two awards at Sick Chick Flicks 2016.
Synopsis: Would-be stand-up Dolly Diggs suffers from stage fright. To overcome her fear, she plans to become a ventriloquist and thinks she found just the puppet to help. Enter bold, brassy, sassy and sickening, the sequinned killer under two feet tall, Connie. But Connie is no ordinary puppet… She’s a living doll. As Dolly and Connie take the London comedy scene by storm, Connie begins to take over Dolly’s life. Meeting fellow ventriloquist, Ollie Bloom, Dolly is encouraged to leave Connie behind and go solo, making it a supernatural bitch fight to the end.
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Colin Geddes - programmer for past 20 years of the Toronto Midnight Madness and horror fanzine editor - and Sam Zimmerman - former Fangoria website editor - are the co-founders of SHUDDER. They talk to Britflicks' Stuart Wright about this new horror film only streaming service.
To sign up or learn more about Shudder, visit www.shudder.com.
Shudder is a premium streaming video service, serving both the casual and hardcore fans of horror and suspenseful entertainment. Offering new premieres and exclusives every month, and with a wide library ranging from hard-to-find international and independent films to thrilling TV series to cult grindhouse classics to Hollywood blockbusters, Shudder has something for everyone.
Backed by AMC Networks, Shudder’s growing library of expertly curated Horror, Mystery, Suspense, Supernatural and Dark Thrillers is available ad-free and for unlimited viewing on Shudder’s website, mobile apps for iOS and Android, Chromecast, Apple TV, and the Roku platform with a free one-week trial or £4.99 monthly/ £49.99 yearly membership. More platforms to be added soon.
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Cinematographer LARRY SMITH talks through a four decade career in film that really took off when he joined the crew of Stanley Kubrick's BARRY LYNDON.
Larry Smith has worked on such films as Calvary, Only God Forgives, Austenland, The Guard, Bronson, Eyes Wide Shut, The Shining, Barry Lyndon, and he's now in the process of getting his directorial debut, TRAFFICKER to the big screen.
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