SNARL Synopsis & Cast Announced!

Earlier this past year, I wrote about how I was working with our stunning Art Director L.J. Stark Greenwood on a film idea she wanted to direct. All about Werewolves.

So even though we’ve been working very hard on You Are My Sunshine, this has been busying itself in the background too.

And now we can reveal a few more details as well as the official Synopsis.

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England. 1934. A young man, Elijah, has been captured and accused of being a werewolf by Clyde, a self famed bounty hunter from a nearby village.

As Elijah is brutally tortured in a vain attempt to get him to confess, he suddenly finds himself secretly released by two villagers, Faye and her younger brother Benjamin, who believe he is innocent.

As they attempt to help the young man flee through the woods, all the while pursued by the maniacal Clyde, the night time forest suddenly reveals that some legends are not myth at all.

Starring Chris Johnson (Willem), and reuniting Charlie Clarke with Jack Knight fresh from Sunshine, the film will be directed by L.J. with special FX by both Troy Dennison and Alex Bourne while Will Bradshaw is back as Director of Photography with Suki Sandhar on camera support. Kaushy Patel is on exec producer duties while I’m in the producing chair as well as writing the script.

We really cannot wait to film this in 2019 and see L.J direct the hell out of this wonderful cast and crew! Until then, here’s the official teaser poster!

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You Are My Sunshine Indiegogo Campaign

It ‘s still here! If you haven’t already DONATED, please have a look over the campaign page for You Are My Sunshine! There are lots of perks to choose from for you to get involved with the making of this wonderful film that we are really excited about making!

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We have also been releasing new posters, videos, interviews as well as other goodies! So heck out our social media page’s to see all the good stuff! We’ve also been welcomign new exciting and amazing cast memebers including Kiah Reeves as Mavis and Simon Bamford (Hellraiser, The Offer), who will be joining the film as Martin, Joe and Ethel’s stern father.

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As mentioned, we have also been releasing a host of small videos too as well with some of our lovely cast! Have a snoop below!

We’ve been having meetings, discussions, scheduling tasks, locations scouts as well as going through waht each day of shooting will entail as well as welcoming our production runners to the film as well, some of them working in the camera department, some with the ADs, all of which are fascinating to watch and see them grow as their own filmmakers!

We are all really passionate about making this film, and we really would like your help to do this. Even just a £1 would be like GOLD to us! So please Donate, or SHARE if you can too, all over your own social media pages. Thank you!

 

 

You Are My Sunshine Teaser Trailer

We filmed this last August, when the lads first met and we had a first official meeting together to go through the script and the ideas (a YEAR!!!), and it was a fantastic moment to see the lads having a great chemistry, especially as it then came through on film beautifully!

So without further ado, we present the You Are My Sunshine teaser trailer starring Steve Salt and Jack Knight. These two are going to break your hearts. I promise.

And watch out for the amazing DRONE footage that was filmed and captured by Morgan Perry, who will also be joining us again on our summer shoot for some eqaully stunning aerial work!

Screaming Death WINS BEST FEATURE at 2018 Midlands Movie Awards

WOW!

Just WOW! I’m still in complete shock, and my hands are still trembling with happiness (not as much as last night mind and definitely not from the cold weather!).

Around a month ago, The House of Screaming Death was nominated for both BEST FEATURE and BEST SOUND in the 2018 Midlands Movies Awards. I felt very honoured to even be nominated for such a prestigious event, especially one that celebrates the local filmmaking scene in the region. Even more so was the fact that the amazing and insanely talented cast and crew I had the pleasure of working alongside for one happy summer (as well as one week of pickups the following February, which were equally thrilling), were being given a massive dose of attention, something each and every one of them deserves! Everyone was a volunteer on this project, so a film festival that nominated them for their unique talents at helping bring this project to life, was just stunning to see for me.

So the event was last night, myself and Karen-Jensen Clark, one of our amazing sound crew (and amazing human being), were in attendance along with the brilliant Darryl Griffiths from Movie Marker, a great supporter of local films! I was there to represent the film, just being glad to attend and be in attendance with the other unique local filmmakers from around the region, and all celebrate each other’s projects.

I NEVER expected we’d win BEST FEATURE. Not in a million years! But we did, and I remember, I just froze for a few seconds, thinking nah, really, this is a joke. And then everyone started clapping, and Karen nudged me to go up and accept the award we’d received.

I can’t remember what I said, it’s frankly still a blur (I remember thanking the ghosts of the Manor House though ha ha), although Karen filmed it all. But I do remember sitting back down, and my hands were trembling with joy and happiness. Not for me, but for the cast and crew (some were eagerly awaiting news on social media as well). I had to let them know immediately. And whle doing that, me and Karen just continuously hugged and celebrated with champagne with Darryl!

Because this award is for every single one of our amazing cast/crew. Every single amazing, bloody talented one of them! And I’m still overwhelmed! So I’ll finish by repeating what I’ve posted on my own facebook page below;

“Shall we make another film? And this time shall we make our own Hammer Horror film?”

That was said 5 years ago! And last night after one of the best summers ever making the film, and with a bunch of insanely talented people both in front of and behind the camera, we picked up the BEST FEATURE FILM spot at the Midlands Movies Awards

Thank you to all the judges and editor Michael Sales for all sitting down to watch the film and seeing what we were trying to achieve on such a small tiny budget.

We just wanted to make a good Hammer/Horror film, and you’ve helped make all the hard work pay off immensely! I’m genuinely still in complete shock and shaking still when I think of it all and try and allow it to sink in.

More than anything though, this Award, this Recognition is for every single person who contributed to the film and the staff at the Manor House, whether you were on set one day, a week or four weeks (being chased by the spooks as well), you ALL did this! And you ALL deserve this. You are ALL part of this project and this success.

And you’re all just stunning, insanely talented and an incredible team who I’m so very honoured to have gotten the opportunity to work alongside, to see your talents.

Please pat yourselves on the (bloody screaming) back!

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An incredible humble Dave x
(Here’s to the next adventure in film land).

Snarl (2019)

Recently, both me and L.J. (our fabulous production designer), were both completely blown away by The Shape of Water, and the latter got to thinking of ideas for doing our own short monster movie…especially around the theme of werewolves!

So she said “Werewolves”…

…I said “when”…

…She said “soon”….

…I said “I’m writing as we speak”

We are very excited to announce SNARL, which will begin filming later this year in September time, starring Chris Johnson (Willem), and will be released in 2019.

SYNOPSIS:

England, 1934 – A young man, a drifter, is held captive by the villagers of a local town. His crime – accused of being a werewolf. As he sits silently awaiting a cruel fate, he is suddenly aided by two of the towns people who believe him to be innocent. As they help the young man flee through the ever dark woods, pursued by the town mob, the woods begin to share their own secrets, of creatures whispered of, and should only exist in myth, but who tonight, thrive under the full moon.

SNARL will be released in 2019. Directed by L.J. ‘Stark’ Greenwood and written/produced by myself.

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House of Screaming Death Poster Updated

Due to the continuing positive feedback for The House of Screaming Death, and the festivals it has been received at, we thought it would be best to update the film’s poster to help reflect these amazing achievements this wonderful cast and crew have achieved!

They’ll also be a BRAND NEW poster coming soon to! So watch this space! Don’t forget to visit the Facebook or Twitter sites for all the latest updates and to watch clips from the film too!

ALSO don’t forget you can meet some of us at this year’s STARBURST MEDIA CITY FESTIVAL where the film will be screened FREE! So grab your FREE tickets* from the link! And we hope to see you there!

*first 500 tickets obtained are free

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Willem – coming 2018

As previously mentioned in posts, the flu has kicked my backside of late, and it has been diffciult for me, as I wanted to spend a lot of the Christmas holidays working on Willem, which of course the flu prevented me the opportunity to further.

However, this week, I am back working on the edit, and continuing to work through the story which is beautifully realised by actors Chris Johnson, Tom Loone and Will Bradshaw!

And here’s a new still from the edit to celebrate not only their amazing acting talents but all the crew as well who came together to tell a very important story, for a very important man in history, who you probably didn’t even know existed.

I hope to get Willem Arondeus’ story out in 2018!

Synopsis

It is June 29th 1943. In a confined prison cell, Alexander, a young Nazi guard is awaiting his new prisoner he has been tasked with watching over until their execution. He is a smart, well dressed officer, who merely wishes to carry out his orders and keep attention away from him. Suddenly, he hears a commotion from outside the cell, and guards bring in his assigned prisoner; Willem Arondeus, a Dutch resistance fighter, who has been convicted of blowing up a building that held records kept by the Nazi’s of Netherland citizens, in an attempt to fight back against the ever-growing rise of fascism.

As Willem and Alexander sit alone in the cell, the former attempts to engage in conversation with his captor, who initially remains quiet. But over the course of three days, not only do they begin to converse, but they begin to have a profound emotional impact on one another, an encounter that ends with a defiant message which simply states ‘Let it be known that Homosexuals are not cowards’