Interview with Outward Film Network

I think it’s safe to presume that people around me know I’m very private and reserved when it comes to talking about myself. I’m quite happy being in the shadows and just being left to get on with the behind the scenes saga of making a film.

However, I was approached by the kind folks over at Outward Film Network who asked if I would like to be interviewed for their amazing website which is tailored towards the indepdent filmmaking scene and the kindness they showed me as well as their devotion to the indie filmmaker scene persuaded me to drop a few thoughts down to their questions…. well I say a few…. about 4,000 words later, I was all waffled out.

Anyway, here is the link to the full interview over on their amazing site. Check them out please! Thank you so very much to Mark and the entire team over on the page, who are all absolute superstars!


Dreadworld Interviews Cast & Crew on HOSD

Very thankful to DREADWORLD for their coverage of House of Screaming Death. Featuring some interviews with the cast & crew (myself included, advance apologises)!

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Don’t forget to check out more horror news at this great supportive site and the folks who run it by heading over to

Jonathan Proctor (Tom Loone) tries desperately to stop his wife Elizabeth (Sarah Gain) dabbling in black magic

House of Screaming Death is coming to Bolton Comic-Con this November!

Yep! It’s now official! The House of Screaming Death will be at this year’s Bolton Comic Con on Sunday November 15th!

Exciting times as we’ll be unleashing our Brand New Trailer at the event! Some of the cast & crew will be there too to chat about the film in two Q&A panels. Watch this space!

More info on the event at

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We’re thrilled to be included on who have supported us right from the very beginning of the project, and we always love working with them! A great site and a great supporter of independent film around the globe!

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Many thanks to Kelli Marchman McNeely (aka McNeely) ZADF Manager and Editor in Chief! Check out more from the site at

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House of Screaming Death Press Coverage Roundup

So, what with finishing a month of filming with the amazing cast & crew, we’ve also had lots of local and worldwide press exposure, some of which I will post links to as they become public, while below is a collection of how the production has already been covered through various media. Enjoy!

Express & Star August 30th – featuring interviews with cast & crew about bringing gothic British horror to the Midands


Jason Forrest and The MilkBar Podcast/WCR.FM team came down to set on August 27th to interview various cast & crew (myself included, so apologies for the accent, I was on about 4 hours complete sleep at this point too!). A great insight to how the filmmaking process was going! Many thanks again to Jason! You can hear the complete show here.


Our friends over at Big Centre TV popped to the set during filming to record a whole show about the production, interviewing many cast & crew members. You can have a watch of that here which screened August 14th.

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The Walsall Advertiser kindly ran an article on the film too on August 14th! Check it out below!

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August 11th saw the Express & Star start their coverage on the film as it began it’s second week of production. More here!

While you can also read the original Indiegogo campaign article from June14th here!

Thank you to EVERYONE who supported us through the production process and beyond. Your kind support and encouragement is not only welcoming and greatly appreciated, but essential to local independent filmmaking! Another very special thank you also to Sophia French at Walsall Council for her amazing support as well as the fantastic staff and volunteers at The Manor House itself! We hope to do you all proud!

Brand New Screaming Death Poster released!

We promised, so here is a brand new poster for The House of Screaming Death, featuring Thomas Burlington (the fantastic Brett Dewsbury) and… well someone else behind him. Our Vampyre if you will (played by the amazing Matthew Kinson)! Check out those claws because he’s a sneaky one, and you won’t get a clear look at the fantastic design work of Steve Bosworth until well into 2016!

We’re keeping him very secret! So enjoy this look at him now, and ask yourself, why does Thomas look so concerned? I can’t wait for you all to see them both in action next year! The whole Vampyre segment was a dream come true for me to write, produce and direct!

Don’t forget, you can also check out the Vampyre prequel over on youtube to see what happened a year before this story takes place, showing your first look at our bloodthirsty fiend!

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The House of Screaming Death

“The doors of the great house open…”

And so it begins. We officially began shooting some teaser minisode/prequels for our next Anthology Feature ‘The House of Screaming Death’, last Saturday and continuing up today.

Last weekend we shot a teaser prequel for director Alex Bourne’s story, the final in the eventual film itself. And while details are still a closely guarded secret, the filming went ahead with great effect! We shot this segment in the town of Bilston, in an old abandoned hall, a creepy place in itself. It starred my work colleague and very good friend, Lucas Vale (who played Michael Myers in my feature last year Halloween One Good Scare… more on that in a future blog entry). Images from the shoot are below and feature Alex himself directing Lucas while Matthew Wood was our fantastic DOP!

ImageImage I: Director Alex Bourne and DOP Matt Wood with actor Lucas Vale.ImageImage II: (l-r) Lucas Vale, Matt Wood and Alex Borne after a successful shoot.

ImageAbove: An abandoned hall sets the scene for this eerie and mysterious scene. But what is going on here & what will the consequences be for others at the mysterious ‘House’?

Which brings us to today, Sat 1st February.

We filmed another prequel today, written and directed by myself. This one will be for story 3, which is to be the ‘oldest’ of the segments in terms of the time frame it is set within (around 1888 if you want a teaser!). However, this prequel takes place about a year before what you will eventually see in the final feature, and sets the scene for the horror to come!. We set up the shoot, and despite initial set backs (the weather is foul isn’t it!!!), we eventually began filming. Starring in the minisode is John Faber, a very talented and local actor in the Midlands, who gave a tremendous performance in the face of cold winds and wet muddy patches! On DOP duties was producer Kaush Patel of Pat The Bull films, and special FX were handled by the fantastic talents of Alex Bourne!

So, what can you expect? Well, that would be telling, but it is a very dark short segment that sets the tone and atmosphere for the on going narrative to come… oh and that Vampyre problem too…

ImageFX artist Alex Bourne test shot for some supernatural beings’ hand perhaps?

More pictures to come, but a fantastic couple of days shooting with some very talented and amazing actors and crew! We can’t wait to start releasing some of these, and allow you to begin getting a peek inside ‘The House of Screaming Death’.

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