30 July 2018: Back in May, we were contacted by a leading UK film distributor regarding interview footage we’d shot in 2016. Delighted to announce details have been agreed, so work has begun on our first documentary ‘extra’. That’s all we can say at the moment, but we should have more news in a month or two.
23 July 2018: One of the packages we produced last year for the local television channel Made in Birmingham TV focused upon local historian and author John Ullah (you can view part one here and part two here). We’re currently in discussions with John regarding collaborating on a documentary about a historic Birmingham pub with a link to the glory days of music hall.
09 April 2018: The full, 30-minute pilot episode of Club Vamporama is currently in pre-production. Stay tuned for a major casting announcement and the launch of a Kickstarter campaign in the very near future.
25 March 2018: The Birmingham Horror Group hosted its second film festival tonight, at the city’s historic Victoria pub. The international line-up (see below) included three of our productions: All Bad Things plus the Club Vamporama teasers Who is Bette Noir? and Hail Cthulhu!. Proceeds from the event went to the medical charity Diabetes UK.
30 January 2018: Five Lamps Films held its first event of the new year at Derby’s QUAD arts centre tonight, and we were delighted they selected our short All Bad Things for screening (see poster below).
10 December 2017: The third instalment of our new online series In Conversation With features author and actor Jonathan Rigby, who discusses his role in the new supernatural drama Borley Rectory, portraying radio comedy legend Kenneth Horne on stage and his own work charting the history of horror cinema in such books as English Gothic and Studies in Terror. Filmed at Manchester’s Festival of Fantastic Films, you can see the interview here.
27 November 2017: The first public screening of All Bad Things took place last night at the Grindhouse Planet Film Festival. See below for a photo and the official poster — and here, here and here for reports on the event.
11 November 2017: We’re delighted to announce that our short film All Bad Things… will receive its public premiere at the second Grindhouse Planet Film Festival, which will be held in Leicester on 26 November. You can see our report on last year’s inaugural event here.
7 November 2017: British actor Jenny Hanley (pictured below) features in the second instalment of our new online series In Conversation With, available here. Interviewed at Manchester’s Festival of Fantastic Films, Jenny discusses working with Christopher Lee on Scars of Dracula, switching from Hammer’s gothic horror style to the sleazier extremes of Peter Walker’s The Flesh and Blood Show, returning to the stage in a revival of Agatha Christie’s The Hollow and her forthcoming poetry collection. The previous episode, featuring Demelza O’Sullivan (All Bad Things…) can be viewed here.
29 October 2017: Cast and crew members attended a special screening of All Bad Things… and two Club Vamporama films, Who is Bette Noir? and Hail Cthulhu!, held at the Victoria theatre pub in Birmingham. Our compère for the evening was horror author Jasper Bark, who introduced a rousing rendition of Edgar Allan Poe’s ‘The Tell-Tale Heart’ by local actor William Hayes, interviewed principal cast and closed the event with an hilarious performance of his own short story ‘Taking the Piss’.
Top row (L-R): William Hayes gets to the heart of a Poe classic; Jasper Bark talks to Melyza Fay about appearing in Who is Bette Noir? and her subsequent appearance in Terror At Bell’s End. Bottom row: Demelza O’Sullivan, Liam Woon and Sham Zaman discuss All Bad Things…; Jasper ends the night with a little dark toilet humour.
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