Posts Tagged "short films"

Wed, 13 October 2010 Octocon 2010

This weekend I’ll be a guest at the 2010 Octocon convention in the Camden Court Hotel, Dublin. The Guest of Honour is George R.R. Martin, best known as the author of the A Song of Ice and Fire fantasy novels.
The first novel in the series, Game of Thrones, is currently being filmed in Northern [...]

Fri, 19 March 2010 Golden Blasters 2010

The Irish national science fiction convention, Octocon (October 16-17), has issued a call for scripts for its inaugural short script competition.
It’s looking for fantasy, science fiction or horror short scripts, less than twenty pages, and in the usual format.
The fees for the competition are on a sliding scale depending on when the script is submitted:
May [...]

Tue, 09 February 2010 die die die die die die

Continuing the topic of Women in Horror Recognition Month, I want to pivot the lens towards a fantastic little animated short film called “Granny O’Grimm’s Sleeping Beauty”, which was written by Kathleen O’Rourke and directed by Nicky Phelan. O’Rourke also provides the voice acting for Granny O’Grimm herself.
The piece is delightfully animated, switching from 3D [...]

Fri, 09 October 2009 death and taxes

It’s been a strange week. There have been two deaths, and I’ve attended one funeral (neither of the deceased were close to me, so don’t proffer sympathies), and a major row erupted in the Irish sf scene that involved a lot of people I know.
My mother had been away on holiday, and she called me [...]

Fri, 25 September 2009 on set

Wednesday’s shoot of my script “Hotel Training” went well. This is one of the longer scripts that will be part of the Hotel Darklight anthology film (there will be eleven short films in total). It’s ten and a half pages long, which will probably translate into 10 – 11 minutes, although a number of factors [...]

Tue, 22 September 2009 a sale, and a shoot

Chris Fletcher, editor of M-Brane SF, informed me yesterday that he wanted to buy my near-future sf short story “The Secret Names of Buildings”. So I said yes! It will appear in issue 12, which is being guest edited by Rick Novy.
Again, this is a story I wrote at Clarion West. It was during [...]

Sun, 20 September 2009 building Hotel Darklight

The Hotel Darklight anthology film is racing ahead at a furious pace.
My short script is titled “Hotel Training”, and is being directed by Conor McMahon. Conor is best known as the writer/director of the horror short film “Baineater”, and the feature-length zombie flick, Dead Meat.
The casting is complete, and Conor has been scouting the [...]

Fri, 18 September 2009 making a short film

So, some good news. A script I wrote for a weird short film is being made.
Darklight Festival is Ireland’s annual festival for filmmakers, animators and artists whose work explores the convergence of art, film and technology. It’s taking place in Dublin from October 8 -10.
For its tenth anniversary it is organising an anthology film that [...]

Fri, 21 August 2009 end of summer round-up

I’ve never had such a long gap between blog posts before, I guess that means I’ve been busy.
Time to herd some news stories across the prairies.
I sold my sf-horror story, “Empty Mind Came Back With the Pearl”, to M-Brane SF a while ago. It will appear in issue 9. I’m delighted this story will get [...]

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