Cork Cineclub Kicks off!

Hey everyone,
Just letting ye all know there is a screening this Thursday (8th April 2010) night at 8pm, get there earlier as seats are limited. The nights feature is The Shout: 

Idyllic Devon locations. Hot, liquid afternoons; a game of cricket watched by ‘mad’ trees, the air punctuated by the cries of peacocks and a terrifying story of a man from the outback, who exercised the right to kill his children and who can kill anyone with the Terror Shout. A man (Alan Bates) who infiltrates the lives of a couple who live in a remote cottage by a rocky coast. A man who takes the wife (Susannah York) as his own property leaving the husband (John Hurt) utterly powerless, until he finds the man’s soul trapped in a pebble. The shout itself …truly disturbing. The ending brings both the story and the the cricket game together in spectacular fashion. At the close of play, you realize you’ve witnessed a straight horror story that is grounded in mundane reality.

Should be a good one. 

Colin “Zombie film” made for £45

A British zombie film made for just £45 is to be released in cinemas across the country after finding a distributor.

 Filmmaker Marc Price who made Colin

Marc Price has reason to smile after signing cinema deal

The flick, entitled Colin, was recorded on a camcorder and shot in Wales and London over 18 months by amateur filmmaker Marc Price.

It has now been snapped up Kaleidoscope Entertainment and is due to hit the big screen in time for Halloween.

The 97 minute film received much praise when it was shown at this year’s Cannes Film Festival which no doubt helped to land the deal.

Colin puts a different spin on the zombie genre by telling the story from the viewpoint of one of the undead.

It shows him trying to understand what has happened to him in contrast to similar films which focus on humans trying to escape from the zombies.

Poster for zombie budget film ColinPrice, 30, wrote, filmed and produced the horror flick by persuading actors and make-up artists to take part for free.

The filmmaker, who edited Colin while working for a courier firm in London, could not believe it got signed up.

“The whole thing is just insane, If you’d told me the film was going to get released in the cinema when we first started on the project I just wouldn’t have believed it. “I really thought it was a joke when I was told.”

“I hope that this will encourage others to go out with the video cameras and make films. It just goes to show you don’t need thousands and thousands of pounds to make a film.”

Actor Alastair Kirton plays the lead character who is bitten by a zombie, dies and is resurrected as one of the flesh-eating un-dead.

It will then be released in London and major cities across the UK but I dunno about Ireland release yet?

140 – Global Twitter Film Project

140 – Global Twitter Film Project

twitter-logo_000jpegFilmmakers of the world (and Twitter) Unite.
140 filmmakers from around the world will join together on Twitter for a very unique film project, of global proportions.

Via Twitter we will converge from our respective cities around the world and await the signal. That signal will come from me. The filmmakers will commit to being by their computers, laptops, mobile phones at the designated time, whatever it may be, whether it be 2am, 3am, 11pm, 5pm, 8am… you get the idea!

When the signal is given we will all film at the same time and in the expedient spirit of Twitter we must only film 140 seconds. The same 140 seconds the world over.

This is about connection. Look at how the Internet connects us, how twitter presents a unique way to be a part of someone’s life as it happens. Connection.

So capture what connects you to your home. Whether it be landscapes, cityscapes, the wind in the trees, cars on the highway, a lover sleeping, or making tea, the smile of a child or laugh of a friend… whatever it may be. What is special about your home? What connects you to it? And can you capture that in 140 seconds?

The filmmakers then send the footage to me, uncut. I will cut it to a feature length visual dedication to our homes and the 140 seconds that connected us.

I will make each segment available online in its entirety at a later date. A world map will be displayed, so a user can click on your home and view you 140 seconds.

Everyone will be credited as Directors in their cities. If you feel up to the challenge then join Twitter today and follow me, frankwkelly and await updates.


Frank Kelly – Director – Drogheda – Ireland

Where are you from?

The filmmaker who have joined to date are:

Name – Location – Twitter handle

1. Frank Kelly – Drogheda, Ireland – frankwkelly

2. Elliot Kotek – LA, USA

3. Gustavo Ron – Madrid, Spain

4. Iulia Rugina – Bucharest, Romania – iulia_rugina

5. Santana Issar – Mumbai, India

6. Varda Hardy – LA, USA

7. Anna Christopher – LA USA

8. James Gross – Indianapolis, USA – 1stswashbuckler

9. Shannon Mullins – Indianapolis, USA – thirteenthman

10. Laura Kidd – London, UK – warriorgirl

11. Ryan Little & Adam Abel – Utah, USA

12. Luis Sosa – Mexico City, Mexico – luis_sosa

13. Chris Ford – Mill Valley, CA, USA – hotshave

14. Marc Havener – Lawrence, KS, USA – yohaves

15. Alice Brooks – Biddeford, Maine, USA – alicebrooks

16. Margaret Johnson – San Francisco, USA – maggiejca

17. Marina Blanco – Southern CA, USA

18. Jon Fitzgerald – Venice Beach, CA, USA

19. Lisa Gornick – Kentish Town, London, UK

20. Chris Billing – Washington DC, USA

21. Robert Sucato – Phoenix, Arizona, USA

22. Jill Carter – Toronto, Canada – jillcarter

23. Guy Shahar – NYC, USA – viteforguy

24. Michael Albanese – LA, USA – mivialarts

25: Rob Sorrenti – London, England – monsoon130

26: Oskar Thor Axelsson – Reykjavik, Iceland

27. Emily Best – Brooklyn, MYC, USA – emilybest

28. Trampas Thompson – Los Angeles, USA

29. Mairin DeBarra – Dublin, Ireland – mdebarra

30. Gavan Muprhy – Marino, Ireland – touchmeimhappy

31. Brent Gudgel – Pasedena, USA – brentgudgel

32. Markus Görgens– Berlin, Germany – schattenwandler

So that’s the shape of things so far. More filmmakers are joining daily, even as I type this emails are coming in!

I feel like I’ve started something special and it is already becoming bigger then me. I know it’s going to be something quite special for all involved. And even though it’s on a global scale, it’s going to be something personal and intimate for everyone involved and I think that will come across in the final piece as we endeavor to capture a few moments of our entire planet, connected in a single vision.