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Britflicks Podcast host Stuart Wright talks with Dr. Keith Bound, Suspense and Fear Designer for Horror and Thriller Films. He is a leading scholar in the science of storytelling, in particular suspense and how it's constructed. He talks to Britflicks about his 'Scientific Approach to Making Scarier Horror Films and Maximising Return-on-Investment'. www.receptivecinema.com
The Podcast addresses the following questions:
1. Why does suspense matter?2. Do different types of suspense exist?3. What exactly happens when we experience suspense?4. How can these findings be applied?
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US writer/producer Cary Brown talks with Britflicks' Stuart Wright about attending the American Film Market (AFM). A must listen for any indie filmmaker looking to get their film sold.
Cary talks us through his AFM experiences of taking his thriller THE CADDY and researching the marketplace for a low budget horror THE UNQUIET; and his general observations of the state of play of the filmmaking market in 2016.
Writer/director Andy Stewart talks Stuart Wright through the body horror short films he's produced with Remo Catani: Split, Ink, Remnant, Sanguinis Domini (for the Soska Sisters Women in Horror Blood Drive compilation) and Dysmorphia and She Lay At His Feet (for Crypt TV.)
Dare to watch a couple of Andy Stewart's short films:
Dysmorphia (2012) (80k views on Crypt TV)
Britflicks' Stuart Wright talks with Marcus Dunstan, writer/director of hit horror films THE COLLECTOR and THE COLLECTION. His action-packed horror thriller THE NEIGHBOUR premiered at Horror Channel Frightfest 2016 in August and is OUT NOW on DVD and VOD.
Synopsis: In the small town of Cutter, Mississippi, army veteran John and his wife Rosie live on a run-down ranch, dreaming of one day escaping to Mexico. To raise the cash John runs illicit errands for his uncle. On the day they plan to finally leave Cutter, Rosie disappears. John thinks his mysterious neighbour, Troy, might have something to do with it, and breaks into his house that night to investigate, but discovers a secret far more sinister than he could have ever imagined.
Britflicks' THE NEIGHBOUR Review - Britflicks' Best of Frightfest 2016
On this week’s Britflicks Podcast Stuart Wright talks with writer/director Cat Davies about her comedy, horror short CONNIE. CONNIE Premiered at this year’s FrightFest as part of the short film programme and is up two awards at Sick Chick Flicks 2016.
Synopsis: Would-be stand-up Dolly Diggs suffers from stage fright. To overcome her fear, she plans to become a ventriloquist and thinks she found just the puppet to help. Enter bold, brassy, sassy and sickening, the sequinned killer under two feet tall, Connie. But Connie is no ordinary puppet… She’s a living doll. As Dolly and Connie take the London comedy scene by storm, Connie begins to take over Dolly’s life. Meeting fellow ventriloquist, Ollie Bloom, Dolly is encouraged to leave Connie behind and go solo, making it a supernatural bitch fight to the end.
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Colin Geddes - programmer for past 20 years of the Toronto Midnight Madness and horror fanzine editor - and Sam Zimmerman - former Fangoria website editor - are the co-founders of SHUDDER. They talk to Britflicks' Stuart Wright about this new horror film only streaming service.
To sign up or learn more about Shudder, visit www.shudder.com.
Shudder is a premium streaming video service, serving both the casual and hardcore fans of horror and suspenseful entertainment. Offering new premieres and exclusives every month, and with a wide library ranging from hard-to-find international and independent films to thrilling TV series to cult grindhouse classics to Hollywood blockbusters, Shudder has something for everyone.
Backed by AMC Networks, Shudder’s growing library of expertly curated Horror, Mystery, Suspense, Supernatural and Dark Thrillers is available ad-free and for unlimited viewing on Shudder’s website, mobile apps for iOS and Android, Chromecast, Apple TV, and the Roku platform with a free one-week trial or £4.99 monthly/ £49.99 yearly membership. More platforms to be added soon.
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Cinematographer LARRY SMITH talks through a four decade career in film that really took off when he joined the crew of Stanley Kubrick's BARRY LYNDON.
Larry Smith has worked on such films as Calvary, Only God Forgives, Austenland, The Guard, Bronson, Eyes Wide Shut, The Shining, Barry Lyndon, and he's now in the process of getting his directorial debut, TRAFFICKER to the big screen.
On this week's Britflicks Podcast Stuart Wright talks with writer/director Oliver Nias about his debut feature, the noir thriller THE RETURN ahead of it's Autumn festival run and USA Premiere at the Buffalo Film Festival.
Back in 2015 THE RETURN's World Premiere at Raindance got it a Best UK Feature nomination, British Independent Film Awards nomination and WINNER Best Noir Thriller Shanghai Genre Film Festival (2016).
THE RETURN screenings coming up:
US PREMIERE Buffalo International Film Festival (October 2016) IN COMPETITION Nottingham International Film Festival (October 2016) OFFICIAL SELECTION Manhattan Independent Film Festival (2016) OFFICIAL SELECTION Toronto Film Week (2016)
www.thereturnmovie.co.uk www.facebook.com/ReturnMovieUK @ReturnMovieUK
As a treat to Britflicks Podcast listeners James Moran took time out from his pre-publicity schedule of 'Mina Murray's Journal' to talk with Stuart Wright about the writing of his first feature film SEVERANCE.
Mina Murray’s Journal is a modernised VLOG update of the classic Bram Stoker novel, Dracula. Launches Thursday 29 September on Youtube - Trailer and Youtube channel: www.youtube.com/c/MinasJournalSeries
Screenwriter Alex Marx talks to Britflicks' Stuart Wright about his experiences and lessons learnt writing a script for a biopic about the life of Fashion Icon Isabella Blow.
MIRACULOUS ISABELLA is the title of the biopic. The production dates are still to be confirmed. Britflicks is hoping to hear further news about MIRACULOUS ISABELLA in 2017
For more about Alex Marx see: IMDB - Vimeo - Facebook - Instagram - Twitter
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