1 July 2014

An update on the last six months (and counting)

 *dusts off cobwebs*

It's been a while, huh? The Dys- post-production takes most of the blame and a family health emergency coupled with what I like to refer to as "the great crash of 2013" didn't help. But, I kept my head out of the water and I'm now back in full throttle! 

So let's catch up a bit, shall we? 

The Cutting Room Floor podcast
Remember that Casey Ryan podcast I told you about? Well, if you missed it, you can listen to it HERE.

Shawna Shea Independent Short Film Festival 
I was honoured to have Red screen as part of the official selection of the
Shawna Shea Independent Short Film Festival in the female horror filmmakers block. The screening took place on November 23rd 2013 at the Somerville Theatre, in Somerville, Massachussetts. Thanks to Skip Shea and Izzy Lee for programming the film! 
Check out the film fest page on Facebook. 
Lists, lists, lists!
What better way to begin the new year than being included on some super rad lists! I am honoured to be included on:
Char Hardin's 35 Hardest Working Women of Indie Horror 
That FITZ's Top Women of Horror Official Twitter List 2013
The Scribes' Director. Women. Genre Twitter List and Hollywomen Directors Pinterest Board
Thank you to all of you! I'm blowing kisses your way! 

Scream Queen Film Fest in Tokyo!
Mai Nakanishi is simply amazing! Not only was she kind enough to program Hollywood Skin in Tokyo - thus making one of my dreams of having my film play in Japan come true! - she then took it on tour in Nagoya (still in Japan) in February of this year and will be playing it again in Nagano in late August! Stay tuned for the updates!  
Scream Queen Film Fest on Facebook. 

World of Death compilation 
I'm also really excited to announce that two of my shorts, Toothpicks (formely T is for Toothpick) and Snuff, have been included on the World of Death compilation! The collection, which includes over 200 short films from 25 different countries, will be distributed as a DVD and Blu-Ray box set and on VOD in addition to being submitted to various festivals and conventions. On May 31st, a small sample of the WOD films, including mine, screened at the Thrillema in Halifax, Nova Scotia! This also marked my first Atlantic Canada screening! W00t! :D Stay tuned for more WOD-related news and info and, in the meantime, check out the project's social media pages: 
Official website

Which, of course, brings us to Dys- which I'm happy to report is now 100% completed with a confirmed World Premiere coming up very, very soon! But, that's a whole other topic, which I'll be posting about soon. ;) 

Until then, stay wicked! 
M. xo