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22 March 2013

Human Centipede helmer Tom Six joins the 666 Short Cuts To Hell judging panel

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Tom Six, currently in the States shooting Human Centipede 3, will help select the winner of the 666 Short Cuts to Hell short film competition, fronted by FrightFest and Movie Mogul, in association with Horror Channel.

Six said today that he was 'delighted' and 'flattered' to be invited to join the panel and was looking forward to hopefully meeting the six finalists winner at this year's FrightFest event in August.

Rosie Fletcher, Total Film Magazine’s genre expert, will make up the ‘6 of the best’ panel, which also includes filmmaker/Special Make-up Effects expert Paul Hyett. Horror Channel presenter Emily Booth, FrightFest director Paul McEvoy and Movie Mogul’s John Shackleton.

The hottest short film competition around challenges aspiring filmmakers to make a short horror film - the best six of which will be shown on Horror Channel and at the 2013 Film4 FrightFest event. The overall winner will receive a prize fund of £6,666 and the opportunity to develop a horror short or feature idea under mentorship from Movie Mogul, for a possible 2014 production.

Entrants will have to follow a series of 'killer' restraints such as a maximum of 6 lines of dialogue, a maximum of 6 cast and crew members and a maximum budget of £666.



Entrants must submit their completed film by 6pm on the 6th June 2013.
Submission guidelines and terms and conditions can be found at www.shortcutstohell.com

The overall winner will be announced at FrightFest 2013 after the six films have been screened.

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19 March 2013

Game of Throne's Maisie Williams lands 'monster' role

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Production Company Movie Mogul Ltd (PANIC BUTTON), has announced today that actress Maisie Williams has signed up to play the lead role of Lorna Thompson in the sci-fi action film WE ARE MONSTERS.

Williams, who shot to fame as Ayra Stark in the HBO hit series GAME OF THRONES said today: “I am really pleased to be involved in We are Monsters and working with John and I can’t wait to bring Lorna to life'

Writer/Director John Shackleton says "Maisie brings a perfect blend of feistiness and vulnerability to this challenging role and I couldn't be more thrilled at the news of her acceptance of our offer."

Producer Gareth I. Davies added: “Maisie, a star in the making, will bring lots of vitality and excitement to the project, and her existing ‘Game of Thrones’ fan following will be delighted to see Maisie embark on her latest lead role – in what promises to be a very special film to hit our cinema screens in 2014

Also attached to the film, which goes into pre-production later in the year, is actor Doug Jones best known in the UK for his roles in the HELLBOY films and PAN’S LABYRINTH. He plays Lorna’s nemesis, the evil Sir Daniel Southall.

The crew includes monster effects specialist Neill Gorton ( FROM HELL); Stunt Co-ordinator Andy Bennett (THE WOMAN IN BLACK) and Storyboard artist Ben Oliver (JUDGE DREDD, X-MEN).


18 December 2012

WE ARE MONSTERS Gets New Artwork, Help The Movie Via Kickstarter

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Cardiff/Bristol based production company Movie Mogul Ltd (PANIC BUTTON), are gearing up for their next production - sci-fi action horror WE ARE MONSTERS. They have brought on board accomplished key crew such as Casting Director Jeremy Zimmermann (MOON, HELLBOY), Monster effects specialist Neill Gorton (THE WOLFMAN, FROM HELL); Stunt Co-ordinator Andy Bennett (THE WOMAN IN BLACK) and Storyboard artist Ben Oliver (JUDGE DREDD, X-MEN). Casting is currently underway.  

Keen to involve the public, WE ARE MONSTERS producer, director and co-writer, John Shackleton, has turned to crowd-funding platform Kickstarter, which recently opened its virtual doors to UK projects. Movie Mogul’s fund-raising campaign runs for 60 days from December 14th and they are aiming to raise £100,000 in an all or nothing campaign.

Shackleton commented: “We’re offering members of the public who might not normally have access to a film production, a window through which to get involved in the production of a fully professional feature film. There are a lot of fun incentives on offer, not least the opportunity to take part in the climactic uprising scenes at the end of the film, when the population begins to rise up against their alien oppressors.”

Synopsis: Lorna Thompson, a lonely suburban schoolgirl, joins a mutant gang of teenagers on a quest to discover their true identities. They uncover a global conspiracy, which they must find the strength to fight before civilization is destroyed.



Support We Are Monsters at Kickstarter here /  www.wearemonstersmovie.com