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By James Whittington, Tuesday 4th October 2016 Grimmfest 2016 is almost here (starts Thursday!) and is boasting an amazing line up of artists who will be attending or appearing in specially recorded messages. Here's all the info you need:
On Thursday all the way from America director Cory Asraf, will be on hand to talk about his noirish melange of Marilyn Manson and Metaphysics, Let Me Make You A Martyr, and then they'll take a hard look at relationships with Broken director Shaun Robert Smith and producer/actor Craig Conway.
Friday will celebrate local talent, with writer/director Matt Johns, producer Chris Lane, and lead actor Garth Maunders, and their acclaimed short, A Father's Day. On Saturday, director Ben Parker, producer Jen Handorf, and lead actress Charlotte Salt, will be joining us for their masterclass in the art of claustrophobia, The Chamber, plus they've more sulphurous shorts from local talent, featuring the premiere of the sour revenge drama NSFW, with director Cosmo Wallace, and cast and crew to be announced, and Dearly Beloved, with director Corey Kelly, and produced by John Davison. Sunday sees the world premiere of the shocking, startling, wildly unpredictable Tonight She Comes, and Grimmfest is delighted to be welcoming director Matt Stuertz, all the way from the USA, to introduce and talk about the film, and the regional premiere of The Rezort, with Director Steve Barker, writer Paul Gerstenberger, and cast members TBC all on hand to offer some suitably horrific holiday tips.
As I've already mentioned, the team have more than a few... "virtual guests". For the first time, this year they'll have a whole host of specially-recorded video intros from those directors and stars of our movies, who for one reason or another couldn't make it along in person, but still wanted to be there in... spirit.
On Friday, and on film director and SFX Maestro Geoff Rednapp will appear for his downbeat and disquieting drama The Unseen, director Bo Mikkelsen (TBC), for the claustrophobic urban nightmare What We Become, and director Adam Rifkin and writer/star/Master of the Magic Arts, Penn Jillette, with their scabrously satirical shocker, Director's Cut.
On Saturday team Grimmfest have pre-recorded words of wisdom from Joseph Sims-Bennett, director of paranoid and voyeuristic psychological thriller Observance; director Carles Torrens and star Dominic Monaghan with some startling and confrontational relationship advice in the queasy Pet, and some good old-fashioned Southern hospitality from Trash Fire writer/director Richard Bates, Jr. On Sunday, director Jackson Stewart and actor Graham Skipper will be inviting us to embark on a journey Beyond The Gates, and actor, producer, and living legend Ken Foree will be giving the lowdown on his latest feature, The Rift.
And just as important, they are welcoming back their friend and colleague Colin McKraken who will host all special guest Q & As across the festival. A talented and hugely knowledgeable journalist and genre writer.
Expect more announcements as more are confirmed, either in person, or on screen!
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