The night kicked off in epic style with Terminus from director Sean Parsons. This US/UK collaboration is based on characters from Welsh horror novelist A.M. Esmonde and it’s a meditative take on the vampire genre as a brooding, blood-sucking assassin crosses paths with a wayward human. A.M. Esmonde couldn't make it along to the night but he did take the time to do an email Q&A about the making of Terminus.
Terminus Official Site
A.M. Esmonde’s Blog
We then screened the short horror Creak from Moviebar veteran Luther Bhogal-Jones. Luther answered questions about paying tribute to classic John Carpenter movies and creating his own version of the 70s slasher monster. You can find out more about the production of Creak over at Luther’s blog Wars of Attrition.
Have You Seen This Girl?
First-time director Jonathan Luke then screened his comedy Have You Seen This Girl? which was filmed in Brighton. Jonathan talked about coming up with his simple but effective story and casting his likeable but quirky lead.
Watch Have You Seen This Girl? on Shooting People
House Trafalgar (Trailer)
Writer Simon Messingham then showed off the latest trailer for his action short House Trafalgar which is currently in production. Simon pitched the film as an attempt to bring action cinema to the short film format with a twist on big budget movies like Master and Commander.
To round things off what better than a good ol’ scrap? Director Ross Boyask finished the night with a breathless fight sequence shot in the snow with two fearless stuntwomen. Ross talked about choreographing the short and the possibilities of turning it into a feature.
Don’t forget the next Moviebar is a horror extravaganza and falls on Halloween (Monday 31st October) with prizes for the best costume! For any feedback or submissions, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.