Over Hallowe’en weekend, we’re hosting our first film festival!
It’s an immersive, multimedia event featuring some fantastic short horror films, all made by talented short filmmakers. We’ve put it together especially for family audiences to enjoy, so there is something for everyone to enjoy and a real range of films too.
We can’t wait for the event. Well, truthfully, we can because there is loads of stuff to do, and we need every single minute’s preparation time… But we are looking forward to it. We’ll be taking over the ground floor of the Pillbox building, which is usually home to our HQ as well as a host of other creative companies, and transforming it for the weekend into a mad science laboratory, complete with mad scientist Dr Hydenshriek at the helm!
Dr H is a master of creepy experiments and has been working for most of his life on mid control and bringing back the dead… This is the first time he’s opening his lab to the public and we are so excited to share it with you.
Alongside an immersive, terrifying tour of short films, there is also lots of interaction, live performance and workshops where families can create their own gory special effects (zombie bitten fingers, anyone?) and learn some of the secrets behind effective horror filmmaking. There will also be the chance to partake in some lunch from Dr H’s staff canteen… Just be careful if Dr. Acula’s on duty!
We’d love it if you’re able to join us for the event. We open from 10am on Saturday 31st October and you’re able to join us for entrances between 10am and 4.30pm across the weekend. Tickets are £6 or family and group ticket offers are available. Book here!
We’re crowdfunding to support the event, specifically the production design, which is no small undertaking. Any contribution, no matter how big or small will help us to create something special for our first festival event and we’d love to have you join our producing team!
We’ll be posting some updates on the development of the design, and progress on the overall festival. We’re very excited for this project and can’t wait to open the doors on 31st October.
For updates from Dr H himself, you can follow him and hear all about his inventions on Twitter @DrHydenshriek.
Watch this space for more details!