The FrightFest Files: Ten Horror Films To Watch – Part 1

We have a couple of weeks to go to Halloween, so in the spirit of the season I thought I’d talk horror films. Continue reading The FrightFest Files: Ten Horror Films To Watch – Part 1


Guest Post: A Dream Of Cannes

In the second of our Cannes reports, Leading Man Clive Ashenden gives us an impressionistic take on the whole Cannes experience. Expect hallucinatory strangeness. 


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The Vanished: A Reappearance

Some very good news from Leading Man Clive about his short film The Vanished, which he wrote and directed for maritime charity Seafarers UK.

The film has been nominated for one of the Martime Foundation’s prestigious Maritime Media awards. It’s up for the Donald Gosling award for Best Television, Film or Radio Contribution.

It’s a big old longlist, but it’s worth pointing out that The Vanished is the only film there that’s not from a broadcasting heavyweight. It was put together on a tiny budget in a very short period of time. It’s the talents that Clive and his producer Keith rallied to the cause that have made The Vanished such a satisfying, emotive and chilling piece.

Read more about the Maritime Media Awards.

And here’s my original post on The Vanished (declaration of interest: I have a colourist credit on the film).

The awards are announced on November 22nd, at the Institute of Directors, Pall Mall, London. More news as we get it.