deep clean at FRightfest halloween

Some pics from the Frightfest Halloween screening of Deep Clean at Cineworld Leicester Square yesterday - great audience, HUGE Superscreen, thrillng day - thanks to Paul McEvoy, Ian Rattray and the whole Frightfest crew - and of course to Team DC - Krent Able and Laura Kirby x

FSR article on new Hicks linklater biopic

“The definitive Hicks movie thus far is the documentary American: The Bill Hicks Story, which was produced by British filmmakers Matt Harlock and Paul Thomas. The film could easily have been a more generic take on Hicks’ personal and professional life from start to tragic finish, but instead, employs a compelling cut-and-paste animation method using still photographs of Hicks and the people closest to him.” FILM SCHOOL REJECTS

https://filmschoolrejects.com/richard-linklater-bill-hicks-biopic

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Frightfest panel at comic con

Fun times at the FrightFest panel today at MCM London Comic Con - once that Krent Able gets the mike, he goes! Lots of lovely filmmakers (Tom Paton, Julian Richards) and excellently hosted by Paul McEvoy - see you all next weekend at Cineworld for the Halloween show guys!

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As reported in THE HOLLYWOOD NEWS’s Frighfest’s ComicCon article…

Knoxville Horror Fest: best Film and best director

Thrilled to announce that Deep Clean picked up Best Director and the top prize the Palm d’Gore for Best Short Film at the Knoxville Horror Film Festival - thanks to the judges, William and the whole Knoxville team!

deep clean UK festival Premiere at Celluloid screams

Massive thanks to Robert Nevitt, Lucy, Dan and the festival team for a great day at Celluloid Screams in Sheffield on Sun Oct 21st - Deep Clean played to a wonderful gathering of committed genre fans with whoops and cheers - thank you Sheffield!

london festival premiere @ Frightfest halloween

Thrilled to announce that Deep Clean will have it’s London Festival Premiere at Frightfest Halloween on Sat Nov 3rd c/o @arrowvideo in the epic
@cineworld Superscreen on Leicester Square. Tickets on sale Sat 6th Oct at noon. We are also able to announce our London Short Film Festival screening in January 2019. Thanks go once again to the awesome DC crew.

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first five festivals for Deep clean

We are thrilled to announce the first five festivals Deep Clean will play - huge thanks to Aesthetica SFF @asffestival Cambridge @camfilmfest Celluloid Screams in Sheffield @celluloidscreams Leeds International @leedsfilmcity & Screamfest LA @screamfestla with more to announce very soon, big up to our top team @krentable @nickstagram_sound @kidkirby @rebekahr @mikepc9 @gregmduffield_dop @ajedam1  @tarabusch  @kendra_j_frost @nixiesavage  @ayse_hassan @ispeakmachine  @territorystudio @terrytreedavid @13fingerfx @rawdster @theblainebrothers @ricardosuavez

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Deep clean industry preview

Huge thanks to everyone who came out on Tues 17th for a great screening at Dolby Theatre on Soho Square. Great to see so many of our crew and friends here who helped make Deep Clean a reality incl. DOP Greg Duffield, SFX maestro Dan Martin, colourist Nuala Sheridan, sound mixer Chad Raymond, script and edit advisors Richie Pengelley, the Blaine brothers and Rob Hill. Thanks go especially to the team at Dolby - Jack, Reuben & Artur, and as always the Deep Clean crew - Laura, Sunny, Chantal, Mike & Steve.   

NDH20 with hope dickson leach & steve oram

NDH20 is locked and loaded - and we are stoked at the superb DOUBLE BILL we have created for this, our second event at The Hospital Club.

Our NDH20 guests will be directors Hope Dickson Leach (The Levelling) 
& Steve Oram (Aaaaaaaah!) on Tues May 22nd - tickets through the mailing list.

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Ink Cocks award at sochi FFA

The Sochi Film Festival gave Ink, Cocks & Rock'n'Roll a diploma of recognition on Friday night in the short film category, one of only two short film awards given. The event at The Soho Hotel was host to guest of honour Stephen Frears and Nick Nolte - and some excellent mini-sliders. Thanks to Charles Stewart at Sochi for passing on the reaction of the Russian filmmakers in the audience at the Sochi Dec screening - who were apparently inspired by the film and Krent's work.

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Alice lowe at hospital club

NDH19's guest was Alice Lowe, writer, director and star of Prevenge and co-writer/star of Sightseers.

Alice discussed her creative inspirations & filmmaking influences and a body of work that includes DarkplaceSightseersBlack Mountain PoetsThe Ghoul and her directorial outings SolitudoPrevenge and new project Timestalker.

The event was held at The Hospital Club's Oak Room, which has it own bar, stage and balcony, and is (we hear) Radiohead's favourite place to record in London...

A truly fantastic evening and HUGE thanks to Alice and Team NDH - Laura Kirby, Richie Pengelley, Aaron Shrimpton, Tom Duke, and especially to Jeffrey-Jay Antwi, Roman and Luke from The Hospital Club our amazing new NDH home.

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american in den of geek's top 23 docs on hulu

Those lovely Den of Geek types have compiled a list of their Top 23 Docs on Hulu, and American The Bill Hicks Story is snarling in there next to Exit Through the Gift Shop, Man on Wire, Room 237, Grizzly Man and Weiner - excellent company!

The Daily Dot also named American in their 13 Best Docs on Hulu right now.  

Deep Clean has wrapped!

We are very pleased to report that Deep Clean has successfully wrapped. Shooting from the 14th- 20th December, we have since been editing away over the Xmas break. 

Our amazing cast - Paul KayeTony Way & Joshua Glenister knocked it out of the park and our DOP Greg Duffield (Raised By Wolves, Man Down, The Windsors) and his excellent team have delivered some amazing footage, all pulled together with love and an iron fist by Rebekah Renford and Laura Kirby, our awesome production team. 

Our top production designer Natalie O'Connor and her team created a series of beautifully dilapidated mannequin factory basement sets and we finally got to break out our lovely doll maggot in all it's glory courtesy of Dan Martin and his 13 Finger FX team - a real sight to see it finally spring to horrible, squirming life under the watchful eye of Steve/Krent Able who 'kept it horror 4 real'.

Heres some pics from the shoot - more to come soon!

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Aesthetica Top 10 BEST of the fest

Thanks to all the crew @thefilmmagazine - #inkcocksfilm TOP 10 BEST OF THE FEST from @asffestival - The Fear grows...believe.

"Part serious exploration of a charismatic comic artist many know little about and part funny exploration of his alter ego, this documentary from Matt Harlock was a fascinating watch from start to finish, taking many forms throughout its run-time in much the same way that its subject did. This will be of particular interest for comic artists, illustrators and so on, but holds a particular interest to anyone intrigued by talented and/or unusual people." The Film Magazine

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'My First job in film' talk at Groucho Club

"And we’re off! Fantastic presentation from @halflifefilms director Matt Harlock talking to our young filmmakers about The Perfect Package!" The others speakers were Paul Trijbits and previous NDH guest Richard Holmes, so we were in top company! Thanks to @myfirstjobinfilm, Georgie McGahey, Sam and all the attendees, hope my package was above average...check out their industry programmes here
www.myfirstjobinfilm.co.uk

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MCM Comic Con 2017: We brought The Fear

Yes we totes did. There was a great panel, we talked about Kickstarter, and making monsters! What else do ya need? Props to Territory Studio and Travis Hartman and Emily Dickson at MCM Comic Con for pulling it all together, and thanks to Krent Able, Dan Martin and Paddy Eason for being excellent panellists - and the audience, who were there in droves...Deep Clean crew represent. Here some pics and vids - enjoy x

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Crowdfunding part 4 article for Directors Uk

Much indebted to Chris Young and Marc Abbs at Directors UK for setting this up - the 4th article on the Deep Clean journey featured on DirsUk website and newsletter - thank you for the support guys.

COMIC CON Deep Clean panel - Oct 28th

We were thrilled to be asked to host a panel at Comic Con at Excel on Oct 28th. 

"The Horror, The Horror: From Comics to live-action monsters” 

The talk will be about our journey from festival hit Ink Cocks & Rock’n’Roll to Deep Clean, and the Kickstarter experience, talking about the process, showing storyboards, concept art, Kickstarter video and with the expert input of Dan Martin (monster builder), Krent Able (graphic artist), and VFX honcho David Sheldon-Hicks of Territory Studio.