Frightfest, along with Horror Channel and Movie Mogul, have revealed their chosen top six shorts from a competition that asked aspiring directors to create and aumbit their own minature horror films.
But there was a twist in the production, the creators had to adhere to a number of ‘killer’ restraints including limiting the number of cast and crew to 6 members, using a maximum of 6 lines of dialogue and sticking to a budget of £666 (and we’re guessing they had to include 6 in the title).
The overall winner will be revealed at the festival on Sunday 25th August, after all 6 have been screened and judged by a panel of acclaimed judges includingFrighfest director Paul McEvoy, Filmmaker Paul Hyett, Movie Mogul’s John Shackleton, Journalist Rosie Booth and Horror Channel presenter Emily Booth.
There is also a rumour that Tom Six will attend, depending on his commitments on Human Centipede 3. The talented winner will receive £6,666 and the chance to develop a feature film whilst being mentored by Movie Mogul, and we will annouce which short comes out on top later this week but for now here’s a look at the finalists who beat out 151 other entries:
6 Seconds to Die
Directed by Rick James.
Cast: Emma Drysdale, Emily Petrolo and John Rackham
Six Degrees of (Limb) Seperation
Directed by Mikel Iriarte
Cast: Leo Charlton, Madeleine Dunbar and Sam Atkind.
Directed by Alice Moet
Cast: Ellie Manson, Bethany Jackson, Dominic Brunt and Mark Newby
Directed by David Wayman
Cast: Ed Judd, Aston Fisher, Tom Murton, Teya Simone, Kym Chapman and Dan Lord
Six Feet Under
Directed by Joe and Lloyd Stas
Cast: Helen Booden, Tom Stas, Lloyd Stas and Ben Galler