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STAGE FRIGHT / Short Film

HORROR COMEDY

Dance duet devolves into death match,
when one of its performers turns into a zombie.
**Shortlisted by Frightfest for Fresh Blood Award**

Hilarity ensues when a contemporary dancer unexpectedly turns into a zombie mid-show. As he chases and tries to eat the leading lady, the clueless audience and a pair of wisecracking hipsters look on in fascination, assuming that this is all part of the performance.

 

While the director and stage manager freak out backstage, dance devolves into a full-blown death match, culminating in an explosive finale and standing ovation.

Development Status:

Script complete and seeking financing.

JESSE FUNCTIONS / Feature Film

DRAMA

Jesse, a 20-something from Glasgow, lives from payday to payday and goes out almost every night. The fun night life and her friends help her happily cruise along until one day she gets stuck without any alcohol or money to buy any.

 

Instead of recognising her seizures and bout of illness for the alcohol withdrawal that it is, causing her to have hallucinations and delirium tremors, she simply thinks it's the flu.

Her flatmate nurses her back to health, though they both don't realise that the reason Jesse feels better is due to the alcoholic tea she's been given.

We jump forward 8 years where Jesse has just completed her rehab programme for the third time. She takes refuge at her

half-sister's flat, away from Glasgow, to try and get her life back on track.

However, the mundane drudgery of her new life and chemical imbalance in her brain slowly start to drive her mad, as she struggles to hold onto her sobriety and attempts to mend her strained relationship with her sister.

Will she sink back into her old habits, or finally break the toxic cycle for good?

RETCH / Feature Film

HORROR

Based off the award-winning short film ‘RETCH’ this feature is a visceral horror of paranoia and tension. Reminiscent of 'Climax' meets 'The Thing'.

 

Six friends have gathered to take a powerful psychoactive drug 'Cyclone' to weather out a particularly bad storm.

 

The party descends into chaos as a stranger appears at their door, who suffers from a mysterious disease which causes her to rip off her own skin, which threatens to infect the party.

 

Trapped by the worsening conditions outside and being severely impaired by the drugs they’ve taken, madness descends on the group, as they begin to turn on each other.

Development Status:
First Draft complete and seeking development deal.
Development Status:
The first half of this film was shot in 2014, the second half of which is to be shot in 2024 in order to shoot 10 years apart. The film is looking for financial support in the build up to 2024 for what will be an intriguing insight into the true impact of alcohol addiction and the rocky road to recovery.
 
Following in the footsteps of films such as 'Boyhood', the lead Actress playing Jesse (Nicki MacDonald) will have aged the equal amount as her character, lending the story an added layer of authenticity.
The below is a visual summary of the first half of the film:
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