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Preorder the paperback edition of Anthony Watson's WITNESSES, released January 31st 2018. Price includes free worldwide shipping.
The End Times are upon us…
In the small village of East Lee in north-east England, Dave Charlton is studying for his PhD, an academic work that will probably be read by only a handful of people. His research is of limited interest – certainly nothing that will change the world.
The world is changing though, and as his perception of reality mysteriously begins to alter - bringing new abilities to see what others cannot, a stranger arrives with revelations which will transform the course of his life for ever – and the lives of everyone else on the planet.
Dave finds himself a key player in a story as old as time itself, forced into a situation where the decisions he makes really are the most important in the world. He has become part of the endless cycle of conflict between the forces of good and evil, the struggle which will culminate in the final battle: Armageddon.
Moving between the present day, the battlefields of World War One Belgium, 1940s Virginia and Malaysia in the 1970s, WITNESSES is an epic tale of destiny and apocalyptic horror.
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The Greenwood Faun by Nina Antonia is available to pre-order.
"A strange and curious novel, steeped in the lingering incense and paganism of the fin-de-siècle."
- Phil Baker
"Nina Antonia's The Greenwood Faun is a haunted, haunting work. Summoning up Lucian Taylor, the hallucinated hero of Arthur Machen's The Hill of Dreams, Nina channels the curious, captivating story of what happened to Lucian's literary masterpiece after his death, and how it both saves and destroys those who come across it after it is posthumously published. Shot through with decadence, poetry, opium, and incense, with the ghost of Lionel Johnson as psychopomp and the Great God Pan heavy in the fields, this is a beautifully written proem: witty, crepuscular, enchanting, surprising."
- David Tibet
"Decadent in style and, more importantly, in spirit, The Greenwood Faun captures the lush sentiment as well as the mordant irony of the fin-de-siècle, and contrives a delicate balance between them. I loved it."
- Brian Stableford
Scheduled for official publication on December the 5th, 2017 - Faunalia of the ancient Roman calendar - the book has 192 pages; is a lithographically printed, sewn hardback with colour endpapers. It includes a foreword by Mark Valentine. It is limited to just 420 copies. ISBN 978-0-993527876.
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Gary Sinyor - Director of The Unseen, takes on Disney's CEO Bob Iger in the clash for UK Cinema Venues this December
28th November 2017: London, UK - Gary Sinyor, director of critically acclaimed The Unseen, has taken the unusual step of taking out an advertisement in this week’s Guardian newspaper asking Disney CEO Bob Iger to release one cinema screen in Central London so he can show his British film.
The Unseen, which stars Jasmine Hyde, Richard Flood and Simon Cotton, has been hailed as a gripping Hitchcock inspired thriller. It was made with a crew of just 8 and a budget of one thousandth that of the Disney juggernaut. It follows the story of a couple who lose their son in a tragic accident, only to then be haunted by his voice. The film has received amazing reviews yet the multiplexes and even the small independents only have eyes for Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Understandably, with box office takings struggling each year, the film offers a big pay day at the end of the year to all involved but it doesn’t give audiences much choice about what to see and that’s frustrating for British film-makers.
“The new Star Wars film is going to be not just in every cinema complex but also nearly screen and for nearly every performance. Disney’s terms were so strict that American cinema chains threatened to boycott it. One small screen in Central London would have a negligible effect on them but means a huge amount to an independent British feature film. With such outstanding reviews for The Unseen a direct appeal to the head of Disney to release a screen was the obvious thing to do” says Gary.
Gemma (Jasmine Hyde) and Will (Richard Flood) are shattered when their son dies in an accident. Gemma blames herself and starts to have panic attacks that affect her eyesight - and the audience's point of view. Will, tormented, believes he is hearing his son's voice calling out to him. To escape their grief, Gemma suggests they take up Paul's (Simon Cotton) offer to stay at his Lake District country getaway. Gemma, helped by ex-pharmacist Paul, tries to stop her panic attacks with medication. Will, unable to hear to his son in his bedroom back home, antagonizes Paul and suddenly goes home. Gemma is now reliant on Paul who appears to be developing genuine feelings for her welfare. Love, grief, and the frailty of the human condition are all brought to the fore as Gemma Will and Paul are caught up in a descent into violence, both psychological and ultimately physical.
Gary has previously directed Leon The Pig Farmer and The Bachelor
The Unseen will be in UK Cinemas from 15th December - Book your tickets here: https://www.ourscreen.com/film/The-Unseen
AWARD WINNING SHORT FILM THE SUNKEN CONVENT PREMIERES ONLINE
The grotesque Danish short film, inspired by Hans Christian Andersen, has been touring film festivals for a year and a half and is now finally available online.
Leading film site Screen Anarchy hosts the online premiere of the Danish short film ’The Sunken Convent’ (org. Title: ’Det Sjunkne Kloster’). Written and directed by Michael Panduro, the film is loosely inspired by the Hans Christian Andersen tale of the same name, and is one of the most succesful short films to come out of Denmark in a while.
Visit Screen Anarchy at this location, to watch the film:
Since premiering at The Imagine Film Festival in Amsterdam last April, ’The Sunken Convent’ has screened at more than sixty film festivals, including the World’s premiere short film festival in Clermont-Ferrand, France, and prominent genre festivals like Screamfest, Brussels Int. Fantastic Film Festival, L’etrange and Monster Fest. The film has taken home awards at Feratum FF in Mexico, Dracula FF in Romania, Nightmares FF in Ohio, Cryptshow in Spain and was nominated for the iHorror awards 2017.
The 15 minute film was written, directed and edited by Michael Panduro and produced by Jón Hammer through Zentropa Productions. It stars veteran actor Claus Flygare (b. 1947), who’s credits include Susanne Bier’s ’After the Wedding’, Lars Von Trier’s ’Kingdom’ and Nicholas Winding Refn’s ’Bleeder’. The film was produced with the support of The Filmworkshop in Copenhagen, Aarhus Filmworkshop, Odense Filmworkshop and The Animation Workshop in Viborg.
Director Michael Panduro comments: ”I'm fascinated by how we as people apparently crave our own demise. How our actions often prefer habit over logic despite sometimes fatal consequences. Taking offset in that paradox, you could say that this film is a satire on modern day apathy – a film about how human nature will undoubtedly lead to our undoing.”
Producer Jón Hammer elaborates: ”The Sunken Convent is a far cry from traditional Scandinavian filmmaking. Michael has a unique ability to turn film into a corporeal experience and The Sunken Convent is a great example of his strong signature style as a filmmaker.”
A man wakes up, he goes to work, he eats in, he does a bit of home surgery, he drives to the woods. Told without words and loosely inspired by the tale by Hans Christian Andersen, 'The Sunken Convent' is a grotesque and slightly surreal story of bad habits.
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
‘The Sunken Convent’ is the first proper short film from music video director Michael Panduro, who’s work with bands like Napalm Death, Cephalic Carnage and Job For a Cowboy has been known to push the boundaries of gore and good taste. Last week Michael released his latest music video for American super group Dead Cross. That video was hailed as “The best horror short of 2017” by MovieWeb.