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INDIE FILM THE DEAD OUTSIDE NOMINATED FOR 4 BAFTA SCOTLAND NEW TALENT AWARDS
Scottish indie horror feature “The Dead Outside” has been nominated at BAFTA Scotland New Talent Awards in the categories of Best New Work, Director, Producer, and Writer(s). The awards ceremony will take place in Glasgow on March 13th, 09.
“The Dead Outside” is the debut feature-film from Dumfries-born director Kerry Anne Mullaney. Co-written with Producer Kris R Bird, “The Dead Outside” follows a man and a young girl who struggle to build a new life in the Scottish countryside following a devastating plague. Whilst invoking a beautiful sense of isolation and dread, the film touches on the difficult subject of euthanasia, making it an unusually intimate exploration into the morality of life, death, and compassion. The deft handling of such emotive topics make the film a poetic piece of film-making in a genre that so often lacks subtlety.
The very making of “The Dead Outside” is a tale of overcoming the odds. With it being the first feature from the Edinburgh-based production company Mothcatcher Films, Kris and Kerry took the decision to self-finance out of their own pockets and structure a shoot with minimal crew. “The Dead Outside” was shot over just two weeks with a cast & crew having previously only worked on music promos or short-films, and is a testament to what can be achieved with a strong creative vision, clever use of technology, and a lot of hard work!
“The Dead Outside” landed its Premiere at the UK’s biggest genre festival, Film4 FrightFest. It screened to a 600-strong Leicester Square crowd alongside just four other British horrors, before going on to win a Special Jury Mention at Italy’s prestigious Science+Fiction Festival. “The Dead Outside” is set to continue its festival run through 2009, with a DVD release on the cards for later in the year.
For more information on “The Dead Outside” or to view a trailer, visit the official website at www.thedeadoutside.co.uk
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