La debutante Kerry Anne Mullaney convence al jurado con su filme sobre un virus neurológico
Una pandemia provocada por un virus neurológico. Dos personas que no se conocen, pero que acaban aisladas en una granja de la campiña escocesa. El temor a que ya no quede vida en el mundo exterior. Esta es la tarjeta de presentación de ‘The dead outside’, una modesta cinta escocesa de la debutante Kerry Anne Mullaney que anoche se alzó en la X Semana Internacional de Cine Fantástico y de Terror de Estepona con el Unicornio de Oro a la mejor película y con el Unicornio de Plata a la mejor dirección.
La película escocesa “The dead outside” ha sido galardonada con el Unicornio de Oro a la Mejor Película en la X Semana Internacional de Cine Fantástico y de Terror de Estepona (Málaga), cuya gala de clausura se ha celebrado esta noche en el Palacio de Exposiciones y Congresos de la ciudad.
The Dead Outside wins Golden Unicorn Prize at 10th Annual Estepona International Horror and Fantasy Film Festival
[BBC News Scotland] Scots film scoops horror honours
A film shot on location in the south of Scotland has taken two awards at a movie festival in Spain.
The Dead Outside won best film and Kerry-Anne Mullaney took best director at the 10th Estepona International Horror and Fantasy Film Festival.
It was filmed in Auldgirth near Dumfries and beat off competition from some bigger budget rivals. Ms Mullaney currently has two more feature films in the pipeline which she also hopes to shoot in the region. She said she was delighted to have received the recognition for her work.
“I was so thrilled to receive best director. I never expected to receive best film too,” she said. “People came up afterwards and told me how much they loved the film and its foreboding atmosphere.” Ms Mullaney runs film company Mothcatcher along with producer Kris Bird.
They recently moved to the village of New Abbey in Dumfries and Galloway, from a base in Edinburgh. Mr Bird said the festival awards were a “major achievement” which would hopefully help to secure the support necessary to start filming another feature film later this year.
If I’m being honest my hopes for the horror film The Dead Outside were low. Although Scottish film is seeing a bit of a rise in quality and intelligence of late, this did sound like a it had a very low budget and it was also horror, and we all know that whatever country a horror film comes from with a low budget it’s very easy to get wrong. After all they say the easiest way into film-making is through horror.
Mothcatcher were delighted to assist Scottish Cycling with programming for the Big Screen at last week’s Original Bicycle Festival in Dumfries.
The Dead Outside market premières at the Marche du Film, Cannes today.
The film is represented at the Carlton Hotel by the film’s Sales Agent, Boll AG.
The Dead Outside is showing tonight at 18.30 in Naples, Italy, as part of Comicon!
More info here.