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The Longest Lanyard

Posted in FILM with tags , , , , , , on June 15, 2016 by dcairns

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OK, so I have my festival brochure, my staff pass and my press pass. Co-writer Alex Livingstone gets the filmmaker pass, because how many lanyards can I wear before my slender neck gives way?

Dates for the diary ~

Tomorrow I open the Festival, if you discount the Opening Night Gala and Party, with POW!!! Origin Story, presenting the development of comic book heroes in the cinema, from 1895 to (sort of) the present day, showing how our retrospective fits into the history books. This will be at 16.20 in Filmhouse 3.

Speaking of the retrospective, I will be introducing DANGER: DIABOLIK in the same venue at 18.20, and then MODESTY BLAISE on the big, big screen of Filmhouse 1 at 23.10.

On Friday, our movie THE NORTHLEACH HORROR premieres in the shorts screening at Cineworld at 18.00. This is sold out, officially, but there will probably be more tickets available on the day. Then we premiere AGAIN, if that’s even possible, in front of THE REZORT at 23:25 in Filmhouse 1.

On Saturday, THE REZORT gets a second screening, accompanied by THE NORTHLEACH HORROR again, at 20.35 in Cineworld. Still tickets available for this one, I believe.

I’ll be at all those screenings.

On Saturday I resume intros for POW!!!, so you can see me in front of BARBARELLA, then the next day TINTIN AND THE MYSTERY OF THE GOLDEN FLEECE, LONE WOLF AND CUB: SWORD OF VENGEANCE, etc. I don’t know if I’ll be at GOLGO 13, as I have a funeral that day, and I’ll be out of the country at the end of the fest so will miss POPEYE and FLASH GORDON, but I think you’ll see me and co-programmer/mastermind Niall Greig Fulton before BABA YAGA, FRIDAY FOSTER and BATMAN: THE MOVIE, the last-named featuring a Very Special Guest.

What I don’t quite see is how I’m going to finish a book chapter, a DVD text essay, and edit an entire video essay at the same time. But no doubt there’s a way. It generally turns out that there is.

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The waiting is almost over

Posted in FILM with tags , , , on May 26, 2016 by dcairns

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Tickets are now on sale for THE NORTHLEACH HORROR!

You can see it as part of a programme of shorts, in which I am delighted to be screening with a film by my friend Tracey Fearnehough, my fellow-teacher at Edinburgh College of Art, or you can see it with feature-length zombie safari movie THE REZORT, directed by another friend, Steve Barker. Charmingly, both NORTHLEACH and REZORT had their costumes designed by Alison Mitchell (another friend, naturally).

I’m also very excited about the fact that our world premiere is on June 17th, the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s little ghost-story party, at which Frankenstein was conceived.

The dead will walk again!

World Premiere

Posted in FILM with tags , on May 17, 2016 by dcairns

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Creative Scotland announced today, in Cannes no less, that among the Scottish films screening at Edinburgh International Film Festival in June this year will be my own humble short, THE NORTHLEACH HORROR, starring Freddie Fox (pictured) and thin friend (also pictured). We’re all very excited!

Guess we’d better finish the damn thing now.