What an honour!
Many thanks to Tyler Darkow & all at the Fest for supporting our work, on behalf of the cast & crew of The Stay 🎃
Many thanks to all at #creepytreefilmfestival for this amazing award!
And to the cast, crew and supporters of #TheStayMovie – couldn’t have done it without you – thanks again!
Amazing news just in that The Stay has won BEST SHORT FILM in the MYSTERY category at the Hollywood Blood Horror Festival in Los Angeles USA.
What a wonderful post-Halloween treat!
My thanks to all at Hollywood Blood & to the cast and crew of The Stay and to all our supporters.
Great news from Catalonia!
#TheStayMovie — Official Selection — Terror Shorts category
Galacticat (June 7-9, 2019)
Thanks to the Festival Programmers from the Cast & Crew of The Stay!
Official Selection — Haunted House FearFest
‘Independent Horror Short Films Monthly Screening’
@ The Castle, Friedrichshain Berlin, June 9th 2019
This is a walk-in screening at The Castlethat has 50+ draft beers on tap.
The cover charge is 3 Euros on the door (no exceptions), this includes being part of the draw for a Haunted House T-shirt worth (20 euros), and you get to vote on your favourite films on the night. Check out the Facebook event page for further details.
And you can see The Stay on VOD / DVD now — just follow the links at https://thestaymovie.wordpress.com
And what a wonderful start to the New Year.
News just in that ZedFest Film Festival & Screenplay Competition in Hollywood USA has awarded the Edgar Allan Poe Gothic Filmmaker of the year award to yours truly for my film The Stay.
To quote the great poet, “I was never really insane except upon occasions when my heart was touched.”
My thanks to Festival Directors Wendy Medrano & Ed Stephens, and to their sponsors iPitch.tv for this very great honour.
As previously posted, The Stay won big at ZedFest 2018, where it was awarded the Outstanding Directing, Outstanding Screen Story & Outstanding Acting Performance Awards.
To be able to add the Edgar Allan Poe Gothic Filmmaker Award to that list of accolades is a wonderful surprise indeed.
As ever, a huge thank you to the cast & crew of The Stay and to all of our supporters.
Here’s to a fun & creative year ahead.
It’s already off to a great start!
It’s my very great honour to announce that THE STAY picked up the Best Short Film (Sci-Fi) Award at the Changing Face International Film Festival 2017 (Sydney, Australia).
See all the Winners and Finalists here.
A huge thank you to the Festival organisers from the cast & crew of THE STAY!
Watch THE STAY on Amazon VOD here.
UPDATE: The Starburst international Film Festival has been rescheduled for 2018. More details when I get ’em!
Thrilled that my award winning short film ‘The Stay’ is in official selection at Starburst International Film Festival 2017.
Starburst Magazine says, “The Stay (Directed by Frazer Lee who wrote the screenplay for Panic Button), shows us a nightmarish holiday for one lone female. Broodingly creepy, this short is very much in the tradition of classic TV show Tales of the Unexpected.”
High praise indeed! And being selected by this festival has an extra buzz for me. Starburst was my first ever magazine subscription when I was a young monster kid, dreaming of making my own movies while poring over its full colour behind-the-scenes photo spreads.
The Starburst International Film Festival takes place in Manchester, UK across the Bank Holiday weekend August 25th-27th. Tickets are on sale now, and further details about the fantastic line-up are at the festival’s official site.
Check out a trailer for ‘The Stay’ starring Daniela Finley, below.
Not so long ago, in a little cottage in the Cotswolds, I worked with some amazing people on my latest short film, The Stay. Our mission statement was to keep it simple, to keep it ‘do-able’. And so, our tale was about a character, a location, and a spooky “what if?” scenario.
With the support of our producers and crowdfunders (and many other supporters who gave of their time, skills and enthusiasm to help bring the project to the screen) The Stay had its World Premiere at the 25th Anniversary World Horror Con, in Atlanta USA. And the movie has been playing at film festivals ever since, picking up the Best Atmosphere Award at last year’s Independent Horror Movie Awards, along with nominations for Best Music and Best Original Concept.
Now (drum roll please…) I’m delighted to announce that The Stay has won another award!
My thanks to Festival Director Dionne Jackson and all at the Things2Fear Film Fest for including The Stay in Official Selection, and for awarding the film the brilliant accolade of ‘Best Story’. And I’d like to congratulate all the selected filmmakers, awards nominees and winners on their work – you can see the full list of 2016 award winners, and learn more about the festival here.
I’d like to wish all my f( r )iends and followers a very Happy New Fear 2016 with some discounted January chills.
Winner, Best Atmosphere – Independent Horror Movie Awards
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Winner, Best Horror Short – Dragon*con
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A young woman checks into a secluded cottage and discovers that some vacations stay with you…forever.
The Stay is a supernatural suspense chiller from Bram Stoker Award finalist Frazer Lee (Panic Button, On Edge, Red Lines, Simone), starring Daniela Finley with cinematography by BAFTA Award Nominee Alan Stewart (Sherlock Holmes, Into The Woods, SPECTRE, King Arthur).
Winner Best Atmosphere, Independent Horror Movie Awards 2015
Nominated Best Original Concept, Independent Horror Movie Awards 2015
Nominated Best Music, Independent Horror Movie Awards 2015