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.
The results of this year’s Book Pipeline Competition, for writers with material suitable for Film/TV adaptation, have been announced and (insert fanfare here) I’m thrilled to announce that my novelThe Lamplighters is a Finalist!
It’s a real thrill to have The Lamplighters make the selection from over 900 entries.
Congratulations to Grand Prize winner Zach Fortier with I Am Raymond Washington. It sounds like a fascinating book and I am looking forward to reading (and seeing!) it.
Here’s the complete list of Book Pipeline 2015 Finalists and Semifinalists. Congrats to all who were selected:
Executive Outcomes by Nick Bicanic A Fistful of Clones by Seaton Kay-Smith The Lamplighters by Frazer Lee Stranded by Douglas Wentworth The Dress Thief by Natalie Meg Evans The Wet Woman by Alejandra Mattoni
Do Not Resuscitate by Nicholas Ponticello Jubilee by Jennifer Givhan Just a Theory by Annie Wood Monsterland by Michael Phillip Cash The Virus by Janelle Diller
What does this exciting news mean for The Lamplighters?
Well, in the coming weeks I will be consulting with the Book Pipeline and Script Pipeline development team to discuss the screen adaptation potential of my work.
I’ll keep you posted on any developments.
Thanks for reading,
Bram Stoker Award® Finalist for Best First Novel, The Lamplighters is available in ebook and paperback from:
Excited to announce that my new short film The Stay won the Best Atmosphere Award at the Independent Horror Movie Awards 2015.
The Stay was also nominated in the Best Original Concept and Best Music categories.
All of which are great honours – I’d like to thank the judges and organisers for recognising and celebrating The Stay in this way.
The Stay cast and crew screening. L-R: Exec Producer Sarah Stokes, Writer/Director Frazer Lee, Actress Daniela Finley, Composer Lester Barnes, Exec Producer Phil Stokes.
We held an intimate cast and crew screening this week (in atmospheric fog-bound London) and I’d like to thank all our supporters for making it a great evening. We raised a glass of Gangly Ghoul Ale afterwards in celebration.
And I’d love for you to share in the celebration with me.
Look out for a special online screening of The Stay on Friday 13th November.