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 🎃
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!
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.
The VOD version (not available in all countries) includes the short film only – rent or buy now!
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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
Happy Friday 13th!
The clock is about to strike 13:00 hrs here in the UK, so…
Head on over to my Facebook Page for a private screening of my new short film The Stay.
Your link and password will be active for the next 24 hours.
Thanks for watching, and I hope you enjoy your stay.
And if you do, why not post a quick rating / review at the Internet Movie Database?
It only takes a minute, and you can sign in using your Facebook, Google or Amazon account.
Now for some really good news.
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.
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.
You’re all invited.
See you there on Friday 13th – i hope you’ll enjoy your stay…