San Diego Comic-Con 2014
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Some other quick notes before you leave... my science fiction short film MARS-II screens in Detroit (USA) in the Official Selection of the Detcon1 Film Festival in a few days on Saturday 19th of July at 7:14pm as part of 'Science Fiction & Fantasy Shorts #4'.
Also, following my blog about three art film commissions on the horizon, I have now successfully completed production on them. Phew! The first of which is completed and online (see left), a documentary for my 'Videos For Artists' web series, shot at BARBICAN CENTRE. My film for 'Filthy Lucre: Lost In The Nameless City' where I interpreted London's urban spaces with video/photography screened
at the event a few days ago and was met with a resounding ovation from the audience. I will be writing a separate blog about the making of the film very soon, sharing images of the process and research behind it, as it developed from ideas into a finished piece of work - - - I returned from Denmark about a week ago, and having gone there to shoot two films, I returned with FOUR!! I shot at a rarely captured place called Vallo Castle, dance on a beautiful Copenhagen beach and at a converted Chapel, now a dance studio: Danse Kapellet. There'll be more on these exciting finished or near completed film projects in an upcoming blog post.
MARS-II AWARDED OPENING FILM &
OFFICIAL SELECTION IN TORONTO
"Has 'The Cosmonaut' discovered the future of filmmaking?"
- TWITCH on 'The Cosmonaut'
MARS-II Invited to
Hush Hush Film Night / The Base
It's always really rewarding to be accepted into a festival or event, the feeling of validation from another filmmaker or judge that they're saying "YES" we want your film and "YES" we want you to represent us - it's truly generous and uplifting. Though I've found recently, it can feel even better when someone discovers and approaches you of their own accord. A few weeks ago the HUSH HUSH FILM NIGHT e-mailed me about my body of work and requested to screen MARS-II at their event on the 26th of September this month! The evening event is set up to help expose and celebrate Leeds-based and affiliated filmmakers with currently six films set to screen (more TBA). Hush Hush will take place at music/visual arts studio THE BASE and is ran by Champion Up North who aim to "support the professional development of musicians and artists in Leeds".
In addition to the screening, I'll be doing an interview with them that'll be published on their website in the Meet The Filmmakers section sometime before the event occurs. The film is returning to Leeds where it was produced after the recent exotic screenings in India at 'A Short Evening With Films' and in South Africa at Celludroid Film Festival.
MARS-II in Official Selection for Snake Alley Festival of Film !
Sadly there aren't currently many more specific details to report on, but you can read about the Iowa festival as a whole HERE. You can also head over to their OFFICIAL PAGE on Facebook to support the festival and keep up to date with it's news. Plus, if you haven't already, please check out the MARS-II Facebook page to support the film and maybe give us a 'LIKE'! More details will be released soon when I have them...
A Film By Abigail
Is Screening In New York City!!!
The festival is curated and ran by The Epiphany School and it features live-action short films, animation and documentary that is not only suitable but aimed at young children as an audience.
It's important to highlight that the film is sadly not In Competition at the festival but will be screened as Out Of Competition to the pupil's of the school "in filmmaking classes throughout the year as a way to show students what current filmmakers are creating". The film will be alongside other films of merit that didn't succeed in finding a slot for competing at the festival but did enough to impress the judges to gain a place in the school's "art curriculum" (and that's another direct quote!) ... Yes you've read correctly (I had to re-read when they told me), the film will be one of a series of works to be screened to expose the minds of kids in New York to the many forms of international cinema! That's pretty crazy and very flattering - it more than makes up for what was essentially a rejection! And because of this good news, I've also created a new poster, debuting above.
To keep up to date with my work, you can follow me on Twitter: @paul00vernon
The film has previously screened at BAFTA London, Bradford International Film Festival (Filmmakers' Weekend) and was a part of the Official Selection at the SLEEPWALKERS International Student & Short Film Festival (a part of the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival). There is a lot in the pipeline for more potential platforms for the film and I hope to deliver more news soon about A FILM BY ABIGAIL - a film that doesn't stop surprising me.
MARS-II World Premiere
on The 13th In Boston
The 38th BOSTON SCIENCE FICTION FESTIVAL starts TOMORROW and they have released it's schedule a few days ago! The MARS-II World Premiere starts PROGRAM 5 on the 13th of February: BOSTON SCI-FI SCHEDULE
The film will be shown to an American audience of sci-fi enthusiasts in little under a week, hopefully it's just the beginning of it's international run. Fingers crossed for other submissions. Support MARS-II on Facebook here and give us a "LIKE" to be updated on the BOSTON Fest and all future screenings/events for the film:
[Also, freshly updated posters can be found LEFT and BELOW complete with the super-cool BOSTON laurel. It's the little things that matter...]
MARS-II officially Selected For the Boston Sci-Fi Film Festival
"It has been a really difficult process. We have had more films and better quality than any other year. The level of expertise by the filmmakers and their creativity has been incredible!"
- Boston Sci-Fi discusses it's 2013 films on it's website
Award winning and internationally selected director of dance, fiction, experimental and documentary films with screening highlights of London Short Film Festival at the ICA, LACMA, Zealous X exhibition (Oxo Tower Wharf) and San Diego Comic-Con. His work has broadcast on BBC One and ikono TV.
He has been an assistant director and other roles on short films and music videos for Channel 4, Sony and Colombia Records, feature documentary Postcards From The 48% and New Town Utopia, as well as commercial work for clients such as Ford, Sky, Hugo Boss, Audible, NSPCC and Estée Lauder.
Paul is also a photographer that has received bespoke commissions from English Heritage. He is currently designing and writing a series of photography books showcasing his unpublished and new work.
'A Film By Abigail'
A Short Evening With Films
Best Science Fiction & Fantasy Independent Film Award
Boston Science Fiction Festival
Branches And Bones
Champion Up North
City Of Women
Docfilm Fest 2013
Docfilm Festival 2013
DocFilm Festival 2014
Doc Media Centre
English Short Film Festival Of Rouen
Epiphany Children's Film Festival
Fear And Desire
French Film Festival
Future Film Festival
Future Filmmakers Article/interview
Ghost Stories For Christmas
Hush Hush Film Night
Institute Of Contemporary Arts
Internationales Filmfest Emden|Norderney
International Film Festival
Invitations To Screen
I Saw The Devil
La County Museum Of Art
London School Of Contemporary Dance
London Short Film Festival
Los Angeles Children's Film Festival
Lost In The Nameless City
Masters Of Cinema Dvd
Memories Through Line & Colour
Monsters And Martians Science Fiction Film Festival
National Irish Science Fiction Film Awards
New York City
Northern Film School
Rouen Film Festival
Royston Arts Festival
San Diego Comic Con
San Diego Comic-Con
Sketches | Self-Portraits
Sleepwalkers Film Festival
Snake Alley Festival Of Film
South African Film Festival
The Barbican Centre
The Base Creative Studio
The Body Canvas
The Coal Miner's Day
The Green Serpent
The Ice Cream Men
The Next Room
The Short Cinema
This Is England Film Festival
Tri Cities International Fantastic Film Festival
Tri-Cities International Fantastic Film Festival
Tucker & Dale Vs Evil
Videos For Artists