Both Becoming and Don’t Run have been included in the Oaxaca Film Festival’s Global Script Challenge lineup.
Becoming has been honoured as a Finalist while Don’t Run has been announced as Official Selection in the ‘Blockbuster‘ screenplay category.
Becoming (written by Jessie Kirby) has enjoyed a spectacular festival run receiving Best Screenplay awards at CrashLanded and the Annual CPH Film Festival, and being named Finalist at Out of the Can, Twister Alley, as well as at the Global Script Challenge at the Oaxaca Film Festival. Its Official Selections include The Buddha International Film Festival, Oregon Scream Week, White Nights Film Festival, KinoDrome, Horror Films in Hotlanta, 80 Screams International Film Festival and the prestigious Queen Palm International Film Festival.
Becoming is a modern take on the vampire film, taking inspiration from Scandi-Noir, featuring female leads and set in West Yorkshire.
“A small-town detective, Lindsey Swift, is overcome by a string of inexplicable disappearances. Teenagers are being slashed and going missing. There’s a massacre at the local café, and there’s an unnerving, attractive doctor at the local hospital who never seems to take a night off. And a mother, Claire, sees her family brutally murdered by a strange, animalistic woman. Claire survives…sort of. No-one’s really sure what’s going down in this town, but someone’s got to get to the bottom of it. And, as the age-old saying goes… if you want something done properly – ask a woman.”
Don’t Run (written by Kirsten Stoddart) is the latest addition to Brickworks Media’s slate of original horror and sci-fi screenplays, and has already received its second Best Horror Screenplay award at the Independent Horror Movie Awards, following its win at the Olympus Film Festival, Los Angeles, as well as being Semi-Finalist at the Film Festival of Time: Ancient Futures, nominee for Best Horror Screenplay at the Austin After Dark Film Festival, and is Official Selection at Oregon Scream Week Horror Film Festival as well as Oaxaca.
“In the year 2030, the Earth is invaded by an extra-terrestrial race who seek to improve the state of the planet. They rule with fear and violence. Those who disobey are incarcerated…but these are no ordinary prisons. For these inmates, the punishment is a life sentence…and a death sentence.”
2019 has been a strong year for original BWM projects thus far, with our short film, For Summer, receiving accolades at film festivals worldwide, and original sci-fi script, The Kin, also receiving Official Selections at multiple festivals.
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