Magazine article Screen International

FrightFest Unveils Shorts Line-Up

Magazine article Screen International

FrightFest Unveils Shorts Line-Up

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Watchmen writer Alan Moore to attend world premiere of his screenwriting debut, Show Pieces.

Film4 FrightFest is to screen a record 20 short films, 12 of them world premieres, at this year's August 23 event in London.

World premieres include Show Pieces, comprising three tales written by Alan Moore, the writer of graphic novels including Watchmen, The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen, From Hell, Constantine and V For Vendetta.

It marks the first time Moore has written for the screen and the short is directed by his close friend and acclaimed photographer Mitch Jenkins.

The interconnected trilogy kicks off with Act of Faith in which a young woman looking for the next step in sexual excitement finds it with unfortunate consequences. Jimmy's End tails a serial philanderer down a dark alley into a very unusual club where the top-billed attraction is The Bad Brides and their Danse Macabre; and His Heavy Heart reveals the horrifying price paid for his adultery.

Moore will attend with Mitch Jenkins and members of the cast. …

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