Magazine article Screen International

FrightFest Launches 'New Blood' Scheme for Horror Writers

Magazine article Screen International

FrightFest Launches 'New Blood' Scheme for Horror Writers

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EXCLUSIVE: The London-based festival teams with MPI Media and Dark Sky Films to find new genre voices.

Horror Channel FrightFest has launched a scheme to find new genre writers with distribution company MPI Media and their sister production company Dark Sky Films.

The initiative, called ‘New Blood’, aims to find horror writers and nurture their projects from script to screen. Screen International is the official media partner on the initiative.

MPI/Dark Sky Films, which produced and distributed The Innkeepers, Starry Eyes, Stake Land and It Stains The Sands Red, is searching for ideas that can be developed into feature films budgeted below $1m for an international market.

The shortlisted applicants will be mentored by industry experts including Travis Stevens, producer of Starry Eyes and We Are Still Here; actor, producer and horror icon Barbara Crampton; actor and director Dominic Brunt; and Giles Edwards, MPI Media’s head of acquisitions and development. …

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