TheHorrorShow.tv teams up with FrightFest for Shortcuts to Hell 2 competition
James R | On 23, Jun 2014
TheHorrorShow.tv has teamed up up with FrightFest to provide an exclusive VOD platform for the Shortcuts to Hell 2 filmmaker’s competition.
Shortcuts to Hell 2 is a nationwide search for new filmmaking talent who are primed and ready to make their first horror feature film. This year’s contest is already up and running, with the three finalists set to debut their entries at this year’s FrightFest in August.
Now, though, the UK’s first VOD service specialising in horror and fantasy films has joined forces with Movie Mogul, Horror Channel and Wildseed Studios (and the daddy of all genre festivals) to give shortlisted entries a streaming and downloading home; a chance for horror fans who can’t make it to FrightFest to join in and an opportunity for upcoming talent to reach a wider audience.
A public vote will decide the winner of the competition, who will have their film produced by Movie Mogul and Wildseed Studios, entering production early 2015, with a minimum cash production fund of £20,000.
TheHorrorShow.TV’s David Hughes comments: “The Shortcuts to Hell competition is already renowned as an exceptional crucible for genre filmmaking talent in the UK, and with this year’s addition of the feature film incentive, it’s bound to be the biggest incarnation of the competition yet. We’re extremely excited that the twenty-six finalists – including, of course, the overall winner – will be able to show off their films through the kind of digital streaming and download release for which TheHorrorShow.TV is known.”
The completed feature film will then receive UK digital distribution, as well as its world premiere at Film4 FrightFest 2015 and a broadcast premiere on Horror Channel.
Movie Mogul managing director John Shackleton adds: “We’re thrilled to welcome TheHorrorShow.TV as an exciting Video On Demand and streaming partner to SCTHII. We can now ensure maximum exposure for the winning filmmakers, whilst offering film fans and those with a keen eye on new talent, further options on how, when and where to consume the tasty second volume of new horror offerings!”
Entries for the competition are already coming in. The judging panel includes filmmaker Simon Rumley, Horror Channel’s Emily Booth and Total Film editor Rosie Fletcher. The competition closes on 22nd July.