Monthly Mention #1 – March 2015

Posted by Chrissey Harrison - 16th March 2015

Monthly Mention is our new monthly featurette where we give a shout out to a bunch of great stuff and projects in the world of indie films, fiction and comics. It might be new, it might have been around for a while, but it is all cool.

Here’s some stuff we’ve come across recently that we think you should check out:

Run & Cold Calller

Two films currently funding on Kickstarter from film makers based in our local area; Joshua O’Connor and Philip Cook. Both look really good and are well worth checking out. Run has already blasted past it’s £600 target but Cold Caller is struggling a little.

RunIn a dissipated Britain terrorised by mysterious creatures, one survivor must reach the coast and make it out alive. Run - Movie

Cold Caller
An elderly lady reluctantly welcomes a door-step cold caller into her home with unexpected consequences.

Cold Caller - Trust can be Misplaced - a film by Philip Cook

The Fitzroy

Congratulations to Andrew Harmer, James Heath and the rest of the team at Dresden Films! The Fitzroy title sequence has been selected as a finalist for the South by Southwest (SXSW) ‘Excellence in Title Design Award’. Good Luck!

Out Now – North By Southwest

Newly released from North Bristol Writing group is North By Southwest, an anthology of 15 stories by 10 Writers from the Bristol area.

The stories are original, never-before published, inventive, and have a great variety. Here lies the strength of the book, showcasing as it does the work of the writers after a year or so of collaboration.

 Join us for an eclectic and unlikely series of journeys through landscape and story.

Spark and Carousel - book cover

Spark and Carousel cover revealed

On a related note, Bristol based writer Joanne Hall revealed the cover of her latest novel recently. Check out the amazing cover art from Kristell Ink!

The book is due for release later this year, so we’ll be watching out for it!


Ask Flimsy

We crossed paths with comic writer and illustrator Rachael Smith at True Believers, Melksham last month and picked up a copy of Ask Flimsy, wherein a blue kitten who likes red wine answers questions about love and romance.

You can ask Flimsy a question too, on Racheal’s Ask Flimsy tumblr.

The Princess Who Saved Herself

Elsewhere in the land of comics…The Princess Who Saved Herself

The Princess Who Saved Herself is a children’s book written by comics writer Greg Pak, based on the beloved song by internet superstar musician Jonathan Coulton, and illustrated by artist Takeshi Miyazawa. A digital version was originally created as a stretch reward for Coulton’s and Pak’s Code Monkey Save World graphic novel Kickstarter, and the creators are now funding a wider release.

It tells the story of an awesome kid who lives with her pet snake and plays rock ‘n’ roll all day to the huge annoyance of the classical guitarist witch who lives down the road. Hijinks, conflicts, and a fun reconciliation ensue, all showcasing determination, bravery, and understanding.

There’s just over a week left to grab yourself a copy – The Princess Who Saved Herself

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