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Bobby's Been Busy.
One of my favourite short filmmakers right now is UK-based nightmare alchemist Robert Morgan. This week, he posted his newest incantation Invocation, which you can watch below.
I also want to post one of his earlier works that I just discovered recently. Overtaken was created for a 48-hour film challenge in 2009. Having done my share of these timed competitions, I have to marvel at how he was able to maintain his usual high degree of insanity & quality in equal measure. Here is it below.
So, what have we learned? Well, a filmmaker should always respect their subjects, animate or otherwise and people who drink all the milk, get their NUTS KICKED OFF!
A Grand Trailer.
A thriller that's been on my radar for a few months since it played Fantastic Fest, is Eugenio Mira's Grand Piano. Here is the trailer below, but I would suggest not watching past the one-minute mark if you only want to know the setup.
This one has a lot of potential and I look forward to seeing it soon. Elijah Wood, after his stint in Middle Earth, has been getting himself into some solid little genre gems of late. I say welcome back!
More Than A Penny's Worth.
I found about a fantastic new show coming to Showtime next year called Penny Dreadful. Check out the teaser below.
The reasons to be excited about this show's eight-episode run are numerous. If the Victorian time period and “psycho sexual” undertones don't grab you, the cast spearheaded by screen siren Eva Green and including Josh Hartnett, Billie Piper and Timothy Dalton should. It also doesn't hurt that the show creators are John Logan & Sam Mendes and the first two episodes will be directed by The Orphanage's J.A. Bayona. Bring it on!