This is my first blog post in a long time that hasn’t been a shameless self promotion of one of my own films, and I’m writing it because I think a really important step towards ratifying the dearth in female … Continue reading
As per usual I begin this post with an apology for my appalling lack of interaction with my blog as of late, I’ve moved things over to my new website megankfoxfilm.com for the most part!
However, I thought I’d touch base with the lovely people who follow me here to share a short film I made recently dealing with the issue of female homelessness. We shot this film in vertical format to make audiences consider the space that marginalised characters occupy in our society as well as on our screens. It was shortlisted for the Nespresso Talents competition and selected to screen at the Vertical Film Festival in Australia, and we are hoping it will have more festival screenings in the coming months.
So if you enjoy the video please take a moment to like and share it, any support is greatly appreciated as always.
It’s been a busy few months since we finished post production on ‘Battle’ and so far our festival run is going very well. Here is a quick update on how the film is doing so far :)
‘Battle’ had its first international screening at the CTLPDX Portland International Film Festival in July and won awards for ‘Best of Festival’ and ‘Best Acting’! Needless to say we were overjoyed with the results of our very first screening, and our good luck continued from there.
Next we found out that the film would screen at the Malta Mental Health Short Film Festival in honour of World Health Day. Although we did not pick up an award here we were humbled to know that our film had been screened at a festival dealing specifically in the subject of mental health and hoped that the audience appreciated the positive message we intend to send with the film.
In September ‘Battle’ screened publicly in Dublin for the first time, to a great reception at the Underground Cinema Film Festival. We were both surprised and delighted to be awarded ‘Best Student Film 2015’ at the closing ceremony alongside so many brilliant independent Irish films.
Most recently the film was screened at Ffwrnes Film Ffest in Wales and we are yet to hear the outcome of the awards ceremony.
Fingers crossed for our future submissions and as always thank you to my brilliant team and all of our generous supporters!
Kelly Thornton started acting when at 14 when she was spotted on Grafton Street and asked to audition for Lance Daly’s feature film Life’s A Breeze. She got the lead role of Emma, alongside Fionnula Flanagan and Pat Shortt. For … Continue reading
Leah Moore started acting when she was 9 years old after the joining the Independent Theatre Workshop. During her time here Leah had the chance to perform in many different theatres around Dublin including the Gaiety Theatre and the National … Continue reading