UPDATE: The Starburst International Film Festival has been rescheduled by the organisers for 2018. More details when we have them!
Thrilled to announce that award winning short film ‘The Stay’ is in official selection at Starburst International Film Festival 2017.
Starburst Magazine says, “The Stay (Directed by Frazer Lee who wrote the screenplay for Panic Button), shows us a nightmarish holiday for one lone female. Broodingly creepy, this short is very much in the tradition of classic TV show Tales of the Unexpected.”
The Starburst International Film Festival takes place in Manchester, UK across the Bank Holiday weekend August 25th-27th. Tickets are on sale now, and further details about the fantastic line-up are at the festival’s official site.
Check out a trailer for ‘The Stay’ (starring Daniela Finley) below.
Not so long ago, in a little cottage in the Cotswolds, I worked with some amazing people on my latest short film, The Stay. Our mission statement was to keep it simple, to keep it ‘do-able’. And so, our tale was about a character, a location, and a spooky “what if?” scenario.
With the support of our producers and crowdfunders (and many other supporters who gave of their time, skills and enthusiasm to help bring the project to the screen) The Stay had its World Premiere at the 25th Anniversary World Horror Con, in Atlanta USA. And the movie has been playing at film festivals ever since, picking up the Best Atmosphere Award at last year’s Independent Horror Movie Awards, along with nominations for Best Music and Best Original Concept.
Now (drum roll please…) I’m delighted to announce that The Stay has won another award!
My thanks to Festival Director Dionne Jackson and all at the Things2Fear Film Fest for including The Stay in Official Selection, and for awarding the film the brilliant accolade of ‘Best Story’. And I’d like to congratulate all the selected filmmakers, awards nominees and winners on their work – you can see the full list of 2016 award winners, and learn more about the festival here.
(writer/director/producer – The Stay)
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A young woman checks into a secluded cottage and discovers that some vacations stay with you…forever.
The Stay is a supernatural suspense chiller from Bram Stoker Award finalist Frazer Lee (Panic Button, On Edge, Red Lines, Simone), starring Daniela Finley with cinematography by BAFTA Award Nominee Alan Stewart (Sherlock Holmes, Into The Woods, SPECTRE, King Arthur).
Winner Best Atmosphere, Independent Horror Movie Awards 2015
Nominated Best Original Concept, Independent Horror Movie Awards 2015
Nominated Best Music, Independent Horror Movie Awards 2015
The Stay won the Best Atmosphere Award at the Independent Horror Movie Awards 2015.
The Stay was also nominated in the Best Original Concept and Best Music categories.
All of which are great honours – we’d like to thank the judges and organisers for recognising and celebrating The Stay in this way.
We held an intimate cast and crew screening in atmospheric, fogbound London where we recorded a video podcast of the Q&A for our forthcoming DVD release.
We’d like to thank all our supporters for helping us to make The Stay an award winning success.
Excited to announce that #TheStayMovie is in Official Selection at the Independent Horror Movie Awards 2016.
The World Premiere of THE STAY will take place at the 25th Anniversary World Horror Con & Bram Stoker Awards® Weekend 2015 (Atlanta USA) on Friday May 8th with an introduction and Q&A from writer/director Frazer Lee.
More screenings and details to follow!