Whilst we’re sad to not have earned that coveted #EEBafta following our nomination, we’re delighted to announce our inclusion on the ALTER Channel, later this year!
Giving voice to emerging, diverse and established filmmakers, ALTER’s owned and operated channel is distributed across YouTube and Facebook where two short films or series are released each week. In addition to curating and distributing award-winning content, ALTER develops unique stories with some of the most innovative minds in the genre through its ALTER Studio projects - which are not bound to a particular platform or format.
“Paul, Ben and Megan are first-class innovators, harnessing the power to produce nightmares, and The Blue Door is a shining example of their talent. We couldn’t be more thrilled for their success. We are also excited to see that ALTER is resonating with an engaged and growing fanbase and we will continue to support diverse voices in the horror community.”
Recent releases include the official 2018 Sundance Film Festival selection, Summer of 84, the thriller directed by RKSS (“Turbo Kid”); CAM (in partnership with Blumhouse), winner of Best Screenplay at this year’s Fantasia Festival, which was acquired by Netflix; and Goodnight, Gracie from Stellan Kendrick, one of ALTER's first exclusive premieres.
Projects currently in development include “50 States of Fear”, in partnership with Executive Producer Sam Raimi (Evil Dead, Spiderman) and DIGA Studios (MTV’s Scream). The anthology is the first announced series for Jeffrey Katzenberg’s new mobile video startup, Quibi.
We’re completely thrilled! The Blue Door has been nominated for Best British Short Film at this year’s BAFTA’s!!
You can find out more about this year’s event and all the nominees here!
Fantastic well done to the incredible cast and crew and thank you so much to you all for your love, support, encouragement, listening to us all bang on about it far too often and convincing us the idea wasn’t totally ridiculous.
Make sure to follow our twitter for updates on the night :) @bluedoorshort
We’re honoured and thrilled to have had The Blue Door selected for the London Short Film Festival!
The 2019 London Short Film Festival runs from 11th - 20th January. The Blue Door has been selected to play as part of the Tales of the Unexpected programme. This is on Saturday 12th January at 4pm. Please do attend and support us / the festival / new works! You can buy your tickets here!
About London Short Film Festival:
“…a vital moment in the UK film calendar, and a beacon of inclusive and groundbreaking filmmaking from a diverse range of backgrounds.” - The Voice
Broaching its sixteenth year, London Short Film Festival has been recognised as the premiere UK showcase for cutting edge homegrown and international short film.
Renowned as the capital’s ‘cornucopia of new and beloved shorts from around the world’ (CineVue) and for our consistently ambitious cross-arts programming, we strive always to platform emerging talent alongside the established with a 16 year old soft spot for the independent.
The first significant date on the UK’s film calendar, each January sees diverse audiences of 10,000+ flock to LSFF helming some of London’s most historic cinematic venues, from the Institute of Contemporary Arts to BFI Southbank, Curzon Soho to Dalston’s Grade II listed Rio.
Paris International Fantastic Film Festival! What a great name!
The Blue Door team are honoured to have been selected for the PIFFF. We’ve made it to the finals for Best International Short too! We’re up against films starring the likes of Marisa Tomeï, Minnie Driver!
You can find out more about the festival and all of its fantastic entries here!
The Blue Door has had more success and we’re absolutely thrilled!
We got silver in the Best International Short Film category at Toronto After Dark Film Festival! You can find out more about TADFF here!
Thank you so much!
We’re quite shocked and thrilled to have won Best Short Film at the London City Film Awards. The craft and caliber of the other films included in the line up were pretty brilliant. We didn’t think we’d even have a look in. Thank you so much London City Film Awards!
You can find out more about the festival here
This one is for our fantastic Production Designer Lynn McFarlane!
Some of you may not know that The Blue Door set was entirely recycled; designed and constructed by Dresd. Lynn (Duncan and team) did an amazing job building, dressing, essentially bringing to life The Blue Door using entirely reclaimed supplies. She's as talented and green fingered as they come and as a result, she's been nominated for Best Production Design at Underwire Festival. Underwire is a Bafta recognised festival and you can find out more here: http://www.underwirefestival.com/events/she-wants-revenge/ Well done Lynn and good luck!
We’re so humbled to have The Blue Door selected for this prestigious London Festival!
The Discover Film Awards is one of the biggest short film festivals in the world with over 4,000 annual submissions from 70+ countries, global premiers in London’s Leicester square with packed cinema audiences, filmmaker parties, red carpet events, script-pitching round tables with funding available for new projects and an annual cash prize fund of over USD 60,000, including the prestigious Craghoppers Film Prize. In 2018, the festival was voted in the top 100 globally out of over 5,000 by filmmakers on FilmFreeway.
You can find out more about Discover Film here
We’re so pleased! Not only did the brilliant Fear Fete Film Festival in Mississippi select The Blue Door for its programme, its been nominated for Best Director and Best Actor! Well done Paul Taylor and Gemma Whelan respectively!
Hosted in Gulfport Mississippi, Fear Fete Film Festival has won countless awards, for its dedication to showcasing the best of the horror genre as well as being a terrific place to show case films for feature lengths and shorts alike.
Thank you FFFF for selecting us! You can find out more here
We're so happy The Blue Door has been selected for SMSFF - Screening all the way over in New Zealand! An Oscar Qualifying Festival!
Show Me Shorts is Aotearoa New Zealand’s leading international short film festival, a competitive Academy Awards-accredited festival that screens in cinemas nationwide each Spring.
Everyone involved is passionate about short films, story telling, the arts and culture in general.
The Show Me Shorts mission: to create and cultivate the infrastructure required to achieve the widest possible appreciation of short films in New Zealand, and New Zealand short films internationally.
The Show Me Shorts Vision: a future where the important role of short films in New Zealand culture is widely acknowledged and celebrated.
To achieve this vision SMSFF work to connect New Zealanders with the best short films locally and around the world; celebrate excellence in short film making; and foster the New Zealand short film community.
You can find out more about SMSFF here.
Following our screening of The Blue Door at the FrightFest Short Film Showcase. We received a lovely review from London Horror Comic.
'The Blue Door: This was fucking brilliant and my favourite of all the shorts...'
Our first review for The Blue Door and they were very kind. Thank you London Horror Comic!
You can read the full review here
We're so happy The Blue Door has been selected for a second BAFTA recognised festival!
Encounters is the UK’s leading short film, animation and virtual reality festival.
The Blue Door will feature on the Late Lounge: Fright Night showcase, which you can find out more about that here
The festival discovers, supports and develops new talent in filmmaking, providing a platform for emerging and established filmmakers from around the world, and continues to be a unique meeting place for the industry.
The jam-packed programme in September presents a diverse selection of short film screenings, features, special guests, Q&As and headline events, alongside an intensive industry event programme with high level masterclasses and workshops.
At the heart of the festival lies the Encounters international competition – one of the world’s leading international competitions for short film, animation and virtual reality, and also an official gateway to the world’s most prestigious awards; the Academy Awards®, BAFTAs and the European Film Awards.
You can find out more about Encounters and book tickets for their other events and screenings here
We're absolutely delighted that The Blue Door has been selected for Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2018!
The Aesthetica Short Film Festival, founded in 2011, is an international film festival which takes place annually in York, UK, at the beginning of November. It is a celebration of independent film from around the world, and an outlet for supporting and championing filmmaking.
The festival is a BAFTA recognised short film festival.
You can find out more about ASFF and its screenings here!
Whilst this was a small event in its first year, The Blue Door has received a Special Mention Award, following becoming a finalist at the Le Petit Cannes Festival in May.
LE PETIT CANNES is a celebration of small films with big talent.
Running parallel to the 71 Festival de Cannes, and hosted by legendary movie industry hangout LE PETIT MAJESTIC, they present the best in short cinema as chosen by an experienced and revered festival jury.
You can find out more about Le Petit Cannes here!
THANK YOU LE PETIT CANNES!
THE BLUE DOOR HAS WON BEST SHORT FILM AT THE HOLLYWOOD JUST4SHORTS FILM AND SCREENPLAY COMPETITION
The Blue Door, has been chosen as the winner in the overall Best Short Film category of the Hollywood Just4Shorts Competition!
With the win, The Blue Door will be promoted to the festival's Hollywood contacts who will consider our work for representation or adaptation deals.
Additionally, each film entered into a genre-specific category will be eligible for a Hollywood Just4Shorts official award, honoring outstanding and original storytelling within the project's genre.
You can find out more about Just4Shorts here!