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Fright Bites: Shortcut Q&A

We sat down with Prano Bailey-Bond to hear about her terrifying Fright Bites short Shortcut, coming soon to All4 on October 22nd,  just in time for Halloween…

Shortcut, starring Danny Devall

So tell us about where the idea for this short came from? It’s about a nightmarish comeuppance for a cheating boyfriend…

Ok – I’m going to attempt to answer this without giving away the film’s ending… Conrad Ford, who wrote the script, told me that he had always wanted to write …

Fright Bites: producer Q&A

We sat down with series producer Fiona Lamptey from Film4 to hear about terrifying new short-form series Fright Bites, coming soon to All4 on October 22nd, just in time for Halloween.

Fiona Lamptey from Film4 / Fruit Tree Media

Tell us about this new strand – what can we expect?

Fright Bites are six short horror films that make the perfect online Halloween snack, perfect for your commute to work or other down-time, but perhaps not when walking alone down a …

FilmFear at HOME Manchester

11 Oct, 2016 Posted in: Uncategorized

Put a dark mark in your diary this Halloween as Film4 joins forces with HOME Manchester to bring the FilmFear season to the big screen, with five nights of special previews, spooky shorts and cult classics from Thursday 27th to Monday 31st October.


Thursday 27th October, 6.10pm

A ruthless black comedy from Alice Lowe that follows a pregnant mother-to-be on a vengeful killing spree at the behest of her persuasive unborn child. Presented by feminist horror collective …

Daniel Battsek talk added to Film4’s four at BFI London Film Festival

05 Oct, 2016 Posted in: London Film Festival, Uncategorized

Four Film4 titles have been selected to screen at this year’s BFI London Film Festival, including Closing Night Gala Free Fire, a high octane action thriller from director Ben Wheatley, who will also give a LFF Screen Talk.

Head of Film4 Daniel Battsek will host an onstage conversation with Lady Macbeth director William Oldroyd as part of the LFF industry programme’s ‘Greenlighters’ strand, in which leading film executives discuss a film they love from the Festival programme with its director.

Channel 4’s …

TIFF 2016: Top Ten

19 Sep, 2016 Posted in: Toronto Editor Michael Leader runs through ten standouts from the Toronto International Film Festival…


The Oath

I’d already seen three of the four Film4-backed films screening in Toronto (including Free Fire, which picked up the Midnight Madness People’s Choice award) before the festival. The fourth, Baltasar Kormákur’s The Oath, was high on my most-anticipated list, and not just because I was interviewing the actor/director/writer/producer while out there. Kormákur is one of the most versatile directors working today – and after the starry adventure movie …