Phillips feature selected for Screamfest

Posted Wednesday 29 Apr 2020

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It's fabulous to hear that writer/director April Phillips' latest short The Last Man On Earth has been selected to screen at Screamfest, the largest and longest running horror film festival in the US. Filmed at Wellington's Avalon Film and Television Studios, The Last Man On Earth is a timely story set in the aftermath of a global pandemic. Phillips was concerned that there wouldn't be an appetite for this kind of premise right now, but believes the film's core theme, about the worth of people with disabilities, lifts the pandemic storyline to another level. The festival is due to take place in October at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, and Phillips is hoping the real-life pandemic will be well and truly over by then so that she can attend the screening of her own pandemic story!

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International film festival to combine and stream content

Posted Wednesday 29 Apr 2020

The Guardian reports that more than 20 film festivals around the world have joined together to stream movies for free on YouTube since the Coronavirus pandemic closed cinemas and forced the cancellation of various festivals. The 10-day We Are One: A Global Film Festival will feature content curated by the Berlin, Cannes, Sundance, Toronto, Tribeca and Venice film festivals, among others, starting on 29 May.

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