Blood Shed

An award-winning comedy horror short about a man-eating shed…

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“…indebted to the CGI-free horror of the Eighties, and in particular to George A. Romero’s Creepshow (1982)… as though this were a lost British segment of Romero’s anthology film.” SciFiNow

“A thirteen-minute slice of genius… enough gags and gore to put a smile on anyone’s face… Davies and her partner-in-cinematic-crime James Moran have a perfect handle on what makes an entertaining and memorable short.” Starburst

“Loaded with laughs and gore to satisfy in this very niche sub-genre you never knew you needed.” HorrorTalk

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Awards:

Audience Award – Wimbledon International Short Film Festival 2017
Best Director, Best Script & Funniest Film – Knoxville Horror Film Fest 2017
Best Male Lead – Shaun Dooley – Sick Chick Flicks Film Festival 2017
Best International Short Award – Nevermore Film Festival 2018

Jack loves a bargain. And he loves sheds. When he buys suspiciously cheap second-hand parts to build his very own dream shed, he and long-suffering wife Helen find they’ve got more than they bargained for: a killer shed with an appetite for blood. As the body count rises, and the shed’s ferocious appetite grows, Jack is faced with a horrifying dilemma. A comedy horror about a man’s twisted love for his shed… that eats people.

Starring Shaun Dooley & Sally Phillips

Written by Cat Davies & James Moran

Produced by Cat Davies

Directed by James Moran (Severance, Cockneys vs Zombies, Doctor Who, Torchwood)

Score by Ben Foster (BAFTA-nominated – Thunderbirds Are Go, Happy Valley, Scott & Bailey)

Illustrator – Andy W. Clift

Successfully funded on Kickstarter! 114%

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SCREENINGS

Short Film Showcase II – Sunday 27th August 2017, 11.15am

Prince Charles Cinema, Leicester Square, London, UK

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NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE: WOMEN IN HORROR FILM FESTIVAL 2017

Shorts Block – Comedy, Friday 22nd September 2017, 9.45pm

Crowne Plaza Atlanta Sw – Peachtree City, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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NOMINATED: BEST COMEDY SHORT FILM

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THE INDIE HORROR DRIVE-IN FILM FESTIVAL

Friday 6th October 2017, from 6pm

Riverside Drive-In Theatre, 1114 Lees Lake Ln, Vandergrift, Pennsylvania, USA

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WIMBLEDON INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2017

Saturday 7th October 2017, 7.30pm-10.30pm

Baillie Gifford Big Tent, Wimbledon, London, UK

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WINNER: AUDIENCE AWARD

NOMINATED: BEST LONDON FILMMAKER AWARD

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MAYHEM FILM FESTIVAL

Short film showcase – Saturday 14th October 2017, 6.15pm-8.15pm

Broadway, 14-18 Broad Street, Nottingham, NG1 3AL

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NIGHTMARES FILM FESTIVAL 2017

Friday 20th October 2017, 8pm

Screening with ‘Bong of the Living Dead’

Gateway Film Centre, Columbus, Ohio, USA

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NOMINATED: BEST HORROR COMEDY SHORT AWARD

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KNOXVILLE HORROR FILM FEST

‘Block 8: Grindhouse Grind-Out’ – Saturday 21st October 2017, 9.30pm

Regal Downtown West Cinema 8, 1640 Downtown W Blvd, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA

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WINNER: BEST DIRECTOR, BEST SCRIPT & FUNNIEST FILM AWARDS

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KERRY FILM FESTIVAL

‘Kerry Connections’ shorts – Sunday 22nd October 2017, 5pm

Cinema Killarney, East Avenue Road, Killarney, Ireland

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HORROR SHOW HOT DOG SHORT FILM FESTIVAL at TWIN CITIES HORROR FESTIVAL

Friday 27th October 2017, 10pm

​The Southern Theatre, 1420 S Washington Ave, Minneapolis, USA

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SICK CHICK FLICKS FILM FESTIVAL

‘Frightening Foreign Films’ block – Saturday 28th October 2017, 6pm

Cary Theate, 122 E Chatham St, North Carolina, USA

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WINNER: BEST MALE LEAD AWARD – SHAUN DOOLEY

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UNRESTRICTED VIEW HORROR FILM FESTIVAL

Wednesday 1st November 2017, 8.25pm

Part of an evening curated by London Horror Society

Hen & Chickens Theatre, 109 St Paul’s Rd, London, UK

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NOMINATED: BEST SHORT FILM AWARD

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CINEPOCALYPSE

Screening with ‘Dead Shack‘ – 3rd, 6th & 7th November 2017 – various times

Music Box Theatre, 3733 N Southport Ave, Chicago, IL 60613, USA

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SICK ‘N’ WRONG FILM FESTIVAL

Program 1 – Sacculina Carcini: Saturday 4th November 2017, 6.15pm

The Venue, 511 Virginia Dr, Orlando, Florida, USA

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BUFFALO DREAMS FANTASTIC FILM FESTIVAL

International Shorts 2 – Thursday 9th November 2017, 3.20pm

Eastern Hills Cinemas,  Eastern Hills Mall, 4545 Transit Road, Williamsville, New York, USA

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ROME INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

‘Fear Haus’ shorts block – Friday 10th November 2017, 10.45pm

DeSoto Theatre, 530 Broad Street, Rome, Georgia, USA

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FESTIVAL DE CINE DE TERROR DE MOLINS DE REI

Short Film Contest – Saturday 11th November 2017, from 7pm

Teatro de la Juventud Catolica – La Peni – Mercè Rodoreda Square, 1, 08750 Molins de Rei, Barcelona, Spain

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AX WOUND FILM FESTIVAL

Film Block Two – Saturday 18th November 2017, 10am

Hooker-Dunham Theater, 139 Main St, Brattleboro, Vermont, USA

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UNDERWIRE FESTIVAL 2017

Friday 24th November 2017, 8.45pm

Prince Charles Cinema, Leicester Square, London, UK

BAFTA QUALIFIER FESTIVAL

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NOMINATED: PRODUCING AWARD – CAT DAVIES

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11th BRITISH SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL, BERLIN

Midnight Movies – Saturday 13th January 2018, 11:30pm

Sputnik Kino, Hasenheide 54, 10967 Berlin, Germany

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SKIRTS FILM FESTIVAL – MEDIA LAUNCH

Thursday 8th February 2018

South Africa

 

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NEVERMORE FILM FESTIVAL

‘Gauntlet of the Foreign Invaders’ shorts block

Friday 23rd February 2018, 4:30pm & Saturday 24th February, 9.30pm

Carolina Theatre of Durham, 309 West Morgan Street, Durham, North Carolina, USA

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WINNER: BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT AWARD

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AUDI DUBLIN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

ADIFF Shorts 3 – Monday 26th February 2018, 8:30pm

Light House Cinema, Market Square, Smithfield, Dublin, Ireland

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STARBURST MEDIA CITY FESTIVAL

Saturday 17th March 2018, 4:05pm

Room 1, The Landing MediaCityUK, Blue Tower, MediaCityUK, Salford, M50 2ST, UK

 

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HORRORHOUND WEEKEND FILM FESTIVAL – H2F2

Screening with ‘Bong of the Living Dead,’ Friday 23rd March 2018, 10:00pm

Sharonville Convention Center, 11355 Chester RD, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

 

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NOMINATED: BEST SHORT AWARD

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CINEDELPHIA 666 FILM FESTIVAL

‘Hellspawn: Short Films of the Damned’ – Sunday 22nd April 2018, 9:00pm

PhilaMOCA531 N. 12th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123, USA

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TWISTER ALLEY FILM FESTIVAL

‘Strange Batch’ shorts block – Friday 4th May 2018, 8:05pm

Woodward Arts Theatre, Woodward, Oklahoma, USA

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NOMINATED: BEST ‘STRANGE BATCH’ AWARD

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NASHVILLE FILM FESTIVAL

OSCAR QUALIFIER FESTIVAL!

Screening with ‘Found Footage 3D’

Friday 18th May, 9:35pm & Saturday 19th May, 8:00pm

Regal Cinemas Hollywood 27 & RPX, 719 Thompson Ln, Nashville, TN 37204

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DAYS OF THE DEAD

Sunday Shorts block – Sunday 20th May 2018, 11:00am

Sheraton Charlotte Hotel, 555 South McDowell Street, Charlotte, NC, USA

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FANTASPOA INTERNATIONAL FANTASTIC FILM FESTIVAL

21st & 23rd May 2018

Brazil

Details TBC

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SEATTLE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

OSCAR QUALIFIER FESTIVAL!

‘Terror Internationale’ shorts block – Saturday 26th May 2018, 9:30pm

SIFF Cinema Uptown, 511 Queen Anne Ave N, Seattle, WA, USA

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SLAUGHTER MOVIE HOUSE: 6 YEAR ANNIVERSARY

Monday 4th June 2018, 7:00pm

Screenland Armour, North Kansas City, Missouri, USA

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FANTOSFREAK, FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CURTMETRATGES FANTASTICS I FREAKS

16th – 20th July 2018

Barcelona, Spain

Details TBC

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HOLLYWOOD HORRORFEST

Shorts Competition 1 – Saturday 28th July 2018, 12:00

The Mayflower Club, 11110 Victory Blvd, North Hollywood, California, USA

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FILMQUEST

September 2018

Utah, USA

Details TBC

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THE GOLDEN SKULL FILM FESTIVAL

September 2018

Glasgow, Scotland

Details TBC

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More to be announced!

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