Connie – Short Film

 

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CONNIE

An award-winning comedy horror with a foul-mouthed, loud-mouthed, felt-mouthed star. She’s nobody’s puppet…

Visit the official Connie website for screenings, extras, photos, press kit and more!

Wannabe stand-up Dolly Diggs suffers from stage fright. To overcome her fear, she plans to become a ventriloquist and thinks she found just the puppet to help. Enter bold, brassy, sassy and sickening, the sequinned killer under two feet tall, Connie. But Connie is no ordinary puppet… She’s a living doll. As Dolly and Connie take the London comedy scene by storm, Connie begins to take over Dolly’s life. Meeting fellow ventriloquist, Ollie Bloom, Dolly is encouraged to leave Connie behind and go solo, making it a supernatural bitch fight to the end.

Watch the trailer!


Catrin Stewart photo by Michael Shelford

Starring Catrin Stewart (Doctor Who, Stella)

as Dolly & Connie

Special guest appearance by Kim Newman as himself

Written & Directed by Cat Davies

Produced by James Moran & Cat Davies

Full cast & crew

Production company: Moranic Productions Limited


AWARDS

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SCREENINGS

WORLD PREMIERE: HORROR CHANNEL FRIGHTFEST, 27th August, 1.10pm, London

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NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE: NIGHTMARES FILM FESTIVAL, 20th October, 10pm, Columbus, Ohio, US

NOMINATED FOR AWARD:

Best Screenplay (Short)

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AX WOUND FILM FESTIVAL5th November, Brattleboro, Vermont, US

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SICK CHICK FLICKS FILM FESTIVAL5th November, Cary, North Carolina, US

NOMINATED FOR AWARDS:

Best Sick Chick Flick

Best Female Lead

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MEXICAN PREMIERE: MORBIDO FILM FEST, 6th November, 5pm, Mexico City, Mexico

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CRYSTAL PALACE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, 18th November, 7pm, London, UK

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Acid Cane Presents: Women in Horror (Dublin)Sunday February 19th, 6pm

The Liquor Rooms, 5 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2, Dublin, Ireland

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WIHM: United in Blood 2017 Vol.2 Sunday February 19th, 6.30pm

The Hen & Chickens Theatre, 109 St Paul’s Rd, N1 2NA

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HORROR HOUND WEEKEND FILM FESTIVALSaturday 18th March

Sharonville Convention Centre, Cincinnati, Ohio

WINNER: BEST ACTRESS

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UNRESTRICTED VIEW FILM FESTIVAL, Saturday 29th April, 5.15pm

The Hen & Chickens Theatre, 109 St Paul’s Rd, London, N1 2NA

NOMINATED FOR AWARDS:

Best Short Film

Best Director

Best Actress

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SEATTLE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (DIY Demonology block), 26th May

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

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GERMAN PREMIERE: FINAL GIRLS BERLIN FILM FESTIVAL, 9th & 10th June 

Moviemento Cinema, Berlin, Germany

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THE INTERNATIONAL HORROR HOTEL 2017Thursday 15th June, 9.05pm

Clarion Inn & Conference Center, Hudson, Ohio, US

AWARD WINNER: HONOURABLE MENTION

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HORROR WRITERS ASSOCIATION PRESENTS:
HIGHLIGHTING HORROR: SCRIPT WRITING 

Short Film Showcase, Saturday 19th August, 5pm

QUAD, Market Place, Derby, DE1 3AS

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LONG BEACH INDIE INTERNATIONAL FILM, MEDIA AND MUSIC FESTIVAL

Thursday, August 31, 2017-9pm (Suspense and Horror Shorts block)

The Cinemark at the Pike Theater, 99 S Pine Ave, Long Beach, CA 90802

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SLAUGHTER MOVIE HOUSE, Monday 4th September

Screening with ‘Space Babes from Outer Space’ from 7pm

Screenland Armour, 408 Armour Rd, North Kansas City, Missouri, MO 64116

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GENREBLAST FILM FESTIVAL 2017, Thursday 7th September

Screening with the opening film ‘Guardians’ from 7pm

Alamo Drafthouse Winchester, Winchester, Virginia, US

WINNER: FUNNIEST SHORT FILM

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NOMINATED: BEST ACTRESS, FEMALE WRITER/DIRECTOR AWARD

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FILMQUEST 2017, Friday 8th September

“Hello World, Hello Utah – Shorts Block 2”, 6pm

Covey Centre for the Arts, Provo, Utah, US

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SHAWNA SHEA MEMORIAL FILM FESTIVAL 2017, Friday 6th October

Foreign Shorts Block, 12pm

Quinebaug Valley Arts Centre, Massachusetts, US

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SFINDIE’S ANOTHER HOLE IN THE HEAD FILM FESTIVAL, Sunday 29th October

“The Devil’s Playthings” Shorts Block, 5 – 6.30pm

New People, 1746 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94115, USA

2017 OS LAUREL BLK ON WHT

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PHILLY LOVES FEAR PRESENTS: #HALLOWEEN FOREVER, Thursday 2nd November

Screening with ‘The Barn’ and ‘Flesh’, 7pm

Tattooed Mom, 530 South Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US

No cover charge!

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

Saturday 4th November, 8.30pm

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

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STARBURST INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL,  15th-18th March, 2018

Manchester, UK

Venue and times TBC!

 

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Etheria 2017 Tour Selection

Etheria World Tour 2017/18

Connie will screen internationally at Etheria events throughout 2017/18 at universities, art galleries, conventions, museums, independent cinemas, year-round travelling horror conventions, partner festivals, pop-up Etheria screenings, official Etheria Women in Horror Month events, and horror/sci-fi/comic conventions. Dates to be announced.


PRESS

SFX Magazine

Connie featured in print edition of the glorious SFX January 2017, Issue 281.

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Starburst Magazine Review

“Make sure you catch Connie, it’s a pleasant surprise and showcases a talent worth keeping an eye on. 8/10” Starburst Magazine

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SciFiNow review and interview article

“Funny, creepy, clever and surprisingly affecting, Connie is a wonderful tribute to creepy doll classics while managing to be something all of its ownSciFiNow

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HorrorTalk Review

“Genuinely hilarious”

“Really unsettling”

“Cat Davies… has a fantastic grasp on how to get under the audience’s skin”

“We’re used to the Chucky’s of the genre invoking the fear, but with this new female focus, Connie is a force to be reckoned with, and so is Cat Davies.”

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Shock Street Horror Review

“An entertainingly original spin on “possessed puppet” mythology… A well-acted and constructed short that also packs one of the year’s funniest credits sequences. Solid stuff, and with hints of some big ambition from its creator.” Shock Street Horror

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Connie featured in Doctor Who Magazine, August 2016

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Running time: 19:59

Aspect Ratio: 16:9

Format: HD Sound: AAC Stereo

Language: English

Shoot location: London, UK


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