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Total Film Award STITCHES and GRABBERS Prizes for FrightFest

28th Aug 2012
Total Film have awarded STITCHES and GRABBERS gongs for the 13th Film4 FrightFest which took place over the weekend.

The killer-clown comedy STITCHES picked up the Best Death accolade while the creature feature GRABBERS was awarded the Best Monsters (Non-human) gong.

FrightFest, globally acclaimed as the most unique place for the lifeblood and genre culture of the UK screened the official World Premiere of Conor McMahon's STITCHES. Co-written by McMahon and David O'Brien, the films stars comedian Ross Noble as Stitches the clown who having had a fatal accident at the hands of a group of nasty children comes back from the dead to wreak revenge on the group when they celebrate one of their 16th birthdays.

GRABBERS directed by Jon Wright and written by Kevin Lehane captures the idyll and charm of a rural Irish fishing village, as the peace of the enchanting Erin Island community is shattered by an invasion of giant squid-like creatures from the sea, known as "grabbers", who start picking off the villagers. Handsome but washed up local policeman O'Shea is forced to sober up and team up with uptight, teetotal policewoman Lisa to protect the island's population from the tentacle, fang-jawed, barb-tongued creatures.

More about STITCHES

STITCHES was produced by Julianne Forde and Ruth Treacy for Tailored Films with John McDonnell and Brendan McCarthy for Fantastic Films (Wake Wood, Outcast) in partnership with Chicago based production and distribution company MPI media group with funding from Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board.

Following successful screenings at the Cannes Film Festival and Market in May, the UK and Irish distribution rights were taken up by UK distributors Kaleidoscope Entertainment and Signature Entertainment. A UK/Irish cinema release is now planned for October this year.

More about GRABBERS

The film was produced by Forward Films in the UK, Samson Films in Dublin, in association with High Treason Productions, Nvizible and The Salt Company. GRABBERS is currently on release in Irish cinemas.
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