Tuesday, August 01, 2006

What is "Snatching Time"?

from l-r: Laura Metcalfe, Hugo Myatt, Scott Hinds

"Snatching Time"

"Snatching Time" is short Horror/Comedy film - produced, directed, co-written & edited by Clive Ashenden ("Gunplay"; "Twice Weekly") of Sick Puppy Films Ltd.

The Story:
A psychopath forces two victims to compete against each other in his own private gameshow. The loser receives a gruesome death, but what does the winner get? Who will survive - and who or what is Anthea?

The Cast:
Laura Metcalfe – Laura is an accomplished actress, having worked in the theatre and has recently completed work on Patrick Malone's sci-fi short “8%”. Laura also works as a Post Production Producer for M2.

Scott Hinds – a black-belt in numerous marshal arts, Scott started as a stunt performer before moving into acting. His most recent film credits are “Star Wars Episode III – The Revenge Of The Sith”, “Batman Begins” and the short film “Innocent Victim”.

Hugo Myatt – a veteran theatre actor, Hugo received rave notices for his role as in Dr. Frank Bryant in Willy Russell’s “Educating Rita”. His most recent film credit was in Bernard Rose's "Snuff-Movie". He is best known in the UK for his role as Treguard the Dungeonmaster in the long-running cult children’s TV series “Knightmare”.

Production History:
"Snatching Time" was originally produced as a competition entry for the Halloween 48 hour film challenge 2005 - where it was short listed as one of the top twenty films. The film was then subsequently re-edited, re-scored and re-mixed, with extra material added to create: "Snatching Time - The Director's Cut". The Director's Cut was accepted into the Cannes Film Festival 2006 and was showcased in the Cannes Short Film Corner.

"Snatching Time" has also been accepted into the Zone Horror Frightfest 2006, where it will screen on Sunday 27th August at 11.15 (with "Broken").

Find Out More:

See pictures: pics1, pics2, pics3

Read about the making of "Snatching Time": Diaries pt.1, Diaries pt.2

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