Now that the film has completed its festival run, we present George Jones online for your viewing pleasure. Prepare to be touched … by a tentacle.
George Jones and the Giant Squid has been awarded Best Film at the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival, with judge, veteran TV writer Michael Reaves, praising the film:
“I’ve written, produced and otherwise been responsible for nearly half a thousand TV episodes… This film surprised me. It’s laugh out loud funny. The acting’s spot on. People don’t realise what a tightrope walk something like this is.”
Following on from the win, the film will also be screening at LosCon 39, the Los Angeles Science Fiction Convention in late November.
Our short films George Jones and the Giant Squid and This is Perth will be screening at the Wave Rock Weekender this weekend. Over two days and nights the festival features a line-up of about 20 Australian and international music acts; 10 or so feature films and documentaries; cheap food and drinks; a 50m round, 6m deep therapeutic salt pond, plus more. If you’re there, check out the Old Bertie double-header in between some great acts, including a personal favourite of ours, Mr Tim Rogers of You Am I.
George Jones and the Giant Squid hits Los Angeles this month as part of the HP Lovecraft Film Festival. It screens on Saturday 29th at The Warner Grand Theatre. Festival schedule can be found here.
Old Bertie is set to take Manhattan! George Jones and the Giant Squid will screen at the New York City International Film Festival in August. The festival aims to provide a high-profile platform that showcases creative works to a vast and diverse audience. Festival details can be found here.
This continues an exciting festival run for the film, having already screened at Perth Revelation Film Festival, Flickerfest, Palm Springs International Film Festival and most recently at the 66th Edinburgh International Film Festival where it was nominated for Best International Short Film.
Just a quick update with the news that George Jones and the Giant Squid has been nominated for Best Film in the International Short Film Competition at the Edinburgh International Film Festival.
Old Bertie is appeased.
The film will screen as part of the 2012 International ShortFest programme, which runs from June 19-25. Palm Springs is renowned worldwide for the extraordinary community of filmmakers it attracts, and for the quality and scope of its programming. Festival details here: http://www.psfilmfest.org and here: http://www.psfilmfest.org/festival/film/georgejones
We’re pleased to announce that George Jones and the Giant Squid will have its UK premiere at the Edinburgh International Film Festival which runs from 20 June to 1 July. The festival is renowned around the world for discovering and promoting the very best in international cinema. As Scotland is no stranger to mysterious underwater beasts, we feel it will be a fitting locale for Old Bertie to make his UK debut. Check the website for details: http://www.edfilmfest.org.uk/