4 US State Premieres in 9 days, with 3 award nominations!

Connie continues to cook up a storm stateside with four upcoming state premieres over just nine days, with three award nominations to boot!

First, Connie gets to catch some rays at the California premiere tomorrow, 31st August, at Long Beach Indie International Film, Media and Music Festival 2017. The film is screening as part of the Suspense and Horror shorts block from 9pm. Oh California, she’s going to cause mayhem in the golden state.

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Connie is hitting Kansas City on Monday 4th September! The little diva is headed to kick Dorothy’s butt and teach Toto a thing or two, and enjoy her Missouri premiere next week, screening at the super cool Slaughter Movie House at the Screenland Armour movie theatre. Connie will be screening with the feature film, Space Babes from Outer Space, kicking off at 7pm… and better still, it’s FREE! Check out this gorgeous event poster!

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Just a couple of days later after a stroll down the yellow brick road, Connie heads to GenreBlast Film Festival 2017 for her Virginia state premiere! Connie screens with the opening feature film of the festival, Guardians, from 7pm on Thursday 7th September at the Alamo Drafthouse. You know it’s a great festival when it’s at an Alamo Drafthouse, and GenreBlast have a really cool selection of shorts and features playing, including an advance screening of IT, also on the opening night!

AND… The awesome team at GenreBlast have very kindly nominated Connie for not one, not two, but THREE awards at the festival! So the EGO HAS LANDED! It’s pretty stiff competition though, so Connie better get her boxing gloves on…

Finally, finishing off next week, Connie will be hitch-hiking her way to Utah for FilmQuest 2017, screening as part of Shorts Block 2 on Friday 8th September from 6pm. FilmQuest celebrates the majesty of genre filmmaking in the realms of fantasy, horror, sci-fi, and beyond, running until 16th September. Connie is in great company as Moranic Productions stablemate, Mina Murray’s Journal, has also been selected for the festival!

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That’s a lot of mileage to cover in just nine days! It’s a US road trip for this diva freebird…

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Connie Rocks Berlin! Connie on her travels overseas…

This month, Connie was unleashed on the poor, unsuspecting folks of Berlin for her German Premiere! The diva herself jetted across with our director and producer to Final Girls Berlin Film Festival, making the most of every single inch of her seat on Easyjet… The cabin crew didn’t have it so easy

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Connie causing havoc on Easyjet

But this well-travelled chanteuse and comedienne made the most of every moment, taking in the sights of the city and basking in the sunshine of a heatwave  from the balcony of her executive suite…

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But this little star takes her preparations for premieres VERY seriously, leaving nothing to chance and ensuring she looks stunning for her fans…

Connie and our director and producer were very pleased to enjoy the screening with such a lovely audience, and especially enjoyed the Q&A.

Big thank you to Final Girls Berlin Film Festival for making the team so welcome and obliging the diva demands of the little felt-mouthed starlet. It’s a great festival and one that the team highly recommends to filmmakers and film fans alike.

Awards, nominations and screenings – Seattle International Film Festival!

Connie continues to thrive on the festival scene, with more award wins and nominations under her tiny little felt belt (ooer!).

Connie has won an Honourable Mention Award at The International Horror Hotel 2017, and screens at the event in June in Ohio, US. Connie has had several screenings in Ohio and has either been nominated for an award or won one at each of those festivals. Big love to Ohio!

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Back on home soil, Connie also took the Unrestricted View Film Festival in London by storm at the end of April, garnering nominations for Best Short, Best Director and Best Actress! 

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Our next UK screening is currently set for August bank holiday weekend in a city close to our director’s heart – beautiful Manchester – where she lived for six years. Yes, Connie will have her Northern UK Premiere at the incredible Starburst International Film Festival. 

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Before she’s let loose on Manchester, Connie will be making her way to Berlin for her German Premiere next month at Final Girls Berlin Film Festival! Connie will no doubt chomp down on a bit of bratwurst before entertaining her fans. What a well travelled puppet she’s going to be!

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Her jet-setting doesn’t stop there, oh no! Connie has been selected as part of the prestigious Etheria World Tour 2017/18 and 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. Now that is BIG news – she might be coming to a town near you soon! We can hear you all running away screaming “potty mouth.”

And finally, we’re very proud that Connie is screening TONIGHT (26/05) at the Seattle International Film Festival! Being selected for an OSCAR qualifying festival is something that just couldn’t have been predicted for a small film about a very sweary, domineering puppet showgirl. It’s beyond our dreams and expectations. Connie already has Ryan Gosling and Michael Fassbender in her sights, though she’d eat them alive. So, if you’re anywhere close to Seattle, go along and enjoy.

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As Connie continues to make use of her passport and cause trouble for British Airways and Virgin Atlantic, we’ll bring you more updates on her exploits, awards and screenings. More details are added regularly to our screenings page.

It’s been almost exactly a year since the film was shot. And what a year it has been, and what a year there still is to come. Chin chin!

North American Premiere at Nightmares Film Festival, and Crystal Palace Film Festival inclusion

More fantastic festival acceptances for Connie!

First, Connie will be screened as part of Nightmares Film Festival, a top international film festival dedicated to the horrific, the dreadful and the weird – perfect for little miss puppet. The festival takes place from 20th – 23rd October in Columbus, Ohio, at the world-renowned Gateway Film Center, named one of the top twenty art houses on the continent by Sundance. This is currently set to be our North American Premiere!

Connie will be screened alongside some of the very best features and shorts from around the world, including recent FrightFest stablemates, The Stylist by Jill Gevargizian, Gwilliam by Brian Lonano and The Babysitter Murders by Ryan Spindell, and of course, Night of the Slasher by Shant Hammasian. So Connie will be in great company!

Precise day/time of screening is to be announced.

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Then on Friday 18th November, she’ll have her second London outing as part of the eighth annual Crystal Palace International Film Festival. Following the success of KEEN-wah at the festival last year, this is sure to be a real treat. The festival has a great vibe, with themed nights and is one of the coolest I’ve been to in years. It runs from 29th October – 19th November at several venues in South East London.

You can buy tickets for our screening on 18th November here.

Stay tuned – there are more to be announced… we just can’t reveal them yet!

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Connie wows at Horror Channel FrightFest 2016 World Premiere

Connie has been unleashed, delighting audiences at the first short film showcase of Horror Channel FrightFest 2016 on Saturday 27th August.

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Introduced by writer/director, Cat Davies, Connie played to a busy cinema screen full of FrightFesters, appearing on the bill with an impressive list of shorts from around the globe.

A big thank you to Horror Channel FrightFest for including Connie as part of such an illustrious line up – a special thing to be part of, and to the wonderful audience who braved the fun, filth and creepiness of a very special little felt-mouthed puppet. Apologies to anyone that she nibbled… Or worse.

Connie will be screening at more film festivals soon – those tantalising details to follow!

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