Connie named one of iHorror’s scariest shorts of 2017!

2017 has been a busy year for the little puppet film. Connie is still making waves, winning awards and being booked for festivals. Completed in summer 2016, we’re thrilled that the little legless, felt-mouthed madam is still trucking.

In recent news, Connie has been included in iHorror’s list of scariest horror shorts of 2017! We’re chuffed to be included in this list, especially as the film walks the fine line of horror and comedy, and we’re glad that we can make people jump and chuckle. Big thanks to iHorror!

Who doesn’t find this little face just a bit creepy…

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Connie wins Funniest Short Film award at GenreBlast Film Festival 2017!

Great news! Connie has won big at GenreBlast Film Festival 2017 in Virginia, USA! Connie scooped the Funniest Short Film award this month following her State Premiere at the festival, where she screened alongside the opening feature film, Guardians!

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GenreBlast is an awesome festival and the comedy shorts selection was really amazing, so the little fuzzy felt puppet is extra proud of this award and even she’s a little gobsmacked. She’s celebrating with a swearing competition.

Connie was also nominated in two other categories against impressive competition – Best Actress and the female writer/director award for our doyenne at the helm of the film, Cat Davies.

Massive congrats to all the nominees and winners at GenreBlast, and a big thank you to the festival team for including us in the festival. The selection was amazing and communication before, during and after the festival has been great – a festival really worth submitting to and being part of.

There are more festival announcements and screenings still to come for Connie as she continues to stomp around the globe – thrilling, touching and offending as many wonderful people as she can well into 2018! These are regularly added to our Screenings page.

 

 

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…

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!

Best Screenplay (Short) award nomination by Nightmares Film Festival

More incredible news for team  Connie! Our writer/director, Cat Davies, has been nominated for an award – Best Screenplay (Short) – by the judges at Nightmares Film Festival, Ohio, US!

Both Cat and Connie are shocked and have been celebrating with coffee, cake, 80s music on repeat and lots of swearing in disbelief.

This is fantastic recognition for our writer/director’s months of research into the uncanny, and the use of dolls and dummies in horror cinema, and her hard work in crafting the screenplay.

Huge thanks to Nightmares for this nomination. We’re really honoured, and the fellow nominees are impressive. We’ll wait with bated breath for the outcome!

Connie’s North American Premiere at Nightmares is this Thursday, as part of the Horror Comedy shorts block from 10pm to midnight. Festival passes, VIP All Access Passes and single screening tickets all available here.

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