It’s been a year since I completed the film. It’s had a great run at festivals, and thank you (yet again) to everyone who supported the film at the online store. Now the time has come to give my miniature bogeyman the chance to spread ever further.
If you haven’t seen the film yet, please give it a watch! Click the HD option on Vimeo, put on some headphones, turn out the lights… and get ready for some creepy fun.
And if you like it, please share the link! Like all bogeyman, The Shutterbug Man only gets stronger, the more people know about him!
It’s been nearly a year since the release of THE SHUTTERBUG MAN. It’s had a very good festival run. I’m very proud that the film has made its way out into the world so widely! Here is the list of the festivals in which it took part, as of this date.
Film4 Fright Fest
New York International Children’s Film Festival
Annecy Animation Festival
Ottawa International Animation Festival
New York City Horror Festival
Montreal Stop Motion Film Festival
Vivisections Horror Shorts
Toronto Animated Image Society
Buried Alive Film Festival
Fright Night Film Festival
A Night of Horror Film Festival
Little Terrors Festival
Celluloid Screams Film Festival
Shock Stock Film Festival
Idaho Horror Film Festival
Haapsalu Horror Film Festival
Grimm Up North Film Festial
Sacramento Horror Festival
The Annecy Animation Festival is considered by many to be the world’s foremost animation festival. This year they had a record breaking 2,600 submissions, from 95 countries, and from those submissions they selected 199 films. Very proud that THE SHUTTERBUG MAN is one of those selected.
I’ll be attending the festival, which runs from June 15-20.
Great premiere at FRIGHT NIGHT THEATRE, Feb 7th, in Hamilton, Ontario. Passionate and appreciative crowd!
Very excited to announce that THE SHUTTERBUG MAN will have its world theatrical premiere at the FRIGHT NIGHT THEATRE, Februrary 7th.
It will play at the start of the night, setting the chilling stage for the feature film that found its way on to many “Best Of” lists in 2014, the Australian feature THE BABADOOK.
It’s an evening of nasty monochrome bogeyman, and it’s sure to be great way to reveal THE SHUTTERBUG MAN to the world of film festivals.
STORE UPDATE: In addition to offering a 1080p download of the film, the online store will also offer (among other things) a COMPANION BOOK for the film. The book offers exclusive insights and images, and extends the world of the film. It’s a 20-page thing of beauty, and its Table of Contents is as follows:
The Dark Heart of The World
Raw vs VFX
Voice Over Text
The Shutterbug Man Song
More great press for the film. Here’s what April Snellings at RUE MORGUE MAGAZINE has to say:
“Many filmmakers struggle to do in ninety minutes what Chris Walsh does in four and a half. The Shutterbug Man delivers the nasty, efficient shocks of a well-told horror tale, even as it turns its grimy lens on the very process of conjuring bogeymen from the shadows. It’s a beautifully shot, meticulously handcrafted nightmare.”
Among his many cinematic feats, TOM HOLLAND co-wrote and directed Child’s Play, the film that gave birth to Chucky- one of the most terrifying puppets in cinema. So with that in mind, I’m so excited to share Tom’s take on THE SHUTTERBUG MAN, in advance of its release on Wednesday: “Experimental film at its best…stop motion and puppets makes it wonderfully weird and Barbara Steele gives it tone and resonance along with a terrific sound job”
Some wonderfully kind words from Mick Garris (creator of Masters of Horror and Fear Itself), in advance of the film’s release:
“Chris Walsh’s minimalist, monochromatic puppet animation is a canny and creepy observation of viewers (like me) with tastes that are bit on the bloodthirsty side. In four minutes, he takes the retro and makes it modern, boosted tremendously by Barbara Steele’s elegant narration and Chris Alexander’s atmospheric score, woven like an elaborately designed Persian rug.”