11/02/2017 Steve Green Comments Closed
Blog, News All Bad Things, Anthony Atkins, Club Vamporama, Demelza O'Sullivan, Jamie Lambe, Kevin Clarke, Liam Woon, Melyza Fay, Sham Zaman, Sophie Sharp
10/30/2017 Steve Green Comments Closed
My friend Kevin Clarke just sent over this great shot of some of the cast members who attended Sunday’s screening of All Bad Things… and the Club Vamporama shorts.
Standing: Anthony Atkins, Liam Woon, Jamie Lambe.
Seated: Sophie Sharp, Sham Zaman, Demelza O’Sullivan, Melyza Fay.
Blog, News All Bad Things, Birmingham, Chrissie Harper, Club Vamporama, Demelza O'Sullivan, Edgar Allan Poe, Gunmakers Arms, Jasper Bark, Liam Woon, Melyza Fay, Sham Zaman, Taking the Piss, Terror at Bell's End, The Tell-Tale Heart, Victoria, Who is Bette Noir?
08/13/2017 Steve Green Comments Closed
We had a great night at the Victoria public house in Birmingham’s city centre, when cast and crew were finally able to see Network 23’s inaugural short films: Who is Bette Noir? (a mock news report introducing key characters from Club Vamporama), Hail Cthulhu! (a ‘minisode’ featuring Club Vamporama regulars Jenni and Marie) and the psychodrama All Bad Things… (which actually wrapped filming on Saturday night).
The event was hosted by horror author Jasper Bark and kicked off with a magnificent rendition of Edgar Allan Poe’s ‘The Tell-Tale Heart’ by local actor William Hayes. Jasper interviewed Melyza Fay about playing ‘Jude’ in Club Vamporama and her forthcoming role as ‘Elizabeth’ in the giallo tribute Terror at Bell’s End, then talked to All Bad Things… co-stars Demelza O’Sullivan (‘Alex’), Liam Woon (‘Mike’) and Sham Zaman. The programme ended with Jasper reading his own short story ‘Taking the Piss’.
All three films will receive their public premiere at the Gunmakers Arms’ Halloween shindig At the Brewery of Madness.
Above, first row: William Hayes gets his teeth into The Tell-Tale Heart; Jasper Bark talks to Melyza Fay.
Above, second row: Demelza O’Sullivan, Liam Woon and Sham Zaman chat with Jasper; Jasper closes the night with some toilet humour.
Below: Chrissie Harper’s poster design for the Gunmakers Arms’ event tomorrow evening. She also took these photographs.
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08/10/2017 Steve Green Comments Closed
Here’s the brand new promotional image for Club Vamporama, featuring Elizabeth Hastings as the mysterious Marie and Dru Stephenson as the somewhat jaundiced Jenni. Photograph and digital design by Chrissie Harper.
Blog, News Bette Noir, Chrissie Harper, Club Vamporama, Dru Stephenson, Jennifer Russell, Lizzie Hastings, Marie Leroux, Solihull
07/18/2017 Steve Green Comments Closed
With our Club Vamporama teaser “Who is Bette Noir?” filmed and edited, Chrissie Harper and I headed over to a quiet Solihull cul-de-sac on Tuesday morning to shoot “Hail Cthulhu!”, a minisode set in that same universe featuring Dru Stephenson as Jenni and Elizabeth Hastings as Marie. In case you’re wondering, they switched position from Chrissie’s storyboard because Dru pointed out the uneven ground would elevate her to the same apparent height as Lizzie. This was typical of the professionalism, attention to detail and enthusiasm both actors brought to their performances, and we can’t wait to get the finished short film ready for a public screening.
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07/17/2017 Steve Green Comments Closed
Further to yesterday’s Club Vamporama update, here’s a screengrab of myself interviewing manager “Jude” (Melyza Fay) at the titular nightspot (portrayed here by Birmingham music venue Route 44, thanks to the generosity of owner Brendon Daly).
Blog, News Acocks Green, All Bad Things, Birmingham, Chrissie, Club Vamporama, Dru Stephenson, Lizzie Hastings, Melyza Fay, Route 44
Above left: Dru Stephenson as “Jenni”. Above right: Melyza Fay as “Jude”.
In addition to our short film All Bad Things, work continues on our proposal for a tv series adapted from the comic strip Club Vamporama. My colleague Chrissie Harper and I spent the afternoon at Route 44 in Acocks Green, Birmingham, where we shot the second of three mock news reports featuring characters from the show; the third (with Lizzie Hastings as “Marie”) is scheduled for Friday morning.
It’s been a fascinating experience, not least because Chrissie roped me in to play the interviewer; I won’t pretend to have anything like the talent displayed by the actors I was working opposite, but I think I managed to avoid total embarrassment.