Cathedrals will fall, the river will run red... and THE BIRD will be SLAUGHTERED!

Kickstarter launched for Tea Leaves- a short animated horror/comedy film

Tea Leaves is an upcoming short horror/comedy film combining animation with live action. It tells the surreal story of three different supernatural spirits; a Wendigo, a Banshee and a cat ghost who meet when summoned at a ouija board séance, with disastrous and comical consequences.

This film is the directorial debut for Louise Keay Bell, an animation graduate from Edinburgh College of Art currently based in Glasgow as a freelance animator and illustrator. Two of her student films have received RTS Award nominations, and her graduate film, Heart of Dust, won Best Animation at the Scottish Mental Health Arts & Film Festival.

Tea Leaves will blend live action with traditional animation. Actors in costume will portray the roles of the Wendigo and Banshee, and will be photographed to move like stop motion puppets. This technique will create a bizarre sense of unearthliness. The ghost cat will be created with hand drawn animation that will be superimposed into the film.

Support this dark and quirky film on Kickstarter and choose from a selection of adorably creepy rewards, including art prints, T-shirts, lapel pins, a booklet of illustrations, and of course a copy of the film itself. There are also handmade mementos and original drawings available for the higher tier level donations.

Click HERE to get involved!


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The Triple Six Horror Film Festival 2017 announces its full line-up for May 27th and 28th at AMC Manchester.

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