Horror Film Makes it to TV!

15 March 2019

black and white string monster
Student film makes it on tv - web story
The String by Tom Eastwood
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Category: Student stories

A 60 second film created by student Tom Eastwood will be screened tonight (Friday 15 March) on The Short Film Show (Sky 192 and Freesat 161). 

Tom, who is a Television graduate and currently studying the Film & Television MA, created 'The String' last year as part of the School of Film & Television's 60 Second Film Challenge, and will now see it on British TV and Amazon Prime.   

The short film, which parodies a 1950's horror film trailer, sees a mutated string monster, birthed in a harsh, bleak world of science, rampaging in search of vengeance and love.

Tom said: "The short was based on an affection I have for the cliche ridden B-movies of the 1950's, full of terrible special effects and hammy acting. I created it with my friend Ryan for Roughcut's 60 second film challenge, where the theme was, funnily enough, string. I was happy with the film before it had even been finished, solely because everyone had had so much fun making it. I never expected it to do as well as it has, and I'm so happy for those involved that the fun and love has translated to audiences."

The film has also been doing well at festivals including:

  • The WAM Wait A Minute Film Competition - Winner
  • Life Screenings One Minute Film Festival - Selected
  • The Miniature Film Festival - Selected
  • Berlin Flash Film Festival - Selected
  • European Cinematography Awards - Semi-finalist

The Short Film Show showcases the best short films from filmmakers across the globe in a weekly show on British television and Amazon Prime. 

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