Well my fiendish followers, my friends over at Mark Macready And The Archangel Murders have done it again. I can't believe it has been a year since I first came across the amasing talent that created the world of the supernatural detective Mark Macready. Since that time it has not only become a huge success in the UK, but also in the colonies as well. Mark Macready And The Archangel Murders have garnered many awards, and a loyal cult following both online and off. I have said it numerous times over the past year and I will say it again. Everything, and I mean everything about Mark Macready And The Archangel Murders is Brilliant, and to top it off I have never "met" such lovely people as those involved with this project. It is with great excitement and pleasure then that I get to share with you all here at the Lair the following bulletin hot off the presses.
Mark Macready and the Archangel Murders: Interactive Online Release
'Mark Macready and the Archangel Murders' is the horror comedy short film that has taken the world by storm since its release in June 2009.
Over the past twelve months the film has screened across the UK and US film festivals, winning the award for 'Most Original Film' at the prestigious Horror UK Film Festival and receiving both audience and critical acclaim. Gorezone the world’s biggest selling horror magazine hailed the film as 'Truly independent British film at its best' and gave the film five stars.
After twelve hugely successful months screening for audiences across the world the film is now set to reach its biggest audience yet as it debuts online for free at the official website (www.archangelmurders.com) on June 19th. With a huge amount of forever growing online interest from avid fans on Twitter and Facebook the film is set to find a new lease of life online.
To celebrate the release of the short film online an Interactive VIP Launch Party is being held in Manchester, the first of its kind for an independent film. 100 guests have already won a place to attend the Launch Party being held at Base Bar Cafe in the heart of Manchester on June 19th. For those who weren't able to win entry the entire event will be streamed live via the official website and hosted by local radio DJ Adam Brown. Viewers to the live stream will be able to watch the film for free and then pose questions about the production to the films cast & crew in what is set to be a revolution for interactive filmmaking.
The film was shot on the back streets of Manchester in early 2009 with an independent budget of £5,000 raised solely by the filmmakers selling their worldly possessions on eBay after the film failed to receive industry funding. Since its humble beginnings the film has screened across the globe from New York to Canada and most recently at the Cannes International Film Festival Short Film Corner where it proved a huge hit with audiences.
Written, produced and directed by Paul Feeney, Ryan McDermott and Sean Candon, three friends who met at college in 2002 where the concept for the project was conceived by writer creator Paul Feeney. It was several years later when the idea resurfaced and was developed into the now award winning short film.
The film is set in Manchester ‘The supernatural crime hub of the 21st century’ and is home to the officers of the G.M.P.I.D (Greater Manchester Paranormal Investigations Department) it is their job to fight the forces of evil that plague the city. Amongst these fine officers is hero cop Mark ‘Mac’ Macready. When Macready’s wife is kidnapped by a creature known as ‘The Archangel’ it’s a race against time for Macready to find his missing wife, solve the case and bring the merciless Archangel to cold blooded justice.