Monday, 23 February 2015

Trailer for Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead's New Horror Flick Spring is HERE.....and it is AWESOME!!

I fucking LOVE Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead.  They're just fucking ace, and such talented guys as well, with so much potential for their future.  :)


Following up their insanely brilliant, and justifiably successful debut feature, Resolution; Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead bring you Sping.  A love story with a difference.  With amazing taglines such as 

"Love is a Monster" 

or 

"Over time, every girl gets weird."

or

"I gotta make sure you're the kind of crazy I can deal with!"

...you know you're in for a bit of a freaktarded time.  And it sounds like someone in a relationship with ME!!!  HAHAHAHAHA.  ;)


Check out the new trailer and see what you think....and also check out Resolution too and go LIKE Spring on Facebook and follow them on Twitter @SpringTheMovie.  Oooh, also check out this post I wrote before regarding the film and also HERE where I'm nerding about them when Resolution came out.  MWAH! :) 

Saturday, 31 January 2015

Tristan Risk and Laurence R. Harvey Are Coming to Scotland to Make a Film with Andy Stewart and Need YOUR Help....ERMAHGERD!! One of the Coolest IndieGoGo Campaigns You Could Get Behind....Trust Me! :)




It is with great, nerdy, almost orgasmic excitement, that I introduce to y'all the newest project from my fellow Scot, Andy Stewart!  This would be something for me to get all lovey over in the first place, as he's pretty fucking rad...and his films are aight too!! ;)  Haha.  Okay, his films are fucking incredible...as I am sure those who have seen Dysmorphia, Split and INK already will testify.  You'll have possibly heard me gushing about him on here already.  You can watch Dysmorphia in the link.  Trust me....it's awesome!!! :) 






Redacted. A Scottish Film to be filmed in Glasgow, that you are going to WANT to help out. Trust me. So much awesome here!! This is an ambitious short film though, and we need your help to take Andy's oh so demented vision to the next level, and are asking y'all to help us out with our new crowdfunding campaign. 

While on an afternoon hike, an unimposing Man stumbles upon a humanoid creature with alluring female qualities. While fearful and in apparent need of assistance, The Creature oozes sexuality and danger but it is unclear where the danger really lies… 



With his multi-award winning body horror trilogy complete and released, writer/director Andy Stewart is dipping his toe into sci-fi horror territory.
Special make-up effects will again be designed and created by award-winning FX artist Grant Mason, who, besides his work on Split and Ink, also created the FX for Trainspotting and Shallow Grave.

Grant has also worked on Hardware, Mission: Impossible 2, Sleepy Hollow, Bride of Chucky and Clive Barker's Nightbreed.

Cinematography will again be handled by BAFTA-winner Alan C. McLaughlin while sound design will again be handled by David McKeitch.

Shooting is scheduled to begin in June 2015.

© 2015, Shining Example Films

(Pictured above - Andy Stewart with Laurence R. Harvey)

With Redacted, he's taking a slightly different turn from body horror, and enlisting the ultimate BODY in horror, muuahahahaha....the looooovely, freaktarded, super freak, ALL WEEK....., my sharky ass shakin' sista, Miss Tristan Risk....aka Little Miss Risk...pictured below as a VERY Risky faerie!  MWAH! :)  


Horror fans will know Tristan from my Canadian siblings and women in horror partners in crime, Jen and Sylvia Soska's American Mary, where she played Beatress, a Betty Boop inspired stripper who is just insanely quirky and just downright fucking adorable!!  Tristan has also been working on Brandon Slagle's House of Manson, playing one of the Manson girls, which is super cool....especially with Ryan Kiser playing Charles Manson.  And speaking of Ryan, the star of Jessica Cameron's Truth or Dare, Tristan has also just finished filming Jessica's latest film, Mania...a fucked up lesbian bipolar love story (pictured below).  Which is basically my perfect film.  Haha.  :) 




And then...just because we're bringing Risky over from Canada, it means she really needed an equally freaktarded co-star, and with that I welcome on board Laurence R. Harvey, whom you might know from The Human Centipede 2 (pictured below) and 3. OR....if you've had a chance to see Jill Gevargizian's Call Girl - short film, then you'll have seen Laurence and Risky in action. heart emotico


Because Tristan and Lawrence have worked together before, there is already going to be that chemistry, and ease of working with each other.  This is going to make Redacted even more special, as there is already that bond....and they are willing to go that little bit further, and with total ease.  

You can watch Call Girl below, it's amazing.  I shall also be screening Call Girl at Jennifer's Bodies, which I'm super excited about.  It'll look ace on the big screen.  


So yay....Redacted is going to be a sweet as fuck project, and the perks that you can get for helping us out with this campaign are totally rad.  I am so freaking excited to be working on this.  Any help you can give us would be amazing.  Be it donating to the film, or even just sharing the links, this blog....anything.  This is a wicked opportunity for Scottish film as well.  To get two such big names within horror...and to take multi-award winning director Andy Stewart to the next level.....it's so exciting!!!  You can follow the project on Facebook at the Official Redacted page, as well as following Andy's Shining Example Films too.  Go drop them both a big massive LIKE!!!  

Friday, 9 January 2015

Paul Solet's Follow Up to Grace, Dark Summer Available on VOD from Today!!


WHEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!  The amazing Paul Solet is back bitches!!  His sophomore follow up to his indie hit Grace, Dark Summer; hits VOD and select North American theatres today.  :)  



(Pictured above - Joe Lynch, Paul Solet and Adam Green)

Now I fucking ADORE this man.  Grace is one of my all time favourite horrors (see my blog on it HERE), and despite the fact he's a boy....this sexy Boston boy just totally GETS women.  Which makes me love him even more.  Combine that with the fact that he has teamed up with my beloved Adam Barnick, or fackin' Bahnick...or Barnipede yet again...it just makes me all the happier a Nerdzilla.  


(Pictured above - Paul with Bahnick on Grace)

I have been excited about this film for some time now, and I think y'all should be too.  


Check out this featurette where Adam Barnick speaks to Paul Solet about how he created an "otherworldly glow" in Dark Summer.  It's very cool, and a superb bit of advice for filmmakers too.  Yup, yup, yup. :)  Also check out this interview that Paul did with Ron Purtee as well, for The Ron Purtee Show.  It's ace.  And you can see what I mean about his sexy accent.  Haha. :) 

Enjoy!! xo



Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Official First Teaser Trailer for IronStar Films Debut Short Blood Loss - Starring Craig McGinlay, Alan Cuthbert, Tom Ingram, Chris O'Mara and Newcomer Demi Pearson!


It is with great pleasure that I bring you the first official teaser trailer for the upcoming film I've been working on, Blood Loss....you may remember this blog I wrote prior to shooting, that gives you lots of fun information and stuff and things.  :)   

 Blood Loss is a short psychological thriller about three guys sent by their criminal boss to finish a job that didn't go well and has taken its toll on each of them. they quickly find themselves caught in the middle of a battle for both revenge and ultimately redemption.

STARRING - 


Craig McGinlay as Ryan


Tom Ingram as Eddie


Alan Cuthbert as Gerry 


Chris O'Mara as Chris


And lastly, Brett Spink playing a dead guy, and looking beautifully dead too....Thank you Hayley Tinline.  :) 

So yes....ENJOY....and please do SHARE, SHARE, SHARE!!!!!!!  And be sure to follow us at the Official Blood Loss Facebook Page and on Twitter too. 

Monday, 22 December 2014

Manflesh Monday's - Braveheart, Gladiator and The FairyFlag's Fight Director, Seoras Wallace, of Clann Wallace and Movie Mercenaries International!



So today is the birthday of the super fucking awesome, and really quite remarkable movie fight director Seoras Wallace.  A man who has spent his life steeped in Scottish history...it literally oozes out of his every pore.



Having been in the film industry for almost 30 years, where he started out working on Highlander as a fight and weaponry stuntman, Seoras most certainly has a wealth of experience working with some of the biggest, and most well respected names in film.


(Pictured from left to right - Clann Wallace Castings - Scott Ironside, Victoria Wallace, Seoras Wallace, Emma-Christina McLean and Craig McGinlay) 

It was whilst filming Highlander that director Russell Malchahay's attention was drawn to just how much of a fucking amazing specialist he was in his field.  It seemed to be that from this point onwards, everyone who has worked with Seoras has had nothing but good things to say about his positive attitude, the quality of the people he not only brings on board, but the sheer hard work he puts in with actors, acquiring them the skillset to perform realistic battle co-ordination, and downright awesome ass kicking!!  


(Pictured above with The Fairy Flag's director, David Izatt)

Seoras is so fucking rad, that he has not only been mentioned once at the Oscars...but THREE fucking times!!  Within the world of Western film, that is a pretty fucking high accolade.  When you're getting total kudos and respect from people like Steven freakin' Spielberg, Ridley Scott and Mel Gibson...you know you must be doing SOMETHING right.  :)


What I absolutely love about Seoras is that he is so god damned down to earth.  When I first met him, my Beagle Alfie ran over to his Westie, Satan, and Seoras is like, "This is my West Highland Terrorist, Satan!!"  Haha.  Such a genius introduction.  He's like me.  Dog gets introduced first....always. ;)  

To keep up to date with everything that Seoras is doing, it is best to check out Clann Wallace, and Clann Wallace Casting, which is spearheaded by his wife, Victoria....the lovely lady pictured below with him.  The aim of Clann Wallace, and its partner Movie Mercenaries International, is to have a worldwide group of people, trained by Seoras, that when needed, can come together to fight these epic battles.  Having witnessed some of this on The Fairy Flag...it truly was something special, and I am so happy to be able to call these guys my friends and fellow colleagues.  This is one big family, just the way it should be.  And you ain't seen nothing yet!! ;)  


HAPPY BIRTHDAY SEORAS.....Love Morleysaurus and Beagle~toes, aka Alfie. xoxox

To get more of an idea of just how well respected Seoras is within the film community, check out some of the wicked bits of feedback about the main man...from some truly AWEsome names in film  as well....see for yourself!!  :) 

Braveheart “Our Experience working with Seoras Wallace, has been nothing but positive. He has been an efficient, hardworking and most of all, trustworthy addition to our team, his willingness to participate and contribute is second only to his work ethic, Seoras would be an asset to any production and we could not recommend Seoras Wallace more highly" - Mel Gibson, Icon Productions.

Once We Were Young “Your contribution to the soundtrack was outstanding, the musical score “Sgt MacKenzie” elevated a private soldiers story to world recognition, a fact recognised in the accolades of the Vietnam war veterans and all who heard your work, we wish you continuing success in your endeavours and vocation, and not only would recommend you to other film makers because of your outstanding contribution, but to further your vocational aspirations." - Mel Gibson and Randal Wallace Director and Producer Icon Films.

Gladiator "The reason we got you Seoras Wallace, your fight crews and your guys in the production team, is your reputation for adding a realistic dimension and influence on films of this genre is outstanding…..and we were right!" - Stephen Spielberg / Ridley Scott

Monday, 8 December 2014

Manflesh Mondays - My Ultimate Scottish Manflesh....Craig McGinlay!!


So anyone who follows me on....well....anything, haha, will know that I absolutely 110% adore former rugby player turned strength and conditioning specialist/model/actor, Craig McGinlay.  (Picture above taken by Matt at Wee Rebel hair salon in Glasgow.  THANK YOU Matt...this is LUSH!!)

Having worked with Craig on a couple of projects now, and just having watched him blossom as both an actor, and a model over the past year...it really is quite fascinating watching him evolve into this total star!    


Visually, Craig has it all.  He is Hollywood superhero gorgeous, insanely cool  (he is an ambassador for super cool brand Finlay and Co.) and has the body to match.  I would be lying through my teeth if I said I didn't totally spend half my time in a daze at how hot he is, haha.  My partner in oogling/mischief crime, Jess Cant Bowman, who has also worked with both of us on different projects....she totally agrees to the maximus that yes...he is HAWT!!!!  That is quite clear.  ;)  We love him SOOOO much, we smeared his "blood" on our cheeks in hearts.  We are sooo not weird....honest!! ;)



Looks will only get you so far though, and there are plenty of hot guys out there....but from a Morley point of view, if you don't have a personality to match, then I would get bored very quickly.  I am most definitely NOT bored of Craig.  Haha.  I don't just smear any guy's blood on my cheeks yo!! :) 


What makes Craig, or Super Pecs as I've lovingly renamed him, so destined to succeed; is that he has a wonderful sense of ambition and drive...he wants to try out lots of different stuff to help him evolve as an actor.  And most importantly from my standpoint, he is just a genuinely nice fucking guy who knows how to have a laugh.  And he's a TOTAL dork!! :)  

Since working with Craig throughout June on the feature film The Fairy Flag, I have seen him become the face of Irn Bru...which, as a Scottish person, is one of the highest honours, haha.  July also saw him work with and train people for the Commonwealth Games through his EP Sports Consultancy, based in Glasgow.  He then went on to join Guy Ritchie (yes....MADONNA's ex-husband.....*insert insanely large squeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee*....I have touched someone, who has touched someone that used to fornicate with Madonna!!!!!!!!  LOL!!)  and David Beckham in the Haig Club whisky commercial.  For someone who is first and foremost sports orientated, working with Beckham was sweet for Craig.  And as a superhero nerd....I know for a fact that he would have been nerdy as hell at working with the guy that has also worked with freakin' IRON MAN!!!!  Haha.  That shit is just oh so cool! :) 



Following this extended advert, James Bond writer William Boyd obviously saw how sexy Super Pecs made Land Rover look, and cast him all the way from La La Land to star in the Land Rover commissioned online docu-drama in an original story created for the brand, The Vanishing Game.  A unique and innovative move for brand advertising for sure.  This was a HUGE coop for Craig, and big kudos goes to Victoria (pictured below with Craig) and Seoras Wallace at Clann Wallace Casting for going the extra mile to make sure that Craig succeeds.  Love these guys. :)  


Having Craig come through to shoot Blood Loss  in Arbroath last weekend was a total blast.  It was also a testament to Craig as a person, that there isn't a single air of pretension about him, and he has been doing all these various projects, and yet got on board the debut project from my boys at IronStar Films just purely due to totally digging the role. As a long time friend of writer/director Graeme Carr, I have to admit, it was a total kick to see the two of them working together.  Absolutely brilliant.  I love Graeme to bits.  Always have done.  So to see my fellow film nerd just doing his thing...it was pretty damn cool!  


Standing back and watching Craig as an actor, and how he has progressed in such a short time...he is REALLY fucking good!!  It was sweet because Craig had worked with co-star Alan Cuthbert before, so they already had this rapport.  I was very impressed with Arbroath boy Chris O'Mara (pictured in the middle below), and Dundonian Tom Ingram (pictured left below, and on the right in black and white picture)...these were the newbies to the group, and they all just clicked....and it just worked.  



Watching them absolutely NAIL their first scene in one take...it was really quite awe inspiring.  One thing I noticed as well...and all my Yankee Doodle friends will love this....when he's acting, his Scottish accent comes out even more.  I'm not sure why, but he was just brilliant!  :)  


(Advance capture from Blood Loss pictured above - non-colour corrected/graded yet)

As if all of this wasn't enough, Craig has landed a whole shit load of new modelling assignments, including the new Barbour campaign, Selfridges, Finlay and Co., amongst many more, as well as having just been signed to Major Models Milan...Craig is most definitely one to look out for in both the world of fashion, and the world of film.  He has fight trained with George Johnston who has trained the likes of Christian Bale for Batman, Daniel Craig for James Bond, and Matt Damon for the Bourne films, as well as Seoras Wallace, who trained Mel Gibson for Braveheart, and Russell Crowe for Gladiator, so not only can he act, and look good....he’s a damn good fighter as well!



His fight training with Seoras Wallace was so rad, that the two of them have joined together for the EP Movie Consultancy, an extension of Craig's EP Sports Consultancy, a venture to help actors worldwide gain the acquired fight skills for onscreen choreography! :) (Pictured above with actor and sparring partner Mark Wake - left, and Seoras Wallace - middle)
‘Without doubt Craig McGinlay’s fighting skills must rank as one of the best I have seen in over twenty years filming and that has been with some of the best guys in the world. You inspired all the combat crews to new heights. Amazing professionalism and delivery. An honour to have trained with yie. Slainte ae Seoras’
Seoras Wallace, Expert Film Fight Choreographer 



With kudos and praise coming from every angle, from sports, to fashion to film....Craig McGinlay is a name that you most certainly will be hearing a lot in the very near future....I am certain of it.  Just know....he was mine first!!  BWAH!!  ;)



Be sure to LIKE Craig on Facebook at his Official Page, and check out his EP Sports Consultancy website too, and the Facebook page.  Be sure to check out all the links in this blog, and keep an eye out for this talented, sexy manflesh....everywhere!!  And if you're on Instagram or Twitter, just search @CraigMcGinla Mwahahaha.  Also be sure to check out The Vanishing Game too. :)

Saturday, 29 November 2014

Arbroath Based IronStar Films Debut Short, Blood Loss, Starring Craig McGinlay and Alan Cuthbert, Shooting in Arbroath this Weekend!


This coming weekend, 29th and 30th November, recently formed Arbroath film company that I'm part of, IronStar Films, will be shooting our debut short Blood Loss.  After a successful IndieGoGo campaign, and a lot of excellent connections within the film industry, the boys and I are ready to further put Arbroath on the film map with Blood Loss; an original revenge thriller, written and directed by one of my oldest friends, Graeme Carr.  Graeme was my fellow film nerd at school....and he's a sarcastic shit as well....so obviously we get on perfectly.  Mwahahahaa.  

IronStar Films is also made up of Dean Pearson (who is an astounding DOP/editor...like, he is shit hot!!)....and also my Peter Birnie and Alan Jennings, who have been making awesome little parody skits and stuff for years which are hysterical.  All in all, an awesome team! :)

Having cast my favourite piece of Scottish manflesh, former rugby player and pro strength and conditioning specialist; international model turned actor, Craig McGinlay in the lead role; Blood Loss is turning into something more awesome by the second!  2014 has definitely been a very good year for McGinlay, and this rapidly rising star is most certainly on his way to the top...which makes it all the more exciting that he was so enthusiastic to get on board Blood Loss.  Basically, McG, or Super Pecs to moi....just think Chris Evans...aka Captain America....he kinda reminds me of him.  Mmmmmm...... ;)




2014 has seen Craig McGinlay star in David Izatt’s The Fairy Flag, followed shortly by a stunt as the face of Irn Bru for their Commonwealth Games advert and poster campaign.



Craig then went on to star alongside David Beckham in the Guy Ritchie directed Haig Club whisky advert which has been aired the world over, and was super rad that he was working with my beloved Madonna's ex hubby.  Haha.  



After Land Rover commissioned British James Bond writer William Boyd to write an original novella featuring the Land Rover brand, in a unique and different form of brand marketing; Boyd then cast McGinlay from L.A. to star in the film version, which he cites “‘The Vanishing Game’ was inspired in part by the late John Buchan, the Scottish novelist best known for the thriller ‘The Thirty-Nine Steps.’”  Which for this Hitchcock nerd, it's fucking awesome!!  Yup! ;)



Add to this various other films, including vampire flick Dark Haven, and modelling assignments such as the new Barbour campaign, Selfridges, Finlay and Co., amongst many more, as well as having just been signed to Major Models Milan...Craig is most definitely one to look out for in both the world of fashion, and the world of film.  He has fight trained with George Johnston who has trained the likes of Christian Bale for Batman, Daniel Craig for James Bond, and Matt Damon for the Bourne films, as well as Seoras Wallace, who trained Mel Gibson for Braveheart, and Russell Crowe for Gladiator, so not only can he act, and look good....he’s a damn good fighter as well!  And god daaaaaaaaayummmmm....he looks so fucking hawt when he fights!  BWAH!


(Pictured above - Craig McGinlay (right), with Seoras Wallace at the back, and his training partner Mark Wake)

Also cast is Craig’s Fairy Flag co-star Alan Cuthbert, a former cop turned self-employed farmer and flourishing actor who has had parts in Sunshine on Leith, River City, Silent Witness and Waterloo Road, amongst other things. Alan has also been trained by Seoras Wallace, and continues to work with him, as does Craig.  Alan is brilliant, a great actor, and just a generally all round sound guy to work with.  



In addition to Craig and Alan, local boy Chris O’Mara (pictured below) who created the Limelight Company in Arbroath, teaching acting to kids and teenagers is also cast and really excited to get on board the project.  And his mother is my drug dealer.  HAHAHA.  Okay, she's actually my pharmacist, but same thing really.  Lol.  So yesss....Mommy O'Mara is rad as fuck and super quirky, and having spoken to Chris before, he seems sound as fuck, so I'm looking forward to working with him.  


Another member of our cast is someone I have also probably encountered in my life, is Dundee born Tom Ingram (pictured below).  Just met him earlier on tonight and he is ace.  Turns out he used to play for the Dundee Sharks basketball team...as did my boyfriend and so many other people I know.  It's a small, small world out there.  :)



  Last but not least is our only chick, and that is Dean's sister, newcomer and Arbroath girl Demi Pearson, pictured below with Dean as she's doing an selfie as her character.  Well...kinda....bwahahahaha.   



Make-up and SFX artists include Hayley Tinline (who did my super awesome as fuck zombie make up, pictured below!!) and Samantha Jack, both of whom worked on The Fairy Flag with Craig, Alan, Jess and myself.  And whilst there are no zombies in this film (despite what people keep thinking, lol)...there is definitely some cool as fuck make up to be done!!



With such a tight schedule, having a group of people who already have a bond and work well together is definitely a bonus.  Jess Cant Bowman, who was part of the re-enactment team for The Fairy Flag is also on board to join myself and Pete with AD work, and was the 1st A.D. on  my other project Safe Haven, as well as work on Andy Stewart’s INK, and recent project Pinfall.

You can find us on Facebook and Twitter to keep up to date with all the goings on with both IronStar Films and Blood Loss. :)