In the early part of 2017 we decided to put the newly completed Directors edit of Abjection forward to the European Film Festivals.
CIM Sueca Film Festival
It’s a few months later 18/08/2017 and we have just had our first official selection for the CIM sueca film festival, which can be found here http://www.cimsueca.com/en/cim/
To quote the film festivals organisers “We hope to stimulate countercultural audiovisual initiatives to spotlight independent productions which focus on creativity, medium love and sheer fun over technical requirements leading to a ban from commercial mainstream. We aim to establish the CIM as a meeting venue for the unassimilated, the rebellious and the free minds of the audiovisual underworld!”
The Directors cut is shorter than the original and includes all the VFX that was added later. Of course the film retains all of its charm and sacrifices none of its core narrative.
We hope the success at festivals will continue and we have our fingers crossed for more good news soon.
Film Festivals – Awards
Oniros Film Awards
Well that didn’t take long. Abjection Official Selection for the Oniros Film Awards in Italy announced today 23/08/2017, check it out here https://onirosfilmawards.com
To quote the Festival “Discovering quality and ambitious films is our mission, by promoting filmmakers’ works and by helping them realize their dreams. Oniros Film Awards is all about Dreams……”
Well time for an update Abjections wins the Best Picture category for a B-Movie. That’s great news for eveyone in the cast and crew, congratulations everyone.
So once again let’s hope more success for this film in 2017/2018
DIRECTOR/CO-PRODUCER: Nor Hazlin Nor Salam (MA in Film and Television Directing)
Nor Hazlin Nor Salam is a 33 year old filmmaker from Malaysia and has garnered her experiences in six commercial feature films and two episodic drama series in the Malaysian film industry as first, second and third assistant Director. In 2012 Hazlin was given the opportunity by Metrowealth Movie productions in Malaysia to Co-Direct, whilst also juggling the position of a First assistant Director on a Primetime Drama series. Hazlin also works as a freelance Video Editor and Videographer and have edited renowned Malaysian celebrity show reels.
Hazlin is also a resident acting-coach at Metrowealth Movie productions and also lectures part-time in a few Private Colleges on film theory subjects. Hazlin who has obtained a BA in Mass Communication, from Curtin University Australia Majoring in Film and Television, was awarded Valedictorian for Graduate of year 2004 and earned a high distinction in the Documentary Theory subject. Hazlin’s postgraduate studies in the UK at Bournemouth University are fully sponsored by the Malaysian Multimedia Development Corporation (MDEC) and she is currently pursuing an MA in Film and Television Directing. In realizing her dreams of becoming a film Director, Hazlin’s main objective is to produce an impactful film that is not only aesthetically pleasing, entertaining but also meaningful.
Jiayi Li began to study painting and sketching skills at five years old.
These skills helped him to start a Degree course in creature design at the age of twenty when he studied on the FDA make-up course at The Arts University College at Bournemouth in 2010. He has produced historical hairdressing, stage make up, and special effect makeup working on several filming projects and fashion photo shoots.
He is also experience with using Photoshop and Zbrush.
Jiayi has graduated as an VFX makeup artist with sculpting, model making and fibre glassing skills from the Arts University Bournemouth.
Jiayi Li is credited as joint creator for Abjection, designer of the armoured suit and makeup concepts for this film pilot. He was responsible for the Helmet design, which was influenced in part by his interest in Anime art.
“Abjection” body suit is one part of Jiayi major BA make-up work. The aim of the unit is to provide the opportunity to challenge the limits of his personal makeup and making skills, as well as his design and character development skills. Also to increase his make-up transformation knowledge through experimentation.
Currently he is working as an employee for Cinemorph Special Effects workshop in Beijing.
Tanya Marie – Costume
Tanya Marie is a 23 year old Textiles Artist, Costumier and Workshop Teacher located in Bournemouth, Dorset. She graduated from The Arts University Bournemouth with a BA (Hon’s) in Costume with Performance Design where she undertook an extensive course of studies including historical costume, textiles techniques and costume for stage and screen. Throughout her degree Tanya Marie taught workshops in crochet, knitting and textural elements. Her favorite workshop to date was teaching crochet tea party items such as swiss rolls and cakes, which could be turned into key rings, soft, play sets and dangle bookmarks. Balloons for Children Disability group noticed her way of including everyone in all workshops and asked her to stay on as a disabilities teacher. Tanya Marie still runs workshops all over the south coast and loves to see others creativity and visions emerge.
Tanya Marie’s love of sewing and crafts came from her mother who always made sure she has a fully stocked sewing kit and from a young age she has never been far from a needle and thread. Her first costume was a flower fairy from A Midsummer Nights Dream and from this project she continued onto making an elfin dress and several dance costumes. Throughout her GCSE’s and A Levels she was constantly making one outfit or another and her final costumes, two dresses inspired from the book ‘Of Bees and Mist’, gained her second place in the Bookrooms inspiration competition, alongside second place in the costume in nature competition. It was these awards that prompted her to continue down the path of costume and apply to the BA (Hon’s) program.
She was welcomed by the crew to help finalise the “Abjection” body suit which consisted of attaching several pieces of armour to the base costume and working to a very quick deadline.
Currently she is working as a Workshop Leader in Fashion and Costume for disabled students as well as a Trainee Teacher on the Bournemouth, Poole and Dorset SCITT Program.
Jenna Barron is a Makeup artist specialising in SFX and Prosthetic Makeup design, creation and application. She has experience in makeup for film, fashion, photography and theatre. Graduated from the Arts University of Bournemouth. Since graduation June 2014 Jenna has been working on horror films ‘Skulls’ and ‘Transhuman’ directed by Nick Winters.