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Abjection a SciFi Zombie pilot for a web series and/or TV Production.

Abjection and Film Festivals

The Directors Cut completed 2017

In the early part of 2017 we decided to put the newly completed Directors edit of Abjection forward to the European Film Festivals.

Film Festivals

CIM Sueca Film Festival

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Film Festivals the award winning film Abjection

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

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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

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Smudgerhunt Film – Nor Hazlin Nor Salam. Director

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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.

See Hazlin’s website http://norhazlin.com/

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Abjection – The Official Trailer

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Hannaj Bang Bendz AbjectionAbjection The Official Trailer a short film about Zombies and Cyborgs

Abjection is a short film and pilot for a feature film and/or web series.

Abjection a sci-fi film set in a post-apocalyptic World populated by Zombies. We follow Erica, a newly turned zombie trapped in a Cybernetic armored suit that controls her actions preventing her from devouring human  flesh.
We started filming in late 2014 for the live action sequences and location shots for submission for grading and assessment on our University course but the final film will be completed after our course finishes.
The film is expected to be completed in 2017 with the final filming of the title sequences and some pick up shots. It is currently in Post Production the adding of visual effects and final editing.
We hope to submit to the film festivals hopefully by the beginning of 2017 or as soon as the film has been completed.

Jamie Fowler Abjection ZombieAbjection is one of the short films produced for assessment for our Masters Project and a hurried version was put forward at the time. Now that the Masters has been completed we are adding additional footage and special effects we were not able to include at the time. As I write this  we are still in the process of filming a title sequence and adding some effects before final edit. We expect to have completed this by the end of 2016 and will then submit to the 2016/17 Film Festivals. We hope to have some success, the  aim is to beat the well performing short film and documentary ‘White Lining’, which was successful at 3 film festivals.

Abjection – Makeup and Costume

Makeup and Costume

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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.


Abjection - Tanya MarieTanya 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.

Tanya Marie Facebook Page

Tanya Marie Website


 

Abjection Makeup - Jenna BaronJenna Barron Makeup artist

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.

Contact- jennyhen2010@hotmail.co.uk

Website – Jenna Baron


 

Abjection – Listya Widyasari. 1st AD

Listya Widyasari

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Listya Widyasari is Indonesian film maker and artist who resides in the hectic city of London.

Studied at Bournemouth University pursuing MA degree in Directing for Digital Film and TV.

Listya as well as Directing her own films also worked on several student film productions in a number of roles in both Indonesia and UK as assistant director, camera assistant, logsheet logger, sound recordist, and Illustrator.

Listya is experienced in directing and handling multi-camera productions in TV studio and location filming.

Her artistic talent is also portrayed in her blog Maximus’ Journal ~ A Complete Series Of Melancholy Stories

http://yelowingpaper.wordpress.com

She writes and illustrates for the Blog, which tells the story about a boy who is looking for home and the comfort of love.

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Listya is interested in Documentary and Drama film production.

When not working in her spare time, she draws and reads books, and explores the city of London.

Abjection – Dan Pearce

Dan Pearce

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Daniel is an accomplished model with a fantastic career ahead of him. After only a few short films, he is showing a versatility and confidence of a natural talent.

Daniel is known for diving head long into his roles, immersing himself fully within the world of that character.

He becomes an embodiment of their hopes, fears, desires and demons and with his acting prowess and dedication, Daniel will prove more than an asset for any acting challenge.

Abjection – Laurent Durham

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Laurent Durham has acquired skills and experience in a variety of media production roles, including writing, producing, directing and editing. Hailing from Switzerland, Laurent began a more language services and communications oriented career before recently moving into the field of visual communications. He is particularly enthusiastic about film and TV content creation, and is also able to deliver short form web video.

Laurent occasionally likes to perform in various crew roles, including First and Second Assistant Director, Script Supervisor, and Camera Assistant. On Abjection, he was tasked with operating a film slate to professional standards and assisting the camera department.

Abjection – Jiayi Li – VFX Makeup

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 Jiayi Li, Abjection VFX Makeup Artist

Jiayi Li began to study painting and sketching skills at five years old. Abjection Helmet Design

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.  Jiayi Li Abjection VFX Makeup

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.

Abjection – Hannaj Bang Bendz

Hannaj Bang Bendz

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A born creative, Hannaj’s passion for the arts has dictated an arguably unorthodox life path.

Having emerged from college with superior grades in Theatre Studies, Art & Design and English, Hannaj sought to combine said interests in further studies.Hannaj Bang Bendz Abjection

‘Scriptwriting for Film and Television’ suited the needs of Drama and English and truly opened her eyes to the often unacknowledged thought process involved behind the scenes – both pre and during production. It was during this time that she forged and developed continuing relationships with future up-and-coming scriptwriters and directors. Continuation of this course would have guaranteed a BA (Hons) Award, however that award was destined to the art of Animation.

A hybrid course, Animation Production combines acting, scriptwriting and art with in-depth knowledge of storyboarding and character development. Here Hannaj could translate the emotions and actions she perceived or invented onto paper, bringing a line drawing to life.

Ultimately, the cramped and dark studio life was not for her. Her involvement in the charity production of ‘The Vagina Monologues’ confirmed Hannaj’s true desires, whilst she animated. She thrives in open spaces and feeds off human interaction, very much incorporating a hands-on approach to both life and work. She yearned to be en-acting the situations she was drawing.

Having received her degree in Animation, Hannaj turned her attention to acting. Volunteering for parts and landing roles in stage plays, such as the immersive production of ‘SNIPER’ (2013), an original by BAFTA award winner John Foster, and ‘Dorian Gray’ (2013) an adaptation by the afore-mentioned John Foster. She also became involved as a lead role in an up-coming web series ‘With The Spirit of Audrey’, played hostage in a corporate Bodyguard training shoot, and literally threw herself into the role of a lead terrorist, holding a plane hostage in the Docu-Drama ‘Black Ops 2’ by World Media Rights, aired on the Yesterday Channel.

Inbetween the occasional corporate role-play, work slowed, and so Hannaj invested her time in Tattoo Art. An on-going apprenticeship, this line of artwork allows her the absolute flexibility she needs to continue forging an acting career.

Since the beginning of 2014 she has appeared in one locally-filmed production ‘My Saviour’, as well as the student short zombie film: ‘Abjection’.

With a love for challenges and new experiences, a penchant for Action/Horror, as well as extreme sensitivity to the emotions conveyed through verbal/body language she confidently strives to showcase her versatility as an actress.

Abjection – Jamie Fowler

Jamie Fowler

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Jamie Fowler is Twenty-Seven, born in Nineteen-Eighty-Seven in The Royal Berkshire hospital- Reading and now lives in Worthing West Sussex.

When growing up Jamie was no stranger to the Film industry as he would often go to work with his father and brother working on film set design and creature effects, so naturally his interest turned towards film and acting as a career.

His first role was an extra in Harry Potter, it was amazing and from then on he knew this is what he wanted to do.

Jamie started taking acting lessons and immediately started getting audition’s for films, then soon after he was getting some acting roles.

His most recent work Two-thousand-Fourteen onwards includes…

”RollyourOwn Productions” where he filmed two pilot’s with them called “The Seeker” where he played the role of “Twitch” a nasty Town’s guard who enjoys fighting and getting what he wants from whoever is unlucky enough to be set upon by him and his fellow guardsmen.

“Journey Man” Set in Ireland he played the role of “Jerry” a young Irishmen who thinks the IRA are the way forward and gun’s/bomb’s are the answer to everything.

Both were amazing projects, which are attracting great interest.

In his spare time Jamie enjoys hanging out with his friends, Airsofting, gaming using the Xbox, but in the main anything involving adrenaline sports.