Here’s the behind-the-scenes featurette for The Halloween Kid! Filmed and edited by Jamie Hooper of Fingercuff Productions, it’s a pretty comprehensive look at the making of our little fairytale, including our voice-over session with Sir Derek Jacobi and music score with composer Christian Henson.
I’d never thought of it as a children’s film while we were making it, but once someone had suggested the idea, it seemed to make sense. Like the works of the people who inspire me (in this case, geniuses like Edward Gorey or Guillermo del Toro), it mixes fantasy and the supernatural in a way that seems suitable for children. And the lead is seven years old.
To celebrate, we’ve put together a little teaser trailer!
I’m very proud to say that The Halloween Kid has received its first festival selections! I can’t wait to announce them. We’re going for an interesting mix of mainstream, horror, and children’s festivals… In the meantime, here’s a couple of new stills from the film.
I’m incredibly proud and happy to announce that legendary actor Sir Derek Jacobi has joined the Halloween Kid team! Sir Derek recorded the narration for the film today, and he was such a joy to work with. As a kid, I’d seen him in a Channel 4 miniseries, Mister Pye, which had absolutely terrified me – an idea which ties in nicely with the themes of the film.
I truly cannot wait for you all to hear it!
To celebrate the nearing end of post-production, here are a couple of new stills from the film!
Dave Legeno (who played werewolf Fenrir Greyback in the last 3 Harry Potter films, and will soon be seen in Snow White) played the baseball coach who terrorizes little Henry. In real life, Dave and Leo got on like houses on fire…
Photos by Poppaea Bicknell (except last one by Neil Marshall)