The Halloween Kid World Premiere

The first public screening of The Halloween Kid has just been announced!

The Halloween Kid will premiere at the prestigious International Children and Young People’s Film Festival in Malmo, Sweden, in March.

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!

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New concept design!

I’m very excited to premiere a new Halloween Kid concept design, this time from artist and animator, Laura Whyte, whose website you’ll find here. Her style is very distinctive and certainly more ‘cartoony’ than the previous concept by Christopher Goodman, but I just love the colors, the contrast between the innocence of the kids and the spookiness of the scarecrow, the long shadows…

We are still looking for backers for The Halloween Kid, so if you’ve ever dreamed of seeing your name in the credits of a film, alongside the likes of Neil Marshall and Sam McCurdy, or if you simply enjoy supporting great projects and getting rewards, get on board!

Every penny will go onto the screen. We’re hoping to add another shooting day to our schedule… and we need more pumpkins!

So don’t forget to visit our Sponsume page here, and to spread the word! I hope to hear from you very soon…