AN independent filmmaker will premiere his latest horror flick in Belfast this weekend.
George Clarke, 38, is best known for the 2008 zombie movie Battle of the Bone and his subsequent string of low-budget gore fests including The Knackery, Splash Area and Onus.
The Blood Harvest, a last minute movie made for less than £500, will premiere at the Movie House Cinema, Dublin Road on Sunday October 25 at 4pm.
Having already scooped Best Actor Award at the Florida Festival amongst other accolades, George revealed Blood Harvest was never on the cards to be made.
However, a string of unfortunate situations seen him develop the movie at an airport terminal.
He explained: “The Blood Harvest was never on the cards as a film to make in 2014.
“It started when myself and my husband Kenny Martin were in Yorkshire doing some work on a corporate video and we couldn’t wait to get home to start working on our new film Zombie Schoolgirls, Attack!
“There had already been delays and then we got a call to say that the lead actress had to pull out. We literally had six hours to work out what to do as we were due to board a flight back to Belfast to begin working on the movie the following day.
“Then we were told our flight would be delayed until the next day. We were incredibly stressed knowing that a big cast of people were going to be ready for filming. So I sat down with Kenny and in 20 minutes we had the outline of our new film The Blood Harvest.”
Starring actors Robert Render, Alan M. Crawford, Jean Paul Van Der Velde, Griffin Madill, Rachael Stewart and Matt McCreary, The Blood Harvest is George’s sixth movie as a director with his company Yellow Fever Productions.
Today the 4pm screening at Movie House will close George’s 6th Annual Yellow Fever Independent Film Festival.
And the father of two says they will be celebrating the success to date of Yellow Fever.
He said: “I still haven’t been taken seriously by the funding bodies as a filmmaker.
“However, six movies on DVD across North America and the UK, six awards and endless school talks later I think we’re doing alright.”
George and the team at Yellow Fever Productions will also be taking part in the new Belfast Contained project, an innovative pop up venue from the Square Pit Collaborative, the same team behind the successful T13 Skateboard Park.
The new venue is a creative hub for culture and commerce and is set to host an eclectic mix of events in the run up to Christmas including festivals, film clubs, a Viking reenactment, art exhibition by Terry Bradley and other events.
Horror fans can see George’s fourth film, killer clown horror comedy Splash Area on Wednesday night at Belfast Contained followed by further film screenings every Wednesday.
The Blood Harvest will premiere on Sunday October 25 at Movie House, Dublin Road, Belfast at 4pm. For more information log onto www.yellowfeverproductions.com
Watch The Blood Harvest Trailer