Paul Campion and Free Fright Night at BFX

BFX Core will host a free Fright Night with tips on how to make a low budget horror movie

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BU Alumni, Paul Campion will be at BFX Core and present: ‘The Devil’s Rock – Shooting a low budget horror film in 15 days’ as well as screening the film and an additional short of his, Eel Girl.

On Saturday 3 October at 6:30pm Paul Campion will tell all on how to direct, write and market your first horror film. 

Paul Campion is a film director and screenwriter and has produced visual effects for The Lord of the Rings trilogy and Sin City.

Paul studied Technical Illustration at Bournemouth and Poole College of Art and Design, and began his career as an illustrator creating book covers for best-selling authors such as Ben Elton and Wilbur Smith.

Paul’s debut feature film The Devil’s Rock was co-funded by the New Zealand Film Commission, and featured special make-up effects by 5 times Oscar winning Weta Workshop.

The Devil’s Rock was released theatrically in New Zealand and the UK, and sold to over 30 territories including North America, Germany, Japan and the Middle East, Australia and South America.

Paul at workPaul said: “I hope the audience can expect to learn a little about the other side of film making away from the computers and multi-million dollar visual effects and the realities of financing, shooting and selling a low budget independent horror feature film: How it’s necessary to write the script for the budget, the difficulties of shooting a feature film in only 15 days, and how selling the finished film is half the work.

I’m very much looking forward to doing the presentation at BFX, it’s great to come full circle from student to film maker and speaker, and I’m looking forward to screening some creature visual effects with old-school foam rubber and fake blood amongst all the pixels and sub-div surfaces.”

He then studied an MA in Computer Animation at Bournemouth  University and has worked as a visual effects artist on films such as The Lord of the Rings, Constantine, Sin City and recently Kingsman: The Secret Service.

Paul’s multi-award winning short films Eel Girl and Night of the Hell Hamsters have screened at almost every major genre film festival worldwide and are both favourites on the horror film festival circuit.

He is also a mentor in the 2015 BFX Competition.

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