SALIENT MINUS TEN digital premiere 27 May!

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SALIENT MINUS TEN is the new Sci-Fi/Horror short film from award-winning filmmaker Emma Dark, and is a cerebral foray into the darker, more disturbing, side of Science Fiction.

Adam Harper (Alan Austen, Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back) is an average man. And on an average day he suddenly finds himself catapulted into the strangest, reality changing game… A game of time and chance, where the stakes are a matter of life and death.

“Instead of relying on gore or cheap jump scares to get under your skin, this is a film which asks you to think and connect the dots yourself, and you almost feel as though you want to thank it for that.” – Dread Central (4/5* review), http://bit.ly/2on4LJi

SCREENINGS & AWARDS: * Fantoms (REGIONAL PREMIERE – NEWCASTLE UK, Star and Shadow cinema, October 2019) * WINNER ‘Best Actor’ (Alan Austen), WINNER ‘Best Cinematography’ (Philip Bloom), WINNER ‘Best Editing’ (Emma Dark), Nominated ‘Best Short’, ‘Best Music / Sound’ (Eric Elick & Chris Collier), ‘Outstanding Female Filmmaker’ (Emma Dark) – Stormy Weather Horror Fest Summer 2019 * Medusa Underground Film Festival (REGIONAL PREMIERE – NEVADA USA, The Artisan Hotel Boutique, Las Vegas, January 2019) * Black Sunday Film Festival (The Whirled Cinema, December 2018) * International Moving Image Society (01zero-one, October 2018) * WINNER ‘Albert Pyun Inspiration Award’ (Emma Dark), Nominated ‘Best Short Film’, ‘Audience Choice’, ‘Best Cinematography’ (Philip Bloom) – The Yellow Fever Independent Film Festival (NORTHERN IRISH PREMIERE, The Hub, Bangor, October 2018) * Sick Chick Flicks Film Festival (REGIONAL PREMIERE – NORTH CAROLINA USA, The Cary Theater, Cary, September 2018) * Nominated ‘Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy’ – Snake Alley Festival of Film (REGIONAL PREMIERE – IOWA USA, Capitol Theater, Burlington, June 2018) * Rue Morgue Magazine and Unstable Ground’s Little Terrors Monthly Short Film Festival (CANADIAN PREMIERE, Imagine Cinemas Carlton, April 2018) * Nominated ‘Best Horror/Sci-Fi’ – 2nd Annual – Jim Thorpe Independent Film Festival (REGIONAL PREMIERE – PENNSYLVANIA USA (EAST COAST), Mauch Chunk Opera House, April 2018) * WINNER ‘Best Director’ (Emma Dark) – Starburst Magazine’s Media City Film Festival (REGIONAL PREMIERE – GREATER MANCHESTER, The Landing, March 2018) * Billy Chainsaw’s Nova Nights (The Horse Hospital, London, February 2018) * Panic Fest (USA PREMIERE, Screenland Armour Cinema, Kansas City, January 2018) * The Dark Side Magazine’s DarkFest (Genesis Cinema, November 2017) * Nominated ‘Best Short Film’ – The British Horror Film Festival (WORLD PREMIERE, Cineworld Leicester Square, November 2017)

CREDITS: Edited, Produced, Written, and Directed by Emma Dark Original Music by Eric Elick Director of Photography Philip Bloom Sound Design by Chris Collier

Adam Harper – Alan Austen

The Woman – Emma Dark

Commuter/Automaton – Chris Hampshire

Commuter – Beric Read

Commuter – Samantha Oci

For a full list of cast and crew credits and to find out more please visit the following links: IMDb – imdb.com/title/tt5935326 Facebook – facebook.com/SalientMinusTen Twitter – twitter.com/SalientMinusTen

BUY on DVD here > etsy.com/uk/shop/EmmaDarkOfficial

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Corona Connections: Episode One – Magic Moments

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Episode One of Shoreditch Pictures‘ new online series, Corona Connections, which follows characters during lockdown of the coronavirus epidemic. Magic Moments is the story Harry,(Max Waldron) who calls his Grandma (Patricia Loveland) to wish her a happy birthday and give her a heart-warming surprise. Written & Directed by Ben Wicks Produced by Sarah Culverhouse. Shot entirely on Skype.

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Contraband by Liz Davinci

The song “Contraband” was originally called “Emergency”.

One of the songs originally planned for the EP “Contraband” stopped breathing about 85% of the way to being done and I needed to write a new one – an “emergency” song.

At first I didn’t want to give up on the originally intended song and it was a sad thing to eliminate it, but we did it.

I’m so glad I was honest with myself because “Contraband” was born and it’s a unique song that I really like.

It’s the only one of my songs that I completely made the beat for (and I am proud of the beat, but I prefer tapping Underhatchet’s expertise in this area).

“Contraband” is vocally/pianistically pretty much as close to an improvisation as it gets for me.  I just let the ideas flow linearly and used abstract lyrics to try to create a mood.  It went smoothly and I preserved almost all of the initial ideas in the final version.

I composed the bass line last and Underhatchet liked it so much on the demo that he wanted to play it on the final version.  In the video he is playing it on a bass guitar, though in the recording it is played on a keyboard.

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“And This is their New Hoax” – Spaghetti Eastern Music

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A new piece of deep dark and dissonant industrial musika, a hard edged musical editorial on Trump in the true viral era. Composed and performed by Spaghetti Eastern Music (Sal Cataldi).

Spaghetti Eastern Music is the solo project of NYC and Woodstock-based multi-instrumentalist Sal Cataldi, combining industrial and funk flavored electric guitar instrumentals like this with acoustic vocal tunes out of the Nick Drake/John Martyn school, with layered loop improvisation. Time Out New York writes: “Cataldi’s largely instrumental, Eastern-influenced jams are infused with some delicate guitar work and hauntingly moody atmosphere.” The New York Times says: Cataldi’s “funk-tinged instrumentals and gentle acoustic ballads have a beat unmistakably his own.” Newsday adds: “Mad scientist-guitarist-keyboardist Cataldi brings da funk and throws it in a mixer with electronica, bebop and blues.” Called “truly excellent” by The Village Voice, “a stimulating soloist” by The New York Press, “a whirling dervish of musical creation” by Hudson Valley One and “a jazz virtuoso without the need to prove it” by Aquarian Weekly. Rolling Stone writer John Swenson, the man who penned the liner notes to Frank Zappa’s “Shut Up and Play Yer Guitar,” may have put it best, “he’s the hippie guitarist playing to another dimension.” Spaghetti Eastern Music’s critically-acclaimed debut is “Sketches of Spam” Bad Egg Records. Look for Spaghetti Eastern Music on Spotify, Soundcloud, Bandcamp and Reverb Nation

Post PunkCabaret

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Poetry Circus and Voicex present the phenomenal Post Punk Cabaret – an electrifying mix of spoken word, physical theatre and music.

Doors open at 7:00pm for a 7:30pm start.

Music Genres:

Electronic, Punk

The Bongo Club in Edinburgh

Friday 27th March 2020

7:00pm til 10:00pm (last entry 7:30pm)

Minimum Age: 18

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All Due Respect e-Zine is BACK!

All Due Respect is one of the best and hippest indie noir publishers around. And it started out as an online e-zine back in 2010.

The first pblished story was Methamphetamin and a Shotgun by Alec Cizak. Over the years they published stories from writers as diverse as Tom Pitts, Eric Beetner, and the late AJ Hayes. The e-zine closed in 2013 with Easy Money by Lonni Lees.

Well, All Due Respect’s e-zine is BACK – edited by Chris Rhatigan and David Nemeth – and it kicks off the new era with a story from the uber-prolific Stephen D. Rogers. Check out Mad Dogs here and have a dig into that back catalogue while you’re over there!

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Recommended Read: Tommy Shakes by Rob Pierce

Former heroin addict Tommy Shakes is a perennial screw up. He’s an habitual criminal with a long-suffering wife, a young son, and dog called Rommel. He’s also a heavy-duty booze hound looking for a heist that will pay enough for him to get back into his wife’s good books.  He gets his chance when he meets a man called Smallwood but things run far from smoothly. Rob Pierce’s Tommy Shakes is a visceral and funny  blend of lowlife crime fiction and tragicomedy. Think of a lethal cocktail of Charles Bukowski and Eddie Bunker and you’re halfway there.  Highly recommended.

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Gerry and The Holograms

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Manchester post-punk band Gerry and The HologramsCP Lee and John Scott – released their debut single Meet The Dissidents on Absurd Records in 1979.

The ‘theme song’ – ‘Gerry and The Holograms‘ – clearly served as a blueprint for New Order‘s mega-hit Blue Monday, though neither band seems to have admitted to this!

Later the same year, they released their second single, ‘The Emperor’s New Music‘, which was literally unplayable. The record was actually a badly pressed Slaughter and The Dogs record that was glued to its sleeve.

They became one of Frank Zappa’s favourite bands. They eventually released an LP in 2017.

Support Monomyth Records at Patreon

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‘We have been running our little label now for two years. We have supported 12 artists and helped them to develop in all aspects of their careers. Our bands have played major festivals throughout the country and are developing fantastic support within the local and wider live music scenes as well as gaining regular air play on national radio and featuring on BBC Radio’s live sessions. The roster has grown and the quality, talent and work ethic of our bands is truly amazing. The main issue affecting up and coming musicians has always been the monetisation of their art. In short …getting paid. As a label, we have invested our time and personal funds into developing our brand. As ever in life, these funds are finite and we would appreciate a helping hand as we move into the next phase of building reputations and careers with the aim to ultimately unlock revenue streams for our collective of artists. That’s where you come in. By paying a set amount each month, this will allow us and our artists to focus on the creative process knowing that some funding is in place. As a Patron you would be able to access music and exclusive content before release, either online, digital or physical. It makes you part of the creative process and there will be other reward incentives along the way. By becoming a Patron, you will directly help to support our artists and make sure that they can continue to make their music. It’s that simple. 
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