So, we thought we’d track the pre-production process of Powertool Cheerleaders vs the Boyband of the Screeching Dead with an online diary!

The global pandemic has caused a few changes of plan, but we’re going to keep on putting the project together.

Stay home and stay safe, everyone.

Oh, it’s been a LONG time. Did you miss us?

We’ve been horribly neglecting jinx.co.uk whilst we’ve been going about other projects. From live shows about screenwriting to writing books, the team at Jinx have been stupidly busy doing THINGS, but just not THESE THINGS.

But we’re back. In a big, bad way.

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This year we’ll be shooting POWERTOOL CHEERLEADERS VS THE BOYBAND OF THE SCREECHING DEAD (our sixth feature film) AND a secret project that we can’t announce yet.

We’ll be keeping you posted about all these developments whenever Pat remembers to update the site. In the meantime, drag yourself out onto Twitter and make sure to follow both Jinx Media and Pat Higgins

It’s going to be a brilliant year (Coronavirus willing) and we hope you’ll be along for the ride.

 

 

The last date for FEAR & FILM is now available!

 

Tuesday 13th November at the Railway Hotel in Southend. Tickets available by clicking the poster below. Hope to see some of you there.

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The new, soon-to-be-revealed show premieres at Horror-on-Sea in January, and tickets will be onsale soon.

 

Pat’s 2018 live show FEAR & FILM, fresh from the wonderful Horror-on-Sea festival, has announced its next date.

You can catch the full show at THREE WISE MONKEYS in Colchester on Thursday 12th April. Tickets are limited, but they’re on sale RIGHT NOW so grab one from the link below.

The show is an interactive romp through fear, horror, screenwriting and loads more. Prepare to meet the Scissors Man, and to find out why Pat still has a deep-seated fear of Ronnie Corbett.

Grab your tickets!

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We’ve been looking at testing out live streaming for years, actually. One of our most treasured schemes way back in the day would have involved live streaming the entirety of principal photography for one of our movies, with four cameras set up in different areas that you could skip between. Always thought that would be fascinating. That was in 2009 or so, when the technology was in its infancy; the idea presented massive of technical challenges, but we were paired up with another brilliant company who had the tech and needed to test it. Unfortunately, that other company folded and the idea fell apart.

Nowadays, of course, live streaming is much less of a novelty and also presents much less of a technical challenge. So, with that in mind, our first tiny toe-dip into the live streaming waters will take place next Tuesday (6th Feb 2018) at 2.30pm GMT. It will consist of me (Pat) answering any questions that people can chuck at me about horror, screenwriting, filmmaking or the live shows. Or, alternatively, if not a single human being connects to the feed it will consist of me rapping in a Batman costume. Either way, expect loads of technical glitches and nothing slick whatsoever. It’s a bloody test.

Anyway, it’s going to happen whether you like it or not. I’ll be here, anyway. Be lovely if you felt like joining me.

EDIT: Well, there were some technical issues which led to a jump to Facebook, but it happened anyway 🙂

Next month, we at Jinx Media are shooting some short clips related to horror promotion. Some of these elements will be used as “films within films” in an already-shot feature film currently going through post-production. Some elements will be used as stand-alone promotional clips for other projects.
We’re looking for the perfect iconic female horror presence to appear in these clips. Our ideal cast member will be able to assume a number of horror identities throughout the day, (so we can fake a small back-catalogue of non-existent movies), exude kick-ass confidence and be able to deliver a killer line.

NOTE: Some of the promo clips will be shot using 360 degree virtual reality. Cool, huh?

We’re shooting on August 10th in Essex (less than an hour outside central London by train).

Interested? Fire a mail to intothepit@jinx.co.uk

If you haven’t yet checked out Jinx Media’s new podcast HorrorMaker, what the hell are you waiting for? We’re up to Episode 3, which just dropped this morning.

The podcast features indie horror filmmakers in discussion with Jinx Media’s own Pat Higgins. This episode features the amazing MJ Dixon, CEO of Mycho Pictures, telling the story of how he built an entire shared horror universe.

Click the images below to check out the podcast, and don’t forget to subscribe on iTunes!

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