It is with a hint of sadness that Red Dream Productions say farewell to our Friday the 13th parody series. It all began in 2009 with a vodafone/blackberry short film competition called the Touch Film Festival. The brief was to recreate your favorite film in three minutes and we said why not. Shortly afterwards myself along with actress Yuna Commault were running around the woods on the big screen in the Shelbourne Hotel in Dublin. A great night was had and our little movie took home the Best Horror Award.
Having enjoyed the process, we decided to keep the ball rolling and make some more, (5 more including today's finale). The production quality has hopefully improved over the years and the cast and crew has grown to include Wolfgate Media Production's Danny Armstrong, who was invaluable to this series as well as other productions we have worked on together, absolute Legend!
A New Jason
After double-jobbing as Director/Jason for 4 outings, I was delighted to welcome Shane Farrelly into the fold and (somewhat reluctantly) hand over the hockey mask for the last 2 installments, he kicked ass, never complained once about how uncomfortable the outfit was and helped with everything no matter how late shoots ran, We salute you Sir.
Thank you so, so much to everybody that rolled up your sleeves and helped me with the mayhem over the years, it's been tough going at times with lots of cold, late nights, but I hope all worth it in the end.
The fake blood has been washed away (Sorry again Mum) and the hockey mask and machete have been hung up for good as we move forward to the next project.
John - Director/producer :-)