Producer Kerri Trounce
Loves: Tea. Reading Scripts (whilst drinking tea). Trees. Walks (whilst looking at trees). Architecture. Loud Music.
Trounce has enjoyed films from an early age, she was often found sneaking around in the middle of the night to watch videos whilst the rest of the family were fast asleep. Ranging from 'Deer Hunter', 'Never Ending Story' and anything written by Stephen King.
Trounce started in the film industry working at Bard Entertainments as an assistant to Producer Margaret Matheson. Whilst at Bard, Trounce worked across a slate of films. In 2003, Trounce produced 'WHO' a psychological thriller about a man that has forgotten his own identity. The film premiered at FILM4 FrightFest, the UK's premiere international fantasy and horror film festival. The film continued to receive festival recognition and win awards, including the audience award at Talent Circle.
Continuing the development of short film projects with both top-tier filmmakers and those looking for their directorial debut, Trounce produced 'UNINVITED' in 2005, a story about a man tormented by an uninvited guest. Directed by renowned prosthetic make-up artist Shaune Harrison the film was selected for the Short Film Corner at the Cannes Film Festival. Rachel Sheridan won Best Actress at the Barcelona Film Festival. It was also Awarded Special Mention's at the Strasbourg Film Festival & the Los Angeles Short Film Festival & an Official Selection at the New York Short Film Festival & the Chicago Short Film Festival.
Next on Trounce's producing slate is 'RED BALLOON' a psychological thriller, directed by Alexis Wajsbrot & Damien Mace. Shot on RedCam 4K and working with a team of 30 professionals including Jean Clement Soret for the grading (Danny Boyle's Colorist) the film was selected by numerous festivals, including Festival International de Clermont-Ferrand, Palm Springs International ShortFest, Festival International Du Film Fantastique de Gerardmer, won the Directorial Discovery Award at Rhodes Island Horror film Festival and was sold to Arte TV channel, France and Egoist TV channel for Russia. Red Balloon was released online on VIMEO and DAILYMOTION, and it reached more than 100 000 views in one week.
In 2010 Trounce founded Hive House Films, which has produced numerous music promos, short films and more recently a low-budget feature length horror film, 'Nowhere'.
With a diverse roster of contacts, Trounce wants to ensure that the process of taking narrative from page to screen delivers a persuasive, thought provoking audience experience.
Director Tez Palmer
Loves: Street Art. Skulls. Robots. Writing Scripts. Drinking Large Amounts Of Tea.
Before taking the leap to directing, Palmer was no stranger to filmmaking. Palmer has worked across the TV and film industry creating special effects for over twenty years and he has worked on a long list of award winning blockbuster movies, including 'Game of Thrones', 'X Men: First Class', '28 days later', 'Stardust', and many more.
Palmer was first inspired to become a filmmaker when he saw ‘An American Werewolf in London’. The combination of horror, comedy and shock elements resonated with Palmer and he soon became fascinated with the mechanics of how the effects are captured on screen.
Palmer spent hours poring over any book or magazine he could find; he even used his negotiation skills to convince his local shop to import the Fangoria magazine from USA. During his teens, Palmer was often found with his families Hi8 camcorder recording short films with his friends and family in the leading roles.
Palmer started to develop film projects and directed his first short film in 2004, 'WHO' a psychological thriller about a man that has forgotten his own identity. The film premiered at FILM4 FrightFest, the UK's premiere international fantasy and horror film festival. The film continued to receive festival recognition and win awards, including the audience award at Talent Circle.
Palmer built a network of talent and crew and shot a short film pilot called 'Dark Wood' where a couple are terrorised on a camping trip by an evil ghost. The film premiered at Zone Horror CUT, in association with FILM4 FrightFest.
Expanding on the concept of being terrorised in the woods, Palmer co-wrote and directed 'Nowhere', his feature length directing debut. The story follows a group of travellers that get lost in the remote hills of the Scottish Highlands. With no phone reception and no hope of rescue they seek refuge in a derelict lodge. The horror surges as they find themselves relentlessly pursued by a force of evil beyond their imagination!
Currently, Tez is in pre-production for an urban slice-of-life social drama that starts filming in late 2015.