MLRP’s BECAUSE REASONS Wins BEST KILL at Independent Horror Movie Awards

BECAUSE REASONS wins BEST KILLMy Little Rascal Productions‘ adaptation of Isaac Thorne’s Because Reasons won the BEST KILL award at the 2018 Independent horror Movie Awards. The short film also received three other nominations, including BEST SHORT and BEST ACTRESS for Krista West, who stars in the lead role of Tiffany.

“This is great news coming off the film’s fan favorite win at ConNooga,” Thorne says of the announcement. “Joey and Lisa Sorrentino absolutely deserve all the kudos for this adaptation of my short story. From the cast, to the effects, to the music, to the direction, to the story, everything is bloody and fun. That’s exactly what it should be.”

My Little Rascal Productions completed shooting for Because Reasons in November of 2017. It is the first of three short films slated to be adapted from stories that appear in Thorne’s collection of short tales of dark horror Road Kills. Fledgling serial killer Tiffany appears in three out of the 11 tales in the book.

“I didn’t originally intend to write more stories for Tiffany after Because Reasons,” Thorne says. “I discovered she wasn’t done with me after the original Carmen Theater audio play adaptation of the story premiered. After that, the other two stories just seemed a natural way to complete her arc and bookend the collection.”

As a visual tale, My Little Rascal Productions adapted Tiffany’s monologue into a fast-paced 15-minute film with much of her escapade told in flashback.

“Joey was able to add some original elements to the story that I never even considered,” Thorne says. “I love this version of Tiffany’s story and I couldn’t be happier with My Little Rascal Productions’ work on it. Krista plays Tiffany to perfection. The rest of the cast is just as awesome in their roles. Wonderful jobs all around.”

Because Reasons Film Adaptation Wins Fan Favorite at ConNooga

Krista West as Tiffany in Because ReasonsMy Little Rascal Productions short film adaptation of Isaac Thorne’s short tale of dark comic horror Because Reasons was shown at TN Horror News’ Indie Horror Film Showcase Feb. 24, 2018. The showcase was part of a ConNooga 2018 panel hosted by TN Horror News.

“It was awesome getting to see Because Reasons play before an audience,” Isaac says. “The showcase experienced a few technical difficulties that meant only three of the six films were shown. Because Reasons was the first. I was happy to learn that the small audience there selected it as their favorite.”

The My Little Rascal Productions short film is based on Isaac’s short tale of dark comic horror of the same name. The film stars Krista West as Tiffany, along with Shawn Shillingford, Julie Chapin, Adela-Adriana Moscu, David R. Clayton, and Melissa Marie. It was directed by Roger Glass and produced by Joey and Lisa Sorrentino.

Because Reasons Synopsis

Tiffany’s not bad. She’s just bored. Tiffany is an all-American dream. Her mother is a successful lawyer. Her father is a CEO. She has perfect social skills. Her mind is sharp. Her instincts Killer. Unfortunately, Tiffany has a problem. She’s so very bored. She has no idea what she’s going to do with her life. That is, until the night her mother dies right before her eyes. That night Tiffany decides she’s going to go out and have some real fun. Some blood-soaked fun. Fun is powerful and power is legit. Because being bored is worse than being dead. Because reasons.

About TN Horror News

TN Horror News is a horror news and promotion group based in Middle Tennessee. The TN Horror News web site features film reviews and horror news. In addition, JimJam and Jonny LeRoy host a weekly TN Horror News podcast titled The Horror Basement.

About ConNooga

ConNooga is an annual fandom convention that takes place in Chattanooga, Tenn. ConNooga 2018 was held Feb. 23 through 25 at the Chattanooga Convention Center. The convention features several “tracks” that include vendors and panels, including a horror track.

DIGGUM Finalist In NYC Horror Film Festival

Diggum finalist in the NYC Horror Film FestivalIsaac’s screenplay adaptation of his short tale of dark horror DIGGUM is a finalist in the short screenplay category of the New York City Horror Film Festival. This year’s festival takes place Oct. 26-29, 2017, at Cinepolis Chelsea at 260 W. 23rd Street.

“I’m humbled and honored that the festival has chosen to consider DIGGUM among the other nominees for short screenplay,” Isaac says. “I thrilled!”

More About NYC Horror Film Festival

In addition to the awards and film screenings, this year’s NYC Horror Film Festival will honor actor Brad Dourif with a lifetime achievement award. More information about this year’s festival can be found at the festival info page.

About DIGGUM

DIGGUM is a story about a cemetery caretaker who wants revenge on God for the mistreatment of his wife and child in the afterlife. Isaac originally released the story as an ebook, then an audiobook and play. At the end of 2016, he adapted the story into a screenplay format.

The screenplay version of DIGGUM has been recognized by several film festivals throughout 2017, including the 2017 Chemical Film Festival, where it won an award for Best Violence. In addition to the NYC Horror Film Festival, DIGGUM has been recognized in all of the following:

  • 2017 13Horror.com Film Festival
  • 2017 iHorror Awards
  • 2017 Crimson Screen Horror Film Festival
  • 2017 Horror in the Hills

The original short story version of DIGGUM is included in Isaac’s new collection of short tales of dark horror, ROAD KILLS, which is available at ebook and paperback retailers everywhere October 1, 2017.

DIGGUM Officially Selected for Horror In Hotlanta

Horror in Hotlanta 2017 Official SelectionThe screenplay adaptation of Isaac Thorne’s DIGGUM is an official selection for the Horror in Hotlanta Film Festival. The 2017 event is the festival’s first year. Isaac Thorne submitted the screenplay adaptation of DIGGUM for the short screenplay category. The festival will take place at Synchronicity Theater in Atlanta, Ga., on July 17, 2017, at 7 p.m.

The DIGGUM screenplay adaptation recently won the Best Violence award in the 2017 Chemical Film Festival. It has been selected for several other 2017 festivals as well.

About Horror in Hotlanta

Horror in Hotlanta entries are judged by 12 judges from the Atlanta area. Entries for the 2018 Horror in Hotlanta festival are open at FilmFreeway.

DIGGUM Synopsis

When personal tragedy strikes, some men pray. Other men despair. This man goes to war.

Meet the local graveyard caretaker, who lives in a small cottage at the edge of the lot. Diggum has spent most of his life angry with God, whom he blames for the devastating house fire that cost him his family.

But the caretaker has a secret. It is a secret he will carry to his own grave. It is a secret that he hopes will finally get him his ultimate revenge on God.

DIGGUM is a short tale of dark horror from the mind of Isaac Thorne, a nice man who simply wants to provide you with a few fun frights. His story is one of rage and revenge. At some point in our lives we all ask the “why” question. This gravedigger demands an answer.

DIGGUM Selected In 2017 FEAR Awards

2017 FEAR AwardsIsaac Thorne’s screenplay adaptation of his own short tale of dark horror DIGGUM is an official selection in the 2017 FEAR Awards.

“I’m excited by the notice DIGGUM is receiving from people and places like The FEAR Awards,” Isaac says. “It’s an honor to be included as an official selection. I’m looking forward to seeing the results in the fall.”

The 2017 FEAR Awards is DIGGUM’s sixth recognition in 2017. In addition, DIGGUM recently won the 2017 Chemical Film Festival’s “Best Violence” award. So far, the screenplay is unproduced.

About the 2017 Fear Awards

The 2017 FEAR Awards is a horror entertainment award dedicated to introducing the world to independent creatives. The awards were launched last year. The 2017 FEAR Awards is accepting submissions through FilmFreeway through September. The awards themselves take place in October.

About DIGGUM

When personal tragedy strikes, some men pray. Other men despair. This man goes to war.

Meet the local graveyard caretaker, who lives in a small cottage at the edge of the lot. Diggum has spent most of his life angry with God, whom he blames for the devastating house fire that cost him his family.

But the caretaker has a secret. It is a secret he will carry to his own grave. It is a secret that he hopes will finally get him his ultimate revenge on God.

DIGGUM is a short tale of dark horror from the mind of Isaac Thorne, a nice man who simply wants to provide you with a few fun frights. His story is one of rage and revenge. At some point in our lives we all ask the “why” question. This gravedigger demands an answer.

The short story version of DIGGUM is available from ebook retailers everywhere, including for Amazon Kindle. You can find more short tales of dark comic horror by Isaac Thorne on Kindle, iBooks, Nook, Kobo, Google Play, and Smashwords as well as other outlets.

DIGGUM Finalist In Crimson Horror Film Festival and 13Horror.com Screenplay Contest

2017 Crimson Screen Film Festival FinalistIsaac Thorne’s screenplay adaptation of DIGGUM, a short tale of dark horror, has been named a finalist for unproduced short screenplay in the 2017 Crimson Screen Horror Film Festival. In addition, DIGGUM was a finalist in the 13Horror.com screenplay competition.

“I’m truly excited about the attention my screenplay adaptation of DIGGUM is receiving from film festivals,” Isaac says. “I was honored that DIGGUM was chosen as a finalist in the 13horror contest, and I’m looking forward to hearing the results of the Crimson Screen Horror Film Fest as well.”

About DIGGUM’s Finalist Status

To date, DIGGUM has been recognized five times. The screenplay won BEST VIOLENCE in the 2017 Chemical Film Festival. In addition, it has been nominated for best screenplay in the iHorror Awards. The screenplay was also nominated for BEST SHORT SCRIPT in the 2017 February Independent Horror Movie Awards.

About DIGGUM

DIGGUM is a short tale of dark horror from the mind of Isaac Thorne. It is available in short story format as an ebook and an audiobook from ebook retailers. After he released the short story, Isaac adapted it into a 30-minute screenplay format. The screenplay is currently unproduced.

“From the beginning, I thought DIGGUM would make a great television short for something like a TWILIGHT ZONE or TALES FROM THE CRYPT,” Thorne says. “I could also see it as its own standalone piece. I imagine it as what I would call a semi-animated format. The way I picture it is primarily line drawing stills with voiceover, but the stills would occasionally feature a single element of animation. Sketches of DIGGUM’s memories as he tells the story, basically. I’d love to see DIGGUM drawn in the style of Robert Kirkman’s THE WALKING DEAD. That’s how I see him in my head.”

In addition to the Chemical Film Festival award, the screenplay adaptation of DIGGUM has been accepted as a nominee in the iHorror Awards. The winners of the iHorror Awards will be announced by iHorror later in March.

Although the screenplay is unproduced, a trailer for the ebook version of DIGGUM is available on YouTube:

DIGGUM Wins BEST VIOLENCE Award In 2017 Chemical Film Festival

BEST VIOLENCE 2017 CHEMICAL FILM FESTIVALIsaac Thorne’s screenplay adaptation of DIGGUM, a short tale of dark horror, has been named an official selection for the 2017 Chemical Film Festival. In addition, DIGGUM received the honor of Chemical Film Festival’s 2017 BEST VIOLENCE award. DIGGUM’s official selection status and the BEST VIOLENCE award were both announced February 27, 2017.

About the 2017 Chemical Film Festival

In its very first year, the the 2017 Chemical Film Festival‘s motto is “The Best Revenge Is To Live Well”. Chemical Film Festival bills itself as a media film festival, a celebration of more than just movies.

About DIGGUM

DIGGUM is a short tale of dark horror from the mind of Isaac Thorne. It is available in short story format as an ebook and an audiobook from ebook retailers. After he released the short story, Isaac adapted it into a 30-minute screenplay format. The screenplay is currently unproduced.

“From the beginning, I thought DIGGUM would make a great television short for something like a TWILIGHT ZONE or TALES FROM THE CRYPT,” Thorne says. “I could also see it as its own standalone piece. I imagine it as what I would call a semi-animated format. The way I picture it is primarily line drawing stills with voiceover, but the stills would occasionally feature a single element of animation. Sketches of DIGGUM’s memories as he tells the story, basically. I’d love to see DIGGUM drawn in the style of Robert Kirkman’s THE WALKING DEAD. That’s how I see him in my head.”

In addition to the Chemical Film Festival award, the screenplay adaptation of DIGGUM has been accepted as a nominee in the iHorror Awards. The winners of the iHorror Awards will be announced by iHorror later in March.

Although the screenplay is unproduced, a trailer for the ebook version of DIGGUM is available on YouTube:

DIGGUM Wins BEST VIOLENCE Award In 2017 Chemical Film Festival

BEST VIOLENCE 2017 CHEMICAL FILM FESTIVALIsaac Thorne’s screenplay adaptation of DIGGUM, a short tale of dark horror, has been named an official selection for the 2017 Chemical Film Festival. In addition, DIGGUM received the honor of Chemical Film Festival’s 2017 BEST VIOLENCE award. DIGGUM’s official selection status and the BEST VIOLENCE award were both announced February 27, 2017.

About the 2017 Chemical Film Festival

In its very first year, the the 2017 Chemical Film Festival‘s motto is “The Best Revenge Is To Live Well”. Chemical Film Festival bills itself as a media film festival, a celebration of more than just movies.

About DIGGUM

DIGGUM is a short tale of dark horror from the mind of Isaac Thorne. It is available in short story format as an ebook and an audiobook from ebook retailers. After he released the short story, Isaac adapted it into a 30-minute screenplay format. The screenplay is currently unproduced.

“From the beginning, I thought DIGGUM would make a great television short for something like a TWILIGHT ZONE or TALES FROM THE CRYPT,” Thorne says. “I could also see it as its own standalone piece. I imagine it as what I would call a semi-animated format. The way I picture it is primarily line drawing stills with voiceover, but the stills would occasionally feature a single element of animation. Sketches of DIGGUM’s memories as he tells the story, basically. I’d love to see DIGGUM drawn in the style of Robert Kirkman’s THE WALKING DEAD. That’s how I see him in my head.”

In addition to the Chemical Film Festival award, the screenplay adaptation of DIGGUM has been accepted as a nominee in the iHorror Awards. The winners of the iHorror Awards will be announced by iHorror later in March.

Although the screenplay is unproduced, a trailer for the ebook version of DIGGUM is available on YouTube: