DIGGUM Wins BEST VIOLENCE Award In 2017 Chemical Film Festival


Isaac 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.


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:

Isaac Thorne
Isaac Thorne

Isaac Thorne is a nice man who just wants to provide you with a few fun frights.

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