Isaac Thorne’s screenplay adaptation of his short tale of dark horror DIGGUM has won the Best Short Script award at Shiver International Film Festival. The announcement arrived in Isaac’s Inbox on October 5, 2017. The Shiver award is the second win for DIGGUM this year, following the award for Best Violence in the 2017 Chemical Film Festival in the spring.
“I’m ecstatic,” Isaac says of the win. “DIGGUM has exceeded my expectations in the attention it’s received from film festivals. In addition to the two wins, it’s a finalist in the upcoming 2017 Fear Awards, Horror in the Hills, and New York City Horror Film Festival.”
Three of the four upcoming festivals, including Shiver International, are taking place the weekend of Friday, Oct. 13, 2017.
About Shiver International Film Festival
The 2017 Shiver International Film Festival is a Canadian film festival held in Ontario. The competition is in its second year. The festival runs Oct. 14 and Oct. 15 at a historic railway station on Victoria Avenue in Smiths Falls, Ontario.
About Fear Awards, Horror in the Hills, and New York City Film Festival
Both the 2017 Fear Awards and Horror in the Hills take place the weekend of Friday, Oct. 13, 2017. The 2017 Fear Awards will be announced online Oct. 13. This is the festival’s first year. The 2017 Horror in the Hills festival takes place at The Greystone Lodge On The River in Gatlinburg, Tenn., on Oct. 14. Doors open at 11 a.m.
The New York City Horror Film Festival takes place Oct. 26-29, 2017 at the Cinepolis Chelsea on West 23rd St. in New York City. The festival is in its 15th year. This year’s ceremony will honor iconic horror actor Brad Dourif (One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,Child’s Play,Rob Zombie’s Halloween) with the Lifetime Achievement Award.
When personal tragedy strikes, some men pray. Other men despair. This man goes to war. 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.