AWARDS: Best Picture, Fearless
Tales Genre Fest 2004, USA. Highly Commended Award, Manchester
Festival of Fantastic Films 2003, UK.
SYNOPSIS: Young schoolgirl Emily (KIRSTY LEVETT) has been caught
running in the hallway again... She is kept in detention and is forced
to write lines by her teacher (DOUG BRADLEY). All alone in the eerily
quiet classroom, Emily's night becomes a nightmare when she discovers
the mystery of the 'RED LINES'.
CAST: DOUG BRADLEY, who starred as 'Pinhead'
in the HELLRAISER series of movies and Doctor Matthews in ON EDGE, stars
as Teacher. Newcomer KIRSTY LEVETT plays Emily. LEONE HANMAN makes her
screen debut in RED LINES.
PRODUCTION: RED LINES debuted at CINENYGMA,
Luxembourg and in competition at DEAD BY DAWN 2003 horror festival, Edinburgh
(both in April 2003), going on to win the UK Festival of Fantastic Films
Highly Commended Award and Best Picture at San Francisco's Fearless Tales
Festival. GENESIS TV of London supplied the digital camera equipment.
GRAHAM TAYLOR and DAVID WARD edited the film at M2. CHRIS PHINIKAS at
MARMALADE provided the sound mix. Make-up Effects created by AMELIA PRUEN.
Cinematography is by BAFTA Award Nominee ALAN STEWART, whose previous
work includes BAND OF BROTHERS, ON EDGE and the TARTAN SHORTS film series.
Music for the film is by CHRISTOPHER, a New York-based musician (Visit
Christopher at: www.comecloser.com).
URBAN CHILLERS FILMS are to distribute Red Lines as part of FEAR ZONE,
a new TV horror anthology series.
RED LINES follows the success of FRAZER LEE's
award winning debut ON EDGE and was scripted, shot, edited and audio mixed
in just one month.
Actor DOUG BRADLEY says, "I was in the States doing my one-man
theatre show AN EVENING WITH DEATH when I received the screenplay for
RED LINES from (writer/director) FRAZER LEE. I like Frazer's ideas and
am always happy to work with him. I flew back to London on Saturday 2
November, discussed the project with Frazer on Monday and we were shooting
on Tuesday 5 November!" Shooting on Bonfire Night proved less problematic
than the filmmakers anticipated, and on set Doug Bradley pointed out that
the shoot coincided with the anniversary of the first night's filming
on CLIVE BARKER'S original HELLRAISER. After wrapping RED LINES, Doug
flew out to Budapest to shoot HELLRAISER: DEADER, the seventh movie in
RED LINES marks the second collaboration
between DOUG BRADLEY and FRAZER LEE - the first being ON EDGE, winner
of Best Short at Halloween Filmfest Germany 2001. "I refer to these films
as the service industry horrors," laughs Doug, "In ON EDGE, I played a
homicidal dentist and in RED LINES I'm a school teacher..." So why do
short films? "I love the short film format," says Bradley, "You can do
things in a short space of time that you just can't do in a full-length
film. It is a challenge to tell a horror story in such a short amount
Writer / Director, FRAZER LEE, says, "The
challenge with RED LINES was to tell a horror story in just five minutes
- quite tough (the film was created to strict guidelines for a new anthology
show entitled URBAN CHILLERS FEAR ZONE). I got all inspired after re-watching
Robert Wise's THE HAUNTING and the original RING. I have been very impressed
by Japanese horror films of late, and wanted to show that us Brits can
still do it too! RED LINES is a classic ghost story with a modern twist.
And having been appalled by the crass media coverage of schoolgirl murders
recently, I really needed to get a schoolgirl horror film out of my system!
Again, I was delighted to work with DOUG BRADLEY on the film - and lucky
too - I managed to get Doug on his one day off before shooting HELLRAISER:
DEADER in Romania!"
"Red Lines gave me the total creeps... This guy is a great director, he knows how to do it
(Tobe Hooper, director of Texas Chainsaw Massacre & Poltergeist)
[ 2003 ]
Cinenygma, Luxembourg www.cinenygma.lu
Dead By Dawn, Edinburgh, Scotland www.deadbydawn.co.uk/
Festival of Fantastic Films Manchester, UK
Macabro Festival, Mexico City, Mexico
Horror Film Festival New York, USA
Video Theatre New York, USA
[ 2004 ]
Tales Genre Fest San Francisco, USA
Horrorfind Weekend Maryland, USA
[ 2005 ]
Horror Fiesta Warsaw, Poland
Monster Mania New Jersey, USA
Chicago Horror Film Festival Chicago, USA
Chillerfest London Expo, London, UK
Weekend Of Horrors Munster, Germany
[ 2006 ]
Rock and Shock, USA
Halloween Horror Picture Show, USA
[ 2007 ]
Rock and Film Horror Fest, North Hollywood, USA.
Abertoir, Aberystwyth, UK.
Future Shorts Halloween Night, Belfast, NI.
Velocity Halloween Short Film Night, Carnforth Railway Station, Lancashire, UK.
[ 2008 ]
HorrorHound Weekend, Indianapolis, USA
Abertoir Aberystwyth, UK.
[ 2009 ]
Drgon*Con Film Festival
October 29th ~ Crystal Palace Pictures
LET THE RIGHT ONE IN (with short 'ON EDGE' + Q&A)
October 30th ~ Mayhem Horror Festival
HELLRAISER (with short 'ON EDGE')
October 29th-31st ~ 28 Hours Later Film Festival
('ON EDGE' & 'RED LINES')
October 31st ~ Reel Islington Halloween Screamings
November 21st ~ Death and the Devil Film Festival
DOUG BRADLEY SHORT FILM TRIPLE BILL ('ON EDGE', 'RED LINES', 'THE TELL TALE HEART' + Q&A)