UK based FrissonFilm was established in 2008 by award-winning writer-director Keith Wright and is primarily focussed on developing and producing feature films for theatrical and home release.
Our aim is to create commercially driven feature films that are independently spirited. Our critically-acclaimed second feature film, Harold’s Going Stiff, spearheads this approach by putting a new spin on the massively popular zombie movie genre.
“One of the most unique and original
I’ve ever seen.” - Aint It Cool (Mark Miller)
“A humane zombie movie... tackles serious material about ageing, illness and isolation in its brief, inventive running time.” - Empire (Kim Newman)
As a small independent company our approach is to turn limitations into creative strengths. Our films are nurtured and developed in-house and then produced by small teams of talented individuals who have a passion for our projects.
We have also won some serious recognition along the way. To date, Harold’s Going Stiff has been officially selected for over twenty film festivals around the globe, including the Austin Film Festival, Sydney Film Festival, Dead by Dawn and the Bradford International Film Festival. In Austin we won the award for Best Narrative Feature and in the UK we scooped two audience awards.
Total Film magazine championed Harold’s Going Stiff as one of 2012’s Must-See Summer Movies.
We currently have several projects in early development, including extreme survival movie, The Desperate Ones, which tells the story of an innocent arts and craft group who are confronted by evil on the British moorlands.
Writer-director Keith Wright at one of the theatrical screenings for Harold’s Going Stiff.
Born and raised in Sheffield, England, Keith Wright was inspired to make films after sneaking into late night video screenings organised by his parents. After leaving school he worked part time in a local video rental shop and studied photography at Sheffield University.
Landing a job at a local production company Keith ‘borrowed’ equipment at weekends to make films and experiment with filmmaking technique. His particular interest in the editing process led to gaining a three-year placement at the National Film and Television School (NFTS) where he graduated with a Diploma in film editing.
After leaving the NFTS Keith returned to his own filmmaking routes with the award winning short film Where’s Bingo Betty? After a string of other shorts, he went on to develop, shoot and direct the feature length comedy Take me to Your leader. Since then Keith has concentrated on writing and developing projects whilst enjoying a successful career as an editor.
Richard has been around the media industry in one form or another all his life. His dad used to work for ITN and would take him as a small boy to LWT and away on Outside Broadcasts. His academic life focused heavily on media, ending with a Degree in Film Studies.
He has over 10 years experience as a producer which covers features, commercials, online, music videos, broadcast, and high-end corporates.
Through these productions he has produced a diverse range of filming all over the world: aerial shoots over the Colombian jungle, underwater filming with the RNLI, Oil Rigs in the Congo, drama reconstruction for The International Criminal Court in The Hague. In 2011 Richard became a member of the Production Guild of Great Britain who represent senior film and television practitioners.
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