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FB Image 1PROP GRAVEYARD WHITBY- PROPOSAL24th April 2016- open letterWe as a festival like to keep our own council with regards the politics and the “he said she said” arguments which tend to prevail during and after a certain twice yearly festival in Whitby.The biggest areas of concern seem to be centred on the photographers and their “models” posing in the St Marys church graveyard and the lack of respect bestowed on the souls buried there.Whilst this scenario will prevail year on year until a more official line of policing can be adopted we as a film and Production Company would like to propose the following to the Scarborough Borough Council, Whitby Town council and Diocese of York.The green belt of land at the top of the 199 steps could be utilised in a similar vein to that of a movie set. Why not build a mock graveyard, similar to the ones created specifically for movies to be used and managed for the photographers? This small movie set could be positioned to take in either the Abbey or St Mary’s church as a back drop for photographs. This movie set could be managed by a local company or maybe a volunteer team, with donations from the photographers to a local charity or for the upkeep of the props. I feel sure many of the local businesses may even sponsor the possible purchase of these props.We as a festival would be happy to help in any way we can if this idea is embraced by the Town and community collectively.As is the norm in these scenarios the question of planning will have to be considered. We would be happy to speak to the SBC planning department with this proposal if need be. I have spoken to the Chairman of the Whitby Dracula society and they are willing to help drive this proposal forward or will help if a committee is formed.The legend of Dracula, Bram Stoker and the Gothic influences of Whitby both in films and literature should be embraced, it is not going to go away, and nor should it. We should seize the opportunity and turn the negative comments and arguments surrounding the graveyard and St Marys church to our advantage. Let`s bring a bit of Hollywood into Whitby`s backyard and managed correctly with professional props it could be a winning solution to a long drawn out problem.Surely if we can hang painted second hand bicycles from trees and hedgerows all over the region, we can do this!The picture below is similar to a movie set we worked on a few years ago. Obviously it need not be on this scale, but with artistic imagination it offers an indication of what can be achieved. It may even become a tourist attraction in its own right!If there are any individuals, groups or businesses who would like to discuss this proposal further, please express your interests to Mike McCarthy. Festival Director. Bram Stoker International Film Festival.info@bramstokerfilmfestival.comTel 01947 899041
Bram Stoker International Film Festival
28th Apr 2016 11:13Show Comments
This is something to be considered carefully ...Whitby is a tourist destination and there's the appeal of Bram Stoker and Dracula. ...Now part of the story refers very directly to Lucy in the churchyard ...Theres obviously a big appeal that needs to be balanced with historical / cultural / sacred aspects of the site without Whitby being turned into a theme park ... Other places have got the balance into proportion ...historic Prague for example, Venice and Kraków
Elaine Edmunds
FB Image 2For the very best entertainment this Halloween, look no further! Main headline act and films to be announced soon! For more info, please visit the website.www.bramstokerfilmfestival.com
Bram Stoker International Film Festival
15th Apr 2016 18:32Show Comments
Come on......
Simon Moorhouse
The headliner must be really special if we have to wait until May 31st. Suspense 😵
Paul Ward
Sisters please 😊
Ste Lewis
FB Image 3Christian Death have announced their performance at the BSIFF!
Bram Stoker International Film Festival
22nd Mar 2016 18:08
FB Image 4To all filmmakers who wish to submit a film to the 2016 festival, we have set up a Freeway account to make the process easier! You can also submit via the website be sending a screener to jameslatimer@bramstokerfilmfestival.com or to the address listed.To support indie and student filmmakers there are absolutely no submission fees!https://filmfreeway.com/festival/BramStokerInternationalFilmFestival
Bram Stoker International Film Festival
14th Mar 2016 11:26Show Comments
Adam Bouabda
Jon Dea
We just submitted! Enjoy our little Christmas themed genre-bender ;)
Brentwood Strangler
Well you have waited patiently and here is the 2016 program. Please keep abreast of our web and social media pages for event updates. Movie listings will be in the summer when film entries close.I also offer a big Bramily welcome to our new festival sponsors Hobgoblin, The Little Angel-Whitby, RAW and Stokers Closet-Whitby. Not forgetting our brilliant continued support from W Hamond. Hapsburg, North York Moors National Park and Miskatonic Creative Media. I would also like to give a massive thank you to our volunteer team who work tremendously hard behind the scenes to produce the best genre event in the UK. They are a modest bunch, but they know who I mean!Lastly, to you our festival Bramily without your continued support there would be no BSIFF. Now more than ever after the lies and deceit of a certain individual who tried to bring down the festival in 2014- we move on stronger with your brilliant support and encouragement from our fans from all over the World.I would urge you to get your passes sooner rather than later as the indication is for a festival sell out, this coupled with the Halloween weekend in Whitby this year. It is going to busy, exciting and friendly. Get those passes while you can. I would also like to take the opportunity to say we have over 20 trade stands this year at the festival, not forgetting the Dark Arts exhibition, they have such sights to show you!. Overall the festival offers something for everyone!I look forward to welcoming friends old and new to the BSIFF in October.Sincerely.Mike McCarthyFestival Director.
Bram Stoker International Film Festival
04th Mar 2016 17:16Show Comments
+++ Looking good +++ > http://www.bramstokerfilmfestival.com/
Whitby Dracula Society 1897
Count Dracula Fan Club
#Whitby where else!.
World Dracula Day
Hi Everyone, If you're still looking for accommodation, why not check out The Corner House?! We're a 4* rated, grade 2 listed, 2 bedroom cottage on the historic east side of Whitby in North Yorkshire, with fabulous views of the upper harbour. We provide all bedding and towels, as well as tea, coffee, sugar and a bottle of wine. We also have free wifi (we cannot accept pets, smoking or hen/stag parties though). If you are interested, please don't hesitate to contact me. Nichola x The Corner House (www.thecornerhouse-whitby.co.uk)
Nichola Greenwood
All roads lead to #Whitby
Dracula Country
BRAMS CORNUCOPIA OF CURIOSITIES IS BACK FOR HALLOWEEN!The festival are looking for a limited number of traders who wish to be part of the BSIFF. Trading is for the 4 days of the festival and we are seeking high class, interesting and quality genre merchandise.The spaces will be available on a first come basis. Interested parties should contact by email info@bramstokerfilmfestival.com for further details.
Bram Stoker International Film Festival
26th Feb 2016 18:21Show Comments
Any of you peeps out in Facebook land who have a trade in anything dark, macabre, cadaverous, sepulchral or even Draculine, this is an awesome film festival to be involved in. And if you're really good I'll show you me ferret !
Mark Rathbone
LoL I wish I did
Jacqui Deoir
Even if you're not a trader its an awesome festival !
Mark Rathbone