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_pi_ 12-01-2011 07:08 PM

New upcoming short: CHILD EATER
Hey everyone!

It's been a while since I posted ... I blame being back in school. My life took an insane u-turn from living a 'regular' life to being crazy busy all the time ...

Oh well. It has its upsides ... like this new short film I'm making. It's a part of my thesis requirement at the Columbia University film program, and it will be the first full-on horror film I've done (after having done some horror comedy and 'dark' stuff).

It's called CHILD EATER (working title, although I think it has a catchiness to it) and basically it's about Helen, a young babysitter who has to convince little Lucas that the boogeyman isn’t hiding in his closet before he drifts off to sleep.

Too bad for Helen, and Lucas for that matter, the local legend of an eye-stealing madman who goes after little kids might just be true.

Obviously, Halloween and Nightmare on Elm Street are huge influences, but I hope I've managed to write it into a direction that is entirely its own. I'm crazy excited about the project!

And now, here comes the shameless self-promotion part: We're trying to spread the word about this film as far as we can. The horror fan community - and this forum especially - has always felt like a family, so I'm hoping you'll help me out with this :)

If you can go to our Facebook page and 'like' it, I promise that there will be lots of fun stuff there to actually like in the near future! (Right now we have some reference visuals, which are kind of cool).


And if you're feeling especially generous, we just launched a Kickstarter campaign -- you'll find a simple little teaser there. All donations, big or small, would help us immensely (and I'd be forever grateful!)


Oh, and if you have an opinion about the title - please let me know! I'm very conflicted. On one hand, it's attention-grabbing, on the other .. it's a little cheesy, isn't it? You tell me ...


_pi_ 04-16-2012 09:31 PM

Brand new poster! Trailer coming soon! Excitement overload!


Workshed 04-16-2012 09:39 PM

that's one rad poster.

othervoice1 04-17-2012 05:16 AM

yea cool poster - look forward to seeing this once done. Im kinda torn on the title myself - does grab your attention. Let us know if there are any other titles you have been thinking of.

_pi_ 04-17-2012 04:30 PM

Thanks guys!

The title is going to stay - we've already done all our promo using it etc. And we've come to love it.

If there's any New Yorkers in the house, it premieres on May 5th (at Lincoln Center!!) -- get your tickets here: http://www.filmlinc.com/films/on-sale/program-d

othervoice1 04-18-2012 01:15 AM

Oh sorry I missed the first post was from a few months ago <: Like I said it is an attention grabber and original so you made the right choice.

_pi_ 06-14-2012 11:41 AM

Official website is up and running: http://www.childeater.com

And we've got a trailer as well: https://vimeo.com/42975478

Plus, we won the IFP Audience Choice Award at the Columbia University Film Festival!!

Exciting things happening! :D

MorallySound 06-14-2012 04:49 PM


Originally Posted by _pi_ (Post 707740)
Plus, we won the IFP Audience Choice Award at the Columbia University Film Festival!!

Congrats! I know that feeling, it's very bizarre at first. My short film played at a couple fests over the last year and we ended up winning a Jury award at the Sydney Underground Film Festival and it was a pretty great feeling.

Have you submitted to a lot of festivals so far? Just be careful, those festival fees can add up! Hahaha.

_pi_ 06-14-2012 08:44 PM

We just started submitting recently, but yeah - the fees add up quickly! :(

Workshed 06-14-2012 11:08 PM

i like the title font in the trailer.

spawningblue 06-21-2012 12:25 AM

Wow, looks really good. Is the score various Carpenter film scores?

_pi_ 06-24-2012 08:55 PM


Originally Posted by spawningblue (Post 708136)
Wow, looks really good. Is the score various Carpenter film scores?

Thanks! The score I used in the trailer is from The Fog and The Thing, but the actual film has an amazing original score by my friend. It just wasn't finished by the time we cut the trailer ...

_pi_ 02-06-2013 08:42 PM

Bumping this once again ... got a really cool announcement!

Child Eater is an official selection at SXSW!!!

Won't lie -- this is pretty big deal for me! I'm going slightly insane with excitement!

Workshed 02-06-2013 08:44 PM

Dude, awesome! Congratulations! :banana::banana::banana:

MorallySound 02-06-2013 08:50 PM

Congrats Erlingur!

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