Projects

FILM PROJECTS

Film projects that we've either produced and finished, are in pre-production on, or looking to put into production.

IT'S HERE
Feature Film
Genre : Noir Horror
Estimated Run Time : 110 minutes
Writer : Judson Vaughan

Status: Available

Logline: A grieving detective under close police scrutiny in 1970’s Miami forms an unearthly alliance to seek vengeance on the perpetrators who murdered his family.

IT'S HERE wins the FILM CRASH screenplay competition, September 2019

Trigger
Feature Film
Genre : Thriller, Crime Drama
Estimated Run Time : 98 minutes
Budget : Could be realised for £200,000
Writer : Judson Vaughan

Status: Available

Logline: Two estranged friends reunite but one brings a secret home that calls into question the loyalty of family and friends whilst changing their lives forever.

Tagline: 'Man - a Dog's Best Friend'

Brief Synopsis :

When a blast from the past knocks one day at Dominic Pearson's house, he is asked to do an old friend (Calvin) a favour and look after his little dog (Trigger) - what can possibly go wrong? Calvin mysteriously disappears again and it's not long before his new canine friend Trigger, gets Dominic into a fix that changes all their lives and not necessarily for the better -- next morning Dominic takes Trigger for a walk in the nearby forest. There, they chance upon two men, Rowtledge and Justin, quite clearly up to no good who attempt to cover-up their wrongdoing - Dominic’s curiosity leads him back to the woodlands the next day, taking his new canine friend Trigger with him... where they discover a dead body buried in the woods.

Trigger it seems, is a dog with connections and an unnerving past. It's not long before his new owner Dominic is dragged by Trigger's lead into a world of waiting trouble -- Trigger has a secret all of his own.

Trigger is an inventive twisted thriller/crime drama. A 'not your everyday couple' are exposed to a reality of a life we all know exists and their new found friend Trigger, a dog, captivates their hearts and minds as they're led unwittingly on an adventure that will change unsuspecting circumstances forever. Trigger (certainly not your ordinary dog) is full of mischief and incite.

Trigger the feature screenplay, was Official Selection at the 16th Beverly Hills Film Festival 2016.

A Finalist at the Hill Country Film Festival and Shiver International Film Festival 2016.

Official Selection of Oaxaca Film Festival 2018.

Winner of the Royal Reel Award, Canada International Film Festival 2016.

Winner of the Richard Vetere Screenplay Award, Long Island Film Festival 2016.

Winner of Gold Award, Screenplay Competition, California Film Awards 2016.

Winner of Gold Award, L.A. Neo Noir Novel, Film & Script Film Festival 2017.

 

The Emergence
Pilot Episode - Television Series
Genre : Sci-Fi/Drama
Episodic - 45 minute per episode
Estimated Budget : tbc
Writers : Judson Vaughan and Richard Anthony Dunford

Status: Pilot episode ready

Log Line: A series of unrelated immaculate conceptions across the planet threaten decades of government cover-ups and a secret that will change the world forever.

MEXICAN WAVE
Documentary
Subject: Reform, Human Rights, Democracy, Murder, Narco-Political Violence, Drugs, Forced Disappearances
Run Time: 61 minutes
Writers: Marisa Polin, Judson Vaughan

Producer: Marisa Polin
Director: Judson Vaughan
Status: Complete

Accolade Global Film Competition - Feb 2019
Humanitarian Award - Honorable Mention
The Monkey Bread Tree Film Awards - Autumn 2018
Nominee - Best Documentary
California Film Awards - 2018
Diamond Award
Spotlight Documentary Film Awards
Silver Award - Fall 2018
Accolade Global Film Competition - November 2018
Award of Merit
Docs Without Borders - Autumn 2018
Award of Excellence in Revolution & Reform
Docs Without Borders - Autumn 2018
Award of Excellence in Directing
Direct Monthly Online Film Festival
- November 2018
Best Feature Film of the Month
Direct Monthly Online Film Festival
- November 2018
Best Documentary of the Month

Burn
Short Film
Genre : Psychological Horror
Run Time : 15 minutes
Budget : £5,000
Producers : Chris Barnes, Judson Vaughan
Writer : Chris Barnes, Judson Vaughan
Director : Judson Vaughan
Brief Synopsis :

'In an increasingly panicked part of England, local disappearances have become nationwide news. Expectant couple Peter and Louise Vaubarn, watch the media's coverage of recent events in both fascination and fear - their first child, Charlie, will soon be born amid the mass hysteria. With Pete's fragile health in the balance, his means of providing fatherly advice to his unborn son are limited, but will shape the family's life forever.'

'What will you leave your child?'

Winner Best Horror Short Film - The Hamilton New York International Film Festival, 2020
Special Mention Lead Actress - Emma Kelly - Five Continents International Film Festival 2019, Venezuela
Special Mention Cinematography - Joaquim Barreto - Five Continents International Film Festival 2019, Venezuela
Special Mention Production Design - Marisa Polin, Margarita Grant - Five Continents International Film Festival 2019, Venezuela
Special Mention Editing - Emma McCleave - Five Continents International Film Festival 2019, Venezuela
Special Mention Team Performance - Five Continents International Film Festival 2019, Venezuela
Special Mention Director - Judson Vaughan - Five Continents International Film Festival 2019, Venezuela
3rd Place Audience Award - Five Continents International Film Festival 2019, Venezuela
Winner Best Young Actor - Matti Kolirin - Five Continents International Film Festival 2019, Venezuela
Winner Best Supporting Actor - Max Cavenham - Five Continents International Film Festival 2019, Venezuela
Winner Best Terror - Five Continents International Film Festival 2019, Venezuela
Winner Best Horror - Dead All Day Film Festival 2019, UK
Winner Best Short Horror - Judson Vaughan - Bristol Independent Film Festival 2018, UK
Winner Best DOP - Joaquim Barreto - Direct Short Online Film Festival 2018, USA
Winner Best Actor - Max Cavenham - Unrestricted View Film Festival 2018, UK
Winner Gold Remi Award - Judson Vaughan - 51st Annual Worldfest Houston International Film Festival 2018, USA
Winner Best Horror - Judson Vaughan - Beeston Film Festival 2018, UK
Winner Best Short Film - Black Sunday Film Festival 2018, UK
Honorable Mention - Best Short Film, 16th Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards 2017, USA
Honorific Mention - Intergalactic Short Film Festival 2017, Mexico
Winner Best Film - Macoproject Online Film Festival 2017, USA
Winner Best Short Horror Film - Glasgow Horror Festival 2017, Scotland
Winner Best Horror Short Film - Judson Vaughan - 17th Shriekfest 2017, USA

Available in 4K and DCP ready  -  Spanish translation available

Jump
Short Film
Genre : Drama
Estimated Run Time : 8 minutes
Budget : £1,500
Producers : Richard Anthony Dunford, Judson Vaughan
Written and Directed by Richard Anthony Dunford

Dragon Egg Media Produced this lovely bittersweet drama from the talented Richard Anthony Dunford. A film with heart and darkness.

Brief Synopsis :

A man finds himself at his wits end and about to jump to his death when a surprise interjection stops him - a girl from nowhere appears on a rooftop to question his reasons.

Freeky creek (USA) – Honorable Freekin mention
South West London Independent Film Festival (UK)- Jury Prize
Tweet up Film Festival (UK) – Finalist
South shorts; Worthing wow (UK) – Winner; Best Story
Reading fringe film festival (UK) – Winner; Best Actress
What’s hot, London Winner – Best Make-Up (Runner-up: Film Score, Editing, Cinematography)

The Boston Maniac
Short Film
Genre : Horror/Thriller
Run Time : 4 minute 30 seconds
Budget : £1,300
Completed
Producers : Judson Vaughan, Marisa Polin
Written and Directed by Judson Vaughan
Brief Synopsis :

‘Come Closer If You Dare’

A man finds himself in a place he does not recognise and the reason why is more harrowing than the where.

The Boston Maniac is the full version based on PEDRO (written, made and winner of the One Minute of Horror Competition by 'The Slaughtered Bird'. The Boston Maniac was shot simultaneously and on the same day as it’s 1 minute little sibling PEDRO, (albeit with a a 5D Mark2 and Zeiss primes) rather than a mobile phone (1 minute horror comp rules) It’s a more rounded version, with a greater cinematic feel.

The Boston Maniac was completed March 2015 and has recently had something of a revival at film festivals!

The Boston Maniac is featured on our Short Film Section, where teaser and the film link (request password) are viewable.

 

 

Videoscream International Film Festival - 2019
Haunted House FearFest - 2019
A Slice of Fright Fest -  2019
Broken Knuckle Film Festival - 2016
Online Independent Film Festival 2016
Los Angeles CineFest 2015
Miami Independent Film Festival 2015
The Monthly Film Festival 2015

Pedro
Micro Short Film
Genre : Horror/Thriller
Run Time : 60 seconds
Budget : £1,300
Producer : Judson Vaughan, Marisa Polin
Written and Directed by Judson Vaughan
Brief Synopsis :

‘A man finds himself in a place he does not recognise and the reason why is more harrowing than the where’

-- Now Distributed with CryptTV --

Winner 1-minute Short Horror PEDRO for the theslaughteredbird.com 1 minute horror film Competition (Partners of Horror Nation and sponsor of Liverpool's DeadCon) Rules: To be one minute or less and shot on a mobile phone -- and has had over 90,000 views on Youtube.

SUPER 9 Mobile Film Festival 2015
#TOFF 2015
Cinephone 2015
Kinolit Film Festival 2015
Mobile International Film Festival 2016

Put Down
Short Film
Genre : Comedy Drama
Run Time : 10 minutes
Budget : £10,000
Completed
Producers : Rebeca Cobos, Judson Vaughan
Written and Directed by Rick Limentani

Dragon Egg Media worked as Line Producer on the fantastic short dark comedy Put Down, written and directed by the talented Rick Limentani. The original screenplay was winner of the Bath International Film Festival - IMDb script to screen award 2014. As part of the rules, the screenplay then had to have a fast turn-around to be made into the film for the festival, screening that year.

Brief Synopsis :

‘When life closes a door, it opens a window.’

John is a socially awkward man in a downward spiral of debt, until a lucky accident propels him into a new career as a black-market pet exterminator. In these difficult times, some families can no longer afford a pet. John has some inventive ways to help them.

Put Down's Film Festival Selections and it's Awards - parlonfilm.com

Soul Breaker
Short Film
Genre : Horror/Fantasy
Run Time : 24 minutes
Budget: £3,000
Producers : Judson Vaughan, Jorge Pablo, Marisa Polin
Written and Directed by Judson Vaughan
Brief Synopsis :

‘When the need is desperate and the want impure, strange energies will flourish’
- a cosmic horror -

A strange tale of love, lust, deceit and karmic retribution. When Freddie Dale's girlfriend sleeps with his house-mate, he is persuaded by his good friend Viz Verdi to unleash revenge through the manipulation of cosmic forces; Hindi dark magic that is Jadoo, on his unsuspecting housemate Ben with somewhat unusual repercussions. Freddie doesn't expect any of the nonsense to work, but his friend Viz has other ideas as the two unwittingly bumble their way through a spell. An unusual set of events unfold that will change their perceptions of life, existence and the unknown forever.

Soul Breaker was completed March 2015 and nearly finished it's film festival run.

Winner of over 15 awards.

Soul Breaker is featured in our Short Film Section, Teaser section and the actual film link (request password) are viewable.

Soon to be distributed on AmazonPrime.

Canada Shorts Film Festival 2017 - Award of Merit
Follow Your Dreams Film Festival 2017 - Finalist
Utah Film Awards 2017 - Nomination - Best Actor
Independent Horror Movie Awards 2017 - Best Actor and Best Original Concept
Independent Horror Movie Awards 2017 - Nomination Best Writing and Best Sound
Barcelona Planet Film Festival 2017 - Best Actor
ITSA Film Festival - Nomination 2016 - Festival Prize - Real Scary
Shiver International Film Festival 2016 - Semi-Finalist
International Independent Film Awards 2016 - Gold Award, Concept
Texas Ultimate Shorts 2016 - Best FX International Horror
SoCal Film Festival 2015 - Honourable Mention
California Film Awards 2015 - Diamond Award, Foreign Film
Best Shorts Competition 2015 - Award of Merit, Actor in Leading Role
Broken Knuckle Online Film Festival 2015 - Nomination - Slamin Short
Accolade Global Film Competition 2015 - Award of Merit - Lead Actor
Accolade Global Film Competition 2015 - Award of Merit - Short Film
LA Shorts Awards 2015 - Gold Award Best Director
LA Shorts Awards 2015 - Bronze Award Best Editing
Indie FilmFEST Awards 2015 - Award of Merit - Short Film
Direct Short Online Film Festival 2015 - Winner Best Director 

The Moment
Short Film
Genre : Comedy Drama
Run Time : 2 minutes 27 seconds
Budget : £500
Producer : Judson Vaughan
Written by Stephen Cooper
Directed by Judson Vaughan
Brief Synopsis :

'If you had seconds to live, would you try your luck?'

A hitman is on a routine job when called upon to retrieve a stolen microchip and dispose of the thief. But upon arriving, finds he cannot seem to pull the trigger. Faced with fatal attraction, the hitman is faced with a dilemma. Will he kill Thomas his intended hit? Or will he give into lust?

The Moment was our first ever film, completed in January 2013

Laugh or Die Comedy Film Festival 2014 - Nomination Best Editing
Reel Teal Film Festival 2014 - Winner Best Direction
Rob Knox Film Festival 2013 - Winner Best Film Under 5 Minutes

The Moment is featured on our Short Film Section, where the film is viewable.