Fabien Martorell has sent a Tweet, following a Facebook page post, that his short film The Coin will première at the Palm Springs International ShortFest on Saturday the 22nd of June. It will be at a 1:30pm screening at the Camelot Theatres in Palm Springs.
The short film, which stars Kathryn Morris and Christopher Lloyd (Back To The Future), was filmed last summer and revolves around a young boy meeting a homeless man at a shop. Kathryn plays the boys very stressed mother.
The official programme for the event is not due to be released until tomorrow (9th June 2013) but Fabien has clearly been given the information ahead of time.
We wish everyone involved in the production all the best with the event.
You can read more about the ShortFest at the event’s website.
Update (9 June 2013): The official programmes have been released by the ShortFest organisers. The Coin will be screened alongside 8 other short films in a package called FantasyLand. The group is comprised of films from all over the world including France, Taiwan and the United Kingdom. As The Coin shows, these short productions can include some internationally famous actors. An entry in FantasyLand from England, called Dust, stars Alan Rickman (Die Hard) and Jodie Whittaker (Attack The Block). Fellow Brit actors Ian McKellen (X-Men), Brenda Blethyn (Little Voice) and Christopher Eccleston (Dr Who), and singer and The Voice UK coach Tom Jones also have roles in other films across the festival.
Update (10 June 2013): The Palm Springs International ShortFest official press release announcing the 2013 line-up has been published. You can read it here. The world premiere of The Coin and Christopher Lloyd starring in it are mentioned, Kathryn is not name-checked but it’s an incredibly lengthy and impressive list of actors from all over the world so we’ll forgive the oversight on this occasion
According to a post by Fabien Martorell on the Facebook page for the short film The Coin, it has been selected for the Palm Springs International ShortFest for 2013. Fabien should know more than most as he is the director and co-writer of the short film. Congratulations to all involved in that achievement.
The festival runs for a week in the latter half of June and will be showing more than 300 short films from all over the world. Nothing has been announced officially by the festival organisers as the time of writing. We will certainly let you know when that changes.
The Coin is a 9 minute long film starring Christopher Lloyd (Back To The Future) and Kathryn. Kathryn plays the stressed-out mother of a young boy who meets a homeless man (Lloyd).
See previous posts on KM UK for more info on the project. The ShortFest and the International Film Festival share a website which can be seen here.
The gentlemen on left in the photo above is Fabien Mortorell. He’s the director, a co-writer and a co-producer of the short film The Coin. The 9 minute long movie also stars Christopher Lloyd (Back To The Future).
Obviously he is a man of great taste because he chose Kathryn to star in his film (or maybe she has some dirt on him ) but he is also a very helpful man. “What makes you say that?” I hear you ask. I’ll tell you.
Back in December Fabien very kindly contacted KM UK directly to let us know about a new Facebook page he’s created for the film (we had actually found it already, shortly after it was created ). Not only that but Fabien and Kathryn have allowed KM UK to share with you the set of on set photos posted there. There is now a link to the FB page in the menu on the right.
Twelve, count ‘em, photos (and one previous one updated to a slightly larger version) of Kathryn and co. on the set of The Coin are now in the Gallery.
Many thanks to Fabien and Kathryn.
We hope to bring you more news on this project soon.
A trailer for the short film The Coin has been released.
It’s 90 seconds long. Seeing as the short film is apparently only 9 minutes long having a trailer of that length is like seeing 15 minutes of a normal 90 minute film
Kathryn features heavily from the start. She’s not happy!
A copy of the video (and some HD screencaps) has been added to the Gallery.
Update (23 December 2012): Full HD (1080p) screencaps added.
Update (24 December 2012): The trailer is available on Vimeo, the video sharing website, HERE.
Someone at the LATF.com website very kindly contacted KM UK via Twitter linking to an article they have posted about the short film The Coin.
The piece by Pamela Price gives us the first indication we’ve seen of the plot of the 9 minute long movie. The LATF writer says that The Coin is a “must see” and the cinematography is “captivating”. We certainly look forward to seeing it.
Kathryn’s role is initially described thus:
Kathryn Morris (Cold Case) portrays an indignant mother who radiates negativity onto her cherubic young son (Jack Ryan Shepherd).
Pamela goes on to give a synopsis of the plot that involves the boy being left outside a shop and meeting a homeless man played by Christopher Lloyd (Back To The Future). Mention is made of the upcoming film festival season with the likes of Sundance and the Palm Springs International Film Festival due soon. Sundance has already announced their short film selection and The Coin was not on the list. KM UK’s understands that it was not submitted.
You can read Pamela’s article in full on the LATF.com website.
Thanks to the LATF Tweeter for the link.