I’m happy to announce that the Shriek movie directed by Juha Lindroos, with an original soundtrack by The Church, is now available on the internet. Please feel free to spread the word! This is a shorter, different version of the movie shown at the Shriek parties last year.
Note: As Tessa says in the comments below, if you have trouble loading/viewing, “It will just be the buffer running out – not downloading fast enough to keep up with the streaming. Start it, and press pause, and then ignore it for a while to let the buffer build up, and it will play smoothly.”
The movie and a whole lot of cool video and audio can all be found on the Shriek website.
As many of you know, Shriek is now out in trade paperback from Tor. Show me some love by picking up a copy if you like the stuff you find on the site. Try Amazon or Forbidden Planet in the UK, or your favorite local bookstore.
Here’s the movie description:
SHRIEK: THE MOVIE
A city at war with itself. A night beyond imagining. And… aftermath. A short indie film about memory and transformation by Finnish director J.T. Lindroos, from a screenplay by Jeff VanderMeer, with an original soundtrack by the legendary art-rock band The Church. The film opens with Janice Shriek typing up her memoirs from the backroom of a bar, and being interrupted by bar patrons (played by Steve Kilbey and Tim Powles from The Church!). Influenced by early surrealist films. Set in Jeff VanderMeer’s fantastical city of Ambergris.
Voice cast includes Kathleen Martin as Janice Shriek and Steve Kilbey & Tim Powles from The Church. With character images by Elizabeth Hand and Rick Wallace, and art by Scott Eagle, Steve Kilbey, and others.
(Showing of the movie’s rough cut in Portland, one of over 25 events in the US and Europe)