Horrifically local? European horror and regional funding initiatives

Hunter, Russ (2016) Horrifically local? European horror and regional funding initiatives. Film Studies, 15 (1). pp. 66-80. ISSN 1469-0314

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Abstract

European horror films have often been characterised by a tendency towards co-production arrangements. Recent developments within regional European funding bodies and initiatives have led to a proliferation of films that combine traditional co-production agreements with the use of both regional and intra-regional funding sources. This article examines the extent to which the financial structuring of Creep (Christopher Smith, 2004), Salvage (Lawrence Gough), and Trollhunter (André Øvredal, 2010) informed the trajectory of their production dynamics, impacting upon their final form. Sometimes, such European horror films are part of complex co-production deals with multiple partners or are derived from one-off funding project. But they can also utilise funding schemes that are distinctly 'local'.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: regional funding; local funding; co-production
Subjects: W600 Cinematics and Photography
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > School of Arts and Social Sciences > Media & Communication Design
Depositing User: Russ Hunter
Date Deposited: 09 Aug 2017 16:12
Last Modified: 06 Sep 2017 15:48
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/31561

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