02-02-2014

EILEEN PRATT picked up for US/Europe & South African distribution on SHORTS HD 

More great news, my short film EILEEN PRATT has been picked up for distribution through SHORTS HD for US/Europe and South Africa territories.  A division of  SHORTS INTERNATIONAL, Shorts HD is the first high definition channel dedicated to short movies and is available in the US on DirecTV (Channel 568) and AT&T U-verse (Channel 1789).

 

02-02-2014 

EILEEN PRATT picked up for Japanese distribution! 

I'm very pleased to report, my short film EILEEN PRATT has been picked up for Japanese distribution through PACIFIC VOICE INC  - the operation company of Japan's SHORT SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL & ASIA

 

  

16-11-2013

EILEEN PRATT screening at Brisbane International Film Festival

Great to have another Australian festival screening for EILEEN PRATT.  The film screened at the BRISBANE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL as part of their Australian Shorts program. 

 


29-09-2013

Accolades for feature film script THE WITHIN: 

Some good news coming from the US regarding my horror, feature film script THE WITHIN.  

The screenplay advanced to the Quarter Finals of the SLAMDANCE 2013 Screenwriting Competition and was a Second Rounder, making the top 10% of over 8,600 entries in the AUSTIN FILM FESTIVAL, Screenplay & Teleplay Competition.

 


21-05-2013

Fantastic praise from TWITCH FILM for the Ladyhawke remix, music video:

"So often directors trying to capture history on screen tend to fail their ambitions by making everything look brand new, or by mistakenly incorporating anachronisms, but here Kratochvil really succeeds in capturing not only the old look but also the mood and mannerisms of these gangs.   

Now, whoever is writing a Mods vs Sharpies movie please give the directing reins to this guy. I think it's high time we had a worthy successor to Romper Stomper."

Click the LINK for the full story. 

 

 02-04-2013 

Ladyhawke 'Blue Eyes' remix music video I directed officially released: 

05-11-2012 

Selected by Ladyhawke and Modular People as the winner of Nikon Blue Eyes video competition! 

                              

 

On a roll with the good news this week. I'm happy to announce that I've been selected by LADYHAWKE and MODULAR PEOPLE as the winner of the MY NIKON LIFE 'Blue Eyes' video competition! I'll get to direct an official video clip for the Jacques Renault remix of the Ladyhawke track 'Blue Eyes' based on a treatment I submitted. Look out for the clip in December.

 

05-11-2012 

EILEEN PRATT @ Starz Denver Film Festival: 

 

Another stop in the EILEEN PRATT U.S tour 2012! The film will be SCREENING at the Starz 35th Denver Film Festival in Colorado on November 10th and 11th. 

 

05-11-2012 

EILEEN PRATT screens before FRANCINE at Loft Film Fest: 

 

EILEEN PRATT will screen before the feature film FRANCINE, starring Melissa Leo, at the Loft Film Fest in Tucson, Arizona on Monday Nov 12th. I'll be in attendance for the SCREENING .  It looks like a great line up of films and guests, including Roger Corman and one of my favorite directors Don Coscarelli (Phantasm) in attendance at the festival.

 

05-11-2012 

EILEEN PRATT @ Cucalorus Film Festival! 

 

Eileen is heading back to the US! EILEEN PRATT will be playing the Cucalorus Film Festival in Wilmington, North Carolina, screening on Fri Nov 9th, 10:15pm in the Phargon Shorts (say what?) block as part of the Midnight Madness program. I'll be flying out to attend the festival, looks like a great lineup of independent film. 

 

01-11-2012 

EILEEN PRATT screens in Italy! 

 

EILEEN PRATT screened in Italy! I'm happy to report the film had its Italian premiere at the 63rd Montecatini International Short Film Festival - Film Video.

 

01-11-2012 

EILEEN PRATT @ Cockatoo Island Film Festival 

 

 

 

 

 

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EILEEN PRATT screened at the debut Cockatoo Island Film Festival in Sydney amongst a great line-up of films at the festival, including the Australian premiere of The Master, with director Paul Thomas Anderson in attendance.  

 

24-09-2012

EILEEN PRATT @ Mill Valley Film Festival, 2012

 

EILEEN PRATT is headed back to the US! I'm pleased to report the film will be screening at the 35th Mill Valley Film Festival in Marin County, California. Looks like a fantastic line-up of films and guests, including the likes of Dustin Hoffman, Ben Affleck, Ewan McGregor, Ang Lee, Walter Salles, Billy Bob Thornton, David O'Russell and Stevie Nicks expected to attend. The film will screen in the short program "5@5: Slippery People" at the Rafael Film Centre on Oct 7th 9:45pm and Oct 9th at 5pm. 

 

29-08-2012

Michael Kratochvil 2012 Showreel:


  

28-07-2012

Rhode Island International Film Festival 2012: 

 

I'm pleased to report that EILEEN PRATT will be screening in competition at the FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival on Wed 8th August 4:00pm. This will be the 3rd Academy Awards accredited festival in the US that the film will screen at so far this year.  Click the LINK for more details on the screening.

 

5-07-2012

Winner of Best Pitch award at 2012 EIFF Talent Lab: 

                                                       

Michael Kratochvil won the "Best Pitch" award at the 2012 Edinburgh International Film Festival Talent Lab.  Voted by a panel of internationally renown feature film producers and heads of development, the pitch was for Michael's forthcoming project, a feature length horror film script.  

Watch this space for more information as the script develops. 

 

24-06-2012

Filmink interviews Michael Kratochvil:

Interview in Filmink about EILEEN PRATT.  Read it HERE

 

15-6-2012

Australian premiere at Dungog Film Festival:

   

I'm pleased to announce that EILEEN PRATT will have its Australian premiere at the Dungog Film Festival in NSW.  The film will screen as part of the "A Girl's Gotta Do" program. CLICK to check out the lineup.

 

11-6-2012 

Californian Premiere at Palm Springs International ShortFest:

       

The good news keeps on rolling in!  EILEEN PRATT has been selected to screen at the 2012 Palm Springs International ShortFest in June.  It is a great honor to have the film screen amongst such a star studded selection of films.  Click to check out the lineup.

 

6-6-2012 

London premiere at Rushes Soho Shorts Festival in July:

    

 

More great news.  EILEEN PRATT has been selected out of over 1200 entries to screen in competition at the Rushes Soho Shorts Film Festival in London in July. Rushes is yet another BAFTA accredited festival that the film will screen at.

Click to visit the Rushes website.

 

 31-5-2012

UK premiere at 66th Edinburgh International Film Festival

   

Some more exciting news regarding EILEEN PRATT  The film has been selected to screen at the 66th Edinburgh International Film Festival in June.  It will screen as part of the Fusion Shorts program.  Great to see they have used the EILEEN PRATT trailer on their website to promote the program. Click to check it out.

Writer/Director Michael Kratochvil was also fortunate enough to be one of just 30 filmmakers worldwide selected to join the Talent Lab at the Edinburgh festival, which will be a fantastic opportunity to learn from established industry professionals in a workshop environment.  He will attend the festival in June. 

Keep an eye on the EILEEN PRATT Facebook Page and this website for updates from the festival.   

 

29-04-2012

New York premiere at Brooklyn Film Festival

    

Great news, EILEEN PRATT has been accepted to screen at the Brooklyn Film Festival for a New York premiere in June 2012.  The film was fortunate enough to be selected out of over 2000 entries and 111 countries.  The internationally renown festival is recognized as a British Academy Awards (BAFTA) qualifying festival. Click to check out the Eileen Pratt page.  

 

02-01-2012

Happy new year!  The Slamdance 2012 festival program is now live.  Please visit the link below for more information on the films screening at the festival and for how to purchase tickets to see the world premiere of Eileen Pratt in Park City.    

Purchase tickets to see Eileen Pratt at Slamdance 2012: 

 

27-12-2011

     

 

www.slamdance.com

With over 3000 short film submissions to the Slamdance festival this year, Eileen Pratt was one of just 32 narrative shorts selected to screen in competition at the festival and will screen as part of the Shorts Block 3 at the Gallery Screening Room at the Treasure Mountain Inn on:

1) January 20th 1pm

2) January 26th 12:30pm

Writer/Director Michael Kratochvil will attend the festival.  Please visit the Slamdance website for ticket details and keep an eye on our facebook page for more news and details of upcoming screenings in other territories.

For an Eileen Pratt press kit or more information on the film, please contact Michael at:

info@michaelkratochvil.net

 

26-12-2011

The Eileen Pratt teaser trailer.

 

Eileen Pratt - TEASER from Legitimate Films on Vimeo.

 

26-12-2011

Eileen Pratt facebook page now live.  Please visit the page for behind the scenes photos, news updates and content.

 

http://www.facebook.com/EileenPrattFilm 

 

04-09-2011

The Volatiles - 'Deaths in the U.S.'  

A music video, filmed, directed and edited by Michael Kratochvil. 

Click below to view the video and be sure to select 720p for HD playback:

 

 

 

02-06-2011

Eileen Pratt, a 14 minute short film, written and directed by Michael Kratochvil, has just finished post production.  The film will be submitted to the worldwide film festival circuit shortly. 

Starring Susanne Chapman as "Eileen', Eileen Pratt is a narrative drama about a socially awkward bus driver who embarks on an unusual downward spiral after being terminated from her job.  

We'll keep you updated with festival screenings along the way.


 

23-9-2010

Michael is currently in pre-production on his next short film Eileen Pratt, produced by Scott Baskett from Legitimate Films.

Eileen Pratt is scheduled to be filmed in October with a 2011 worldwide festival release.  

20-9-2010

Michael has recently written, directed and edited two 20 minute educational programs for Video Education Australia, to be distributed in Australia and overseas markets.  The videos are "Practical Use of Materials: Plastics" and "Practical Use of Materials: Metals".

14-8-2009

Igor & Mal will also screen at OH! THE HORROR! FILM FESTIVAL on Sunday, 23rd August.  The film has been described by the organizers of the festival as a "Lynchian, nightmarish voodoo / familial zombie movie".

Tickets available: 

http://www.moshtix.com.au/SearchResults.asp?FormAction=Search&Keywords=the%20horror!&ref=lowbrow

Doors open at 8pm, Igor & Mal will screen between 9 and 10pm on the night. 

Location:  The Order Of Melbourne / 2/401 Swanston St / Melbourne CBD. 

29-7-2009


Igor & Mal is to screen at the MELBOURNE UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL (MUFF) on Sunday, 23rd August.  Session begins at 9 PM.

Location:  LOOP / 23 Meyers Place Melbourne VIC 3000 (03) 9654 0500

www.muff.com.au

 
29-7-2009

Welcome to the official website of filmmaker, Michael Kratochvil!