18-11-2021

SWEET MARY, WHERE DID YOU GO? wins BEST SHORT FILM at Terror Molins in Spain!!!

Some INCREDIBLE news! So thrilled that Sweet Mary, Where Did You Go? was awarded the BEST SHORT FILM of the Official Section of the 40th Terror Molins de Rei Horror Film Festival 2021 in Spain! Festival de Cine de Terror de Molins de Rei is one of the oldest and most highly regarded horror film festivals in the world. I am so thankful to the festival and the esteemed jury of Tony Timpone (legendary former Fangoria editor-in-chief), Rael Montecucco and María Molins for recognising the effort we all put into making this film. Big congrats to all the cast and crew and supporters of the film! We did it!!! Details HERE.

16-11-2021

SWEET MARY, WHERE DID YOU GO? goes to Poland at the SPLAT FILM FEST!

Sweet Mary, Where Did You Go? goes to Poland!!! So excited to announce that the film has been selected to screen at Poland’s leading genre festival SPLAT FILM FEST International Fantastic Film Festival in an epic program of cinema, amongst 2021 festival favourites including TITANE, THE SADNESS and LAMB. The festival runs from 17th November to 19th December, across three cities, Lublin, Wroclaw and Warsaw and online. I believe the film will be playing in Wroclaw, during November 24th to 28th. Please see HERE for more details on screenings.

9-11-2021

SWEET MARY, WHERE DID YOU GO? goes to Arizona at the LOFT FILM FEST!

So excited to announce that Sweet Mary, Where Did You Go? has been selected to play at LOFT FILM FEST in Tucson, Arizona, one of the coolest film festivals in the world. I was fortunate enough to attend the festival in person with my film Eileen Pratt in 2012 and it was an unforgettable experience, thank you Zach Breneman and team! So great to have my new film play there, on one of the best cinema screens on the planet. Their programming is always next-level, and this year features new films from Gaspar Noé with Vortex and Pedro Almodovar’s Parallel Mothers among other great films. The film will be screening on Friday Nov 12th at 10pm in the Late Night Shorts Program. Tickets and details HERE.

4-11-2021

SWEET MARY, WHERE DID YOU GO? goes back to New York at the 11th Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival!

The US tour continues on. Sweet Mary, Where Did You Go? heads back to New York! This time for the 11th Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival. The film will be screening from Nov 5th to 11th, visit the website below for tickets and more details. Congrats cast and crew for another awesome selection! Pictured here is @darcyjhalliday and a hint of @emmafjevons, actors to look out for!

4-11-2021

SWEET MARY, WHERE DID YOU GO? goes to Spain in competition at the 40th Terror Molins!

Big news! Sweet Mary, Where Did You Go? goes to Spain! So proud to report that the film has been selected for the 40th edition of Terror Molins in Barcelona, one of the oldest and most highly regarded genre festivals in the world. Congrats cast and crew! Pictured here is the brilliant Paul de Freitas. More details on the screening HERE.

1-11-2021

Winner of BEST DIRECTOR award at Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival (Vortex)!

Great news! So happy to report that I won the ‘Best Director’ award at the Vortex genre sidebar of the Academy Awards/BAFTA accredited Rhode Island International Film Festival for Sweet Mary, Where Did You Go? Being an alumni of this awesome festival with my last film Eileen Pratt screening at RIIFF back in 2012, this really means a lot to me! Thank you to all at the festival, and also my cast and crew. So excited to be making movies again! See HERE for more details.

28-10-2021

SWEET MARY, WHERE DID YOU GO? goes to Morbido Film Fest in Mexico!

Sweet Mary goes to Mexico!!! So excited to finally announce that Sweet Mary, Where Did You Go? will be playing at the 14th edition of MORBIDO FILM FEST in Mexico, one of the best genre festivals in the world! The theme of this year’s festival is ‘sacrifice’. So proud to have this film be a sacrificial offering to audiences through Cinépolis for all of Mexico and transmitted via Mórbido TV for all of Latin America!!! Thanks Abraham, Daniela and all the skeletons in the depths of the Morbido crypt! 💀 See HERE for details.

27-10-2021

I CALL UPON THEE selected for ALPTRAUM Horror Short Film Festival in Austria!

I Call Upon Thee goes to Austria! So excited that the film has been selected for the ALPTRAUM horror short film festival, part of the internationally renown ALPINALE FILM FESTIVAL.The film will screen on HALLOWEEN October 31st 2021 in the event hall Remise in Bludenz, Vorarlberg Austria. We will be among the films in consideration to potentially win a Bloody Unicorn for the best horror short film! Definitely one of the coolest awards ever. Fingers crossed for us! Details HERE.

26-10-2021

SWEET MARY, WHERE DID YOU GO? selected for Trieste Science+Fiction Festival in Italy!

A great honour! Sweet Mary, Where Did You Go? is headed to ITALY! The film has been selected to screen at the 21st edition of the Trieste Science+Fiction Festival, one of the most highly regarded genre festivals in the world and a member of the Méliès International Festivals Federation. It will screen in the Fantastic Shorts program. So excited to be among a fantastic array of amazing filmmakers in the festival including Abel Ferrara who will be presented with the Asteroide Lifetime Achievement Award and Ben Wheatley with his new film In The Earth among many others. Festival dates are 27th OCT to 3rd NOV. Big congrats all cast and crew! Details HERE.

24-10-2021

SWEET MARY, WHERE DID YOU GO? goes to Monster Fest for the Australian premiere!

Big news and a dream come true! So proud to finally announce that the Australian premiere for Sweet Mary, Where Did You Go? will be happening in person at Monster Fest at Cinema Nova, Dec 2nd at 7pm. It will play on Opening Night, before the Australian premiere of RESIDENT EVIL: WELCOME TO RACCOON CITY. Proof of double vaccination will be required. This will be the first chance anyone in Australia including myself will get to see the film on the big screen! Tickets go on sale now and can be purchased at the link below. Get in quick as they may potentially sell out soon. Details HERE.

23-10-2021

Interview with Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival for Vortex screenings

Just did an awesome live interview with the Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival, to discuss ‘Sweet Mary, Where Did You Go?’ and ‘I Call Upon Thee’, currently screening at their genre sidebar, the Vortex Sci-Fi, Fantasy & Horror Film Festival. Thanks to Shawn and Sabrina! Interview can be watched here: https://fb.watch/8P1LZO1OIj/

23-10-2021

‘SWEET MARY, WHERE DID YOU GO?’ selected for SPOOKY EMPIRE HORROR FILM FESTIVAL in Orlando Florida!

Sweet Mary, Where Did You Go? heads back to Florida for the US tour, this time in Orlando at the SPOOKY EMPIRE FILM FESTIVAL at the Hyatt Regency.  The film will be playing in the WTF Shorts program on Saturday October 23, 2021 5:15pm – 7:05pm EDT.  The festival/convention hosts a fascinating array of celebrity guests where fans can get autographs, including the likes Robert Englund (Frederick Krueger himself!), Lance Henriksen (The Terminator, Aliens) and Sherilyn Fenn (Twin Peaks!) among many others. Looks like a fun festival! Details HERE.

21-10-2021

‘SWEET MARY, WHERE DID YOU GO?’ selected for KNOXVILLE HORROR FILM FEST in Tennessee!

Where to next on the US tour for ‘SWEET MARY, WHERE DID YOU GO? How about Knoxville, Tennessee! Excited to report that the film has been selected to screen at the Knoxville Horror Film Fest, from Oct 21st to 24th.  Love the amazing program this crew has put together, including some epic retrospective screenings of classics like Zulawski’s POSSESSION and TRICK OR TREAT (Sami Curr lives on!!).  Details HERE.

20-10-2021

I CALL UPON THEE selected for NIGHTMARES FILM FESTIVAL in Colombus, Ohio!

The US tour continues on for I CALL UPON THEE! Excited to report that the film has been selected to screen at the well regarded Nightmares Film Festival in Columbus Ohio, screening in person at the Horror Shorts B program from Oct 21-24. This is the 4th festival so far to program both films this year!!!! Details HERE.

20-10-2021

‘SWEET MARY, WHERE DID YOU GO?’ selected for NIGHTMARES FILM FESTIVAL in Colombus, Ohio!

The US tour continues on for SWEET MARY, WHERE DID YOU GO? Excited to report that the film has been selected to screen at the well regarded Nightmares Film Festival in Columbus Ohio, screening in person at the Horror Shorts B program from Oct 21-24. Details HERE.

15-10-2021

‘SWEET MARY, WHERE DID YOU GO?’ selected for FLICKERS: RHODE ISLAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL @ VORTEX!

The US tour for SWEET MARY, WHERE DID YOU GO? continues! Excited to report that the film has also been selected to screen at the Vortex Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror Film Festival, the genre sidebar of the Academy Awards/Bafta accredited Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festiva@flickers.riiff from October 16-24, 2021. The film will play as part of ‘Moments Of The Uncanny – Genre-Bending Short Films’ This is the 3rd festival so far to program this film and I CALL UPON THEE! We are on a roll! Congrats cast and crew! Details HERE.

15-10-2021

‘I CALL UPON THEE’ selected for FLICKERS: RHODE ISLAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL @ VORTEX!

The US tour for I CALL UPON THEE continues! Excited to report that the film has been selected to screen at the Vortex Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror Film Festival, the genre sidebar of the Academy Awards/Bafta accredited Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival, from October 16-24, 2021. The film will play as part of the H.P. Lovecraft Film Showcase from the 16th in an awesome program of international genre cinema. So awesome that the film will be playing in the home town of none other than H.P. Lovecraft! Details for the screening HERE.

12-10-2021

‘SWEET MARY, WHERE DID YOU GO?’ selected for ATLANTA HORROR FILM FESTIVAL in Atlanta!

Thank you to the Atlanta Horror Film Festival @ATLFilmSeries for screening SWEET MARY, WHERE DID YOU GO? this weekend in Atlanta! Great to have my film be a part of your festival. Details here.

07-10-2021

‘SWEET MARY, WHERE DID YOU GO?’ selected for MILE HIGH HORROR FILM FESTIVAL in Denver, Colorado!

SWEET MARY, WHERE DID YOU GO? continues its US tour! Excited to report that the film has been selected to screen at the Mile High Horror Film Festival 2021, the premier horror festival in Denver. It will be a part of Shorts Program #2 . The film will be screening virtually US wide from October 7th at 5:00 pm AEDT for a week. Tix on sale now.

07-10-2021

‘I CALL UPON THEE’ selected for MILE HIGH HORROR FILM FESTIVAL in Denver, Colorado!

I CALL UPON THEE continues its US tour! Excited to report that the film has been selected to screen at the Mile High Horror Film Festival 2021, the premier horror festival in Denver. It will be a part of Shorts Program #6 in an awesome program of horror shorts. Some great talent involved in this year’s festival, including the co-writer/director of THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT, @dan_myrick and the writer/creator of FINAL DESTINATION @jeffreyareddick as guest judges. The film will be screening virtually US wide from October 7th at 5:00 pm AEDT for a week. Tix on sale now

05-10-2021

‘SWEET MARY, WHERE DID YOU GO?’ selected for NIGHTSTREAM!!

Awesome news! Sweet Mary, Where Did You Go? has been selected to screen at NIGHTSTREAM, an amazing virtual festival in the US, produced by the Boston Underground Film Festival, Brooklyn Horror Film Festival, North Bend Film Festival, and Overlook Film Festival.  Notable guests this year will include David Lowery on THE GREEN KNIGHT, Akela Cooper, writer of the James Wan directed MALIGNANT, Creepshow showrunner Greg Nicotero, and Chucky/Child’s Play creator Don Mancini! Check out the amazing lineup here. Sweet Mary will screen in the Shorts Program 1: How We Survive.  Screening from Thu Oct 7th, tix on sale now, US only.

05-10-2021

‘I CALL UPON THEE’ official trailer.

01-10-2021

‘SWEET MARY, WHERE DID YOU GO?’ official trailer.

23-9-2021

‘SWEET MARY, WHERE DID YOU GO?’ selected for BEYOND FEST in LA!!!

Big news! Beyond excited to report that SWEET MARY, WHERE DID YOU GO? got selected for one of the coolest festivals in the world BEYOND FEST in LA, the highest attended genre festival in the U.S! The film plays in Shorts Block 1 amongst an EPIC program of next-level genre cinema. With selections at Fantastic Fest and now Beyond Fest, Sweet Mary will officially be screening at the two biggest genre festivals in the US! Tickets on sale HERE.

23-9-2021

‘I CALL UPON THEE’ selected to screen at A Night of Horror and in the running for a Panavision Award!

Aussie folks who have been wanting to see I Call Upon Thee, your moment has arrived! I’m excited to report the film will be screening at A Night of Horror International Film Festival and will be up for a Panavision Audience Choice Award in the Australian Shorts Showcase, which you can vote for. The film can be viewed Australia wide from 18th October to 31st. Tickets on sale HERE.

13-9-2021

‘SWEET MARY, WHERE DID YOU GO?’ selected to screen at the largest genre festival in the US, Fantastic Fest!

A dream come true. ‘SWEET MARY, WHERE DID YOU GO?’ has been selected to screen at FANTASTIC FEST in Austin, the largest genre festival in the US!!! Big congrats cast and crew! To celebrate, here is an epic new poster, designed by the brilliant @WEBUYYOURKIDS See HERE for more details on the screening.

23-8-2021

‘ ‘SWEET MARY, WHERE DID YOU GO?’ selected to screen at the Oscar qualifying Hollyshorts Film Festival

Sweet Mary goes to Hollywood!!! ‘SWEET MARY, WHERE DID YOU GO?’ has been selected to screen at the Oscar qualifying Hollyshorts Film Festival and will screen in person at the historic TCL Chinese Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard next month! See HERE for more details.

31-8-2021

‘I CALL UPON THEE’ also selected to screen at the 27th L’Étrange Festival in Paris!

I CALL UPON THEE has also been selected to screen in competition at the 27th L’Étrange Festival in Paris and will be in the running for the Canal+ Grand Prix award! The film will be playing in person at the Forum des images cinema in September. That is the 2nd festival so far to program both films! See HERE for more details.

23-8-2021

‘SWEET MARY, WHERE DID YOU GO?’ selected to screen at the 27th L’Étrange Festival in Paris

‘SWEET MARY, WHERE DID YOU GO?’ has been selected to screen in competition at the 27th L’Étrange Festival in Paris and will be in the running for the Canal+ Grand Prix award! The film will be playing in person at the Forum des images cinema in September. See HERE for more details.

5-8-2021

‘I CALL UPON THEE’ Selected to screen at Popcorn Frights Film Festival

Another new short film I wrote/directed ‘I CALL UPON THEE’ has also been selected to world premiere at the upcoming Popcorn Frights Film Festival, the leading genre festival in Southeast United States. Both this film and ‘SWEET MARY, WHERE DID YOU GO?’ will screen as part of the ‘International Midnighters’ program. Tickets can be purchased HERE.

5-8-2021

SWEET MARY, WHERE DID YOU GO? Selected to screen at Popcorn Frights Film Festival

A new short film I wrote/directed ‘SWEET MARY, WHERE DID YOU GO?’ has been selected to world premiere at the upcoming Popcorn Frights Film Festival, the leading genre festival in Southeast United States. The film will screen as part of the ‘International Midnighters’ program. Tickets can be purchased HERE.

6-2-2020

EILEEN PRATT selected to screen on the Omeleto network

‘EILEEN PRATT’ has finally found a home online, selected to screen on Omeleto, a channel devoted to acclaimed short films. Great to see the film seems to be resonating with people emotionally, with some interesting interpretations in the comments section. The film can be viewed HERE along with a great analysis of the film.  

28-2-2019

‘IGOR & MAL’ selected to screen on VCA Digital Archive

Way back in 2007 at film school, I wrote/directed a short horror film called IGOR & MAL, about two brothers and their journey into the afterlife. Very cool to see the VCA School of Film & TV have resurrected the film on their You Tube channel, along with an article on a curated group of films that explore the theme of ‘life after death’. IGOR & MAL was shot on super 16mm, combining live action, digital animation, still photography, with a great cast and crew. 

13-8-2018 

‘JUDETH’ selected for 2nd draft Feature Film Development Funding at Film Victoria

Pleased to report that my debut feature film as a Writer/Director was selected for 2nd draft Film Victoria Development Funding. Working again with Script Editor Lynne Vincent Mccarthy on the next draft and producer Michael Wrenn.   

13-8-2018

Working with Truant Pictures on ‘Biohackers’, supported by Screen Australia

Some good news! I’ll be writing a feature film script, BIOHACKERS, which has been supported by Screen Australia. Working with a really great team on this at Truant Pictures / Animal Logic. Here’s the Variety link and the Screen Australia funding announcement.  

01-1-2017

Selected for Film Victoria Feature Film Development Funding

Very pleased to report that I have been successful in getting script development funding from Film Victoria, as part of their Feature Film Development Program for my debut feature film as a writer/director JUDETH.  

11-15-2016

Awarded runner-up for 2016 Australian Writers’ Guild Award

My supernatural thriller feature script THE PARADISE SYNDROME ended up making it all the way to runner up for the AUSTRALIAN WRITERS’ GUILD 2016 JOHN HINDE AWARD FOR SCIENCE FICTION in the unproduced category.

It was highly commended by the judges, alongside THE KETTERING INCIDENT in the produced category and apparently came very close to winning. So close!  

21-10-2015

Semifinalist in the Austin Film Festival 2015 Screenplay & Teleplay Competition

Some good news.  One of my screenplays made the semifinals in the Austin Film Festival Screenplay & Teleplay Competition. Apparently out of 8,627 scripts submitted to the festival, it is one out of only ten scripts selected in the “Horror Award” category, sponsored by the production company founded by Frank Darabont (The Shawshank Redemption, The Walking Dead).   

09-02-2014

Michael Kratochvil 2014 Showreel

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 

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 “[email protected]: 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:

[email protected]

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 isscheduled 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: 

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