Halloween horror in Kirkcaldy’s Old Kirk

SSFF 3913117 lawrie brewster 'Lawrie Brewster - promoting his latest film, Lord of Tears, and Halloween Ball - at Old Kirk, Kirk Wynd, Kirkcaldy
SSFF 3913117 lawrie brewster 'Lawrie Brewster - promoting his latest film, Lord of Tears, and Halloween Ball - at Old Kirk, Kirk Wynd, Kirkcaldy

Film maker Lawrie Brewster is set to unveil his new feature-length movie with a spooky set of events over two nights at Halloween.

To celebrate the release of Fife-made horror film ‘Lord of Tears’, the Dysart film maker is hosting a glitzy event at the four star Balbirnie House Hotel. Lawrie Brewster and the cast and crew will be in attendance along with special guests and the film’s own monster, the ominous Owl Man!

Lawrie Brewster at the Old Kirk

Lawrie Brewster at the Old Kirk

The unique event will take place on Halloween night and features music, dancing, dark entertainments, tasty canapés, made by students from Adam Smith College, and the opportunity to mingle with the stars of the film as well as a host of local creatives and film fans.

Lawrie said: “The Hallowe’en Ball is going to be a gorgeous and flamboyant affair to celebrate the creative arts and the accomplishments of international film co-production...well, that and the creation of a story featuring a terrifying Owl Man monster which has captured the online public imagination!”

‘Lord of Tears’ is the first film released by Hex Media, Fife’s first fully-fledged feature film production company and boutique distributor for the horror genre.

Also in attendance will be the film’s executive producer; international patron of the arts, Sultan Saeed Al Darmaki, chairman of the film production company Dark Dunes Productions and of the Al Darmaki Group based in the United Arab Emirates.

Lawrie struck up a relationship with the Sultan online and the two are now working together. Lawrie said: “The Sultan is a huge fan of the arts and he donated £1200 to the film through Kickstarter, before I met him and encouraged him to set up his own production company.

“He’s very well known in the industry and working with him has opened a lot of doors for us which had previously been firmly closed!

“To have him come over to Kirkcaldy and speak, as he will be doing at the Old Kirk, is unprecedented.”

Kirkcaldy’s Old Kirk will play host to a mini film festival the following day, the ‘Old Kirk Terror’ which will screen specially chosen short films, Q&A sessions and talks on the genre, culminating with a screening of the film ‘Lord of Tears’. The jam-packed schedule will run from 3-6.00 p.m. and continue from 7.30-11.00 p.m.

“The Q&A will be chance for fans of the genre to indulge in some discussion,” said Lawrie.

“‘Lord of Tears’ has lots of points of reference in it which fans will pick up on. We’re also inviting submissions for inclusion in the film festival.

“I’d love for people to come join us for these celebrations.”

Tickets and information on ‘Lord of Tears’ itinerary can be found online at www.lordoftears.com