You might have heard that Flickering Myth were at MCM London Comic Con recently. Chances are you heard it from us. We like to go on about it.
Well, while we were there, spending too much money on replica Game of Thrones swords, we also stumbled upon the premiere of short movie Vote Super Mum in the VidFest UK section (where our stall was based). Watch it below…
And then, if you dug it, vote for My Super Mum in the My Rode Reel competition.
Here’s a bit more information on the movie…
Every kid thinks their mum is a Superhero. But what if she actually was one?
A new superhero short film has launched online from the creator of multi award-winning web series, 3some.
London, England – Lisa Gifford, the award-winning writer of 3some, has got behind the camera again to write and direct a new superhero comedy film, SuperMum for her London based production company, Capital City Entertainment. SuperMum stars up and coming comedian Juliette Burton as Samantha, a modern woman juggling married life to her partner Kate, being a mother to her daughter Sophia and a career as a superhero.
Samantha is an average, everyday mum. Or at least she likes to think so, but her career kinda makes her stand out from the crowd. Because Samantha is a superhero. A documentary crew follow Samantha, or ‘SuperMum’ as the tabloids have dubbed her, on a typical work day, as she goes about her job hoping to be home for her daughter’s bedtime story. But a superhero’s day doesn’t always run to plan…
Lead actor in SuperMum, Juliette Burton, is a multi award-winning actress, writer, performer, presenter and ex-BBC broadcast journalist. Juliette’s show Look At Me received 5 star reviews in national press at the Edinburgh Fringe festival 2014 and sold out almost every day. She was nominated for the Talk of the Town Award for Cultural Impact by Scotland’s largest independent arts and culture magazine The Skinny. In May 2015 Juliette received the Argus Angel Award for Artistic Excellence at the Brighton Fringe 2015 for her updated performance of Look At Me.
Also starring in SuperMum is Cameron K. McEwan as the Producer. Cameron is known to many sci fi fans as the creator of the popular Doctor Who blog, Blogtor Who.
Writer and director Lisa Gifford released her web series, 3some, based on her published play of the same name in 2013. It since won Best Screenwriting – Drama at the 2014 Indie Series Awards in the USA, Best Romantic Series at the Miami Web Fest 2014 and nominated as Best Drama Series at ITVFest and Best International Series at NYC Web Fest. 3some’s international success lead to article about Lisa in The Observer, Following The Nerd, The Stage, Lioness Magazine, Best You Magazine, Wired Magazine, Broadcast Magazine, Female Arts, Vulture Hound and more.
On SuperMum Lisa Gifford says: “I have arrived very late to the world of superheroes. The first wave of Marvel films largely passed me by; except for Iron Man and that was only really down to a not-altogether professional interest in the work of Robert Downey Jr. But, after being coerced into seeing the first Avengers film, I was hooked.
“What interests me is not the work of the heroes, but their private lives. What do they do after they save the world – do they pop home to mum for a cuppa? Or do they prefer to nip out for a quick Shawarma? I’m British, and we tend to like our heroes to be real, the underdog, and maybe a bit imperfect, so I began sculpting a universe where the heroes are people too; sometimes scatty, sometimes lazy, sometimes fed up, but always trying. And that’s how SuperMum was born.
“There’s a lot of publicity around how female actors and singers are treated in the press – look at the Oscars, or even the recent exclusion of non-high heel clad women from the Cannes Red Carpet, and I wanted to reflect that too. Here’s an average woman, doing a job, and is mystified by this obsession with what she’s wearing. She’s not even known by her real, or superhero, name; she’s categorised by the fact that she has a child – ‘SuperMum’. All she wants to do is get through her day relatively intact, and get home to her daughter Sophia and partner, Kate. Something, I think, that most people, male or female, parents or not, can relate to.”
SuperMum can be viewed online for free at http://bit.ly/VoteSuperMum and is part of the My Rode Reel filmmaking competition. Viewers can choose to vote for the film after watching.
Behind the scenes interviews and videos can also be seen at the official YouTube channel http://www.youtube.com/c/TVGTV