Four brothers from Ramsey have reached the final of a competition at the UK’s biggest horror movie festival.
The Staszkiewicz brothers are Joe, 33, Lloyd, 27, Tom, 34, and Rowan, 29, and their short film, ‘Hubert’s Ghost’ has been chosen in the final three from well over 100 entries in a FrightFest and Horror Channel competition.
The finalists are pitted against each other and the public has to choose which film they want to vote for.
The ultimate winner will get their short film made into a full length feature film with a guaranteed minimum budget of £20,000.
The brothers now live in Nottingham where they also went to university.
Joe said: ‘We had to screen our film to hundreds of horror fans and take part in a small Q & A about why our film would make a great full length feature afterwards.’
‘We all grew up in Ramsey and went to the Grammar School. We still visit the island to play with our band, Swound!, which is always amazing fun.’
Joe told the Examiner the brothers began making their own films with their parents’ camcorder.
‘We started taking it seriously when we needed music videos making for our band, we learnt how to make high quality promos on a shoestring budget.
‘Hubert’s Ghost, aside from a small amount that we paid for the location, cost us about £30 for props and materials.’
To watch and vote for ‘Hubert’s Ghost’ visit - www.horrorchannel.co.uk/shortcuts_to_hell.php