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10592916 10203551048831612 4063488338661923704 nWell a little update is due I think. Firstly my first written short film "Cannibals & Carpet Fitters" has not only played at the Chicago Horror Fest in September it also screened at Shriekfest in LA at the beginning of the month. I had the pleasure with a few members of the cast & crew to go over and watch the film along along with some serious outstanding work from independent film-makers. It was an amazing experience at Shriekfest and I'm really proud of how the film turned out. It's always interesting watching a British comedy with an American audience and we have just received the great news that the film has made the official selection for the New York City Horror Film Festival. Check out the full schedule of films here -

There has been some amazing reviews for the film already I've shared a few links below so you can see what people are saying. 


Ain't it Cool News

"The name says it all. A pair of carpet fitters shows up at a quaint home occupied by a seemingly harmless old lady only to find that she is housing a cannibal in her basement. While the opening minutes alert us to the old lady’s devious intentions, the fact that these two goofy carpet men are likable makes the whole thing feel pretty tense. And while I can’t say this is the most unpredictable of stories, it still is fun enough to warrant a recommendation."

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Screen Relish

"Offering something different to the increasingly flaccid zombie flicks, tepid vampire romances and paranormal knock-offs is Fascination Pictures’ comic-horror short CANNIBALS AND CARPET FITTERS! The obvious and outrageous title is the brainchild of writer and actor Richard Lee O’Donnell, who collaborates with rising British director James Bushe, who previously helmed the atmospheric award-winning short BLACKOUT."

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Horror 101

"It's incidental that the first film here is my favorite one.  "Cannibals and Carpet Fitters" is fast, funny, and a little freaky. "

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Horror News Network

"From the U.K. and for the "Shaun of the Dead" crowd we were treated to "Cannibals and Carpet Fitters." Laugh-out-loud funny, the creators were also able to make the crowd squirm in their seats. "

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  • "Richard had the ability to understand his character from day one of filming and has made it his own. With some very strong performances, not only comical, but also emotionally, Richard has been one of the easiest and most talented actors I have had the pleasure of working with. Reliable, on and off set, I hope to be able to work with him again in the near future."

    Steve Best, Director of Zombie Hood

  • "Richard was an absolute pleasure to work with on "Deception". Very professional, patient, considerate and I would have no hesitation in recommending him to others."

    Paul Moxon, Lightweaver Productions

  • "Rich seemed to understand his character almost immediately and evidently put a lot of hard work and effort into making him come to life in front of the camera, exceeding my expectations!"

    Jeff Wilkinson, J.Wilkinson Films

  • "Richard is a wonderful young up and coming actor who I have been coaching for over a year now. He is incredibly proactive, takes direction well and is a hard working individual who is reliable and a delight to work with."

    Karin Heslop, Acting Coach