The acclaimed film director behind Host (2020) and The Boogeyman (2023), Rob Savage, will be present at Ramaskrik 2024, October 17th – 20th. The British rising star will, among other things, be part of the Méliès d'argent - jury where the best European short film will be awarded. Additionally, he will showcase some of his previous films and participate in other activities, which we will return to later.

Savage made his debut at the age of 19 with the feature film Strings in 2012, which he directed, produced, wrote, and edited. The film won "The Raindance Award" at BIFA. Since then, he has made several short films, including Dawn of the Deaf (2016) and Salt (2017), both of which Ramaskrik has screened, making him a close friend of the festival.

During the Covid lockdown in 2020, Rob wrote and directed what would become his major breakthrough, Host, which we had as the opening film at the digital edition of Ramaskrik in 2020. The film was quickly picked up by the streaming service Shudder and still holds a 99% Fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes. At this year's festival, we will also revisit Host and some of his short films.

After Host, Rob Savage became the hottest name in the horror world and quickly received offers from Hollywood. In 2021, Dashcam was released, and in 2023, he helmed The Boogeyman, based on a short story by Stephen King.

He joined us digitally when we opened Ramaskrik in 2020. Finally, we are getting a physical visit from a good friend of Ramaskrik and a very exciting director.

The London Film Festival
Reed Baumgarten

11. juni 2024
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