Category Archives: Horror

A short horror film…

It’s the school holidays this week and I’ve had the pleasure of having my son Benjamin stay with me for a few days.

We’d had ideas for a short film concept a couple of weeks ago with the intention of making it this week.

All went to plan and we’re both very happy with the end result…
BENJAMIN – naughty or nice

Shot and edited in one day with a budget of £2.50 (for the t-shirt).

Benjamin is hoping for more film work and we certainly will be shooting more collaborations.

Anyone looking to cast a teenager for film/TV work, please contact me (below) and I will see if we can work together. Benjamin is a pleasure to work with. But then I would say that, I’m his Dad….

TV, Film and Teabagging!

It’s been an exciting few months here at McClellandMedia HQ….

I shot an episode of the new BBC TV series IN THE DARK, starring MyAnna Buring.
I shot an amazing leading role in the super new horror movie PANDORA.
I played a coach driver in new feature film DESTINATION: DEWSBURY
and there’s something new coming up very soon that I’m very excited about, but I can’t share as yet…
So it looks like you will see a lot of me on screens large and small over the next few months.

Add to that an upcoming gig by our band, THE YORKSHIRE TEABAGGERS, this very weekend at the Regather Venue in Sheffield – follow this link for all the details. We’ll be treating everyone to a drink, so don’t miss it!

Other recent events of note….. Well done Jeremy Corbyn! Let’s hope the Labour Party can now get on with fighting the Tories.
And it was a happy 84th birthday for my Mum, June McClelland, the very best mum in the world!

A few pictures for you…

PANDORA wrap party cocktails
PANDORA wrap party cocktails
Mum, June McClelland, out and about on her 84th birthday!
Mum, June McClelland, out and about on her 84th birthday!
Yorkshire Teabaggers rehearsal
Yorkshire Teabaggers rehearsal
Yorkshire Teabaggers rehearsal
Yorkshire Teabaggers rehearsal
Shooting DESTINATION: DEWSBURY
Shooting DESTINATION: DEWSBURY

Oh, the horror!

Hello there! Long time no see….

It’s been a busy couple of months. I shot a small role in a new BBC Drama, IN THE DARK, a lovely scene with MyAnna Buring…

With MyAnna Buring, shooting IN THE DARK for BBC
With MyAnna Buring, shooting IN THE DARK for BBC

Then it was on to a leading role in a magnificent horror film, PANDORA.
I can’t tell you anything about it, other than it was dark, gory – and lots of fun to do.

Our director is Carl Whiteley, here’s one of his funnier projects…

And here’s a few recent pics I took whilst on location to give you a little flavour of what is to come…..

KING OF THE DEAD. DVD update

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DVD COVER

I know, I know, I started going on about this years ago – there were potential release dates touted, but all came to nought. The joys of Indie films….

But now there is a release date – March 7th. It’s available for pre-order available here on Amazon. Not Sure about other availability as yet, but will be in stores somewhere.

UPDATE: I had this on pre-oder with Amazon and then had the email to say it would not be released until January 2017!!!!! I could spit! It is, apparently, available on Pay Per View schedules, look out for it there. 

Here’s a few pics from the shoot….

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Zombie-killing Dave!
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Lovely Cast & Crew
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A Traffic Warden, a Postman and a Milk Man try to save the world…..

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Aren’t you Dave McClelland? and a return to Corrie….

I had an odd (for me) experience today…. delivering something to a stranger’s house, miles from home and to no-one I knew.

Knocked at the door and heard a youngster tell someone older to go to the door.

A nice teenage lad opened the door and I told him why I was there, making a delivery… and he said “I think I know you from somewhere…

Okay, so what may he have seen? I start mentally reviewing my career….. Emmerdale, Corrie , an episode of Law & Order: UK that always seems to be on the box… various other telly, some cult sci-fi (Lexx; The Dark Zone). I’ve had a lead in The Zombie King (renamed King Of The Dead for upcoming UK release, 26/10/2015) and nice parts in other films. I’ve done various theatre, but surely nothing recent or local this lad would have seen?

Aren’t you Dave McClelland?” he continues….

Bloody hell! Why yes I am, how did you know that? (expecting something from the above list or that I’d gone to school with his parents)….

Turns out he, his parents and friends watch my YouTube videos! He particularly mentioned the Henderson’s Relish mockumentary I made, What The Heck,” Episode 2 – Henderson’s Relish.

I was amazed and delighted that I was recognised for something that was all my own work…. You shout out in the wilderness and never know who will hear you… Thank you young man, you made my day!

Here’s the video that made me memorable…. to one person at least….

And some more news……

I was also able to tell this bright lad with superb taste that I am off to shoot an episode of Coronation St next week.

I cannot tell you more or I’d have to kill you 🙂 It will air in October.

Until next time dear reader, be kind and smile!

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P.S.  I’d also like to add that there is a superb REAL documentary about Henderson’s Relish, aptly named RELISH. Saw it at the Sheffield DocFest, well worth seeing if you have the chance!

Actor Showreels…. from £80

Hi folks! A long time since my last update – I’ve been living through crazy times, (I’ll save the details for my autobiography) but I’m out the other side and loving life.

I’m all set up with the latest technical bells and whistles to create Showreel Magick for you actor types…. Take a look at my Showreel page and get in touch if you need more info, contact form at bottom of this post….

King Of The Dead UK movie release soon…
(known as The Zombie King in some parts of the globe)

Our movie staggers zombie-like, ever closer to a UK DVD release… It’s showing as available on DVD from August 24th on the website.

I’m a zombie-killing milkman. What more could you ask of a film, really? I’d urge you to buy it and revel in my glorious talents….. 🙂

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UK Premiere for The Zombie King!!!

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Bex and I had a fantastic time at the 25th Festival of Fantastic Films where THE ZOMBIE KING had the UK Premiere.

Met up with fellow actor George McCluskey and producers/actors Jennifer Chippindale and Rebecca-Clare Evans, filmmaker Natalie Kennedy, actor/comedy genius Emma Kenny Kennedy – and a whole bunch of Fantastic Fans, including Stephen and his sister, and bunch of really nice guys, one of whom was an engineer…. he mentioned that quite a lot. I wish I could remember names 🙂

A few pics from the night….L1030794

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