The Girl With All The Gifts: Urban Modern Horror Deconstruction

Room: Herringham Hall
Time: Saturday 5:00pm


with Mike Carey and Colm McCarthy

The Girl With All The Gifts: Urban Modern Horror Deconstruction image

With a unique and fresh take on the zombie genre, The Girl With All The Gifts takes the reader and viewer to emotional places not usually associated with the running dead.

Meet the Writer of the novel and screenplay, the Director and the Producer in this candid and intimate session.

  • Experience the book and script as it developed to the screen
  • How do you make big budget on lower budgets successfully (on the page)
  • Spinning the genre to gain greater emotional impact
  • Taking creative risks
  • Expanding your horror stories beyond convention and expectation

With readings and clips, this promises to be a fascinating experience celebrating a courageous and compelling take on a well established sub genre.

Appearing in this session

Colm McCarthy

Colm McCarthy – Director

Credits include:  Sherlock, Doctor Who, The Tudors

Most recently, Colm directed all six hours of series two of Peaky Blinders, starring Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy, Sam Neill and Helen McCrory, and written by Steven Knight.
Colm McCarthy
Mike Carey

Mike Carey – Screenwriter, Novelist & Comic Book Writer

Credits include: The Girl with all the Gifts

Mike adapted the 'Girl With All the Gifts' from his own novel of the same name.
Mike Carey