Just received this email from Jeff VanderMeer so thought, seeing as how he’s such a great guy and also a very fine writer, I’d give him a plug.
I’ve had a look at the movie and was very impressed with it.
"In conjunction with the release of Jeff VanderMeer's critically-acclaimed novel Shriek: An Afterword in trade paperback from Tor Books, available from Amazon.com or your favorite local bookstore comes a short art film with an original soundtrack by The Church... "
SHRIEK: THE MOVIE
A city at war with itself. A night beyond imagining. And... aftermath. A short indie film about memory and transformation by Finnish director J.T. Lindroos, from a screenplay by Jeff VanderMeer, with an original soundtrack by the legendary art-rock band The Church. The film opens with Shriek typing up her memoirs from the backroom of a bar. Influenced by early surrealist films. Set in Jeff VanderMeer's fantastical city of Ambergris.
Voice cast includes Kathleen Martin as Janice Shriek and Steve Kilbey & Tim Powles from The Church. With character images by Elizabeth Hand and Rick Wallace, and art by Scott Eagle, Steve Kilbey, and others.
14 minutes [Allow the film to play to the end if experiencing bit rate problems, and then replay.]
The movie and more video and audio related to Shriek can also be found at: http://www.shriekthenovel.com