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CCCT | 27 APRIL - 1 MAY |CTICC 2 | CAPE TOWN

CCA | 26-29 SEPT | JHB EXPO CENTRE | JOHANNESBURG

Paul Blom

Paul Blom

Musician / Filmmaker / Author

Born in Cape Town, South Africa in 1970 to André & Joan (and older brothers Henri-Jacques and Francois), Paul André Blom grew up with a love of movies and music. This led to him developing a drive to not only absorb as much of it as possible, but also to create it himself.

After graduating with a B.A. Degree from Stellenbosch University in the early '90s, Paul attended film school. From there he has been on the independent route ever since.

From the late 1980s he's been: > involved with various bands and personal musical projects, incl. V.O.D / Terminatryx / F8 / K.O.B.U.S. / The Makabra Ensemble / Isobel, compiling the historic Kopskoot! album, executive producer on Ingrid Jonker tribute compilation ; > created & run several film festivals (South African HorrorFest / Sound On Screen / Celludroid / The X Fest / Daring Doccies / Cinemaniacs) ; > has been a bilingual entertainment journalist covering movies, music & gaming since 1997 - published in local magazines (incl. SL, Stage, Top Forty, Muse, LMG, Something Wicked, BPM, Screen Africa) & syndicated newspapers and supplements (incl. The Star, The Argus, Die Burger, Son, JIP, Sunday Life), to international publications (incl. Fangoria Magazine - USA and Devolution - UK), and on-line locations like ComingSoon.net (USA), Mahala etc. ; > cinema and home entertainment promotion via all these channels ; > makes movies / music videos (incl. production / directing / editing) ; > created, designed & run several websites (incl. Flamedrop.com / ShadowRealm Inc.) ; > been involved with collaborative photographic projects (Desert Storm / Beautiful People) ; > created Flamedrop Productions in 2000 to encompass all of these and forthcoming activities ; > created The Horrorfest YouTube channel ; > currently in production on the ALTERnatives music documentaries, three movies telling the story of South Africa's alternative music scene ; > TEFL certified

Paul lives in Cape Town with his wife and collaborator Sonja Ruppersberg, and their two chihuhahuas.

All Sessions by Paul Blom

DAY THREE POP CULTURE CONTENT 29 Apr 2024
13:50 - 14:15

AUTHOR'S AVENUE: YOUR READERS' BEST NIGHTMARE - HOW TO WRITE HORROR?

POP CULTURE STAGE

Delve into the twisted depths of the horror/thriller genre and learn how to make spines tingle through interactive writing exercises. Led by horror writers, this session will uncover the elements that create bone-chilling tension and fear, from creepy characters to unsettling plot twists. Attendees will walk through focused horror writing prompts and discussions on conjuring suspense, surprise, and the fear of the unknown. Come ready to unleash your darkest literary visions.