Yeti survival story set up at Big Talk.

Corin Hardy is ready, poised, as close to take-off as any young director could possibly be.

With the brilliance of music promos such as Warrior’s Dance for The Prodigy behind him (he is repped by Academy Films for music videos and ads), not to mention his terrifying short The Cost, Hardy specialises in horror and animation (from East Sussex, he graduated from Wimbledon School of Art with a degree in practical effects). Now 36, he half-jokingly admits to the loss of five years in his garden shed becoming increasingly obsessed with his dark animated short, Butterfly. But now he has at least three projects in advanced stages of development. The first is Refuge, a yeti survival tale set up at Big Talk. The Good People is a dark and malevolent fairy chiller, in development with Occupant and co-written, like Frogz Legz, with Tom De Ville (Frogz is with Brilliant Films). Rounding out his ‘slate’ are Fest, another chiller, set at a music festival and being developed with Pari Passu, and The Horribilis, a period comedy written by Will Clarke and John Pape (Hardy calls it The Young Victoria meets The Hills Have Eyes). “They’re all ready,” he says. “And once I start, I won’t stop.” Hardy is also a creative director for new Sony Music signing Dry The River.

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