'Real Gods Require Blood'

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Articles/interviews related to the 2017 Cannes Film Festival premiere of my Manchester film 'Real Gods Require Blood'.

Period19 May 2017 → 8 Apr 2018

Media coverage


Media coverage

  • TitleMeet the Next Generation of Genre Filmmakers
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletLittle White Lies
    Media typePrint
    Duration/Length/Size1000 words
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    DescriptionA film I wrote, 'Real Gods Require Blood',was featured in an article covering recent successful examples of emerging genre filmmaking. Its sub-header: 'By tackling real-world issues, these talented directors are delivering big ideas on minuscule budgets.'

    Producer/AuthorBen Robins
    PersonsTom Benn

Media contributions


Media contributions

  • TitleWhere I Wasn't When Manchester Bled
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletThe Paris Review
    Media typeWeb
    Duration/Length/Size2000 words
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    DescriptionParis Review essay on being in Cannes for the premiere of my Mancunian film while the 2017 Manchester bombing occurred:
    'A Mancunian writer reflects on the 1996 bombing, the 2017 bombing, and the indomitable spirit of the city he loves'
    Producer/AuthorTom Benn
    PersonsTom Benn
  • TitleChamber trouble: Tom Benn on scripting his first short, Real Gods Require Blood
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletBFI/Sight & Sound Magazine
    Media typeWeb
    Duration/Length/Size1500 words
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    DescriptionInterviewed on writing my first film, 'Real Gods Require Blood'; interview commissioned to coincide with the film's 2017 Cannes Film Festival premiere. It was the first British short in seven years to be selected for Cannes Critics' Week.
    Producer/AuthorMichael Pattison
    PersonsTom Benn


  • screenwriting
  • filmmaking
  • Real Gods Require Blood
  • Manchester
  • Cannes
  • Manchester bombing