Flirting, Sirens and Lawn Dogs (to name but three) director John Duigan has been linked to helm the teen surf story Bluer Than The Sky by Cornwall-based writer Lisa Glass.
Intrigue in Seattle, murder Down Under and a backwards-looking family movie – this week’s best DVDs reviewed.
Based on the Danish crime drama of the same name (well, Forbrydelsen, technically), the US remake of The Killing first hit our screens in 2011, but enjoyed mixed fortunes, getting cancelled not once, but twice – only to be bailed out by Netflix on both occasions. With a fourth and final series now poised to air on the online streaming service, The Killing – The Complete First, Second and Third Seasons (MediumRare) is available to buy, with seasons two and three available on DVD for the first time.
Entries for Celtic Media Festival 2015’s Bronze Torc Awards for Excellence have exceeded previous years’ figures, with a record-breaking 500 entries submitted to festival organisers.
You’ll have to wait to March 2015 to catch the war-time romantic drama Suite Française, starring Michelle Williams and Matthias Schoenaerts.
A Plymouth University composer has made a film which reads the minds and bodies of its audience.
The Many Romances with Rosemarie is a charming documentary about the Cornish-built motor yacht Rosemarie, who provided a comfortable home as a houseboat on the Penryn River for 40 years, and there is a special edition DVD now available.
Tomorrow is Martha Pinson‘s directorial feature debut, it also marks Martin Scorsese‘s first voyage into British feature film as he takes on an executive producer role. And it even features Devon’s own Joss Stone – as well as Stephen Fry, Stephanie Leonidas, Sebastian Street, Stuart Brennan, Sophie Kennedy‐Clark and Paul Kaye.
First look image of Bryan Cranston as the title character Dalton Trumbo in the upcoming biopic Trumbo in cinemas in 2016.
Unpicking the alchemy of making a great movie can be hard, but one of the best places to start may be finding out how not to wreck it in the first place.
It must be a difficult task to create an original and fresh take on the zombie film. We have seen various different attempts on the genre that have worked, Simon Pegg’s Shaun Of The Dead (2004), or even the low budget Colin (2008) spring to mind, but more often than not they all tread the same stale water, great for Zombie fans, but film buffs can easily find them tiresome. But there’s currently a Kiwi produced ‘horredy’ hurtling through the festival circuits that has easily managed to maintain its own original take while still remaining true to the specifics of the zombie genre, and on behalf of the Devon and Cornwall Film site, I was fortunate enough to be offered an exclusive preview screening.
A Dark Tale, a film which brought tighter a host of creative talents from across the South West, is due to go online for all to see.
The short film Meet Again is set in the 1940s and centres around the character of Lily (Evelyn Rei) who goes on an emotional journey when the escalating war takes her husband Thomas (Chris Todd) away from her. Also co starring is singer Keedie Green.
The final push is on to finish shooting on the animated horror Borley Rectory, starring Reece Shearsmith. And a crowdfunding campaign on indiegogo has been set up for people to help towards the film’s completion.
Borley Rectory is written and directed by Ashley Thorpe, who amongst other things has made Scayrecrow, The Screaming Skull and The Hairy Hands – three award-winning animated shorts inspired by neglected aspects of British legend. Continue reading