If you’re stuck waiting for public transport, what better way to spend your time than to work out new film ideas. That’s exactly what Simeon Costello did and it bagged him the Exeter Phoenix documentary bursary.
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Cut From Cloth is a short film that takes personal experience and expands it for dramatic effect. In the process it tugs on teams of talent for something quite special. It’s directed by Tommy Gillard, and produced by Simeon Costello to ask how the story developed and how they managed to bag such a top team.[Read more…] about Cut from Cloth: ‘Death is such an odd part of life’ (interview)
We have a soft spot for people who don’t drive, especially if they’re an enthusiastic filmmaker who has turned their lack of driving into a creative filmmaking virtue. Ding-ding, enter Simeon Costello, who is calling on people to hop onto his John O’Groats to Land’s End Bus Stories documentary.
From director Tommy Gillard (Magpies) and producer Simeon Costello (Written in Blood, Kids, Magpies) comes a new coming of age drama Nowhere Place, and they are on the look out for cast and crew.
The local talent screening at the 17th annual Two Short Nights fest was so popular it’s getting a second screening.[Read more…] about So good they screened it twice: local talent encore in Exeter
An emotional and powerful short film, Before I Go, is to be shot in Devon later this year. Filmmaker Scott Stevens, who was awarded the Exeter Phoenix’s Short Film Commission (a scheme set up to help emerging talents), will be directing a unique story that focuses on dementia.
The awarding of the People’s Choice to Timi Ajani and Hana Elias for their film The Search Party closed another creative melee (so much more dignified than a riot) of short film and celebration of local, regional and international talent that took place at the Exeter Phoenix for its Two Short Nights extravaganza – now in its 15th year.
Exeter Phoenix’s annual short film festival, Two Short Nights, prepares to bring flocks of filmmakers, viewers and industry specialists to the city this December in a celebration of short film and the people who make them.
There’s a casting call for a 60+ actress to be part of a promotional video for an upcoming documentary.
The Exeter Phoenix is offering over £15,000 of support in artist fees and equipment hire will be made available to filmmakers and moving image artists at all levels, to create 8 short films.
Delays Imminent is a new film from the seemingly ubiquitous Devon talent of James Cotter. Shot over summer 2015 in Exeter and now ready to make the journey round festivals, we’ve got some behind the scenes shots of the shoot to pique your interest, whet your appetite and get a glimpse of how films get made.
In just a few hours, Owain Astles faces a night of filming in the woods but he doesn’t seem fazed. He’s bright-eyed, bushy-tailed and sharing his enthusiasm for filmmaking.
Director Owain Astles and Producers Elliott Wright (Dawlish: The Great Storm) and Simeon Costello (Written in Blood, Magpies, Nowhere Place) are urgently looking for a 16 – 25-year-old male available at the end of July for their film Kids.
This week the Exeter Phoenix announced the winners of its 2017 film commissions.