The findings of a survey authored by Whicker’s World Foundation and launched by Sheffield Doc/Fest and the European Documentary Network in January 2016 are released today (February 9, 2016).
A graduate who earned numerous accolades during his studies at Plymouth University has won an award from the Royal Television Society (RTS).
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.
Two Devon filmmakers have made a feature documentary that is set for it’s world premiere in Canada, at the second biggest film festival in the world.
Devon filmmaker Arthur Cauty has made a film that attempts to find out why the UK has such a thirst for booze.
The critically acclaimed 27-year-old filmmaker is an ‘accomplished non-drinker’, and in his film A Royal Hangover he seeks the thoughts of a stellar cast including renowned comedian, actor, author, political firebrand and recovering addict, Russell Brand, to understand the UK’s growing thirst for alcohol.
This is Arthur’s first feature and was shot in Newton Abbot, Torquay, Totnes and Plymouth, in addition to London, LA and Paris.
The independent feature film documentary A Royal Hangover promises to be a ‘shocking, yet hilarious journey into the ambivalent alcohol culture of the UK, questioning why Britain has such a thirst for the booze’.
The trailer is set to come out in February (we hope to carry it here!), but we have a taster interview with Russell Brand. Check it out
The documentary will do the international film festival circuit during summer 2014.
According to the A Royal Hangover team: “With Brits now officially drinking more alcohol than tea, A Royal Hangover attempts to get to the bottom of our love for the booze, and what sets us apart from our neighbouring brothers and sisters around Europe, and our cousins across the pond.
“Featuring anecdotes from casual social drinkers, harrowing tales of former addicts, and interviews with charities, healthcare professionals, governing bodies, law enforcement, celebrities and controversial figures such as sacked Government Drugs Advisor Professor Nutt, A Royal Hangover underscores that alcohol is the most harmful drug in the UK.
“Forget the bad weather. Forget the crooked teeth. Forget the quiet, reserved, tea-drinking aristocrat. We are fast painting a new image of Britain: a nation with a drinking problem. Brand leads the orchestra of this established line up, in the hope that one day Britain will wake up without a hangover.”
Strong stuff, and we’re looking forward to it. Follow A Royal Hangover on Facebook.
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Transition Town Totnes’ TTT Film Club is presenting the documentary GM Crops – Farmer to Farmer.
The great blue yonder, as well as its nether, is charted, explored in the documentary Blue Alchemy: Stories of Indigo, which is at the Devon Guild of Craftsmen as part of its ‘blue’ season.
Shot on a shoe-string, and creating a bit of stir on its release, the feature-length independent film about typography, graphic design and global visual culture – Helvetica – is getting an airing at Plymouth College of Art.
Waltz with Bashir is Ari Folman’s animated documentary into the horrors of the 1982 Lebanon war. It is being screened at The Poly, Falmouth, as part of Shifting Sands – An exhibition from Guy Martin, which covers Guy’s photography of the Arab Spring.
Restrepo is a 2010 documentary about the Afghanistan war, directed by American journalist Sebastian Junger and British/American photojournalist Tim Hetherington, and will be screened at The Poly, Falmouth as part of the Shifting Sands exhibition.