This December, a pop-up 1950s Christmas cinema is coming to Greenway, the holiday home of Agatha Christie now cared for by the National Trust.[Read more…] about Classic crime shines in 1950s pop-up cinema at Greenway
BillyCock is a fascinating exploration into a much-forgotten Cornish diaspora, combining memory and belonging.
Devon-based actor and film facilitator Julian Seager could be on his way to the Oscars with the short film Baghead. He just needs a little help for the route there.[Read more…] about This Devon-based actor could be going to the Oscars, but first there’s Buried Alive, and he needs your help
Braunton filmmaker, Nicholas Agnew’s debut feature film Seat 25 is released today [that’s Tuesday, November 6], following a string of awards at international film festivals and screenings at the world’s largest Mars conventions in the US.[Read more…] about From Devon to Mars: award-winning local filmmaker reaches a global audience with debut film
Been So Long, the neon soaked musical starring Michaela Coel and Arinzé Kene, is calling into Plymouth Arts Centre for a special one-off screening followed by a Q&A.[Read more…] about One-off screening of hit modern musical Been So Long at Plymouth Arts Centre (plus director Q&A)
Guilt and grief are central to Grace Fox’s film Serpentine set in a coastal community. We chatted about collaborative filmmaking, colour palettes and bagging top actors.[Read more…] about Love, loss and grief | Grace Fox on her film Serpentine
Film The Ballet of the Nations ‘begins with Satan and Ballet Master Death discussing how to reintroduce chaos into a complacent society’. And if chaos in society sounds familiar, it will shiver your timbers to find out it’s based on a satire from 1915.[Read more…] about Get the feeling Satan is choreographing a diabolic dance into war? The Ballet of the Nations at Dartington
Critically acclaimed film director Ben Wheatley will be hosting a Q&A and screening of his latest film at the Exeter’s Phoenix’s independent cinema. It will be the second time the director has appeared at Studio 74, after bringing his Q&A tour of Free Fire to the venue last year.[Read more…] about Director Ben Wheatley heads to Exeter with Q&A tour of Happy New Year, Colin Burstead
Foxes, by Tristan Taylor, is a short film which shines ‘the spotlight on a topic that most feature films have barely scratched the surface on: Black mental health and the culture of toxic masculinity in Black men,’ says Kennedy Ward.[Read more…] about Foxes – Tristan Taylor shines a light on black mental health
The uncomfortable issues of immigration, identity and morality are taken on by Eli, a film by Colin Gerrard, which is part of the English Riviera Film Festival.[Read more…] about Eli, powerful short takes on big issues of immigration, identity and morality
Sustainable organic lifestyle, or barbarism? It’s a question documentary The Grind Message asks. The film is being screened at The English Riviera Film Festival.
The Grind Message deals with the hunting of pilot whales in the Faroe Islands. It’s a tradition which has been practiced for at least half a millennium.[Read more…] about Sustainable organic lifestyle, or barbarism? Documentary The Grind Message asks questions of culture and heritage
The darkly mysterious and gruesome past of Devon has often inspired filmmakers. Now you can get up close and personal with that dark past in a new interactive quiz.[Read more…] about Devon’s gruesome history inspires interactive Witch Trial game
‘For more than 20 years Kinofilm has been celebrating the talents of emerging and established filmmakers,’ says the blurb of the Manchester-based film fest. Now the patrons at Falmouth’s Poly can enjoy them too! Kinofilm is coming on tour and popping into the Poly for two nights of top shorts.[Read more…] about Kinofilm in Cornwall! Manchester film fest pops into The Poly
Get your community film scheme up and running! Cinema For All is launching On the Ground, a new face-to-face support scheme providing regional advice and assistance to community cinemas in Devon and Cornwall.[Read more…] about Get your community film scheme going with On the Ground
Zombies combined with students seems a heady mix, then add in a top notch director and team with some fresh talent and you’ve got a brew that will knock you for six. That’s exactly what director Chee Keong Cheung has done as his Redcon-1 zombie flick stomps into cinemas. Chee has been working with Plymouth College of Arts students. And Redcon-1 gets a couple of special screenings in Plymouth – one with an ace and informative Q&A.[Read more…] about Zombie-infested UK comes to Plymouth | Redcon-1 screenings plus Q&A
It was the ‘scratch-and-sniff’ cinema that really caught our eye with this release about half-term creative fun for kids – and by osmosis adults… and the community at large – at the Exeter Phoenix this half-term. Here’s what’s on…[Read more…] about Scratch-and-sniff cinema, slime making, superheros and more!
The skills of writing a haiku are similar to those for making a micro short, says Andy Thatcher whose Walks of Life explores the link between walking and wellbeing. He tells us more about making the Exeter Phoenix bursary film and the difficulty of just having a minute for each excursion[Read more…] about Wellbeing and walking the focus of Andy Thatcher’s new micro short Walks of Life
Dedicated to development, the new Filmmakers Lab in Exeter is delivery networking and skill-building opportunities for filmmakers in Devon and the South West.[Read more…] about Dedicated to developing, skill-building and opportunities for filmmakers, the new Filmmakers Lab
Consider the value of pop culture property… how many of you watch TVs and films, see where the characters live and say to yourself ‘how much would that be in today’s money’? Well, now you don’t have to ponder, because a new website can provide you with the answer.[Read more…] about Pop culture property: what does Ross Poldark’s house cost?
As part of the English Riviera Film Festival’s extended exploration of all things film, animator and poet Jamie Harry Scrutton will perform at the Blue Walnut cafe. We caught up with him to ask some serious questions about whimsy[Read more…] about Serious about whimsy, Jamie Harry Scrutton on poetry, animation and doing things his own wittyful way
‘The Manhattan Short Film Festival takes audiences on a thrilling global journey’ is how we pitched the Manhattan Short Film Festival once upon a time. And it keeps on keeping on, taking people on that ride from its South Devon home of the Blue Walnut cinema.[Read more…] about See the world in short film from Torbay with The Manhattan Short Film Festival
Nobody, but nobody talks like Cary Grant. Not even Captain Scarlet or Tony Curtis. The way nobody talks like that is the central theme to the Bill Douglas Memorial Lecture on the magic of cinema in the 1920s and 1930s.[Read more…] about The magic of cinema, nobody talks like the West Country’s Cary Grant | Free talk at the Bill Douglas museum
Not only does the English Riviera Film Festival have a full to overflowing opening day at Paignton’s Palace Theatre on Saturday, October 27, but the film-related fun continues for two weeks, exploring the depth and breadth of film in the English Riviera cultural enclave.[Read more…] about 2 weeks of film events at the English Riviera Film Festival 2018
You turn up for the tunes, but you stay for chilling suspense of John Carpenter flicks, which are getting dusted off and spruced up for a brand new 4k restoration.[Read more…] about John Carpenter films get a spruce up for Halloween screenings
Say hello, wave goodbye… all from the confort of your local cinema-plex because those synth-pop pioneers Soft Cell will be broadcasting their ‘only and last EVER show, as well as their first in 15 years’ live by satellite to a screen near you (check out the map).[Read more…] about Say Hello, Wave Goodbye for One Final Time, as Soft Cell bow out live, by satellite to a screen near you