In a live pitch, budding filmmakers are being given the opportunity to win a package of support from the Exeter Phoenix, to make their film idea reality.
The Exeter Phoenix has launched the application process for the first of a series of films it will commission during 2017 – The South West Animation Film Commission. Anyone with an idea for a short animated film is invited to submit an application to the judges.
Hannibal Lecter, Postman Pat and Nicolas Cage go head-to-head in this week’s DVD round-up.
At the outset of Hannibal – The Complete Season Two (StudioCanal) criminal profiler Will Graham (Hugh Dancy) is incarcerated in the Baltimore State Hospital for the Criminally Insane, accused of a series of crimes committed by cannibalistic culinarian Dr Hannibal Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen). Now that Will sees Hannibal for what he truly is, he faces a fight to prove his own sanity and convince his former colleagues that he is innocent of murder. Meanwhile, Jack Crawford (Laurence Fishburne), the head of Behavioural Sciences at the FBI, is dealing with his own conflicted feelings about Will – a man he pressurised into assisting with his earlier investigations, despite Will’s obviously damaged psyche. Looking for answers, Jack turns to a man he has come to trust: Hannibal Lecter.
Slap on the woad, don a kilt and tuck into some haggis. No, it’s not a re-run of Braveheart. It is in fact Pixar’s latest animation Brave. Yes, the world’s foremost purveyors of CG animation have touched down on Caledonian soil for a stirring tale of love, lochs and legends.
Devon has been remembering the Blitz in Exeter this year – it’s 70 years since the city was targeted during the Second World War. [Read more…] about Experimental animation evokes Exeter Blitz
The free brochure for Animated Exeter is out now.
Forkbeard Fantasy and a Disability in Animation exhibition are part of the line up to next year’s Animated Exeter
An animator in Exeter is looking to produce a stop-motion animation using full-scale sets and real actors, and is searching for people who are interested in set design/building, painting, costume and mask design or makeup for film.
Animated Exeter is seeking a freelance administrator for a seven-month fixed term contract, due to start in September, to provide comprehensive administrative and organisational support for this annual festival and to manage festival office procedures and operations.
Devon filmmaker Ashley Thorpe has forged a solid reputation with his sinister succession of short films based on notorious local legends. His latest offering is The Hairy Hands, a vivid, hyper-stylized horror flick that packs an improbable number of chills into its admirably brisk 11 minute run-time.
The results for the competition element of Animated Exeter have trundled into our inbox, so we thought we’d share them.
Animated Exeter‘s funky new website has been launched with all the information that you’ll need to take part in the premiere festival of animation in the country.
The Hairy Hands, Ashley Thorpe’s chilling ghostly yarn, will be premiered in its final mixed version at the Arnolfini Arts Centre, Bristol on December 16, as part of the Digital Shorts Cast and Crew evening, with the film ending the night’s screening.
Two Short Nights at the Exeter Phoenix is coming, and the event launches with a Get into Film Media Mash Up for filmmakers and media students trying to find their way into the film industry. We’ve got in touch with a couple of those on the panel to find out what they’ll be talking about. First up Ashley Thorpe of Carrion Films, who won Media Innovations Award for Independent Cinema, and whose latest film the Hairy Hands will premiere at the festival.
The Plough Arts Centre will host 15 short films from North Devon School of Art followed by a short talk and questions tonight (Thursday, October 15) at 8pm.
We can’t quite put our finger on it but something seems a bit off in the trailer for Wes Anderson’s animated adap of Roald Dahl’s Fantastic Mr Fox.
Can you conjure up the feeling of international co-operation in a short animation (there’s a cash prize and trophy in it for you).
The Aeon Festival is calling for films for its sci-fi-themed extravaganza, which takes place in Crediton, August 28 -30.
As part of the Exeter Summer Festival, Words in the Woods is holding an animation workshop at the CCANW, Haldon Forest, in association with Animated Exeter on Sunday (June 21).
Chew TV is looking for you all those who fancy working in the creative industries, and of course that means you.
Ashley Thorpe’s fourth Penny Dreadful animation, The Hairy Hands, which is based on the Devon legend, is due to have the script and budget signed off by South West Screen on June 15, but there is still concern that the name may alienate audiences outside the Devon region.
For this week’s Something for the Weekend Music Video we have a song and performance from the filmmaker herself, Shauna Osborne-Dowle, with her timeless tale of loss, fear and belonging that is Ankor. Shauna spoke to D+CFilm about the video.
The Fangoria Weekend of Horrors, which is on in Manhattan, New York, tonight and tomorrow (Friday, June 5 and Saturday, June 6), has selected Ashley Thorpe’s Scayrecrow and The Screaming Skull in a back-to-back screening in its film room.
Sit back and relax with the latest film of the week, The Fat Lady Dances on the Head of a Pin.
The Appledore Arts Festival has always been keen on workshops, and here’s the latest from this year’s North Devon arts extravaganza, plus the making of.