Photographer and filmmaker Jimmy Swindells is looking for professional crew for his Exeter Phoenix commissioned short comedy/drama, titled The Aisle.
Ellie Carter, from Great Torrington, Devon, is the youngest solo pilot in England. She’s 14, and has been flying since she was 9. And from saving up her pocket money to buy flying lessons she’s now sponsored by Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic programme. Filmmaker Jake Cauty is aiming to tell her story.
Originally from Devon, Emrhys Cooper stars in Kushuthara and is apparently the first Bhutanese Film to Star a Western Actor. The film will get its US premiere at NYC’s Prestigious Rubin Museum of Art, followed by its North American theatrical release (and VOD release) on March 3, 2017.
The creepily unnerving and darkly funny I Am Not A Serial Killer is getting a special screening at the Exeter Picturehouse, followed by a Q&A with writer / director Billy O’Brien and master puppeteer William Todd Jones – both of whom live within the glittering orb of Devon’s Hollywood on the moor. Plus, there promises to be a ‘special guest’ to be revealed at the Q&A, and who knows, it could be one of the movie’s most well-known talents, Christopher Lloyd.
Celebrate this season’s winter sports with the annual Warren Miller Film Tour, which is coming to the Hall for Cornwall, Truro on Monday 9 January and the Corn Exchange, Exeter on Wednesday 11 January!
A feature film project which has been in the planning for over a year, and for which the majority of filming was completed in June, with a spin-off stage show performed in August, is already gaining success abroad.
On 17 December Buckfastleigh Town Hall will be converted into a large screen, high definition cinema showing a matinee and evening performance.
We’re all looking for our own lighthouse… in a way. But in another far more real way the people at Mighty Colour Films are looking to make the film The Boy Who Wanted To Be A Lighthouse Keeper. It’s set in Beer, Devon, and they’re running an Indiegogo crowdfunder.
After successfully casting their lead, Exeter’s super sci-fi filmmakers Rendered Pictures are looking for a supporting actor for their Project 3 feature, which is hot on the heels of their internationally renown Robot World.
Having smashed its Crowdfunder target earlier this year, Hell’s Bells, made by Exeter-based film and theatre company Wandering Tiger, will receive a local screening on Friday 2 December 2016 at Exeter Phoenix as part of the Two Short Nights film festival.
Robot World is a feature-length sci-fi that has been creating a buzz and bagged a cool distribution deal – you can pick it up in on your High Street as well as online! The film was made by husband and wife Neil and Amanda Rowe and Neil’s brother Ian. We got in touch to get down to the blood and guts of making a sci-fi in Devon on a budget
Over the last few years the Devon Independent film scene has grown massively. With host of Devon-based film makers making some great films in the area, and some going on to international and award winning success.
The Poltimore Festival (former Arts on the Move, for those with memories) is calling for local shorts for its forthcoming weekend of creative festivities.
It’s a sunny day, which is just as well as writer/director Luke Jeffery is scouting a location for a summer fete after our conversation. Although you wouldn’t put it past Luke to somehow conjure up a snowstorm as a backdrop for summer activities. Judging by his films, he has a rather side-long view of the world.
An exciting new short film, Hell’s Bells, made by Exeter-based film and theatre company Wandering Tiger, will be shot in Devon this summer after winning the backing of Creative England and the British Film Institute through their iShorts scheme for emerging filmmakers.
Independent feature film, the psychological thriller, Dartmoor Killing, which was shot on Dartmoor and released in cinemas across the South West in the autumn of 2015 has been honoured with a major national film award voted for by the public.
Devon filmmakers and all-round-creative-perpetual-motion-machines Oddbodies will have a test screening of their haunting Diary of a Madman in London’s WORK Gallery. But don’t be dismayed there’s also a chance you can catch it closer to home.
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.
Dartmoor Killing, the psychological thriller inspired by and set on the Devon moor, has picked up a Best Thriller Nomination in the National Film Academy Awards.
There’s a call for short films by female directors from Exeter, Devon and Cornwall for a special pop up event at Exeter University.
The BFI has launched Britain on Film, a new project that reveals hidden histories and forgotten stories of people and places from the key film and TV archives of the UK, including South West Film and Television Archive (SWFTA).
The Surf Hams Film Collective – where film making and digital democracy meet – are celebrating their FilmFest 2015 with a call for films.
Now in its fourth year of fringe arts festivities, the Arts on the Move Festival extravaganza at Exeter’s Poltimore House is gearing up to include film in its creative offering, and calling for submissions.
The South Devon Players, a non-profit, community theatre company based in Torbay, South Devon, are breaking into the internet film scene in style, and are looking for new people to get involved in the project.
A Devon legend could help propel hot British filmmaking talent into orbit.