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.
Film the Writer with No Hands is definitely controversial. So controversial in fact that it has eschewed – or been eschewed from – traditional distribution methods, opting for a run of non-cinema venues, culminating in an iTunes and Amazon release.
It’s really fun when film festivals open up new worlds for you, especially if that new world isn’t a million miles away, as the crow flies. And Plymouth Film Festival is opening with a documentary from the Rame Peninsula, ‘a beautiful, sleepy and forgotten corner of Cornwall’. The film is The Last Fisherman and is accompanied with a Q&A from producer Leo Kaserer.
‘It’s a privilege to do something you love, and not many people get to do that…’ It’s the first line of Jake Cauty’s ice hockey documentary, Panthers, but you also get the idea that it’s something that he feels about filmmaking too.
Because he says Donald Trump is an asshole and also bigs up Miranda July’s No One Belongs Here More Than You book of short stories, we figured we’d include the trailer to and info about Max Joseph’s new film series, beginning with the film called ‘Dicks’.