Fangoria have allowed a pdf of Devon filmmaker and writer Ashley Thorpe’s interview with Hammer legend Peter Sasdy, to be downloaded as part of Ashley’s bid to win a much-coveted horror industry Rondo award.
To celebrate Exeter filmmaker and writer Ashley Thorpe being nominated for a Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Award, we thought we have a quick look at some of his work.
Robin Whenary’s film 1471, which premiered at the first View from Here film festival in 2007, has won the Bronze Medal in the Amateur category at the 50th Brno16 International Short Film Festival, in the Czech Republic.
Ever wondered about the impact of digital cinema? We caught up digital film lecturer and Exeter filmmaker Ben Sherriff who is wading into a hands-on PhD in the subject of digital film and technology
Ashley Thorpe has been described as a “visionary UK-based filmmaker”, by Fangoria’s very own Chris Alexander. On top of this, two of Ashley’s films – Scayrecrow and The Screaming Skull – have been nominated for Best Animation at this year’s Horror UK festival.
Cornish filmmaker Arran Hawkins has interviewed 15 people about their beard growth for a new documentary about facial hair.
Arran told thisiscornwall: “It’s hair that comes out of your face. It’s just weird.”
Uh, ever heard of eyebrows, Arran?
Well, this behind the scenes footage of Paignton filmmaker Ashley Wing’s new sci-fi short Fracture looks like just the most amount of fun a D+Cineaste could ever hope to experience.
Sometimes it’s easy to forget that even the biggest movies are actually put together by people like us – massive film fans.
One thing’s for sure, we can’t wait to see what kinda world Ash has created. So far it looks very much in the George Lucas (by way of John Carpenter) ‘used-universe’ style but we shall have to see.
We were gonna drag the footage over two days but we kinda figured that you lot would be clever enough to find Part Two on YouTube if you really wanted to.
Perhaps you could watch Part One today and Part Two tomorrow? Yknow, it’s really up to you.
Click through to watch the footage.
Don’t forget Ash is looking for skilled artists to help with 3D model work, texture work, compositing, 3D tracking and matte painting on the flick. Click here for details.
Oh, and click here if you wanna check out some of the concept art from the film.
Stay tuned to D+CFilm over the coming weeks for more news about Ashley Wing and Fracture.
Yesterday we promised you some concept art from Paignton filmmaker Ashley Wing’s new sci-fi short Fracture (nothing to do with Anthony Hopkins and Ryan Gosling, we’re assured).
Before we have a look, let’s just remind ourselves of the synopsis, shall we?
On the bleak and unforgiving surface of a distant world a fragile mining base stands isolated, relentlessly battered by brutal storms.
Its small crew have known loneliness, love and betrayal in their time there, and in such a claustrophobic environment secrets can’t stay hidden forever.
Sounds good, don’t it? And it’s for the FX channel, doncha know?
Click through to have a squizz at the lovely pictures. Oh, and don’t forget Ash is looking for skilled artists to help with 3D model work, texture work, compositing, 3D tracking and matte painting on the flick. Click here for details.
Stay tuned to D+CFilm over the next few days for a look behind the scenes of Fracture.
Paignton filmmaker Ashley Wing (he of Poppies, Hard Day’s Knight, and Between The Lines fame) has got in touch to tell us about an absolutely stonking opportunity for all you talented and arty D+Cineastes out there.
What is the opportunity? Here is the opportunity. (And yes, Ashley does speak in italics.)
Paignton filmmaker Ashley Wing’s rather excellent Poppies has finally been accepted by the BBC Film Network – some nine months after its completion.
Film Network is the BBC’s interactive showcase for new British filmmakers, screening three short films in broadband quality every week.
Regular D+CFilm readers will already be familiar with Poppies. Not only was the film selected for the D+CFilm Open Screening for the Two Short Nights film festival, but it was also included in the View From Here film festival.
We’re sure you’ve seen it already but Paul Andrew Williams’s The Cottage is certainly worth another viewing when it premieres on Sky Movies, erm, Premiere at 10.15pm on Saturday (that’s August 1).
After all, he’s one of us (gabba gabba hey). He has family in Combeinteignhead, and went to school in Teignmouth – he even made an appearance at last year’s English Riviera Comedy Film Festival.
D+Cineastes have got about a month to get something together for the Big Lunch Young Filmmaker’s competition.
Why bother? Well, the winner gets a big old cheque for £1,000 and their film could be shown on Channel Four.
Run in association with the National Young Volunteering Service, Channel 4 BRITDOC Foundation, Shooting People and BOOM!, the judges wanna see a short (no longer than six minutes) about people, knowing your neighbours, and how they gel on days like The Big Lunch, blah blah blah.
Yes, that’s when good neighbours become good friends – and readers probably won’t be surprised to learn that the Big Lunch event was inspired by the Eden Project’s Tim Smit. Bloody hippies.
You could be forgiven that throughout the whole of Devon and Cornwall there is only one person who’s making the lion shares of music videos. But for a change, we’ve taken our lead from Teignmouth band The Quails, who are set to play Istandbul on June 25 – but before they embark on their Turkish Tour, you can catch them in Teignmouth on Sunday, June 21.
Our film of this week is from our very own D+CFilm Show director Alex White – Deadly Illusions, “the tale of a diva magician’s assistant and humble magician, she wants to leave his ‘going no-where’ show but he tries to persuade her to stay with his ‘Deadly Illusions’!”
This week’s Something For the Weekend music video for Obedientbone draws on a bit of history and brings us right up to date.
Hugh Ellis, screenwriter of the award-winning film Summer, will be discussing the impact of new media and media ownership with actor and director Peter Ellis at the Exeter Phoenix on Wedensday, July 1 at 2pm.
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There’s a documentary filmmaking course as part of the Dartmoor Arts Summer School, between July 25 and July 31.
Don’t you just hate it when the house you break into with your mum is the home of a deranged psychopath (is there any other kind?), who just wants to feed you to his petunias? This is the world of Robbing Peter, the latest short from the dark minds of Ashley Wing and Clayton Fussell.
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.
Edgar Bergen was a ventriloquist who performed on the radio, which springs to mind only because the Third Wave Collective will be broadcasting their interactive filmmaking experience during their two-hour show on Phonic FM on Wednesday, June 10 between 2pm and 4pm, as they make a film in 90 minutes, and encourage others to do the same.
It may only be June 9, but if you’ve been looking to submit your film to international festivals, then you’ve already missed the deadline for 13 already this month. To make sure you don’t miss out on any more opportunities, check out the D+CFilm social network for the ongoing monthly updates for film festival deadlines.
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.
We’re looking for music videos to feature on the D+CFilm site.
An ideal example of coverage is to feature the music video on Saturday, an interview with the filmmaker on Sunday, and an interview with the band on the People’s Republic of South Devon, or arts+culture site.
If you have any connection with Devon or Cornwall, and have a music video, get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org
Devon filmmaker Robin Whenary has picked up the Students’ Jury Prize at the Kid’s Eye Film Festival in Hungary for his film Fear, which has had screening at both Two Short Nights and the View From Here film festivals.