As part of an (occasional) ongoing series for D&C Film, I interview directors from around Devon, in order to raise awareness of the vibrant film-making community in the area. This month, I interview Tom Hutchings and Ben Tallamy.
Shields of Justice is a fictionalised series that has been lost in the bowels of time. Sean Wilson speaks to the directors Tom Hutchings and Ben Tallamy.
Since 2004, Chagford Filmmaking Group has been quietly carving out a fascinating niche, casting an eye over the rich history of the South West, and bringing to life sumptuous fairy tales, romances and period dramas. I recently caught up with its founder, Elizabeth-Jane Baldry, to discuss the aims of the company, its future projects and the process of filmmaking. Thanks go to Torquay filmmaker John Tomkins, who arranged and organised the interview.
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.
[Read more…] about How difficult is it to get your dream feature made? A screenwriter speaks at the Exeter Phoenix
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 email@example.com
There are 12 free places going for a TV Production Course for 15-19 year olds in South Devon in July.
The vanguard of the revival of modern British horror, Ashley Thorpe of Carrion Films – he of Scayrecrow fame, winner of independent filmmaker of the year award and traveller to Cannes (to name but three) will be on Jo Loosemore’s The Review on BBC Radio Devon tonight between (Thursday, May 7) 6pm and 7pm.
Exeter film makers Ashley Thorpe and Toby De Burgh have been commissioned to produce new work as part of the UK Film Council’s Digital Shorts scheme.
On rare occasions D+CFilm will look up-country, away from our own Devon and Cornwall patch, and this job as a project co-ordinator for Somerset Film’s Family Connections at £18,000 per year, was too good to pass by.
The second D+CFilm Show has in-depth interviews with two of Devon’s renown filmmakers: Elizabeth-Jane Baldry and Ashley Thorpe, in a Fairytales and Nightmares Special.
You have two chances to see the latest Third Wave contributions on the big screen this week.
As April Fool’s Day limps into view, we thought it was time to remind you of the April deadlines for film festivals, a full list of which can be found over on the D+CFilm social network.
Teenage filmmakers in Torridge are exploring life in and around Bideford Bay.
The Simple Lies Experiment will be putting on an art exhibition at the Exeter Picturehouse between April 14 and 28.
Oscar winner James Marsh is aching to make a film in the county of his birth – Cornwall.
The Age of Stupid live film event, which aims to turn 250 millions viewers into climate activists, will take place at Plymouth Vue, Exeter Picturehouse and the Eden Project – as well as more than 60 participating cinemas and screenings throughout the UK on March 15.
London-based documentary team Tiger Productions have been in Torquay filming The Story of Fawlty Towers. [Read more…] about Fawlty Towers documentary captures Torquay heritage
As a follow up to the post about Katy Davis’ animated video for pop combo Bim’s Stay in My Memory, we thought we’d point you towards an interview with her on Directors Notes. It’s all part of the service, as Ms Davis’s film was shown during the D+CFilm Open Screening at Two Short Nights.
Those intergalactic airwaves will be beamed across again for another of the satellite special interview events at he Exeter Picturehouse. Director Danny Boyle, him of Trainspotting and Shallow Grave will be interviewed on screen, followed by preview showing of his new film Slumdog Millionaire on Tuesday, January 6 at 8pm.
Klaatu Barrada Nikto, might be something you’d expect John Cleese to have said back in his Python days. But the catchphase (!) is one that made the The Day the Earth Stood Still famous (or was it the other way round), and Sir Cleese (surely he’s been Knighted by now) plays Dr Barnhardt in the remake. We caught up with him (via a released interview) to find out more about his role in the film and the funny man’s future projects.
Artist Tanya Morel has been increasingly making the transition from theatre to film. Her Fat Lady Dances on the Head of a Pin was a hit at last year’s View From Here, and this year her film The House of No Return, based on a performance from her theatre group Oddbodies, is screening tonight at the View From Here Talent Showcase. Lee Morgan spoke to her about the film.
John Tomkins has set about turning Torbay, Devon, into the backdrop for his fantasy adventure which spans half a millennia. The film, called Like An Angel, follows three characters in a story of theft, magic and time travel. Lee Morgan spoke to director, writer, producer John about the making Like An Angel.