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’!”
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.
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.
Plymouth filmmakers GET Crucial produced this weekend’s music video for Crazy Arm’s latest release Broken by the Wheel. We caught up with Chris Southern to find out more about what drives GET Crucial and how they go about making their movies
The Third Wave Collective, who encourage everyone to make a film in 90 minutes, have got three films onto Plymouth’s Big Screen. They are pAra NoiA, Dance of the Imp and In This World. The collective are still calling for budding (and not so budding) filmmakers to have a go. Read on to pick up their ‘no experience necessary’ guidelines to Third Wave films.
Exeter filmmaker Toby de Burgh, who picked up the jury prize and the D+CFilm sponsored award at Two Short Nights at the Exeter Phoenix, is looking for a new location for his latest film.
Less than 24 hours after Ashley Wing finished shooting on his latest short, Robbing Peter, we thought we’d revisit one of his earlier works for the D+CFilm Film of the Week A Hard Day’s Knight.
Actors listen up. Two older actors, one male and one female (playing 60 plus) and one female (playing between 20 and 30) are required for David Salas’ next film.
This year’s Chagford Filmmaking Group film is a grippingly scary fairytale from Northumbria about a princess who gets turned into a dragon. The shoot takes place between August 11 and 16, and they are looking for boys and girls between 11 and 15 for roles in the film.
Ashley Wing’s Poppies picked up the Best Film award from the FXhome 2009 awards.
Gary Clarke, DOP of, amongst others, Bodyshock: I am the elephant man, Skins second series, Cutting Edge: The Artful Codgers, and Moving Wallpaper, will be at the Hall of Cornwall on April 7 and 8 for a two-day masterclass on High Definition.
In the first of our series on production companies, we talk to Colton Sears of Blue Ocean Pictures, about filmmaking in Cornwall, working with actors and Poldark
Blue Ocean Pictures is a partnership between myself and Lester Knight the producer. We met at Camborne college and found we had a similar passion for film, so we got some cameras together and shot our first movie called Burial with a few freinds.
It’s post production time in Alex White’s round of his first film Deadly Illusions and things aren’t going smoothly, with the film only just about making it to the premiere. Alex’s latest film In the Garden of Terrible Delights premiered in Exeter on February 14 [Read more…] about Alex White on the making of Deadly Illusions, part three
The D+CFilm Show’s very own Alex White has premiered his latest flick In the Garden of Terrible Delights. We caught up with the making of his first film, Deadly Illusions, and shooting doesn’t go as smoothly – or as quickly – as he hoped. [Read more…] about Alex White on the making of Deadly Illusions, part two
Alex White’s short film In the Garden of Terrible Delights was premiered Kinky and Quirky’s burlesque Valentine’s Day bash in Exeter, on… er… Valentine’s Day. To celebrate with our own hunk of love, we thought we’d take a gander at some of Alex’s experiences making his first film, Deadly Illusions. Take it away Alex [Read more…] about Alex White on the making of Deadly Illusions, part one
Anna Navas, the Plymouth Arts Centre film programmer, will present the screening of the legendary Bicycle Thieves at the arts centre cinema on Tuesday, February 24. The film’s no a laugh riot, with the feeling that no matter how hard you try there is no escape from the daily grind of existence (some things never change). But as a fine example of the neo-realist cinema (when the general public get involved in the shoot), it’s a film to which modern day media will always be indebted. (And remember this was shot in post-war ravaged poverty-struck Rome – no handy cams or media savviness here.)
This is what Anna has to say. [Read more…] about Bicycle Thieves at the Plymouth Arts Centre, plus pre-screening talk
The day kicks off with a lecture about the Berlinale Co-Production market. Described as a facility for putting together financiers and filmmakers, this is something that you apply for before the festival and it sets up two days of meetings about your project. [Read more…] about Max Sobol at the Berlin film festival: Thursday
The Third Wave Collective, who make movies in 90 minutes, will take their whole filmmaking experience onto radio in the Plan9 show on Phonic FM from 2pm to 4pm on Wednesday, February 11, and ask they are calling for people to participate for a fun interactive exercise in creativity. [Read more…] about Make a movie in under two hours with the Third Wave Collective
My Attorney advises me over breakfast that I misspelt the word Attorney quite horrifically yesterday and spends several minutes playing Eternal from Youtube on his laptop. Embarrassing in many ways. [Read more…] about Max Sobol at the Berlin film festival: Friday
The latest in film news from the South West with the D+CFilm Show. [Read more…] about The D+CFilm Show hits your screens
Ashley Thorpe continues his foray through horror with the silent but deadly The Cabinet of Dr Caligari [Read more…] about The horror of Ashley Thorpe – The Cabinet of Dr Caligari
Torquay’s own Roger Deakins has found his way onto another Oscar list for his stunning cinematography. He’s up for the little gold statuette for The Reader, along with Chris Menges. [Read more…] about Roger Deakins, from Torquay, wins eighth Oscar nomination
Harpist, filmmaker and fairy tale expert Elizabeth Jane Baldry (the powerhouse behind the Chagford Filmmaking Group) – who also accompanies silent films with her super playing and story telling (with a swift yarn on everyone’s favourite topic – sadistic lesbian vampires in silent movies, or at least did when we last caught up with her), is in post-production of her eagerly awaited Cherry of Zennor (see above). Meanwhile, here are some stills from her latest shoot, Peerifool. And yup, she’s been working again with Oscar-winning concept designer for Lord of the Rings Alan Lee – take a look at the fireplace, which puts some people in mind of Gollum, designed by Alan, it was made by sculptress Armorel Hamilton).
Luke Hagan picked up the University of Exeter Award for Best Student Film One Year On, at Two Short Nights and his film was One Year On shown at the D+CFilm Open Screening. Here is his latest offering, in the form of a music video for My Toys Like Me (from their forthcoming debut, no less). We got in touch to find out about the making of the video
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.