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.
Ashely, who is travelling to Cannes later this month where his film Scayrecrow will be shown, has been dubbed as leading the new wave of British Horror. A claim backed up by his Independent Film Makers award at this year’s Media Innovations Awards, and he’s plotting a revival of the Victorian Penny Dreadful ethos for the screen –you can buy his films on his site to be downloaded in a digital Penny Dreadful stylee.
Toby De Burgh is also an award winning, picking up the D+CFilm sponsored Two Short Nights award for best film for his Exeter Phoenix Media Centre bursary winning film Distraction.
Through the scheme Ashley will be working on his Dartmoor myth The Hairy Hands, and Toby will be working on a film that’s either called The Last Guest or Undertow.
posted by Cptn
(image: Ashley Thorpe on the D+CFilm Show)
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