Not everyone is able to attend film festivals, although the View from Here Last Night, which took place in Newton Abbot, should be towards the top of your list of ‘festivals-not-to-miss’ -not least because of the sheer quality, diversity and quantity of filmmakers who were teased out to the South Devon town. If you did miss it, we’ve pulled together the films that we could for your own festival experience.
pAra NoiA: Josh Gaunt & James McLaughlin
Josh says: ‘I teamed up with James one day with the intention of doing a split-screen test for a bigger production, Tera Toma. We decided to explore the subject of paranoia by having one screen as the stalker and the other screened as the stalked. The film was made by shooting the left screen until we felt comfortable with it, watching that take back and then shooting the right screen. The music was contributed by Brian Monahan and was the result of an improvised 90 minute music making session recorded specifically for Third Wave.’
Whats Wrong: Stuart Dawson
A little film I made on xtranormal.Thanks to Bartleby and Steve R for making me aware of it. Really simple tool that can give great results. Oh and the lack of punctuation on the title is intentional.
OMG: Ashley Wing and Clayton Fussell
Cottage Industry Films are a South Devon-based independent production company that creates engaging, character driven, original drama. The company use local cast and crew wherever possible and are currently developing The Cromwell Alert. A WWII thriller and their first feature film due to be
produced next year.
Deadly is the Doll by Alistair Gall
A self-taught detective tries to find the doll. Along the way he encounters a punk, a salesman and a femme fatale finding the noir underground a deadly place.
Dance of the Imp: Pippa Stephenson
A Third Wave film made in 90 minutes. Third Wave is an ever expanding film collective dedicated to the spirit of spontaneity and immediacy of digital film practice. In order to invigorate our practice with new ideas we have created the following three steps to cinematic heaven that characterise the spirit of our work: 1. All films must be created in the spirit of spontaneity -no scripts, no pre-production 2. All films must be no longer than 2 minutes 3. All films must be produced within 90 minutes -from the start of shooting to the end of editing.
World of Dance Day @ The Wharf, Tavistock 290409: Part 2, The Show: Tanya Morel
Om Mani Padme Hum: Rachel Cornish
Can something very dull and repetitive become beautiful? Finding the jewel in the drudgery of isolation and the ordinary, this short film portrays the essence of one person’s experience. Filmed in rural Devon.
Plan B by Jerry Hart
The latest film from Starcross film maker Jerri Hart whose Revenge of the Jazz Hoodie won the Best Film Award at Exeter Phoenix 2 Short Nights 2007 and Best Independent Film at the Media Innovation Awards 2008.
Memory of Childhood: Benjamin J Borley
A trip to the park evokes memories of brighter days. It was shot and edited on the 11th February 2009 in Topsham, Devon, in 90 mins as part of the Third Wave movement. winning the third prize in the CNN Screening Room Mobile Movie Competition and was internationally screened on the Screening Room show presented by Myleene Klass.
3 Light Animations: Sam Sherlock
A series of experimental films by Kenton-based filmmaker that use the process of animation to explore the use of light, time and space within film.
Making of Cherry of Zennor: Alex Baldry
Excerpts from a documentary revealing events behind the scenes of the most recently completed film by Chagford filmmaking group; a non-profit community group bringing people of all ages together in a spirit of friendship to make films of British fairytales
Death of a Double Act: Christine Entwisle
A North West Vision-supported film storyboarded by Exeter artist Volkhardt MÃ¼ller, written and directed Christine Entwisle.
Robbing Peter: Ashley Wing and Clayton Fussell
Shot near Kingswear this is the latest short from Cottage Industry Films.
Journey to John Ford: MED Theatre
An animation about two students cyber journey into the heart of Dartmoor and its theatre. MED is a community theatre organisation based in Moretonhampstead and Manaton but performing at venues all over Dartmoor. The company has grown out of a tradition of putting on original community plays which involve large numbers of people of all ages from the area. MED dramatises serious social, scientific and environmental issues which are relevant to Dartmoor and which aim to promote the area’s distinctiveness through its culture and its people.
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