Devon filmmaker Ashley Thorpe had a wonderful Fantastic Film Weekend at the Bradford National Media Museum where he interviewed one of horror cinema’s greatest directors, and chatted aesthetics, art and hobnobbing with Sirs Jonathan Miller and Christopher Frayling.
Ashley, who’s no slouch of a filmmaker himself, was part of a Q&A with the museum’s artistic director Tony Earnshaw and the legendary director Peter Sasdy (Taste the Blood of Dracula, Countess Dracula and Hands of the Ripper)
The Sirs Jonathan Miller (director) and Chrisopher Frayling (author -former head honcho at the arts council) were in town for their own Q&A following a screening of Miller’s critically celebrated Whistle and I’ll Come to You.
Ashley hooked up with the two they are filmmaking experts in fields such as Gothic Horror and Spaghetti Westerns.
Of the festival itself, Ashley said: “In fact, there could only be one complaint: that there really weren’t enough hours in the day to see everything!
“It was a horror fan’s dream made manifest, a treasure trove of esoterica, curated by a team of people who know their audience, know and adore the films and ultimately respect their cultural significance.”