Fittingly for a comedy, Hawk(e) was borne out of a silly idea with a couple of mates. The realisation is a feature-length film with a nod to The Office, Naked Gun, and the Inbetweeners, which has visual style all of its own. The movie was shot in Plymouth by first-time director -and music scene grandee of Plymouth band Lemanis -Phil Baker. D&CFilm spoke to him about what it was to take on such a large project
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The story behind the film The Witch’s Mask is intriguing. We spoke to writer and director Paul Westwood about the dream that inspired him and the attention to detail to telling the story through film[Read more…] about The Witch’s Mask: Paul Westwood on a story waiting to be told
With Card Dead ready to shoot, we caught up with writer director Tim Thorne to find out where the sequel to his first feature, Killing Lionel, picks up[Read more…] about Tim Thorne talks Card Dead – the sequel to Killing Lionel
Actor Katherine Drake is full of surprises when we meet up. Her variety of roles are surprising enough, ranging from comedy to drama; from super-patient girlfriend to money-grabbing sister. But I didn’t expect we’d end up chatting about about Cornish Zombies, or Lady Macbeth. Or that she’s now entered the world of film production.[Read more…] about Fearsome is always fun: Katherine Drake (interview)
Alexis Kirke‘s new film A Boat takes on the task of recreating the experience of Lewy bodies type of dementia. It’s a pretty big ask, but he seems to have managed it. We popped him a few questions about how he got involved with representing dementia on screen and the top notch team he worked with.
A film which seeks to highlight the effects early onset dementia can have on people in their 30s, 40s and 50s is to be premiered during a free event at the University of Plymouth.
Delays Imminent is a new film from the seemingly ubiquitous Devon talent of James Cotter. Shot over summer 2015 in Exeter and now ready to make the journey round festivals, we’ve got some behind the scenes shots of the shoot to pique your interest, whet your appetite and get a glimpse of how films get made.
Killing Lionel, the thriller written and directed Tim Thorne, has attracted the acting talents of Sally Thomsett.
A Story For Happy – a 20 minute short being shot on location in Cornwall in October – tells the emotional tale of a girl who flees from an abusive home in an attempt to finally see the sea.
Killing Lionel is the first of two feature films written by Tim Thorne, of North Devon’s Holsworthy. Not only has the film drawn on the talents for residents and local businesses, but it’s also lured a Hollywood star back into film.
A unique collection of rarely seen photographs showing stars such as Judy Garland and Laurence Olivier making some of British Cinema’s most-loved films can be seen for the first time.
When people talk about Paul Thomas Anderson (who is surely one of the best directors alive today) they think of There Will Be Blood, Magnolia, etc. All great films, most of which are worthy of the title ‘masterpiece’. Yet one film is invariably left unspoken of, and that is Hard Eight, his little-known, much-maligned first feature, which I’m told was riddled with studio interference.
Reel Ride organiser Caroline got in touch with some more info about the new film night in Plymouth.
“This month at Reel Ride we screened a collection of films submitted by students studying film, animation and fine art at Plymouth College of Art and Design and Plymouth University,” she told D+CFilm.