Film aficionado Ashley Thorpe has been ploughing his distinct filmmaking furrow more years than you can shake a spectral fist at. And his style, tenacity and downright hard-work (plus talent obs) has been paying hard-won dividends. He’ll be sharing his rich experience -plus some new news about his Borley Rectory film -with filmmakers and film fans during the English Riviera Film Festival. Not an event to miss.
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Ashley Thorpe is an animation-a-holic, he’s also a bit of a horror aficionado, and he’s managed to get his busy fingers involved in a Hollywood flick that is being touted as horror of the year.
This past summer I was very fortunate enough to catch up with filmmaker Ashley Thorpe. I discovered Ashley’s films through a filmmaking event at Exeter Phoenix called Cine. They were showing one of his short films called the Hairy Hands and another Scayre Crow. I love the visual style of the films and the storytelling, plus the use of animation with live action. For the Ashley’s next film he has attracted some an awesomely talented team. Here’s Ashley to tell you more
Fangoria have allowed a pdf of Devon filmmaker and writer Ashley Thorpe’s interview with Hammer legend Peter Sasdy, to be downloaded as part of Ashley’s bid to win a much-coveted horror industry Rondo award.
To celebrate Exeter filmmaker and writer Ashley Thorpe being nominated for a Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Award, we thought we have a quick look at some of his work.
Carrion Film director Ashley Thorpe has been selected to join a multitude of filmmakers from across the globe to be part of a US-shot feature-length documentary, with the working title Brilliant Terror, which investigates the so called grassroots horror phenomena.
Despite a feature in the making, Ashley Thorpe is embarking on a new short film, this time about famed haunted house Borley Rectory.
Bradford’s National Media Museum has specially selected Exeter filmmaker Ashley Thorpe’s Scayrecrow, The Screaming Skull and The Hairy Hands for an animated horror triptych at its 10th Fantastic Films Weekend.
Award winning novelist/screenwriter/producer, Philip Nutman, has signed on to co-produce with Carrion Film’s Tom Atkinson and award-winning filmmaker, Ashley Thorpe’s Spring Heel Jack. It will be Ashley’s first feature.
After successful screenings at the Manchester-based Horror extravaganza Grimm Up North, the Salford-based Freeview channel Channel M / Reel North has ironically pipped any South West Channel to the post by screening Dartmoor fable The Hairy Hands on TV! Shameful…
Exeter filmmaker Ashley Thorpe has picked up the Buried Alive! Visionary Award at the fifth annual Buried Alive! film festival in Atlanta USA.
If you’re putting together a new three-day horror film festival you’d want to make it as visually stunning and as intellectually satisfying as possible, and the first name in anyone’s Rolodex is Devon’s Ashley Thorpe, whose films Scayrecrow, The Screaming Skull and The Hairy Hands have all been picked up by the first ever Telluride Horror Show.
Ashley Thorpe and Carrion Film’s rise and rise is as unrelenting as, well, spectral hands hell-bent on mayhem. His film The Hairy Hands (based on the Dartmoor myth of said spectral mitts) is set for the Raindance film festival (the second year running for Ashley’s films at the gig), and horror grandee Philip Nutman has picked Carrion Film terror triptych (Scayrecrow, The Screaming Skull and The Hairy Hands) to be part of his special prime-time at Atlanta’s Buried Alive Horror Festival’s opening night.
Exeter-based director Ashley Thorpe, the award wining Scayrecrow and The Hairy Hands, has been selected by producer Larry Fessenden (Wendigo) and Glenn McQuaid (I Sell the Dead) for New York-based Horror Factory Glass Eye Pix to contribute a script to their macabre radio project Tales from Beyond the Pale.
The international rise and rise of Exeter filmmaker Ashley Thorpe continues with a feature in Fangoria magazine.
Award-winning horror filmmaker and fan of The Cabinet of Dr Caligari, Ashley Thorpe popped along to the Exeter Pictureshouse to take in Minima’s contemporary musical accompaniment to the silent Gothic classic
It’s difficult to convey in this age of media proliferation the importance of a film like The Cabinet of Dr Caligari (1919), whether you take into consideration its effect on film design, its impact on early horror or its reaching effect and inspiration upon all of the arts. Like I said in my previous adoration for D+CFilm: ‘It’s where all the good stuff starts.’
Devon filmmaker Ashley Thorpe has forged a solid reputation with his sinister succession of short films based on notorious local legends. His latest offering is The Hairy Hands, a vivid, hyper-stylized horror flick that packs an improbable number of chills into its admirably brisk 11 minute run-time.
Ashley Thorpe, Exeter-based filmmaker of Carrion Films and last year’s Independent Filmmaker award-winner, has been interviewed by Stuart ‘Feedback’ Andrews (host of Rue Morgue Radio) for Canada’s seminal horror periodical Rue Morgue magazine.
The Hairy Hands, Ashley Thorpe’s chilling ghostly yarn, will be premiered in its final mixed version at the Arnolfini Arts Centre, Bristol on December 16, as part of the Digital Shorts Cast and Crew evening, with the film ending the night’s screening.
Two Short Nights at the Exeter Phoenix is coming, and the event launches with a Get into Film Media Mash Up for filmmakers and media students trying to find their way into the film industry. We’ve got in touch with a couple of those on the panel to find out what they’ll be talking about. First up Ashley Thorpe of Carrion Films, who won Media Innovations Award for Independent Cinema, and whose latest film the Hairy Hands will premiere at the festival.
Exeter filmmaker Ashley Thorpe’s has bagged Hellraiser’s Pinhead as one of the voices in his latest film The Hairy Hands, to be premiered at Two Short Nights on Saturday, November 28.
Ashley Thorpe has been described as a “visionary UK-based filmmaker”, by Fangoria’s very own Chris Alexander. On top of this, two of Ashley’s films -Scayrecrow and The Screaming Skull -have been nominated for Best Animation at this year’s Horror UK festival.
The high-pitched horror of Ashley Thorpe’s The Screaming Skull will get an airing at top independent film festival Raindance, on Thursday, October 8, at the Apollo West End Cinema, Lower Regent street, London.
The Fangoria Weekend of Horrors, which is on in Manhattan, New York, tonight and tomorrow (Friday, June 5 and Saturday, June 6), has selected Ashley Thorpe’s Scayrecrow and The Screaming Skull in a back-to-back screening in its film room.
The vanguard of the revival of modern British horror, Ashley Thorpe of Carrion Films -he of Scayrecrow fame, winner of independent filmmaker of the year award and traveller to Cannes (to name but three) will be on Jo Loosemore’s The Review on BBC Radio Devon tonight between (Thursday, May 7) 6pm and 7pm.