You can bring on of the country’s most haunted house right into your home as Borley Rectory goes on Blu-ray.[Read more…] about Borley Rectory stunning horror doc goes to Blu-ray
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From being ‘a very good film’ Borley Rectory is soon to move into the status of ‘cult classic’, and you can get to see it just as it’s about to turn that corner at the English Riviera Film Festival.[Read more…] about Classic horror Borley Rectory at the English Riviera Film Fest
The final push is on to finish shooting on the animated horror Borley Rectory, starring Reece Shearsmith. And a crowdfunding campaign on indiegogo has been set up for people to help towards the film’s completion.
Borley Rectory is written and directed by Ashley Thorpe, who amongst other things has made Scayrecrow, The Screaming Skull and The Hairy Hands -three award-winning animated shorts inspired by neglected aspects of British legend. [Read more…] about Help the Borley Rectory team finish shooting their spooking new animated film starring Reece Shearsmith
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
With indie horror supremo Ashley Thorpe on the panel of the Considering Crowdfunding event at the Two Short Nights film festival in Exeter, we thought we’d have a quick catch-up with his Borley Rectory film.
Ashley Thorpe’s film career has been packed with plaudits, with people being taken with both his style and storytelling. For his latest horror flick, Ashley’s gone down the crowdfunding route at indiegogo.
Borley Rectory laid claim to be the most haunted house in England, and, as you would expect, is ripe for an interpretation by one of British horror’s freshest voices.
The trailer to Exeter filmmaker Ashley Thorpe’s Borley Rectory received an airing at the Buried Alive Film Festival.
Exciting news! Carrion Films is putting together the cast for Borley Rectory, and you could be a part of it!
A new festival in Exeter celebrating Dartmoor and Devon’s rich history of ghosts, ghouls and witchcraft – Hell-Tor – will take place this November.[Read more…] about Hell-Tor Gothic film festival puts Devon on horror map
Knowing the cinematic history or an area is sometimes a bit like finding out the middle name of one of your teachers. There’s a giddy clandestine joy to it. As part of the English Riviera Film Festival local historian Kevin Dixon will share some of the cinematic secrets of Torbay.[Read more…] about ‘Torbay was there right at the beginning of film history’
Have beard with travel, or rather in the case of Dan A Beard, search beard, will travel. And fresh from its success in New York, the short film Beard Envy is popping home for the English Riviera Film Festival.[Read more…] about Catch Beard Envy at the English Riviera Film Festival
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.
Over the last few years the Devon Independent film scene has grown massively. With host of Devon-based film makers making some great films in the area, and some going on to international and award winning success.
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.
Actor and director James Cotter is taking the helm of a short film to be shot in Exeter over the summer, and he’s looking for actors to fill the roles.
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1940’set love story starring Evelyn Rei and Chris Todd and directed by Richard Silverwood
(Rolling Functions Productions (c)14 Produced by Evelyn Rei)
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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 Films is set to follow the multi-award winning animated films Scayrecrow, The Screaming Skull and The Hairy Hands with the next ground breaking film in its series of gothic shorts. Borley Rectory is inspired by what director Ashley Thorpe believes to be neglected aspects of British horror heritage. It’s an approach that has led to the Devon-based artist being marked as integral to a British Horror revival.
Despite a feature in the making, Ashley Thorpe is embarking on a new short film, this time about famed haunted house Borley Rectory.
Ashley Thorpe’s fourth Penny Dreadful animation, The Hairy Hands, which is based on the Devon legend, is due to have the script and budget signed off by South West Screen on June 15, but there is still concern that the name may alienate audiences outside the Devon region.
Secret Cinema is certainly that. We asked Mark Gatiss for a tantalising tidbit about his forthcoming hush-hush selection for Dartington’s Wonderland event.[Read more…] about Secret cinema from Mark Gatiss at Scandi Dartington event
Not only does the English Riviera Film Festival have a full to overflowing opening day at Paignton’s Palace Theatre on Saturday, October 27, but the film-related fun continues for two weeks, exploring the depth and breadth of film in the English Riviera cultural enclave.[Read more…] about 2 weeks of film events at the English Riviera Film Festival 2018