Ecosse Films’ upcoming six-part drama The Trial of Christine Keeler for BBC One, which takes a fresh look at the 1960’s ‘Profumo Affair’, has wrapped following 17 weeks of filming at The Bottle Yard Studios and a host of Bristol locations.[Read more…] about The Trial of Christine Keeler wraps Bristol shoot
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Bristol’s new UNESCO City of Film status was officially launched in February at a celebration event at Watershed Media Centre.
boomsatsuma has announce that in 2018 they are partnering with The Bottle Yard Studios to launch an exciting, brand new full-time Media Production Diploma that will be delivered at the Studios, the largest dedicated film and TV production facility in the West of England.
Bristol’s reputation as a world-leading film centre has been recognised with the announcement that it has been named a UNESCO City of Film.
The World War II drama Another Mother’s Son (due to be released on March 22) produced by Bill Kenwright Films, filmed one of its largest scenes on Bristol’s harbourside in December 2015, supported by Bristol Film Office.
Being a fan of local independent film, I was looking at forthcoming productions when I discovered a trailer for a web series called Horizon, a story which follows lives of five people as they are forever changed when a mysterious alien ship appears on the skyline over Bristol.
Bristol Talent Module 2015 is a programme of activities designed to give emerging filmmakers the skills and support they need to make their first feature.
Britain is in the grip of a chilling recession… falling wages, rising prices, civil unrest – only the bankers are smiling, says the press surrounding the return of BBC drama Poldark. They haven’t updated the classic show –plus ce change -it’s 1783 and Ross Poldark is back!
There’s some good news for the West Country in this year’s Oscar nominations, with nods for Torquay-born cinematographer Roger Deakins and Bristol street artist Banksy.
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.
If any of you guys have a Bristol connection, you may be interested to know about the forthcoming Bristol Filmmakers Festival.
On June 14-15, that up country bunch will host an event that celebrates independent film with special screenings and what not.
The call has gone out to all independent filmmakers of Bristol to submit a film on DVD. Submission forms can be obtained from email@example.com. Which is also the address to send any questions. The deadline is Monday May 26.
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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
South Of Devon Films are a collective of independent filmmakers offering a different vision of the South West. It’s a vision that includes folklore, modern life, the mundane and the extraordinary. We caught up with Russel Cleave (Rusty) of South Of Devon Films to talk about their latest film, Whistler, and what excites them as filmmakers[Read more…] about South of Devon Films: tapping into pockets of culture
Bait, by Cornwall-based filmmaker Mark Jenkin, is wowing and beguiling critics. And there’s a chance for South West film fans catching an early view of the film as it tours the region with a series of screenings and Q&As.[Read more…] about Bait: ‘ravishing’ film gets early South West screenings
As the highly anticipated third Hellboy film is set to hit the screens, it’s refreshing to know that the South West played its part in producing a cult-ish blockbuster.[Read more…] about Hellboy, new sizzler part-shot in the South West
Mark Jenkin’s Bait, set in Cornwall, the debut feature from Bristol production company Early Day Films, will have its North American Premiere in New York this week, following critical success at Berlin International Film festival.[Read more…] about Bait: debut feature gets North American Premiere after Berlin
After two-and-a-half years as the Digital Programme Coordinator at the Exeter Phoenix, Alix Taylor has a new role in
‘We will share your story: Freedom through Football’, reads a picture in the trailer to Balls, Barriers and Bulldozers, which is at the Exeter Phoenix with a Q&A. We’d also add film to that.[Read more…] about Freedom through Football… and film… in the West Bank
Young filmmakers in the South West are being called on to show their emerging talent for an hour-long screening.[Read more…] about Young South West filmmakers opportunity for touring show case
Writer / director Steve Baldwin’s journey into the film The Ballad of Lucy Sands is a fascinating trip beyond the grave. It’s grown into a massive feature film project that has solved the murder in the process. We caught up with Steve ahead of the next stint of filmming in Cornwall, to find out about the true story that came to him in a dream[Read more…] about The tale that belongs to Lucy! Unearthing a murder case in The Ballad of Lucy Sands
One of the inspirations for the Baobab team for making films was their trip to last year’s English Riviera Film Festival. How fitting, then, that this year they should pick up the first English Riviera Film Festival Award for their film Flies.
We spoke to writer Phil John about Baobab, Flies and the future…[Read more…] about The absurdity and despair of grief played out in Baobab’s award-winning Flies
Film The Ballet of the Nations ‘begins with Satan and Ballet Master Death discussing how to reintroduce chaos into a complacent society’. And if chaos in society sounds familiar, it will shiver your timbers to find out it’s based on a satire from 1915.[Read more…] about Get the feeling Satan is choreographing a diabolic dance into war? The Ballet of the Nations at Dartington
The skills of writing a haiku are similar to those for making a micro short, says Andy Thatcher whose Walks of Life explores the link between walking and wellbeing. He tells us more about making the Exeter Phoenix bursary film and the difficulty of just having a minute for each excursion[Read more…] about Well being and walking the focus of Andy Thatcher’s new micro short Walks of Life
Dedicated to development, the new Filmmakers Lab in Exeter is delivery networking and skill-building opportunities for filmmakers in Devon and the South West.[Read more…] about Dedicated to developing, skill-building and opportunities for filmmakers, the new Filmmakers Lab
The best in contemporary artists’ filmmaking will be showcased at venues, including the Exeter Phoenix, across the UK from 10 October -4 December as part of the Film London Jarman Award tour.[Read more…] about Shortlisted artists for the 2018 Jarman Award on UK-wide tour