Richard Squires explores the outsider, hysterical masculinity, and non-hetero stereotypes in his creative documentary Doozy. Taking Hanna Barbera cartoons and Paul Lynde as a starting point, the film is a visually rich exploration of the issues raised. We were fascinated, so sent our pigeons off with questions about main character Clovis and who is Richard’s fave Hanna Barbera villian, plus more…[Read more…] about ‘Inverts and treacherous homos’: Doozy takes on cartoon villainy
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
The Down on the Farm documentary film commission project from North Devon Moving Image supports filmmakers and highlights the real stories of what it’s like to be a farmer. We caught up with filmmaker Michael Balsdon, who is making a film about his family of farmers, and it’s opened his eyes to the work they do.[Read more…] about Farm doc filmmaker Michael Balsdon gets a new level of respect
Get a taste of stardom with a visit to any one of these film-featured pubs. Alongside gas cylinder supplier to UK pubs, Flogas, we are taking you on a virtual tour of the silver screens best pubs.[Read more…] about Order a pint at these film-famous pubs in the UK
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
Woo-hoo Birds’ Eye View’s Reclaim The Frame is back and it has extended its reach beyond (the new) Plymouth Arts Centre cinema. The next instalment of the initiative is an event screening of The Kindergarten Teacher, starring Maggie Gyllenhall.[Read more…] about Reclaim The Frame now in Exeter as well as Plymouth!
Brush off your picnic blanket, the Exeter Phoenix has announced that Big Screen In The Park is back this August, bringing outdoor cinema fun to Exeter. The event will take over Northernhay Gardens from 1– 10 August.[Read more…] about Big Screen In The Park is back in Exeter!
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
There’s a rare chance to catch a screening of A Cottage on Darmoor with a live performance by Wurlitza at the Jill Craigie Cinema, Plymouth University.[Read more…] about A Cottage On Dartmoor with Wurlitza soundtrack in Plymouth
From glamorous award ceremonies to lively debates, the RTS embraces all aspects of television, and is open to anyone with an interest in the medium, says The Royal Television Society blurb. To that end they offer a shed load of media bursaries, that have just gone to two shed loads to help people who don’t have shed loads of cash get into the industry.[Read more…] about More RTS media bursaries to help you get into the industry
Films you’ve never seen, in places you’ve never been, intrigue the Craft Cinema people, who explore cinema and geography throughout the country. Their next pop up is at the atmospheric medieval Exe bridge as part of the city’s Mikrofest.[Read more…] about Craft Cinema explore Exe medieval site for Mikrofest screening
Dragonflies Only Live For 24 Hours is a tough crime thriller with a plot that crunches hand-brake turns and a surprisingly delicate emotional timbre.[Read more…] about Dragonflies Only Live For 24 Hours: tough and nuanced
This March, the Exeter Phoenix’s independent cinema, Studio 74, welcomes back The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme for a series of six screenings offering you the chance to experience Japan through cinema.[Read more…] about A season of Japanese cinema in Exeter
South West filmmakers can get to dip their filmy hands in a pot of £4,000 to pull out some filmmaking support.[Read more…] about Film commissions of £4,000 to support South West filmmakers
You’d think that sexism had seen its day. We’re surprised it made it out of the crater that did for the dinosaurs. Sporty sea story Maiden is the documentary of skipper Tracy Edwards and her all-women team in the Whitbread Round the World Race in 1989. The film is getting a satellite Q&A for International Women’s Day at the Exeter Picturehouse.[Read more…] about Maiden | Inspirational doc with Q&A on Int Women’s Day
The new music video for Haunt The Woods to accompany their single Elephant sets out the stall of the Cornwall four-piece. The stunning visuals along with the ear-wriggling, soul stirring Haunt The Woods sound shouts an eloquent “Oi!” with a grabbing ethereal insistence. All while putting Cornwall and the South West centre-stage.[Read more…] about Evocative and abstract journey: Elephant by Haunt The Woods
Burning, a mystery drama ‘that is so much more than your usual thriller’, is putting some of that ‘much more’ up front at the Exeter Phoenix with 3 giveaways. As if you need enticing to a film that lit up the Cannes Film Festival.[Read more…] about 3 giveaways with Burning at the Exeter Phoenix
Two Short Nights Film Festival is one of the biggest dates in the Exeter’s creative diary. Organised by the Exeter Phoenix, the festival celebrates regional, national and international short films, and the people who make them. Filmmakers and film lovers alike can enjoy selected screenings, workshops, talks and creative sessions with industry professionals.[Read more…] about 18th Two Short Nights calls for world class submissions
The Shextreme Film Tour is bringing highlights of the Shextreme Film Festival to the South West, calling into Cornwall and Devon.[Read more…] about Shextreme Film Tour: a celebration of women in adventure
Dinner and a movie = classic date night. You sit in the dark, maybe have a cuddle and then you both have something to talk about afterwards over dinner and a glass of bubbly. That’s the beauty of a Valentine’s Day film date… or any film date, really.[Read more…] about Snuggle up at the cinema for your Valentine’s Day film date!
A quick round-up of the films and special events that are taking place in Devon and Cornwall for the month of February. Some of the gems, one-offs, Q&As
Capernaum is a gripping tale of living on the edge and struggling. It could also help sharpen your empathy muscles. The multi-award winning film is a hot tip for the Oscars, too. And you can catch it in Exeter.[Read more…] about Capernaum: a tribute to the resilience of the human spirit
The Legend of Jan Tregeagle is a new stop motion animated film from Odd Planet Studios. It’s ‘an exciting retelling of a classic Cornish legend, and the first in a series of tales from deepest, darkest Cornwall’.[Read more…] about A Cornish tale come-uppance and redemption: The Legend of Jan Tregeagle