The unknown future of a community of Benedictine nuns is at the core of the documentary Horarium by Jamie Hughes. We got in touch to ask about why he decided to make the film and what drives him as a filmmaker[Read more…] about An unknown future: Jamie Hughes on his doc Horarium
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
The SW FilmMail email newsletter is a great way to find out out new opportunities as well as films and characters in the South West filmmaking scene.[Read more…] about Hair, make up and more opportunities on SW FilmMail
After a career in the medical profession, Dr Nigel Smith turned to animation to tell stories of people and health. He spoke to us about Mute, the power of animation and listening[Read more…] about If we listen carefully, can we understand? Nigel Smith on Mute
Can’t Hide It is an emotional docudrama that charts real-life. Directed by Grant Archer and Richard Miller, it’s a true story based on an experience with breast cancer. We caught up with Richard to ask how the film was made[Read more…] about As authentic as a film could be: Richard Miller on Can’t Hide It
Safekeeping is a story about a relationship between a young brother and sister. We caught up with writer director David Yorke ahead of the film’s screening at the English Riviera Film Festival to talk about inspiration, location, and passion for film[Read more…] about David Yorke: ‘My passion gives me the energy and drive I need’
There’s an off-grid, independent ethos to selfless, a film which explores our fascination… well… with ourselves. We spoke to director Kim Laureen about the documentary pushing away the doom and gloom of the techno world and finding a sustainable alternative[Read more…] about selfless: Documentary offers hope for youth and parents
Audi is a notable car brand, but did you know it also has quite a long filmography? Check out the article below from Audi dealer, Vindis, and see if you can remember spotting an Audi appearance?[Read more…] about Remember spotting an Audi in these films?
The classic crime films at Torquay Museum as part of the English Riviera Film Festival have physical twists, psychological turns and a post-war world dripping with immorality. It’s iconic cinema, exploring some of the lowest human values.[Read more…] about Classic crime at Torquay Museum for English Riviera Film Fest
The charm and mystery of the Cornish character coastline is at the heart of a new film which is being prepared to be shot on part of the county’s timeless beaches. We caught up with the filmmakers to find out what drew them to Cornwall[Read more…] about Grief, loss and forgetting: new short set for Cornwall
A University of Exeter student, Elliott Hasler, is already making a big impact in the film industry as the UK’s youngest feature film director, with an acclaimed film critic labelling him as “the next Steven Spielberg.”[Read more…] about Exeter student Elliott Hasler hailed as the “the next Spielberg”
The summer’s not over just yet as the Picturehouse Outdoor cinema pitches up in the idyllic canal-side setting of the Double Locks pub for three nights of cinema under the stars.[Read more…] about Exeter Picturehouse heads to the Double Locks pub
Christopher Evangelou has made the transition from professional boxer to professional actor. Not only is he in the Devon-based film Card Dead, but Guy Ritchie has also spotted his talents, and he’s already got behind the camera. We caught up with him to find out the difference between life in the ring and life on screen[Read more…] about Christopher Evangelou: ‘every successful actor has had a different path’
A researcher is examining how Cornish people are affected by the rewriting of history and identity in TV programmes like Poldark – and the influx of visitors drawn to the county’s scenic filming locations.[Read more…] about Does ‘Poldark effect’ threaten sense of Cornish identity?
The British public love animals and films, so combining the two means we’re onto a winner, right? It doesn’t matter what the animal is, we fall in love. However, for movie makers, getting a creature to play the lead role can prove a difficult task. While you can send a human away to learn their lines, it’s not quite as simple with animals.[Read more…] about The 7 best movies featuring animals
Linda Mason is capturing an intimate portrayal of British farming life in her film Lifelong Farmer, part of North Devon Moving Image‘s Down on the Farm commission. We caught up with her to find out about the importance of keeping a film record of life and how hard it is to make a film in the midst of cows[Read more…] about Linda Mason: documentary humanises and builds empathy
The Picturehouse chain, including the Exeter Picturehouse has an exclusive preview of Pedro Almodovar’s Pain & Glory, the latest flick from ‘the master of melodrama’.[Read more…] about Almodovar’s Pain & Glory celebrated at Picturehouse
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
The Hurlers is a beautiful post-apocalyptic sci fi thriller that touches on companionship, community and a search for identity. We chatted to filmmakers James Chegwyn and Mitchell Snell to find out what inspired them and what it was like working in Cornwall[Read more…] about The Hurlers: companionship and belonging in sci fi thriller
Musician and film composer Grace Hancock is as at home with gritty, sci fi as she is with the Lion King, or a snappy jingle. We caught up with her to find out how she goes about making an ideal movie score[Read more…] about Grace Hancock: ‘Think of music as a visual thing’
If, like us, you’re surprised to see so many mainstream films at the Picturehouse chain, then this might seem nothing new. But Exeter Picturehouse is due for a surprise screening. You pay your money and you take your chance… a bit like normal. No! This is a surprise. And here are the details. Well, as much was we know…[Read more…] about The first Surprise Film at Exeter Picturehouse!
Steve Aaron-Sipple is in the indie feature Card Dead. Previous roles include getting a bit bawdy in the last One Direction video, being in Cuckoo with Andie MacDowell and Greg Davies and as part of the award-winning web series Horizon. We chat about gambling, acting and joking[Read more…] about Steve Aaron-Sipple: ‘So many brilliant stories to be told’
By exploring traditional, sustainable farming in his documentary, James Cox is also highlighting the challenges ahead for farmers. For his Down on the Farm commission from North Devon Moving Image (NDMI). James got in touch with a farming family of 5 generations. He tells us about what he’s learned and how Brexit was broached.[Read more…] about James Cox: ‘Documentary storytelling relies on human emotion’
From James Bond’s Aston Martin DB5 to the DeLorean DMC-12 that rose to fame from the Back to the Future trilogy, there have been some truly iconic movie cars over the years. However, many vehicles that we instantly know from films only featured in one picture or were kept limited to just one franchise. Therefore, join new Aston Martin dealership Grange as they focus on the cars which have kept on appearing on the big screen time and time again in so many different films…[Read more…] about Cars used across multiple movies