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
A Devon Star Wars model, peeking over the hedges by the side of the A38 near Ashburton, is coming under fire from a council attack. But there’s a petition to save it.[Read more…] about Devon Star Wars model under fire from council
A premiere at the power film fest that is Fantasia in Montreal, followed by 90 other festival screenings world-wide, while picking up 12 awards, Transmission has had a pretty successful festival run. Now the film is going online to reach out to an even more worldly wide audience.[Read more…] about Transmission goes online after successful festival run
Christmas is around the corner – the perfect time to nestle in to your local cinema with family or friends for some yuletide joy.[Read more…] about Give the love of cinema this Christmas with a special Picturehouse Gift
Evelyn, a documentary by Oscar-winner Orlando von Einsiedel (The White Helmets, Virunga), topped the Observer’s docs to watch out for in Charlie Phillips’ round up of the London film fest. It’s in Exeter, not only to screen but also with added engagement, including a live Q&A with members of the family and film crew, for this deeply personal, deeply affecting story.
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
This December, a pop-up 1950s Christmas cinema is coming to Greenway, the holiday home of Agatha Christie now cared for by the National Trust.[Read more…] about Classic crime shines in 1950s pop-up cinema at Greenway
BillyCock is a fascinating exploration into a much-forgotten Cornish diaspora, combining memory and belonging.
As 2018 marks the centenary of some women getting the vote in the UK, The Transition Town Totnes Film Fest is celebrating the achievements and struggles of women.[Read more…] about Transition Town Totnes Film Festival is Visioning The Future with a focus on F-Rated films
An array of new or rarely seen films about real power and with importance for lives and communities, about climate change, food, politics, environment, wildlife are the focus of the Transition Town Totnes Film Festival, Visioning the Future.[Read more…] about Can film look into the future? the Transition Town Totnes Film Festival thinks so
Devon-based actor and film facilitator Julian Seager could be on his way to the Oscars with the short film Baghead. He just needs a little help for the route there.[Read more…] about This Devon-based actor could be going to the Oscars, but first there’s Buried Alive, and he needs your help
Braunton filmmaker, Nicholas Agnew’s debut feature film Seat 25 is released today [that’s Tuesday, November 6], following a string of awards at international film festivals and screenings at the world’s largest Mars conventions in the US.[Read more…] about From Devon to Mars: award-winning local filmmaker reaches a global audience with debut film
Combine a demanding job with a top-class sports career and you’re approaching the world of Babies and Bellyboards. The living-life-to-the-full documentary follows veteran midwife Naomi Perkin and World Champion bellyboarder as she prepares to quit her 30-year career.
Been So Long, the neon soaked musical starring Michaela Coel and ArinzÃ© Kene, is calling into Plymouth Arts Centre for a special one-off screening followed by a Q&A.[Read more…] about One-off screening of hit modern musical Been So Long at Plymouth Arts Centre (plus director Q&A)
Guilt and grief are central to Grace Fox’s film Serpentine set in a coastal community. We chatted about collaborative filmmaking, colour palettes and bagging top actors.[Read more…] about Love, loss and grief | Grace Fox on her film Serpentine
Holly Summerson bagged an animation commission for her film Birdwatching. Inspired by the Cornish countryside, it gets its premiere at Two Short Nights in Exeter. We caught up with her to ask about Birdwatching, animation and her forthcoming series of documentaries[Read more…] about Learning to fly alone | Holly Summerson talks Birdwatching
Tessa Muskett is committed to telling female stories. For A Girl Alone, which is screening at the Cornwall Film Festival, that means constantly thwarted romantic expectations in Saltash. We couldn’t wait to find out how she did that and her film sensibilities[Read more…] about Constantly thwarted romantic expectations | Tessa Muskett on A Girl Alone
There are more than 50 films on show at this year’s Two Short Nights film fest. How do we know? We used science. We counted all we could and then figured in the 48 hour film comp flicks. Et voila. You’ll be pleased to know you can now take your pick of the massive short offerings, that includes screenings plus industry events. Here’s a run-down of what not to miss.[Read more…] about 50+ films covering all of life (and a little death) What not to miss at Two Short Nights
Back in 2016 Alex Falconer wowed the film world with his short Synthetica. Now he’s released the intensely personal Escape. Based on his life and inspired by his mum the film is being screened at The Poly, Falmouth in the Cornwall Film Festival.
We caught up with Alex to find out how the film came to be made, and how he approached his own story.[Read more…] about Difficult subjects, complex people and instilling empathy | Alex Falconer talks filmmaking and Escape
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
As the nightmare scenario unravels in Adam Sparks‘ Like Glass your drags closer to the screen. It was screened at the English Riviera Film Festival, and we caught up with Adam to talk pace, performance and purpose.[Read more…] about Adam Spinks unwraps his elegant nightmare horror Like Glass
With the title taken from the name of a jingoistic German hate poem, Hymn of Hate is the debut short film by Matt Kennard.[Read more…] about Propaganda, xenophobia and oppression, Hymn of Hate by Matt Kennard explores the tools of the elite from the perspective of WWI
Critically acclaimed film director Ben Wheatley will be hosting a Q&A and screening of his latest film at the Exeter’s Phoenix’s independent cinema. It will be the second time the director has appeared at Studio 74, after bringing his Q&A tour of Free Fire to the venue last year.[Read more…] about Director Ben Wheatley heads to Exeter with Q&A tour of Happy New Year, Colin Burstead
You know that feeling when you’re framed for a crime you didn’t commit? That’s the set up for Catastrophe, which is being screened at the English Riviera Film Festival. The supposed culprit is a cat, and the alleged victim, a bird.[Read more…] about Love conquers all in darkly funny animation Catastrophe