I first met Ben Tallamy a few years ago which firstly I began to discover his film work, whether that was music videos, short films and full length features.
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.
With Road Wars the latest release from The Asylum Production company and director Mark Atkins have turned up the heat
on the action/sci fi movie. Set in the post apocalyptic future an amnesic wakes up in a world ravaged by a rabies type virus.
He must band a small group of survivors, search for a cure and a fight to stay alive .
At the end of last year I was fortunate enough to have seen Luke Jeffery‘s film Seeing Red, show as part of the Two Short Nights Film Festival (Exeter Digital/ColourBurn). The short film was superbly made and and a great standout performance from Charlie Coldfield. Deservedly so the film won the audience award at the festival, amongst some tuff high standard competition.
I caught up with Luke recently to find about the making of the film and his inspiration in putting the film together.
In late 2013 I was invited to the set of Scareycrows which was a feature film being made in Dawlish. What struck me when arriving on set was how good the film was looking (with a great fight scene being filmed) and that it was happening here in Devon.
In mid-December I attended the Two Short Nights Film Festival at the Exeter Phoenix. One of the films showing on the night of bursary co-funded films was Richard Gosling‘s Baby Bird.
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
Andy Robinson is one of the most exciting local film makers around at the moment. Which recently I caught up with him to talk about how he got into film and his up and coming film projects. Over to you Andy
Early this summer I caught up with up-and-coming director Justin Carter who has just premiered his first feature Torn: A Shock Youmentary. Here is what is say about the film and how he got into the making films in the first place . Over to you Justin …. [Read more…] about Passion, determination, werewolves and the Devonshire Devil. Justin Carter on Torn: A Shockyoumentary
Many of you locally may know me as a producer / director, but I am also a massive campaigner for and supporter of local indie film.