‘What the teachers’ story tells us, is that you can fight without weapons and still win’. That’s what one of the contributors tells the documentary The Teachers’ Protest. The film, by Jon Seal, tells of steadfast resistance in the face of the Nazi regime of Second World War Norway.[Read more…] about A war without weapons: Jon Seal on The Teachers’ Protest
Ben Tallamy has the air of the Renaissance about him: multi-performer, maker, thinker, and on a good day it looks like he’s just stepped away from a bit of swashbuckling – intellectual swashbuckling, of course![Read more…] about Ben Tallamy: ‘We love film for a character or a moment’
Vee Vimolmal is a Cornwall-based actress, who stars in the cult sci-fi classic Tangent Room. Ahead of the special screening at Calstock Arts, with a Q&A with the director, we caught up with Vee to talk science, rooms, Hollywood, and Cornwall…[Read more…] about Vee Vimolmal: ‘Cornwall is so beautiful and cinematic’
Adrian Cabello says it was only natural for him to film Cornwall, and how! Times, tides, drones, patience and early mornings combine to create a stunning journey. We asked him how he put together such an uplifting film.[Read more…] about Adrian Cabello: It’s only natural to explore and film Cornwall
“Queer Theory posits a radical – and often irreverently funny – assault on the very idea of the normative,” Exeter Uni Benedict Morrison tells D&CFilm. We’re chatting because Benedict hosted the Q&A with Doozy director Richard Squires at the Exeter Phoenix. This is all fascinatingly new and we’re hooked and are now watching TV and film in a new way. Here’s the convo…[Read more…] about Queerness in TV and film: challenging what we think we know
Florence Browne is a documentary filmmaker based in Cornwall whose films peer through ‘a window into all sorts of different worlds’. We caught up with her about her Down on the Farm documentary and asked about her passion for exploring the emotional connections with farming[Read more…] about Window into different worlds: Florence Browne Down on the Farm
After two-and-a-half years as the Digital Programme Coordinator at the Exeter Phoenix, Alix Taylor has a new role in
For Resolutions, writer / director Heidi Jones explored a real-life situation to see how her characters would react. We spoke to her about drama, music and Sally Potter[Read more…] about It’s endlessly motivating to work with amazing people: Heidi Jones
Heaps of creativity, dedication and personality goes into creating a local, community radio station. Christ Jones captures the essence of Exeter’s Phonic FM in his documentary This is Phonic. We spoke to him about getting to what’s behind the airwaves[Read more…] about This is Phonic: Creativity, dedication and a wealth of human experience (interview)
Intelligent Life is a film about hope, scepticism and growing up in a Somerset town. We caught up with director Paddy Earle to ask what attracted him to looking for extra terrestrials in the South West[Read more…] about Intelligent Life: dealing with life’s biggest threat – ‘growing up’
Cut From Cloth is a short film that takes personal experience and expands it for dramatic effect. In the process it tugs on teams of talent for something quite special. It’s directed by Tommy Gillard, and produced by Simeon Costello to ask how the story developed and how they managed to bag such a top team.[Read more…] about Cut from Cloth: ‘Death is such an odd part of life’ (interview)
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
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.
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
Wale Atoyegbe likes making films about losers. And his short film Desperate Lies explores an incident in one loser’s life. We caught up with Wale to uncover the odd inspiration for the film, how the idea developed and the importance of having a clued up producer[Read more…] about ‘Technology is transforming human emotions into a con’ | Desperate Lies director Wale Atoyegbe
The Janner is filmmaker Zaki Syed’s first short. We featured the flick on D&CFilm, and we wanted to get under the skin of what it’s like to start the filmmaking journey. Here are some of the experiences of the actors and crew who took part in the making of The Janner.
Beard Envy, a new film from John Tomkins, has all that you would want from a short: cross-creative-fertilisation; a community of filmmakers interacting with the community at large; plus a strong sense of classic English eccentricity. And it’s fast-moving, surreal and funny.
The Janner is Zaki Syed’s first film. A tough thriller about a student trying to provide. We caught up with him to ask about the experience…
After watching The Cove 2 and catching up the more of his work, we dropped North Devon filmmaker Ryan Martin a line to find out about shooting and screening a film in a day, the characters in the RAMUK69 universe and classic movies in Barnstaple.
Alexis Kirke‘s new film A Boat takes on the task of recreating the experience of Lewy bodies type of dementia. It’s a pretty big ask, but he seems to have managed it. We popped him a few questions about how he got involved with representing dementia on screen and the top notch team he worked with.
A conversation on a date while sitting in Dartmouth Park (London) led to Sam South writing, directing and starring in his film The Boy Who Wanted To Be A Lighthouse Keeper, a tale about dreams, dreamers and happiness.
Sam studied Theatre Performance at Plymouth Uni, and The Boy Who Wanted To Be A Lighthouse Keeper was largely shot in the East Devon coastal town of Beer. We wanted to find out more about this gentle, heart-warming, cheeseless film.
It’s about the power of film and the responsibility of filmmakers. Something that The Silent writer and director Karen Turner says during our interview is echoed not long after by Ridley Scott in his life-long BAFTA achievement award acceptance speech.
A young boxer fighting depression in the run-up to his first fight is Owain Astles’ Exeter Phoenix bursary winning short The Hardest Fight.
Turn an old joke on its head and you’re apt to start encroaching on a bizarre world of extremes. It’s an approach to life that can inspire a closer look at the edges of the world.
TRANSMISSION bubbles. The short film twists you around and gets in your belly as well as your head.