The past, according to LP Hartley, is a foreign country. LP was, of course, being metaphorical, but for filmmaker Bethan Highgate-Betts in her film Pink that’s exactly what it is. And in addition to time-travel-country-hopping she also aims to cross cultural divides, bridge age division and open up our eyes to the people around us.
Rupert Green’s Twitter profile says ‘I like to laugh and cook and draw, and I don’t like ironing’. He doesn’t say where he stands on scaring people, but that’s what his new film is set to do.
You’ve just returned from the cinema and what an experience: the music, the action, the story, the special effects and those edge-of-your-seat moments! If you’re an independent filmmaker or film fan you might dream one day of making such a film. So you’ve decided to make to make a feature film, not only that, but fund it independently, gather a wonderful team and five hundred supporters from around the world. Simon Cox, director of sci-fi feature film Kaleidoscope Man, has done just that. I was intrigued to find out more , so I caught up with him.
If you’re stuck waiting for public transport, what better way to spend your time than to work out new film ideas. That’s exactly what Simeon Costello did and it bagged him the Exeter Phoenix documentary bursary.
Writer, actor and director Louis John Brzozka is making Rewind, a webseries based on the Life is Strange computer game. We got in touch to find out what inspired him to take it on, how he got the cast and crew together and what we can look forward to from him in the future…
Short film IT Girl aims to explore our relationship with social media. With just hours before the KickStarter crowdfunder for the film closed -and after they reached their target! -we caught up with writer Richard Gosling to find out about his relationship with the online world and where the idea for the story came from.
‘IT GIRL is a short film idea created by writer Richard Gosling and director Simon Lex,’ says its KickStarter blurb. With just three days to go before the crowd funding campaign ends with the target in sight, we got in touch with director Simon to cover his relationship with social media, serendipity and ‘new build communities’.
The Long Shot is filmmaker Karen Turner’s debut documentary. It’s about Paralympian athlete and mountain biker James Bevis. We caught up with Karen before the film’s Exeter Phoenix premiere and found out about amazing stories, the art of interviewing and the limitless possibilities of writing and filmmaking.
Pine is one of the new films commissioned at the Exeter Phoenix to get its premiere at Two Short Nights 2015.
Orson Cornick isn’t comfortable being called a filmmaker, we spoke to him to find out why, and what inspired his touching and mult-layered second film Take Your Time. Here’s what he said:
One Who Walks in Shadows is a gritty, brooding short set in the world of Anglo-Saxons and Vikings in North Devon. We spoke to filmmaker Chester Carr of Kjarrwolf Productions about historical epics, zero budgets, cold seas and sci fi
Finian Vogel‘s short surfer film Charging the Barrel was premiered at the Bristol Surf Film Festival. The film explores the thoughts and experiences of three surfers and bodyboarders in Cornwall. Rather than celebrating perfection this film celebrates raw enthusiasm. We asked Finian about the inspiration behind and the making of Charging the Barrel, this is his response.
Tomorrow is Martha Pinson‘s directorial feature debut, it also marks Martin Scorsese‘s first voyage into British feature film as he takes on an executive producer role. And it even features Devon’s own Joss Stone -as well as Stephen Fry, Stephanie Leonidas, Sebastian Street, Stuart Brennan, Sophie Kennedyâ€Clark and Paul Kaye.
Ti West’s newest film, The Sacrament, was screened in the Cult section at the 57th BFI London Film Festival. I sat down with the director over tea and scones to discuss his latest film, semantics, Eli Roth and whether he has ambitions to direct beyond the horror genre
Toby de Burgh picked up last year’s jury award at Exeter’s Two Short Nights festival for his film Distraction. He’s now making The Undertow with funding from South West Screen. He spoke to D&CFilm.