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.
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It seems like June is a season of animation, because we’ve seen two things to do with animation in June and we’re making vast assumptions.
Devon and Cornwall get one creative company each in Creative England’s CE50 for 2018, and join five others in the South West on the list of the ‘best up-and-coming disruptors and innovators’.
Plymouth Arts Centre is hosting Rebel Film Festival, formerly Plymouth Film Festival, for the fifth year running. The event encompasses an eclectic mix of world-class short films, special feature screenings, and inspiring Q&As with special guests.
The Peninsula Arts Film Commission 2018 panel has announced three practitioners from the South West of England as this year’s winners.
Hollywood stars dazzle against a sonic backdrop made in Plymouth in a new film scored by the University of Plymouth’s Dr John Matthias and Jay Auborn from dBs Music.
Pattern Pusher’s video to their song Lose Myself is a lot of fun of visual hi-jinx and on-screen naughtiness. We asked them what inspired them and how they made it.
Sleeping Rough, a story of homelessness, is getting its first public screening at Bristol’s Watershed cinema as part of Homeless Awareness Week, alongside a performance from Cardboard Citizens, followed by a Q&A featuring director Owain Astles, as well as other experts on homelessness.
Encounters is now open for submissions, and is ready to welcome live-action filmmakers, animators and visual content creators to this top-notich Bristol film fest platform.
A University of Exeter expert has helped to bring the world of the Tudor court to life for television viewers around the world.
Claire Downes’ directorial debut We Can Be Heroes, which filmed at The Bottle Yard Studios and around Bristol last year, will preview at this year’s FilmBath Festival on 4 November, followed by a special Q&A with the director, producer, author and cast.
Since their first performance with a special screening of John Waters Pink Flamingos in Bristol, Beacons, Icons and Dykons have been wowing audiences with their unique take on film nights.
This year’s Film London Jarman Award tour will see the best in contemporary artists’ filmmaking taken to venues across the UK from 30 September -19 November, including screenings at Plymouth and Exeter.
When we caught up with filmmaker Owain Astles about his Exeter Phoenix bursary micro short The Hardest Fight, we took the opportunity to ask about another of the films, Sleeping Rough, which is set to get its first airing.
A young boxer fighting depression in the run-up to his first fight is Owain Astles’ Exeter Phoenix bursary winning short The Hardest Fight.
TRANSMISSION bubbles. The short film twists you around and gets in your belly as well as your head.
A collection of rare and previously unseen historical footage of coastal life in The South West of England has been made available for all to view on BFI Player as part of BFI’s Britain on Film: Coast and Sea national project via an interactive map.
It seems fitting that a documentary about artist Banksy would be made from found footage gathered over three years and pieced together to create a unifying whole, and that’s what filmmaker Dominic Wade has done with his film docoBANKSY, which is getting a special festival airing at Grinagog in Torquay.
Two award-winning artists have been presented with the opportunity to portray their take on our changing understanding of history on film.
If you and your family are getting a bit tired of the same ole same ole, step into the Two Short Nights Family Friendly screening at the Exeter Phoenix’s Studio 74, with an hour of top shorts featuring animation and live action for children aged 7+.
Owain Astles first took to the streets of Bristol to film interviews with homeless people in an attempt to counter the negativity he’d come across, but he had no idea of the reaction he’d get, or what his Sleeping Rough film would grow into.
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.
The Cinema of Europe’s Small Nations is celebrating the cinematic gems from the continent’s smaller nations in a series of screenings in talks at Studio 74 at the Exeter Phoenix throughout November.
This year’s Film London Jarman Award tour will see the best in contemporary artists’ filmmaking taken to venues across the UK from 2 October -20 November, which even includes a turn at Plymouth Arts Centre.
It’s a sunny day, which is just as well as writer/director Luke Jeffery is scouting a location for a summer fete after our conversation. Although you wouldn’t put it past Luke to somehow conjure up a snowstorm as a backdrop for summer activities. Judging by his films, he has a rather side-long view of the world.