Film aficionado Ashley Thorpe has been ploughing his distinct filmmaking furrow more years than you can shake a spectral fist at. And his style, tenacity and downright hard-work (plus talent obs) has been paying hard-won dividends. He’ll be sharing his rich experience -plus some new news about his Borley Rectory film -with filmmakers and film fans during the English Riviera Film Festival. Not an event to miss.
The latest promo for the English Riviera Film Festival sees a suave secret agent type (surely modelled on the fest’s head honcho John Tomkins) on a mission to secure six golden tickets from the festival’s six venues.
Ashley Thorpe is an animation-a-holic, he’s also a bit of a horror aficionado, and he’s managed to get his busy fingers involved in a Hollywood flick that is being touted as horror of the year.
The final push is on to finish shooting on the animated horror Borley Rectory, starring Reece Shearsmith. And a crowdfunding campaign on indiegogo has been set up for people to help towards the film’s completion.
Borley Rectory is written and directed by Ashley Thorpe, who amongst other things has made Scayrecrow, The Screaming Skull and The Hairy Hands -three award-winning animated shorts inspired by neglected aspects of British legend. [Read more…] about Help the Borley Rectory team finish shooting their spooking new animated film starring Reece Shearsmith
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
Exciting news! Carrion Films is putting together the cast for Borley Rectory, and you could be a part of it!
With indie horror supremo Ashley Thorpe on the panel of the Considering Crowdfunding event at the Two Short Nights film festival in Exeter, we thought we’d have a quick catch-up with his Borley Rectory film.
Crowdfunding is becoming the new norm for filmmakers wanting to realise new projects. With over 500 active crowdfunding platforms it is no wonder more filmmakers than ever are turning to the Internet and social media to ‘pre-sell’ their projects rather than following traditional routes.
Borley Rectory laid claim to be the most haunted house in England, and, as you would expect, is ripe for an interpretation by one of British horror’s freshest voices.
Horror filmmaker Ashley Thorpe is making the transition to the stage when his latest script, Dead Man’s Shoes, is performed live in New York.
Fangoria have allowed a pdf of Devon filmmaker and writer Ashley Thorpe’s interview with Hammer legend Peter Sasdy, to be downloaded as part of Ashley’s bid to win a much-coveted horror industry Rondo award.
To celebrate Exeter filmmaker and writer Ashley Thorpe being nominated for a Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Award, we thought we have a quick look at some of his work.
Carrion Films is set to follow the multi-award winning animated films Scayrecrow, The Screaming Skull and The Hairy Hands with the next ground breaking film in its series of gothic shorts. Borley Rectory is inspired by what director Ashley Thorpe believes to be neglected aspects of British horror heritage. It’s an approach that has led to the Devon-based artist being marked as integral to a British Horror revival.
Carrion Film director Ashley Thorpe has been selected to join a multitude of filmmakers from across the globe to be part of a US-shot feature-length documentary, with the working title Brilliant Terror, which investigates the so called grassroots horror phenomena.
It’s not often that Devon-based filmmakers bag top billing in the Wall Street Journal, but that’s exactly what horror aficionado Ashley Thorpe has done.
This is the 10th year of Two Short Nights, and as a celebration and retrospective there will be a screening of past films along with a panel of filmmakers speaking about their experience.
The trailer to Exeter filmmaker Ashley Thorpe’s Borley Rectory received an airing at the Buried Alive Film Festival.
â€ªLast summer the very talented filmmaking abilities of Ashley Thorpe, Toby DeBurgh and Tom Atkinson worked together on a video for the catchy This Mystery from The Sunshine Getaway.
The articles about the Devon filmmaker Ashley Thorpe’s reworking of Penny Dreadfuls caught my attention, as his involvement in the retelling the story of Spring Heeled Jack in cinematic form is similar to my CDROM Graphic Novel, we are both repackaging of the same urban legend.
Despite a feature in the making, Ashley Thorpe is embarking on a new short film, this time about famed haunted house Borley Rectory.
Devon filmmaker Ashley Thorpe had a wonderful Fantastic Film Weekend at the Bradford National Media Museum where he interviewed one of horror cinema’s greatest directors, and chatted aesthetics, art and hobnobbing with Sirs Jonathan Miller and Christopher Frayling.
Bradford’s National Media Museum has specially selected Exeter filmmaker Ashley Thorpe’s Scayrecrow, The Screaming Skull and The Hairy Hands for an animated horror triptych at its 10th Fantastic Films Weekend.
Award winning novelist/screenwriter/producer, Philip Nutman, has signed on to co-produce with Carrion Film’s Tom Atkinson and award-winning filmmaker, Ashley Thorpe’s Spring Heel Jack. It will be Ashley’s first feature.