Ashley Thorpe’s fourth Penny Dreadful animation, The Hairy Hands, which is based on the Devon legend, is due to have the script and budget signed off by South West Screen on June 15, but there is still concern that the name may alienate audiences outside the Devon region.
Ashley Thorpe’s Scayrecrow is making a continental journey with a visit to Cannes’ Short Film Corner in this year’s Festival de Cannes.
“British horror revival begins here in the South West,” said Ashley Thorpe as he picked up the media innovations award for independent film, and he should know -he’s picking up awards, and plaudits, and favourable reviews wherever he goes.
It’s that bursary time the year, with the deadline for the Exeter Phoenix and Media Centre Galleries digital media bursary rearing its head on February 28.
The Exeter Phoenix media bursaries are up for grabs for new and exciting ideas for films based on a new idea or treatment in any genre. The deadline for submissions is February 28.