Two posts in two days, that’s a first but as promised a follow up from the last one. Only this one is more to do with the Film Festival events that has been sweeping up and down the UK, in a nutshell the 48 hour Film Challenge.Challenge. So the mission which many people chose to accept was to shoot a short film in the space of two days and to submit it for the event within the set deadline. This was all part of the International Festival Fringe of Summer Shorts; one could say this is our equivalent to Cannes minus travelling abroad.
I was surprised at the number of people who turned up a mixture of those who worked on the shorts and those supporting the films themselves. The films running order stood thus:
The Interview – Directed by Adam Jeayes Comedy with a double meaning in the title
Marmeladas – Directed by Rosemary Hill that means Cheese which language I can’t remember
Five Pound Note – Directed by Ana Diego Silent film with only background noises.
Spirit Cleanser – Directed by Julie Cuthbert
West Ham, Farewell Boleyn – Directed by Roger Stotesbury I really enjoyed this documentary and I’m sure those who are West Ham fans would too. Got to speak to the director on this film too.
Product Placement – Directed by Ana Diego focusing on the issue of trafficking
First Response – Directed by Carl Mason Zombie police film
Silently Within Your Shadow – Directed by Scott Lyus a Ventriloquist’s dummy that comes to live and has a connection with the Ventriloquist. One thing that surprised me was that people were asking me was I the Ventriloquist in the film because the actress who played her had the same hair color and length as me. Was flattered but not pretty enough to be an actress.
In Tents – Directed by MJ Dixon Thriller by a director I know very well and it does make you jump out of your skin.
Avant Macabre – Directed by John H Shelton
Nightman – Directed by Kieran Johnston
The Night Walker – Directed by Michael Hallett
There were some films that were creatively done, a genuine thinking outside the box short and then there were 1-2 that once you watched them you thought what the hell that doesn’t make sense or was just awful no doubt about it. Overall the night was great seeing something on screen and as I sat there a film idea for a short came to mind whether I suggest it to someone and it gets made for the next shorts festival who knows.
Hopefully more media activities to share soon when the next is I don’t know at all.