A buncha short movies from the region’s film types are about to go into production thanks to a super wheeze aimed at developing local talent.
Those lovely chaps at South West Screen - in association with the UK Film Council, Cornwall Film, ITV West, The Engine Room, Calling The Shots and Uncle Tom Cobley - have just announced that 11 short films are to be commissioned as part of their Digital Shorts 2006/7 scheme.
The best ideas from this year will have budgets of up to £8,000 (cor!) and successful applicants will work alongside an established line producer, as well as undergoing training at the National Film and Television School. Pretty rad, non?
Anyway, the films commissioned this year are:
In association with ITV West:
Hedge Witch by Liz Banks from Bristol
Moon People by Martin Rhys Davies from Bristol
Meeting by Bill Maryon from Bristol
Illumination by Liz Crow from Bristol
In association with Cornwall Film:
Just Saying Goodbye by Joan Beveridge from Cornwall
Bob-a-job by Brett Harvey from Cornwall
Pianissimo by Pat Kelman from Cornwall
Friday Night by Jane Pugh from Cornwall
In association with Somerset Film and Video and Calling the Shots
A small collection of Hilary Flamingo’s Dream Vocations by Harriet Fleuriot from Bristol
Goodbye Gabrielle by Adrian Cooper from Dorset
The River by Adam Laity from Bristol
Wot no citizens of the People’s Republic?! Come on, people - it’s time to pull your collective finger out.
Posted by Thin White Duke
August 17th, 2006