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  • STUDENT FILM MONTH: From The Inside Out dir. Nick Archer (2013)

    STUDENT FILM MONTH:
    From The Inside Out dir. Nick Archer (2013)

    Our twentieth film in Student Film Month is the powerful documentary ‘From The Inside Out’ dir. Nick Archer (2013) Steve Pendleton hasn’t seen himself in 20 years after being blinded in a helicopter crash in Northern Ireland. This film follows the process of Steve describing himself and his 15 year old daughter to a forensic artist in an attempt to understand how Steve imagines life around him. Producer – Josh Andrews Director – Nick Archer Cinematographer and Editor – Yannick Hausler Associate Producer [...]

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  • STUDENT FILM MONTH:The Stuntmen (dir. Sam Cleverly, Alice Rowe, Matt Toy 2013)

    STUDENT FILM MONTH:
    The Stuntmen (dir. Sam Cleverly, Alice Rowe, Matt Toy 2013)

    Our tenth film to feature in Student Film Month is ‘The Stuntmen’ dir. Sam Cleverly, Alice Rowe, Matt Toy (2013). ‘The Stuntmen’ is a short student production on what it takes to be a professional stunt man in today’s industry. Shot, directed and edited by Sam Cleverly, Alice Rowe and Matt Toy – all graduates in Film and Television Production from Bucks New University, High Wycombe. Student Film Month In celebration of student filmmakers everywhere and our Student Film In Transit competition, we’ve launched Student Film Month at Cannes in [...]

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  • At last… ‘Roger’ is now online!

    At last… ‘Roger’ is now online!

    As if by magic, as our 2013 Van d’Or Awards come into view, one of the real gems from last year is finally available online! Roger The Real-life Superhero, directed by Cathy MacDonald is a simply brilliant documentary about one simply brilliant human-being. Winner of Best Documentary at the 2012 Van d’Or Independent Film Awards, the film follows nineteen-year-old Roger Hayhurst who lives on an estate in Salford, Manchester. With the unwavering support of his mum Jennifer, Roger dresses in a spandex [...]

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  • Sheffield Doc Fest – Film Reviews by Janus Avivson

    Sheffield Doc Fest – Film Reviews by Janus Avivson

    Our man on the ground, Janus Avivson, once again reviews films in the only way he knows how – honestly… this time, from Sheffield Doc Fest. Sheffield Doc/Fest June 12-16 2013 Some brief and very personal reviews by your favourite grumpy old semi-retired reporter Janus Avivson of Hampstead ITALY: LOVE OR LEAVE IT – 2011 Italy/Germany, 78 min, directors: Gustav Hofer and Luca Ragazzi, producer Gustav Hofer. Two smart and handsome gay guys travel the length of Italy’s boot for [...]

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  • Cannes 2013: Cannes in a Van interview with Troma founder Lloyd Kaufman

    Cannes 2013: Cannes in a Van interview with Troma founder Lloyd Kaufman

    This is the uncut interview with independent film legend and Troma founder Lloyd Kaufman as he talks about a changing Cannes Film Festival, Occupy Cannes and how independent film is so important in a developing film industry. You can watch the vast back catalogue of Troma films including All The Love You Cannes on the Troma Movies Channel. Look out for more from Troma & Cannes in a Van in London soon…

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  • Project Kronos (dir. Hasraf Dulull)

    Project Kronos (dir. Hasraf Dulull)

    From the guy who brought us dogs and cats at war in his epic motion graphic short Fubar Redux, comes this intriguing documentary treatment of a futuristic journey through space research, Project Kronos. With a huge amount of work behind this new film, Hasraf Dulull seems set to direct an effects-heavy feature, perhaps expanding on his take on interstellar space travel. We hope to welcome Hasraf back for a screening at a future Screen Social.

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  • Breaking The Taboo

    Breaking The Taboo

    This documentary by Sam Branson (yes, that one) is released for free on youTube for one month only. If you haven’t seen the film yet then watch the full documentary here and join the debate using the #breakthetaboo hashtag on Twitter. Read Richard Branson’s comments here…

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  • Walk Tall (dir. Kate Sullivan)

    Walk Tall (dir. Kate Sullivan)

    This quirky documentary (directed by Kate Sullivan) was nominated for Best Documentary and Best Director at The Van d’Or Awards 2012 and has already picked up awards and fans across the UK. It’s a portrait of 1948 Olympic gymnast George Weedon. The synopsis goes… ‘No sponsorship, one kidney, tuberculosis, a broken back… All set for the London Olympics… 1948.’ We thoroughly recommend a watch and when you like it… pass it on. The guy is a legend. http://www.walktallfilm.com

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