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Midlands Spotlight Archive - FOCUS ON FATHERLY FILM

By midlandsmovies, Sep 1 2013 10:26AM

Following 3 years of hard work , Clare Speller, Kenton Hall, Bipin Anand and Jordan Handford will soon be showcasing the first trailer for their Leicester-based feature film 'Father to Fall' which is close to release in 2013. Midlands Movies Mike falls deeper into the story surrounding this new film.

The film is a dramatic – though at times comedic - look at life from director Clare Speller and writer Kenton Hall, who describe the film as “a single father struggling to keep his life in balance as he deals with both the breakdown of his relationship and the needs of his son”.

Father to Fall is the first feature film from Clare’s Redivider Productions and Kenton’s Monkey Basket Films, in association with touchRainbow and Seven/Five Productions and on the surface, it’s a story of a single father struggling to keep himself afloat. But it is also the story of all the people around him, the people whose lives he touches and whose lives have touched his.

The film focuses on the choices we all make, and the far-reaching, often unforeseen consequences. It is funny, sad and they hope, true with Kenton describing the film as “a labour of love - well, love, hope, fear, joy, despair and lunacy” - for the entire cast & crew. The feature is now finally in the can and currently being groomed in post-production like a hair-spray lacquered beauty queen. (their words – Editor Mike).

Director Clare Speller was an Arts Practitioner for over ten years after graduating from Art School in the 1990s. During a brief period at Glasgow School of Art she discovered film-making and installation which offered itself as a voice for her work. She has also co-produced Father to Fall and as well as scriptwriting, is keen to put the themes that interest her in a cinematic format. In addition to this she is making a film which is a collaborative work with printmaker Sue Baker.

Kenton Hall is a Canadian writer, actor, director and musician, who after ten years with his Leicester-based band ist and three critically acclaimed albums, moved full-time into film in 2010. His directorial debut, Bus Stop, Wet Day won Best Direction and Best Cinematography awards at the inaugural U-Reak-A! Film Festival.

He and Clare are looking for final funding for the film through crowd-sourcing site Kickstarter. If you would like to contribute please check their page for a chance for an associate producer credit and help them jump the final hurdle and raise the funds necessary to get this film out into the world and ready for cinema audiences and distributors alike.


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