By midlandsmovies, Jul 14 2014 06:03PM
Midlands Movies takes a look at Stop/Eject from Nottingham, a film already described as a “genuine pleasure to watch” and a “strong, powerful film” by the press, so Mike rewinds the action to take a look at this new short from the region.
Stop/Eject is a new magical fantasy-drama starring Georgina Sherrington (Mildred Hubble in the ITV series The Worst Witch) and directed by Neil Oseman, dubbed "The Spielberg of Hereford" by The Guardian.
With the premise set around a sudden death of a husband called Dan (played by Oliver Park), his widow Kate (played by Sherrington) discovers a mysterious old tape recorder that can stop and rewind time - but the film asks one question - can she save her husband?
Completed in 2013, the new KickStarter campaign allows fans to get involved by purchasing an exclusive digital, DVD or Blu-ray copy which in turn will help fundraise the film’s appearance at film festivals at the same time.
Other exclusive packages include a version with the filmmakers commentary from producer Sophie Black and director Neil Oseman, “Record & Play: The Making of Stop/Eject” which is a brand new behind-the-scenes documentary featuring interviews with all the cast and crew and “Filming in Belper”, a visual essay by Sophie about Stop/Eject's north Derbyshire locations – a must for any Midlands movie maniac!
With the success of Stop/Eject, fans may also be interested in The Dark Side of the Earth: Making the Pilot which is a new half-hour documentary about the making of a demo scene to help raise financing for Neil Oseman's next ambitious fantasy adventure epic. Featuring interviews with actors Benedict Cumberbatch and Kate Burdette, it follows the production of the scene from construction of a seven-foot-tall sword-fighting puppet, through building the set and (their words) “blagging a cheap deal on an extensive 35mm camera package” to shooting the scenes over three intense days.
With both projects moving forward quickly and with great support within the local film-making community, their final goal is to get Stop/Eject showcased at a prestigious festival. We wish them all the best here at Midlands Movies as it can only be a great celebration for the region and hopefully bring even more attention to the area and open doors for the many more talents based here.
Watch the StopEject trailer here: http://vimeo.com/89591822