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By midlandsmovies, Sep 19 2016 06:07PM

Archway 0173 tells the story of Tom who is fascinated by an old telephone bought at an auction but one day the previously-broken phone rings and connects Tom with a young girl from 1940 called Isabelle. Becoming friends after sharing conversations, Tom's friend Katie doesn’t believe Isabelle is real. MIdlands Movies writer investigates this new short from Leicester where characters make frightening discoveries about each other.


Writer & Director of Archway 0173 is promising newcomer Pat Knight from Leicester. Although this film is Pat's first production she is someone who already has connections with the regional filmmaking community in the city as she explains:


“My son David attends the Pauline Quirke Academy in Leicester and through this I met Keith Allott who is their Film and TV teacher", says Pat. Pat continues, "As well as working with the PQA students, Keith offered to help any parent who was interested in film making. Having been on serval TV and Film sets when David has been filming I became fascinated by the whole process of film-making and was inspired to create my own film, accepting Keith’s offer to help".


So what came next?


"I then began to think of ideas for a film. I love science fiction and time travel and I came up with the story for Archway 0173 having re-discovered our old broken Bakelite telephone which had been stored away. I imagined it connecting people through time and the story developed from there. I am very lucky that I have a very talented young actor for a son so it seemed obvious to create the role of Tom for him and it was such a lovely experience to work alongside him on set".


With David's friends also being actors, Pat felt it was a natural progressions to tap into their talent for the rest of the cast.


"I was delighted when Eleanor Worthington Cox, who is in CBBC’s Hetty Feather with David, agreed to play the role of Isabelle. We were very lucky that her other filming schedules fitted in with our shoot, I feel very honoured to have her in my first film. Our other young actress, Jess O’Brien is a student at PQA and David has worked with her previously on several short films. Many of the other actors in the film are from a local amateur dramatic group and for our crew we were able to enlist some of the other PQA students to help behind the camera as well as help from one of the other mums and my husband".


With this being Pat's foray into film, she said their were struggles but support came from a variety of close friends.


"It was a steep learning curve but Keith (Allott) was an excellent mentor and explained each stage of the film making process before I undertook them from the treatment through to the final draft of the script, shot lists, story boards, the actual filming process then into editing and creating a trailer. Through Keith I was introduced to Javier Blanco, a professional composer who then composed the music for the film. I have learned so much but I know there is still a huge amount still to learn. We filmed over 3 days and in all it took a year from the first ideas for a script to the film being completed".


Archway 0173 had its premiere at The Shortish Cinema, part of The Short Cinema film festival at the Phoenix cinema in Leicester and Pat couldn't be more delighted with the finished film, turning out exactly as she imagined it.


"I was so lucky to have such a fantastic mentor, cast and crew on my first film who all did an amazing job. I am looking forward to Archway’s next screening which is at 5 Lamps in Derby later this month and I have started to enter it into other film festivals all over the world".


Coming off the back of such successful feedback, Pat is now currently working on a draft script based on idea from her son which he is going to take forward and direct himself.


For a review of the film please continue reading after the jump.


Kira Comerford




Archway 0173 (2016) Dir. Pat Knight


Archway 0173 is a short film with a concept that I found to be very interesting. The idea of the two periods of time being linked by one telephone threw up a lot of questions for me, and made me sort of go, ‘Ah, now there’s a good idea for a short film!’.


The two main performances were partly the reason why I felt the idea worked as well as it did. Both David Knight and Eleanor Worthington-Cox did such a wonderful job of portraying their characters and the time they were growing up in. For example, it was very easy to tell that Worthington-Cox’s character, Isabelle, was from times gone by purely by the way she spoke, and I certainly feel that this was essential for the story to work and to ensure that audiences didn't become confused at any point.


One issue the film brought up that particularly fascinated me was the idea of changing history. Of course, in Archway 0173, the characters would not just have been interfering for the sake of it – it was presented here as a matter of life and death. It left me asking myself a few questions after watching, and I'm partly guessing that this was the impression writer and director Pat Knight was hoping the film would create.


All in all, I found Archway 0173 to be a thought-provoking short that was 20 minutes well spent.


Conceptually, I thought it was very good, and I feel as though there could be a future for some of the young actors who made appearances in the film. If anybody gets a chance to see the film at any upcoming local showcases, I would recommend seeing it at one.


Kira Comerford


By midlandsmovies, Sep 1 2016 09:51AM

After a successful short film featured in the recent Short Cinema festival at Leicester’s Phoenix cinema, Midlands Movies finds out about a large group of local filmmakers who are soon to launch an online comedy series.


A team of award-winning Leicester-based filmmakers called FlipYou have written and produced a series of brand new online comedy sketches from the region to great approval. Released on both Youtube and Facebook, the shorts have picked up over 18,000 views and individually have been submitted and accepted into a number of film festivals.


The group ‘FlipYou Productions’ comprises of writers and actors who have spent over twelve months developing their work, and star BBC writer and stand-up comic Mike Yeoman, actor and ITV writer Peter James and stage actor and director Dan Thomas.


“There’s also a guy we think is called Vinnie,” says Mike Yeoman, FlipYou Productions’ CEO, who offers some insight into the characters that have made it into the final cut of sketches: “There’s the most paranoid man in Britain, survivalist Yogi Griddles and space explorer Captain McDuck,” he goes on to explain.


Yeoman is confident that the comedy collective will become a household name, “Following in the footsteps of our legendary football team, FlipYou wants to make Leicester the film and comedy champions of the UK,” he says.


“Our jokes fly in as hard and fast as Vardy’s beautiful and shiny right foot. In all seriousness though, I’m not actually joking when I say that I want FlipYou to be mentioned in the same breath as Monty Python, The Fast Show and Big Train”.


With Leicester’s annual Dave Comedy Festival going strong for over 20 years, the group have high hopes for their series. “I want every season to be ten times better than the last. We've already learnt a lot from filming season 1 so can't wait to start Season 2.”


The short films can be viewed at www.flipyou.co.uk with new sketches being released every week. The group is starting work on Series 2 in the coming months.


Further information can be found at www.flipyou.co.uk and follow the group on Twitter @flipyou_co_uk and www.facebook.com/flipyoucomedy

By midlandsmovies, Aug 28 2016 10:13AM

(for part 1 of this blog please click here)


After some quick refreshments and brief chat about the films from the first half, the second part of The Short Cinema kicked off with Saiyan Armour directed by Daryl Grizzle. This strange but amusing film was set on a council estate where three youths discuss their summer break. Amongst all the “bruvs” and teen bravado the film actually showcases one of them attempting to convince his friends that he spent his holidays on Planet Vegeta (a Dragonball Z reference). Confused? Well it brilliantly subverts expectations ending on a t-shirt reveal that is as surprising as it was satisfying. A curious but comical gem.

http://www.festivalfocus.org/film/135680/saiyan-armour/


Sophie Black’s impressive Night Owls was previously reviewed by us a few months ago but this rewatch confirmed all our admiration for the film from the first viewing. A subtle drama shot in Victorian browns, the short covers a drama set on one wet night as two opposites are attracted in strange circumstances as characters bond over loneliness and being outsiders.

http://www.midlandsmovies.com/blog/4558436876/Midlands-Feature-Review---Night-Owls/10401665


Keeping Shop directed by Raj Pathak was another film set in a late night shop and showed the conflicted relationship between a father and son during a botched (and often comedic) robbery. This failed hold-up opens old and unresolved family wounds and the film’s good gags sit with a sad undercurrent that were both balanced well.

https://vimeo.com/160152894


Transcended was shown before our Star Wars screening and the sci-fi short shows a human being infected and becoming a dangerous ‘bomb’ in a remote setting. Great cinematography by director Christopher Bevan, the film combines horror and drama which sit together well. Alongside this is a remarkable cast comprising of A.J Stevenson (Cal), Michael Muyunda (Alix) and Julia Quayle (Bren).

http://www.christopher-bevan.com/transcended/


Rajnish Sharma directed dark apocalyptic drama Ascension showing the struggle of a solitary man surviving in a bunker from scary and unknown aggressors. The ambiguous tone and nervy camera work helped create a sense of unease along with the protagonist which lifted the film above some of the clichés of a crackling radio voiceover and disturbed loner.

https://www.facebook.com/Short-Film-Ascension-168693876866878/


Congratulations must go to Best of Festival winner Dolls by Leicester filmmaker Keith Allott. We reviewed the film earlier in the year and the film’s discomforting atmosphere was a joy to experience again. The effective horror short used creepy toys and great sound (from Kris Tearse) to deliver possibly the moment of the night. Having seen it before I knew the use of a shocking jump cut would have the crowd screaming and it delivered in spectacular fashion as the scary jolt was broken with an embarrassed audience getting their breath back.

http://www.midlandsmovies.com/blog/4558436876/Feature-Review---Dolls/10637057


The penultimate film was James Hissett’s Art Film #1: The Struggle. With a title like that it was only going to go one way in the funniest film of the night. Parodying every awful arthouse/student film cliché the film was shot appropriately in black and white with all the pretentiousness you would expect. Hilarious scenes included a montage of sequences shot in reverse as well a stop-motion chair on a lonely factory floor. These were brilliantly undermined by a comedy voiceover from the fictional filmmaker who struggles to get out of bed, watches Buffy the Vampire Slayer and discusses his favourite cereal - the true callings of a 'conflicted' artist.

http://www.jameshissett.co.uk


There were signs of incredibly happy faces at the show’s conclusion as On the Fence by Thaxnay Kapdee arrived in the form of a gloriously animated Pixar-esque short. This sweet CGI cartoon followed a love-struck boy’s attempts in wooing a girl from over the fence using kites. A radiant idea well-executed, this lovely film had exceptional warmth from a gifted animator with shining talent.

https://vimeo.com/tweenandkey




And with that, the festival ended on such a high there was nothing but congratulations and well-wishes to be shared by the audience and filmmakers alike. A spectacular event encapsulating not just the talent from the region but the encouragement, cooperation and support the film-making community in the area gives each other. Special thanks should go to the festival’s organiser Alexzandra Jackson who again has created the festival highlight of the year for Leicester and long may it continue for another 10 years.


http://www.theshortcinema.co.uk


Midlands Movies Mike

By midlandsmovies, Aug 28 2016 09:20AM

From its beginnings as a pop-up screening night in the “snug” of Leicester’s local real ale pub The Criterion, the Short Cinema has gone from showing local music videos on a DVD and projector to a 4-day film extravaganza at The Phoenix – the city’s premier independent cinema.


Celebrating local, national and now international filmmakers, the festival is commemorating its 10th triumphant year where it has given a unique platform to aspiring filmmakers from all genres.


The culmination of the 4-day event is the Saturday night main competition where a selection of respected judges vote for the year’s best in show. With submissions growing exponentially every year, it is an accomplishment that the festival has even managed to slim the entrants to just these fantastic films.


Arriving to a packed foyer at the Phoenix, filmmakers mingled with film fans and a buzzing audience queued early such was the anticipation for this special evening. Settling down with a lovingly crafted ‘goodie’ bag, I joined my fellow cinephiles for an evening of high quality drama, horror, animation and more.


The quality this year was as high as it has ever been so please read below for my thoughts on the films from the night after the jump...




Pitiful Corpses directed by Tom Young opened the evening with a monologue based on Chekhov’s work which was a simple and understated film to get things underway. A fantastic performance captured in extreme close up mixed the intricate words of the Russian playwright with a reveal of modern homelessness to subvert expectations.

http://www.filmandtvpro.com/uk/crew/profile/tom-young


Next up was John McCourt’s Rachel which was a standalone piece from his larger series Arrivals. Directed, written and produced by McCourt, the film’s dialogue slowly revealed a story of possible time travel that mixed sci-fi and a police procedural. A superb comic turn from Jordan Handford as an interrogator got the first laughs of the night which complimented the film’s serious premise.

http://www.midlandsmovies.com/blog/4558436876/Midlands-Movies-Spotlight---John-McCourt/9979128


Tom Young was back again for Interference which showed a spaceman searching for a missing family member on an alien planet. Unfortunately, this was a weaker effort than his first film with a confused focus and although the short was intentionally ambiguous, for me Interference fell sligtly into incoherence. Positively, this film was originally made in 24 hours for the Five Lamps 24 hour film competition which was still a great achievement to complete.


The fourth film of the evening was Paper Plane by Joey Lever. Set during World War 2 the film was located in the impressive Victorian country house Beaumanor Hall near Loughborough where a small child sees his older brother leave to fight in the trenches whilst communicating by radio with another child in the blitz. A melancholic drama, the film used stirring aerial shots with a notable intimacy whilst both the soundtrack and sound effects were some of the best of the evening.

http://www.joeylever.com


L.O.A.B. was the quirky eclectic effort of the evening as director Peter James used an almost blank screen for the duration of his comedy (you could argue tragedy)-laced short before a funny end reveal. An emergence from a ‘packet’ finally disclosed what the cryptic acronym actually stands for- the short life cycle of a grocery provision is all I’ll say.


Up next was Kebabylon directed by C.D. Cronin which was a longer drama-comedy about a late night take-away and a culture clash of generations. A fantastic drama, the film moves from light-heartedness to more serious themes about working hard, family and pursuing your goals. A passionate performance by Annil Mittoo as the owner of the kebab shop was a highlight of a delightful and dramatic short.

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm8169583


Young filmmaker Jess O Brien who has been featured on Midlands Movies before showcased her excellent new film Hinterland. Focusing on choices and containing only child actors, the cast gave first-rate performances with the award-winning Jess supported by the superb Jacq Ardron and Tyler Dunnan.

http://www.midlandsmovies.com/blog/4558436876/Interview---young-filmmaker-Jess-O-Brien-from-PQA-Leicester/9585164


Finally, the evening’s first half was completed with an amusing comedy short directed by Mike Yeoman called Parenthood. More of a skit than a fully fledged cinematic short, the huge laughter from the crowd came from a grown man dressed as a boy having fun with his ‘dad’ at a local playground. A League of Gentleman-style dark twist is revealed at the end as the man-child is paid for his ‘services’.


Ending on this humorous high took us all into an interval with the entire audience excitedly looking forward to the night’s second half.


Read what part two of the show had in store in our follow up review by clicking here...


Midlands Movies Mike

By midlandsmovies, Aug 5 2015 07:33PM



The Short Cinema Film Festival in Leicester has just passed its submission deadline in late July and now is preparing for this year’s event taking place later in August. Mike finds out about all the details surrounding this long-standing Midlands fest...


2015 will see Leicester’s Short Cinema Festival expand over to a two day showcase on Friday 28th and Saturday 29th August.


Locally, these dates coincide with the last weekend of Leicester’s ‘City Festival’ – full details here - which forms part of a whole host of events over the last week in August.


Taking place over ten fun-packed days, sites across the city centre will be filled with entertainment including sports, culture, film, music, art, heritage and more. The Short Cinema will be running alongside other well-established festival favourites like Leicester Belgrave Mela, Ride Leicester Festival, Journeys Festival, Sports Fest, City Music Festival, Old Town Festival and Cosmopolitan Carnival.


Plus there will be some exciting new events for 2015 including the 530th anniversary of the Battle of Bosworth and the 800 year anniversary of the sealing of the Magna Carta.


This time, the Short Cinema Festival has added a new film category, ‘Shortish Cinema’, for films that are between 15 to 30 minutes as well as bringing back their ‘International Departures Lounge’ programme after its success last year.


The festival organizer, Alexzandra Jackson, hopes the festival can continue to work on what makes it such a special event for audiences and local film makers.


“The festival also provides filmmakers with an opportunity to meet and discuss their work with their peers, strengthening bonds with the Midlands filmmaking community”.


Over the last nine years, The Short Cinema has grown from a small grassroots screening to a much bigger (but still grass roots) festival. Its aim is to continue this growth, exploring and providing new opportunities for anyone involved in Midlands film to develop and exhibit their work, both in the region and around the world.


To book tickets to the various screenings please check out the times and links below:


Festival Screenings

TSC: The Shortish Cinema Friday 28th August 18:00 Phoenix Cinema

http://www.phoenix.org.uk/film/the-shortish-cinema/


TSC: Main Competition Saturday 29th August 19:00 Phoenix Cinema

http://www.phoenix.org.uk/film/the-short-cinema/


http://www.theshortcinema.co.uk


By midlandsmovies, May 5 2015 12:00PM

Best of Leicester 2015


Midlands Movies Mike looks at 10 of the most exciting films, cinemas, filmmakers and festivals in Leicester this year.


Gatling Gun Productions

Producing short and feature length film productions, Gatling Gun Productions are very much a Midlands venture where they not only make fictional stories but also produce music videos, documentaries, educational videos and comedy sketches in the area. In addition, Gatling Gun say they want to “promote this region of Britain for its rich culture and countryside” and go on to explain that uniquely all of their cast and crew are in fact volunteers. They hope these volunteers share the company's commitment to improve themselves personally and have a positive impact on the local community and their ethos is to also give others opportunities to experience and practice different aspects of movie-making.


Web: www.gatlinggunproductions.co.uk


The Wrong Floor

The Wrong Floor is a new British grindhouse action thriller by Leicester siblings the Hamill brothers who have been making their movie around the UK and Spain over the last 18 months. Currently in production, the film tells the story of Danny, whose father, a pioneering research scientist, has disappeared. Suspecting foul-play, Danny goes undercover at the research centre where he worked and soon discovers that there is something sinister at work. Marc and his brother Carl not only make the film, they both star in the movie as well. As well as the many roles they play on set, the brothers got the great artistry skills of Tom Hodge (a Hollywood designer originally from Leicester) to create the poster for the film. After seeing his design for schlock spoof Hobo with a Shotgun (which starred Rutger Hauer) they asked him to design something for their film and came back with a brilliant design. See the artwork and film’s progress on the link below.


Web: http://thewrongfloor.com


The Piccadilly Cinema

Showing a range of Bollywood and Hollywood films in the heart of Leicester, the Piccadilly Cinema is one of the great independent cinemas in the city. Based on Green Lane Road in the city’s multi-cultural area of Evington, the cinema showcases a wide range of international films and movies. With local restaurants and more sights nearby, the cinema shows films in a variety of languages including Telugu, Malayalam and Hindi. As a cornerstone of the community, the cinema gives film fanatics in the community a wide range of choices from across the globe as well as established blockbusters and beyond.


Web: http://www.piccadillycinemas.co.uk


Firebug Film Club

The Firebug Film Club is a monthly night of double bills and trilogies shown at the upstairs lounge of one of Leicester’s most renowned bars in the city. With a wide range of films, recent double bills have featured High Fidelity & Empire Records, Mean Girls & Clueless and Evil Dead & Shaun of the Dead. With free entry to each showing and free popcorn for attendees these relaxed atmosphere social events and cult movie screenings have proved popular to those seeking to see films in an entertaining environment.


Web: http://www.firebugbar.co.uk/film


The Short Cinema

Run by Alexzandra Jackson, the Short Cinema has established itself at the forefront of showcases for Leicester-based filmmakers. An annual event held at The Phoenix Independent Cinema has now been going for 8 years from its grass roots screenings to a much larger festival showing established and emerging talent from the region. With a mix of genres, styles and budgets, local writers and filmmakers can come together to exhibit their work to the ever-growing filmmaking community. Eclectic and forever growing under the continued efforts from across the community, the next event is already taking its 2015 submissions and has continually championed local Leicester film from its inception.


Web: http://www.theshortcinema.co.uk


The Fort

Midlands Movies has been following the ongoing creation of this feature by writer-director Doug Cubin which is now on its final post-production run. A chilling feature film, Doug has set his film during World War 2 and filmed not only in Leicester but across the UK including at The Shuttleworth airplane collection and at an actual fort in Dover too. With Hurricanes, Spitfires and a range of artillery, Doug has ensured period detail is at the forefront of his film. In addition, a partnership of Sawscale Productions and Seven / Five Productions has seen this anti-war horror set in 1944 following a small group of German soldiers, returning to Berlin, who take refuge in an old fort. The fort is not on their map and has long been abandoned as the darkness closes in and strangely the fort seems to have its own sinister agenda. Starring Jordan Handford, Andrew Joshi, Sean Sheahan and Eric Wharton, follow the film’s progress at the link below:


Web: https://www.facebook.com/FortMovie


A Dozen Summers

Children's feature film A Dozen Summers by Kenton Hall is a feature-length comedy about and for children while still being funny and relevant to adults too. The film concerns itself with what it’s really like to be 12 in the 21st century and whilst Kenton has been involved in acting, writing and directing a large number of projects in the Midlands, this 2014 release is still making waves around the region for its unique view on youth and growing up. This low-budget independent production was made all the easier by fan support and from embarrassing fathers to eclectic mothers, the whimsical beats are cemented by the central characters jumping from one scene to the next with a click of a finger and viewers will want to leap into this exciting adventure with them. A superb first feature with a fast paced plot and assured control from director Hall, this is a Summer that you won’t want to end.


Web: http://dozensummersmovie.co.uk


Jess O’Brien

Jess O’Brien is a young writer, director and actor from the Pauline Quirke Academy (PQA) in Leicester and is beginning her first film outside of the PQA. With mentoring from Bad Shoes’ Keith Allott. Jess also stars in Keith’s film Flawless, a 5 minute short focusing on time and causality amongst other larger themes with an intelligent circular narrative. Cleverly written by James Worrad and Lucy Wade (who split the task between them by taking the voice of separate characters) the film is a large effort from a whole group of people but Jess’ central performance is key to the film’s success and this 13 year old has big dreams with her new film, Coping. With enormous achievements already behind her and new opportunities flooding in, Flawless’ success at 16 film festivals and counting has helped this bright young star become a huge talent to look out for in the future.


Web: https://www.facebook.com/badshoesfilm


Finding Richard

Coming off the back of the discovery of Richard III’s skeleton in a car park in Leicester, Rhys Davies follows up his mockumentary How to Make a Movie for £43 Pounds with a short film inspired by the finding of the Last Plantagenet. The King of England’s unearthing provides the film with its main plot that sees a young boy, Gull (played by 12 year old local actor David Knight) beginning his own journey with his Granddad. The role of the granddad is played by the sixth Doctor Who, Colin Baker and together with Gull, they develop a sensitive relationship between generations that allows both of them to dream and follow their own path. With showings around the city in 2015 as part of Richard III’s internment, Davies premiered the film at Cannes and dedicates it to “dreamers everywhere”.


Web: http://findingrichard.co.uk


Beverley

The latest project from director Alex Thomas is set in 1980 around Leicester and with its rumbling bass music and a simple black and white font straight from the Two Tone music genre, the film revels in the traditional Ska music revival from the early part of that decade. It also sets the background to a highly charged and emotional short movie concerning race-relations and family and friend relationships. The film’s sense of time and place is second to none from Bev’s chopper bike to the poster of The Specials adorning her wall whilst the adherence to the real-life locations of Leicester – including The Shed and references to Highfields and Market Square – make the realism pop. The fantastic soundtrack combined with the exceptional costume design thrust the audience into the era and the story, although not the most complex, contains multiple levels of meaning, forcing the viewer to confront the tricky choices along with the characters. The film is being shown in May 2015 at Leicester’s Phoenix cinema in the city’s cultural quarter.


Web: http://www.beverleyfilm.com

By midlandsmovies, May 2 2015 08:00AM

SKA FILM BEVERLEY WINS AWARD


The 12th London Independent Film Festival announced its 2015 awards, concluding an 11-day festival which showcased the best of low-budget filmmaking from the UK and abroad.


Director Alexander Thomas took the UK Short Film Prize at LIFF for his film BEVERLEY, produced by Cass Pennant for Urban Edge Films.


The film explores British identity through the perspective of a mixed race female (Laya Lewis) with 2-Tone music as the cultural backdrop to the film. That identity is a uniquely British incarnation of a ‘Rude Girl’, a term that originated from 1960s Jamaican street culture and is also strongly linked to fans of ska music. Vicky McClure (This is England, Line of Duty, Broadchurch) Winston Ellis (Pirates of the Caribbean, The Dark Knight) and Kieran Hardcastle (This is England, Wish 143) also star.


Read Midlands Movies review right here: http://www.midlandsmovies.com/blog/4558436876/Feature-Review---Beverley/9494145


Festival Director Erich Schultz said: “Another year of absolutely fantastic low-budget films from around the world. I’m certain we’ll be seeing many great things from these filmmakers in the very near future”

Hosted at annually at the Shortwave and Genesis cinemas in downtown London, the 2015 London Independent Film Festival screened over 60 films. The festival highlights the best in low & micro-budget filmmaking every April and has been called: “A treasure trove of undiscovered cinematic gem and one of Europe’s top indie film fests” (British Film Magazine).


DERBY FILM FESTIVAL:

Beverley screening at 2pm on Sunday 10th May in Derby Film Festival

Tickets are on sale online for £5. Box Office 01302 290606

QUAD, Market Place Cathedral Quarter, Derby DE1 3AS


https://uk.patronbase.com/_DerbyQuad/Seats/NumSeats?prod_id=61E5&perf_id=1&section_id=M&seat_type_id=S


LEICESTER SCREENINGS:

People of Leicester get the chance to see BEVERLEY the short film for 4 added May dates back at the Phoenix Cinema.


Box Office: 0116 242 2800 http://www.phoenix.org.uk/film/beverley-making-of-doc/


Fri 8 May 2015 6.15pm

Sat 9 May 2015 1.15pm

Sun 10 May 2015 6.00pm

Mon 11 May 2015 4.00pm


Phoenix Cinema

4 Midland Street

Leicester

LE1 1TG

By midlandsmovies, Apr 27 2015 04:50PM




New British comedy, MLE (“My Little Eye”), by up-and-coming writer/director/actor Sarah Warren is about to get a screening in Leicester at the city’s Phoenix Square Independent cinema. Midlands Movies Mike spies on this new movie and its ambitious award-winning actress.


Sarah Warren is an actress with an impressive CV and came to Midlands Movies’ attention most recently by starring in "A Dozen Summers" by Leicester’s own Kenton Hall (our review here).


In her new film, Sarah stars as Julie Robert (!) who is on the verge of giving up after her dream role as an actress falls through but a mysterious couple then hire her to spy on their daughter. A perfect, if strange, acting gig turns very sinister as a dangerous secret is discovered in this brand new comedy thriller.


The Phoenix will be showing the film at the following times:

• Tues 28th April – 3.45pm

• Wednesday 29th April 7.30pm

• Thursday 30th April – 8.45pm


In addition, Sarah Warren herself will be at the Wednesday April 29th screening for an after-show Q&A session and tickets for this event can be bought via The Phoenix at this link http://www.phoenix.org.uk/film/m-l-e


MLE premiered at the BFI Southbank in January 2015 as part of the official selection of the LOCO London Comedy Film Festival. At the festival, MLE won the Special Commendation Discovery Award and the film has also been selected for exciting upcoming festivals details of which will be announced shortly by the filmmakers.


We highly recommend going to see this comedic gem which also stars Deidre Garcia, Jo Price, Paul Haggis, Orion Lee, Ryan Mercier, Mitchell Mullen, & Mike Figgis and click above to view the film’s new trailer.


Midlands Movies Mike

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