Category: Short Films


You may recall a fair few months back that I posted the trailer for my friend, Jack De La Mare’s, latest movie Six. Well, now it has been officially released, and it’s better than I ever could have pictured it. I was once again involved with the production of this movie, although not as heavily as I was for Isolated or the upcoming Zombey, as I basically served as producer, organising locations and supervising casting etc. I unfortunately couldn’t be there for both the filming and the premiere of the movie due to living in Alderney, but it allows me to appreciate the film more for what it is as an audience viewer rather than one of the creators. And it certainly is Jack’s best, most assured and confident work yet. It has this really unsettling atmosphere to it, from the visceral surroundings of the underground hospital, to the cold and clinical interiors of Holstein’s office. And the music by Rob Scales is chilling, evoking a similar style to Jerry Goldsmith’s  score for Alien and Ennio Morricone’s for The Thing. It’s an intense 27 minutes that really shows much more of Jack’s talent. On evidence of this, he’s going to have a great future, as will everyone involved in terms of the acting, the sound and the visual effects. All the best for the future guys, I going to miss working with all of you. Then again, you never know where the future may take us! Check out the movie below, enjoy!

 

Jack’s back! Today Jack has unveiled the trailer for his next short movie (although this time being half an hour rather than Isolated‘s 8 minutes) entitled SIX, in which I served as producer. The movie follows three strangers who wake up in an intricate network of underground tunnels. Little do they know, one of them has been injected with a military developed compound, designed to make the individual a more efficient killer. As tension increases, the group become more and more concerned as to who the injected person is, a revelation that is not going to end happily. It looks incredibly atmospheric with some intense performances from Christopher Jehan, Elliott Crossan and Rebekah Fant. Check out the trailer below:

After my review last night, I am proud to post on my blog the full length movie of Prime Survival for you to check out for yourself. Enjoy!

Presenting: The A-Team…sweded!

I haven’t put anything in short films for a while so I’m claiming this as being applicable to enter! At school we have Personal Development Options, in which we work on a certain set of skills, or some shit like that. Me and a few friends picked Web Design, but found no one really wanted to do it, so along with our teacher Mr. Gregson, we turned it into a Swede making PDO. After much deliberation, and the fact Jack had a Bedford Rascal A-Team van, we decided to re-produce the intro from the 80’s TV series. Through a mixture of class acting, amazing stunt work with toys, and greenscreen shots, I present to you… The A-Team. Sweded. Enjoy!

Along with reviewing, I try to dabble in a little bit of film writing (well, when Jack comes up with a good idea I’ll jump on it and help out). I recently helped my great friend Jack De La Mare write a short zombie flick, which is now complete and on YouTube for the world to see. You could call me biased because I co-wrote the film, but it is very impressive. Its impressive not because of the writing but because of the style and editing and acting on display accompanied by Austin Lawrence’s brilliant score. Jack has a lot of talent that I’m sure you’ll agree is highlighted by the tension he has managed to create within the proceedings of the film. Rosie Le Friec and Elliot Crossan give very genuine performances, and the zombies all inhabit that required… errr… zombie-ness. Jack is a great filmmaker, who I’m sure we’ll see plenty more from in the future, and all involved did a terrific job. It was great fun to work on and I’m looking forward to collaborating with everyone again hopefully in the near future.  Check it out for yourself below if already haven’t: