Sometimes it’s not all about the box office. Sometimes it’s not even all about film festivals and Cannes. Sometimes it’s about the glory of hobby film making, of quirky scripting and dragging uni friends to a lighthouse thingy to create a real-life Miyazaki-flavoured oddity. God bless ‘Mildly Interesting Films’!
We’re always happy to check out a film short featuring not only a mermaid but a stunt mermaid, and not only a Keith but a Keith from The Office. We interview the twisty creators of Fish! (one of them was in Doctor Who you know) before they go and peddle their filmy flesh at Cannes 2011.
Damn Your Eyes is a Grindhouse Western about an eyeless badass cowboy who drinks goat’s milk and goes from town to town exacting bloody revenge on a past wrong. Creative swearing, smoke-filled saloons, Oedipal complexes and blood seeping into sawdust… what more could any Westploitation fan wish for?
The Animalmen is an American French New Wave film seen through a mumblecore filter, a lovely, stylish look at the yearnings of today’s disaffected youth. It’s about 3 would-be revolutionaries and how rad their uprising would be… if only they had a cool group name.
Animated short The Incident at Tower 37 qualified for the 2011 Oscars – and it was been released for free online yesterday (World Water Day). It follows the lone steward of a water processing station which siphons every drop of water from a once-pristine lake. When two unexpected guests arrive, the tower’s operator learns the high cost of his ignorance…
It’s not often you find a documentary that’s simultaneously fascinating, hilarious and downright road-based. This week, we present Jay Foreman and Paul Kendler’s creation: Unfinished London. Hiding actual learnings in proper good comedy – this is the future of education (we hope)
North West Five, is currently going to be screened at the Screentest Film Festival in London this month, and at the No Limits Film Festival in Sheffield next month, where it is nominated for Best Film and Best Cinematography. We get a sneek peak and quiz the director!
We enjoy giving a shout-out to any and all brilliant creative minds, especially when they’re relatively new on the scene. With this in mind, we’re happy to introduce our short film of the week: episode one of new web-series The Splott Division. It follows three Wales based superheroes, who, like the rest of us, are falling on hard times thanks to recession-based funding cuts. Funny, silly and brimming with vaguely Jewish sounding clarinets, there’s literally nothing about this we don’t like.