Scene 1: a waiting room at the quayside of Southampton docks. Posters on the wall exhort everybody to mind their luggage, their personal safety and boarding papers. The launch day of the Titanic has arrived. Whilst full of noise and bustle outside - porters shouting, announcements on the p.a. Etc., the room is quiet until … Continue reading Pitch a Film on a Friday: Liverpool Greets Southampton: April 1912.
Pushing through the market square, many mothers sighing, a 16 year old boy with knife in hand, blooded, hunting for somebody, pushes baskets aside, stalls, traders, horses, fruit goes flying, carcasses of meat crash to the floor. He’s pushed over and he wakes with a start: his day dream over, KEN finds himself herded out … Continue reading Pitch a Film on a Friday: A Lifetime in 5 Years
In these days of austerity, going out to the cinema is beginning to cost more than a good night out. You’ll need to be thinking about parking, candyfloss, 3D glasses, meal after and before, a few drinks in the intermission never mind the price of the seat. And then there are all those interminaable adverts … Continue reading Pitch a Film on a Friday: Silly Games – there’s always some-one who breaks the rules and ruins it for everyone.
A rough and ready premise for a football rags to riches jumpers for goal posts toad turned prince naturalistic mythic saga about four ordinary lads who set out to do the extraordinary – taking a lower division football team to the heights of the premiere league, the league cup, the FA cup, European championships and … Continue reading Pitch a (football) film on a Friday: Fifty Years of Hurt! A football fantasy film with fun for all the family.
In these days of austerity, going out to the cinema is beginning to cost more than a good night out. You'll need to be thinking about parking, candyfloss, 3D glasses, meal after and before, a few drinks in the intermission never mind the price of the seat. And then there are all those interminable adverts … Continue reading Pitch a Film on a Friday: shaking up the habits of the film going public
And you may ask yourself, well, how did I get here? Talking Heads, Once in a Lifetime A series of twelve five minute observational vignettes, Stuck portrays the tragi-comic stories of 12 people who are stuck: stuck in what look like bizarre routines to outsiders but to themselves, make perfect sense of their everyday if … Continue reading Pitch a Film for a Friday: STUCK!
It’s Brighton Pier, late Autumn. There’s an end of the pier show about to take place in the theatre, late on a Wednesday afternoon. It’s cold, desolate. Signs are banging in the wind, advertising… “Father Larry presents…. Shakespeare as you’ve never seen before! Come wonder at the marvels of modern science!” A lacklustre audience of … Continue reading Pitch a Film on a Friday! A Beggarly Account of Empty Boxes: a 5 minute Romeo and Juliet with a cast of 1 and 2 dummies
TYTHING-MAN is a hardhitting, action packed political thriller set in Anglo Saxon Britain in 1098 AD. We’re in a world we wouldn’t recognise as contemporary Britain or Europe: English society was organised around the Kingdoms of Mercia, Northumbria, Wessex, Kent, the Five Boroughs and East Anglia. Each Kingdom had its own King who had his … Continue reading Pitch a film for Friday: TYTHING MAN!
LEN AND THE ART OF MOTORWAY MAINTENANCE is a full length road movie which crosses the English coast to coast, Hull to Liverpool, and traverses the musical tastes of our times. It’s the story of a family of three - LEN (father), VAZ (son) AND JENNY LOOSE (daughter) who make a trip to their musical … Continue reading Pitch a Film on a Friday: Len and the Art of Motorway Maintenance