First Look: The Reverie

Earlier this week I had the pleasure of catching up with Sam Wildman, a very talented director and producer whose previous credits include a number of documentaries for the BBC and Channel 4. You might also recognise his name from the world of short films though, such as the spine chilling Antisocial, which I was lucky enough…

Golden – Short Film Review

Sometimes short films take on too much: There are too many twists and turns in the narrative; characters undergo radical changes before we even understand where they’re come from; or else, there’s a huge build up with no conclusion, leaving the whole thing feeling a little bit like an extended trailer. Simon Ball’s coming of age…

LUC Festival 2013

Eyes and Ears to the Floor: Leamington Underground Cinema Festival – Day Seven

Overview – Day One – Day Two – Day Three – Day Four – Day Five – Day Six – Day Seven Last night saw the final installment of Leamington Underground Cinema’s 2013 festival, with the event breaking away from its pop-up roots by taking place in the Royal Spa Centre’s cinema. The auditorium was full, with some people rounding off a full week of LUC attendance, and others…

LUC Festival 2013

Eyes and Ears to the Floor: Leamington Underground Cinema Festival – Day Four

Overview – Day One – Day Two – Day Three – Day Four – Day Five – Day Six – Day Seven Day four of Leamington Underground Cinema’s 2013 Festival went highbrow, taking place at the very cultured Arts Trail Studios, a not-for-profit, volunteer powered organisation, set up to facilitate and promote the work of artists from deprived backgrounds, or with disabilities. Before LUC’s films got underway, I had…

LUC Festival 2013

Eyes and Ears to the Floor: Leamington Underground Cinema Festival – Day Three

Overview – Day One – Day Two – Day Three – Day Four – Day Five – Day Six – Day Seven In a dark, dark town there was a dark, dark bar. And in that dark, dark bar there were some dark, dark shorts… Day Three of Leamington Underground Cinema’s 2013 Festival was not for the faint hearted: In honour of the evening’s feature, Jerkbeast, a bizarre film about…

LUC Festival 2013

Eyes and Ears to the Floor: Leamington Underground Cinema Festival

Overview – Day One – Day Two – Day Three – Day Four – Day Six – Day Seven Leamington Underground Cinema‘s first ever film festival begins tonight. Taking place at a number of venues in the monarchy-endorsed town of Royal Leamington Spa, the festival will showcase six feature films and 85 shorts over the coming week. The festival’s organisers have been inundated with over…