My new short film "Away" is now completed. Directed, edited by moi, written by Salvador himself (Neil Rolland). Two Meadows Maniacs joined forces to make this film. I've put my all into it these past few months.
I want to put it into festivals, so unfortunately I can't put it online. However, I have put a teaser trailer up... linked below
Vimeo (better quality at the moment):
Please leave feedback in this thread, suggestions for festivals to send it to would be great as well.
Thanks guys, I look forward to the feedback. ;D
UPDATE: AWAY HAS BEEN SELECTED FOR GLIMMER: HULL INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2009
;D It is going to be screened on Sunday 26th April as part of the UK SHORTS COMPETITION. It is competing against lots of other UK shorts for the ANTHONY MINGHELLA BEST UK SHORT AWARD which has a prize of £500! Of course it wont win... but its great to be up for it! So happy to have a screening for this finally. Just shows its worth entering all those festivals for the chance.
I'm gonna be heading down for the day, its the last day of the festival, and there's some other great stuff the same day I'd like to check out. It looks like a really cool festival and its amazing to be part of it. If you live close to Hull (its gonna be at the Reel Cinema in the shopping centre) then please do come along! Be great to see some forum members about. From what I can gather its pretty cheap too, like 3.50 for a screening.
Here's the website: puma.eukhost.com/~hullfilm/ if you download the brochure on page 12 (Competition 3) you'll see Away and its little description and my name!! Fantastic.
Post by deadmansrockports on Sept 26, 2008 16:14:12 GMT
Ryd man, I like the look of that! Definitely would like a copy mate. From the few shots that you see in the trailer it looks like your technique is getting sharper... lovely to see some depth of field! Ill PM you my address mate.
Aha! I'm glad you finally started to talk about this little movie...
It was showcased at Bootleg just a couple of weeks back, and you know, it did very well in front of audiences.
I would encourage lots of people to get their fingers on this as it really is a solid little movie with a neat story and high-production value, and it marks a seachange amongst many of the lo-fi filmmakers that use this board. Great stuff Ryd & Salv...
Hey Ryd that looks really polished and accomplished. Very intriguing too.
I must admit I was bit confused about there being no sound for most of the trailer the first time I watched it! I was fiddling around with various volume controls until the burst of sound blew my speakers apart!
I’ve just watched the film and the cinematography is beautiful I most definitely need to find myself a DOP.
It’s just nothing like what you have put forward in the past. This is your first professional looking film and it stands out a million miles. Everything just runs so smoothly in it and it could easily pass as something someone who has been in the game a long time has made. Really be proud of it buddy as you should be. I just loved the whole filming style and as for any faults I certainly cant pick anything.
I won’t comment on the story to spoil anything but I think I worked out what the problem at home was and it was handled in a very delicate way so again well done and to Salv for writing it.
I saw Away at Bootleg first, and then the refined cut on DVD (Salvador gave me a copy).
I think it's a great film, and shows a lot of promise. I've seen some of your stuff on Youtube Ryd and been impressed with the creativity displayed, but like Dazza says above this is one to submit to festivals because it will do well as it's a considerable leap forward.
Looks really good Ryd-some nice shots and thought the atmosphere/tone was spot on. Nice bit of writing from Salv too....less is usually more, I think. The down-side of that is that the actors are handed a bit of a 'tough gig' in putting across the story of exactly what was going on at home in their intonation and expression alone...was a bit difficult to work it out, I thought. Certainly worth giving it a outing in the festivals..hope it goes well.
loll: Has anyone listened to the wonderful Joe Dempsie in Radio 4's Saturday Night and Sunday Morning? http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b039bg5f Online for 6 more days. I play Em'ler if Shane fancies giving me a job...
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scouesnw: Shane I have a deal with Chanel 4 to write and produe a four part drama called Southgate.
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scouesnw: It's very much like what you did with This is England only it's based on my own personel experiences of growing up in a North West town called Runcorn during the 1980s.
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scouesnw: This is South gate in Runcorn during the 1980s. I need your input on the script. So dearly want to bounce ideas off you please email me for more info at email@example.com
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scouesnw: So far I have merged This is England, Rocky and Shameless into a four part drama. Channel 4 are onboard with this - they like working with me.
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scouesnw: I withdraw my everything I said about working with channel 4 - I do believe I can get them interested once I show them what I have. I really believe in this project. I have learned a great deal over the past twenty years and believe I do have something.
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