Saturday, 29 December 2012

Festivals for the New Year

It's London Short Film Festival in a few days, and Hum is showing twice! We're screening as part of the general mixture of short films and whatnot on Thursday 10th January 2013, and then again as part of the Rich Picks programme. Rich Picks is very interesting, as this time around it is a selection of films about sleep paralysis. We sent off Hum, which is, er, partially about sleep paralysis, and thankfully we got in. I would have been quite sad if we hadn't, as the subject matter is so niche!

Also, whilst we are screening twice, we are actually screening two different versions of the film. In the main screening is the original version of Hum, but for the Rich Picks screening we entered a new edit. I would call it a directors' cut, but that suggests it is longer (as generally it tends to be with directors' cuts) - but in fact it is shorter, haha. It's a jerkier, more abstract edit which we wanted to have a go with, and we're quite pleased with how it turned out.

Anyway, Emily will be presenting the film at the Festival, so that's nice, and here are the details for the Rich Picks screening, which is also supported by the Wellcome Trust:

Hum is also showing at - for I think the third year in a row! - at Lightspielklub Short Film Festival's programme of British Shorts. The Festival takes place in Berlin in the New Year, and you can see more about it (including a very nice festival poster) if you click here.

Send me a postcard, drop me a line

It might seem like we've been letting the side down re blogging lately, but this is not true! If you go over to the Filmworks blog you will find many an entry by Emily and I.

Filmworks is now pretty much done and dusted - at least in terms of the regular meet-ups - and it's been quite an interesting experience. We've made quite a few new friends and contacts, learnt new techniques to help pitch our idea, and found reassurance that what we had been doing before had good points too. More than anything though, it's forced us to properly get our teeth into our fourth short film; one that has been in the back of our minds for ... oooh about two years. It's hard to prioritise a personal project when there are bills to be paid, but having 15 eager faces waiting to hear your synopsis each week has helped push Archy into the foreground.

For the big pitch in Bristol a couple of weeks ago, we produced a postcard pack. Would you like to see it? Of course you would, so here are some dodgy photos which don't do it justice: