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SATURDAY 28TH 2023 FILM PROGRAMME

PART 1

PORTENT (2016)

ODDHAUNTS FILMS - DIR: JUSTIN CARTER - CITY OF ORIGIN: EXETER DEVON

A couple enjoy a romantic camping trip, but Tom and Ellie's perfect getaway becomes a

nightmare when they encounter a supernatural force whilst hiking across Dartmoor. Can

they escape this wicked phantasm before it's too late or are they destined to perish just

like Ellie fears?

GRANDMA KNOWS BEST (2022)

AN ARCADIAN OWLS PRODUCTION - DIR: JAKE THOMPSON - ORIGIN: CARDIFF & CHEPSTOW WALES

After an accident corrupts her AI program, the ‘ReKindle’, fearful inventor Eve is forced to live with an overbearing robot programmed with the consciousness of her dead grandmother. With the machines’ existence under threat, will Eve be able to face her fears and escape the clutches of the past? 

https://www.arcadianowlsproductions.co.uk/home

DON’T FEED THE HORSES (2023)

GET BITTER PRODUCTIONS - DIR: GEORGIA GREGORY-MORRIS  - ORIGIN FALMOUTH CORNWALL

Don’t Feed The Horses is a magical realism film following the dizzy and unsuspecting Bootless as he sets out to be reunited with his missing wellington. After meeting two mysterious “horses” along the way, Bootless is faced with a new and disturbing solution to his problem.

@getbitter.productions

THE POISONED BLOOD KILLS TWICE (2023)

DIR: ANDY CARR - ORIGIN: KINGSBRIDGE DEVON

A giallo-inspired, occult-flavoured battle between the sexes! But does either party truly win?

https://andyrichcarr.wixsite.com/theslide (theslide.com)

ENDS MEAT (2018)
PICK AXE FILMS - DIR: HELEN LYONS-CURRAN - ORIGIN MANCHETSER UK

Desperate to do right by his children, a debt-ridden taxi driver has just one night left to deliver on a lucrative, yet sinister promise.

PART 2

INTO THE MINE (2023)

SUPER WARRIOR FILMS - DIR: SAM BEAMISH - ORIGIN: ST. IVES/ZENNOR CORNWALL

Two friends hide down an abandoned mine after robbing a local bank branch in Cornwall. However, things start to spiral out of control when their exit becomes compromised.

EARTH WILL NOT ACCEPT THEM (2023)

A FILM BY KATIE MASON & SUZY MAGNION - DIR: KATIE MASON - ORIGIN: MANCHESTER UK

'Earth Will Not Accept Them' is a film about pylons, and pylon enthusiasts- people who have a passion for them and are inspired by them, for whatever reason and in whatever form.

Taking its name from a forgotten  poem by Stanley Snaith, one of the 1930s ‘Pylon Poets’, Mangion and Masons film is a curious exploration of pylons, the people that admire them, and the strange ways they occupy our current landscape

Visuals by: Katie Mason - Sound by: Suzy Mangion

VENATRIX (2023)

DIR: DANIELLE CARTER - ORIGIN: PAIGNTON DEVON

Two brothers out for a camping trip find themselves stumbling across a female commune. When their ways of life collide, the girls will do anything to protect their home, and appease their Goddess. 

HAUNTINGS OF DEVONSHIRE WITH BILLY ANGORA (2014)

DIR: DOM LEE - ORIGIN:BRADNINCH DEVON

'A student disrupts the filming of a live episode of ‘Hauntings of Devonshire with Billy Angora’ with dire consequences.’ Made as part of Exeter Phoenix’s 48hr Film Challenge 2014. The film had to be a myth or legend and was to include a specific piece of music, with the line 'It’s been so long since I’ve moved to a rhythm' featuring somewhere. We decided to film it in 'one take' as well!

Team Members: Christopher Williams, Simon Tytherleigh, Justin Carter, Dom Lee, Rhys Denton, Alexander Stewart, Katharina Rayner. 

KALLA (2022)

~ We Forgot we are Nature ~

DEADLAKE FILMS (FORMALLY BASICALLY FILMS) - DIR:CHRIS MUIRHEAD - ORIGIN:PLYMOUTH DEVON

Kalla (to call) is an award winning drama film short with elements of Kitchen Sink and Folk Horror.

It is a contemporary setting, in an alternate reality where Christianity never became the dominant religion and most Western societies have used various Pagan belief systems over the centuries, however, as now, religion itself is widely considered passe in Britain.

​Gwydion (Georgia Simone), is an outspoken and angry woman, who feels very keenly the injustices and inequalities of the world.

Maeve (Lucy Dafwyn) is a positive force, has a strong spirituality and love of trees and the forces of nature.

Cyan Bruise (Drew Turner) is highly intelligent, cynical and disdaining of Maeve, who he feels in competition with for the attention of Gwydion, his only friend.

The group trek out of the city and up the hill to perform a Wassailing to the trees,

here they experience something that might convince them of how humanity can begin to heal its relationship with nature.

http://www.deadlakefilms.co.uk/

WISH (2023)
'Meeting the unexpected'

NOVEL VISUALS - DIR: SAM COX - ORIGIN: DEVON

Midway through WW1, Rose, a country dweller, takes up ever increasing jobs to keep her home, wishing for an escape and an adventure. Her chance to leave the life she has then appears but only if she would risk leaving it forever.

https://novelvisuals.wixsite.com/novel-visuals

PART 3

THE SEARCH (2023)

FILM56 - DIR: SAM KONETSKY - ORIGIN: NEWTON ABBOT & HALDON FOREST DEVON 

About a guy who's is looking for a cheat code to life but can secrets stay hidden? 

https://film56.co.uk

MAGLENNOW (2023)

DIR: LEE GERRARD - ORIGIN: SALTASH CORNWALL/ SCORE: PLYMOUTH DEVON/ PRE & POST PRODUCTION: BRISTOL

MAGLENNOW is a thought-provoking non-narrative short film. Director Lee Gerrard invites viewers on his journey of introspection, mental health and self-discovery.
The film looks back at a time in the director's life when he felt trapped and unable to grow. Instead, he started to settle on the idea of a life without agency or true meaning. This is a film about recognising these struggles and fighting to get past them.

Original score composed by Jack Harris.
Instagram.@maglennow_films - Lee Gerrard @lee.gerrard.art - Jack Harris @Phonicconcrete

 

OFF-KEY (2023)

GET  BITTER PRODUCTIONS - DIR: GEORGIS GREGORY-MORRIS - ORIGIN: FALMOUTH CORNWALL

Set within a magical world, Off-Key follows the journey of Nosebleed, a whimsical artist who finds muse in the form of an ominous charity shop and a piano that turns people into products.
@getbitter.productions

INTO THE NIGHT (2019)

'Face Your Demon'

DEEP CUT - DIR: GARRY JENKINS - ORIGIN: HARTLAND DEVON

A young man finds himself face to face with his own demon on a solitary night at his childhood home.

Troubled by a lack of sleep and holed up in a solitary house in the countryside, a young man is led into the woods by a mysterious force that threatens to take him into a long, dark night of the soul.

Hope that helps, really looking forward to the festival! 

www.deep-cut.co.uk
 

SEQUENCE CANCELLED (2020)
A JACOB SAUL PICTURE - DIR: JACOB SAUL - ORIGIN: PLYMOUTH UK

Synopsis: As the sole survivor of an unsuccessful colony mission to the stars, ARTHUR TARP recounts the harrowing deeds he's done in the name of survival.
www.jacobsaul.weebly.com

PART 4

ARE WE FRIENDS? (2023)

DIR: LUKE SIMS - ORIGIN: PLYMOUTH DEVON

Returning to her childhood home - Emma spends the night with a friend.

https://www.lukedavidsims.com/

BALL-PIT. WEDNESDAY. LEMONADE (2022)

It seems we’re at a crossroads…

DIR: DANIEL HOWARD BAKER - ORIGIN: LONDON/PLYMOUTH 

A boy finds solace in a ball pit, at a soft play enclosure, until he is sucked down into an alternate dimension and greets his older self.

A surreal whimsical film, with a healthy dose of horror, shot on two formats (Digital and VHS!) showing two worlds, past and future, colliding.

www.danielhbfilm.com

Instagram: @ballpitwednesdaylemonade.film

THE MEDUSA BOX PROLOGUE (2023)

[EK!]PRODUCTIONS - DIR: BEX PHILLIPS - ORIGIN: MANCHESTER/DARTMOOR DEVON

This macabre folk horror short introduces you to the world of The Medusa Box, a feature film which is due to go into it's final production  phase in Autumn 2024. 

The Medusa Box Prologue takes us back in time to a forest on Dartmoor to the moment a piece of this enigmatic locations folklore is born.

 'The Medusa Box' feature will tell the story of two mismatched hobbyists on a quest across Dartmoor to uncover the secret of 'The Elusive Medusa'. The innocent past time of Letterboxing, along with the stunning scenery of Dartmoor, forms the backdrop to a twisting tale of unhealthy obsessions and sinister secrets, one that will appeal to anybody with an appetite for mysteries and perhaps a little of the macabre.

Support The Medusa Box Feature on Ko-Fi

@themedusabox

ME (2017)

ODDHAUNTS FILMS - DIR: JUSTIN CARTER - ORIGIN: EXETER DEVON

A man drifts through his haunted existence uncertain of what's real and what's a nightmare. An endless string of deaths, usually his own, are further complicated by the discovery of his own corpse.

ME is a dark and atmospheric No Budget production from the multi-award winning makers of PORTENT, FIREWORKS and TORN: a SHOCK YOUmentary.

SILENT RUNNING (2022)

SOUTH WEST DIGITAL WORKSHOP - DIR: NED LANGMAN - ORIGIN:

The film is a music video for the song Silent Running performed by Sairie. The song is taken from their album of movie song cover-versions, called The Cinder Sheet.

Cast: Ned Langman as the human (Bob) - Wilf Langman as the droid (dougie)

‘HAPPY DAYS’ AN AI HALLOWEEN HORROR PARADE (2023)

INFECTED SENSES - DIR: KEV WINSER - ORIGIN: EXETER DEVON

In the darkest corners of our memories, there lie secrets we dare not confront. Secrets buried deep within the family, concealed behind fragile smiles and forgotten in the sands of time. It is in this chilling tale that we journey into the heart of darkness, where the veil between the living and the dead is shattered. “Happy Days” is a disturbing film that peels back the layers of a seemingly ordinary life to reveal a sinister underbelly. It unfolds from a deceased mother's enigmatic legacy, a seemingly innocuous box of old photographs, left behind as a haunting reminder of her existence. Little does her grieving family know that within the confines of this seemingly benign box lies a trove of unspeakable horrors.

Kev Winser aka Infected Senses, goes deep into the world of AI imaging, and his prompt creations, find a truly dark space. Could it also be a grand metaphor, for our fears about AI? Kev has just this year completed his MA in Film Sound Design, but has also worked in the visual arts field, is also a DJ, music producer, photographer, Synthographer, and is a jolly nice chap, despite what you may see here.   

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