November 2, 2017

Great news on the festival front for 'Gypsy's Kiss'. After a busy summer of work and applying for festivals we're very proud to say that we had our World Premiere at the BAFTA & Oscar qualifying Rhode Island International Film Festival in USA in August! To say we were thrilled was an understatement.

Our Irish Premiere came last week, at the Richard Harris International Film Festival in Limerick, and considering what a rascal, vagabond and force of nature Harris was, we felt our film and our heroine, Judith, was in great company!

Our UK Premiere happens at the end of November at the Kinofilm Manchester International Short Film Festival, so here's to many, many more!

June 2, 2017

Back in January I won the Challenge ALEXA competition 2017 ran by Directors UK & ARRI. The competition was to shoot a short film in two days with help, support and equipment from ARRI and Directors UK.

We shot the film at the end off March and it premiered at a Directors UK industry screening at the beginning of May. Such a quick turnaround made our head spin, but we're delighted that we completed the film and we're extremely proud of the end result!

You can read more about my experience making the film and indeed working with ARRI and Directors UK on such an exciting project;


www.directors.uk.com/news/challenge-alexa-2017-directors-talk-to-us-about-their-experience

We're very much looking forward to the film being accepted to film festivals around the world, where we're confident it'll be a hit with audiences everywhere.

January 13, 2017

In a spot of good news for the start of 2017 Paul has been selected to take part in the Challenge Alexa competition run by Directors UK and ARRI.

Winning an extensive Alexa camera package and a set of delicious anamorphic lenses for a two day shoot, Paul is in prep for his short film 'Gypsy's Kiss' a film about an elderly widow who reasserts her own sense of independence with a surprisingly unconventional yearly pilgrimage to her late husband's grave.  

Producer Audrey Davenport is currently seeking budget and financing from brands she's worked with in the past, and Paul is beginning the casting process and searching for collaborators for the project.

The film is shooting end of March with an industry screening at Directors UK at the end of April.

We'll keep you updated with progress of the project here.

December 19, 2016

Delighted to announce that award winning comedy, 'Social Networking Socially - Society Through Technology' is to screen at the prestigious Bafta qualifying London Short Film Festival in January 2017, an excellent way to kick off the new year!

We're screening as part of the 'FUNNY SHIT' comedy programme, screening at the ICA at 9pm on the 6th of January. We'll be there, be lovely to see you there too!

For tickets and more info, have a look here; 

http://shortfilms.org.uk/events/2017-01-06-new-shorts-funny-shit?utm_source=LSFF2017LaunchEmail&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=LSFF2017Launch

July 18, 2016

Very proud to be interviewed by Stuart Wright of the excellent Britflicks podcast about my directing career to date. In it I chat about my short films, how I like to work and my ambitions for the future.

I also talk about my recent Straight8 winning short film 'Social Networking Socially' and how best to work within the limitations/creativity of one take, edit in camera filmmaking.

Have a listen here, and I hope you enjoy it;

http://britflicks.com/Podcast/23901

June 22, 2016

So we went to Cannes and had the pleasure of watching our film 'Social Networking Socially - Society Through Technology' on the big screen.

Jury Chair Jason Solomons (renowned film critic for The Observer) was there to introduce the films and host a Q&A with the filmmakers after. 

You can read and see more about our adventures in Cannes and 8mm filmmaking here;

http://www.straight8.net/cannes-report

May 13, 2016

Comedy duo Haiste and Lawrence and I entered the Straight8 competition in March to shoot a film on one roll of 8mm film, edited in camera, only having one take of each shot, and then producing a soundtrack for said film, without having seen the film, and we won, big time.

Out of 161 entrants from around the world our film our film 'Social Networking Socially - Society Through Technology' got picked as one of the Top 8 films of the Competition and so we're having the world premiere of the comedy at the Cannes Film Festival on the 18th of May!

http://www.straight8.net/results/

We're absolutely delighted and so very proud that we're screening at such a prestigious festival, and can't wait to see our film on the big screen.

If you're in Cannes, it's screening at the Cinema Les Arcades, at 1730. We'll be there, hope to see you too.

May 13, 2016

Silent comedy 'Wipeout' has continued it's festival success apace screening at over 22 international film festivals so far.

 

We recently screened at the 'Tehran International Silent Film Festival' in Iran,

the 'Love Your Shorts Film Festival' in Florida in USA,

the 'Bay Area International Children's Film Festival' in San Francisco

and 'The Hamilton Comedy Film Festival' in Canada.

You can find out more about our screenings on our facebook page here;

https://www.facebook.com/wipeoutcomedyshort

 

and you can watch the film here;

https://vimeo.com/111620575

 

August 12, 2015

 

Alas 'Stop' didn't win Film of the Month outright, but we did come second and judge David Oyelowo (Selma, Lincoln, Interstellar) praised the film saying;

 

"Beautifully performed and nicely shot, this film satisfyingly and impressively plumbs deep emotional depths in a very short time"

 

We're all extremely proud to get such a response from David, we knew he'd love the film and respond well to the powerhouse performances from Lisa Kay and Tahirah Sharif. 

 

https://vimeo.com/52924656

 

Thanks once again for all who voted and made this possible, as well as all the support and well wishes, we couldn't have done it without you!

 

Paul & the 'Stop' team!

 

 

July 8, 2015

Silent comedy 'Wipeout' won 'Best Silent Film' and an Audience Award for 'Best Film' at the Walthamstow International Film Festival this June. It also came 3rd place in the 'Top Three Films of the Festival'..

 

Screened in competition at the BFI Southbank and at the Empire Cinema in Walthamstow, we are delighted that 'Wipeout' fared so well. Filmed locally in Walthamstow Marshes, we're delighted to have been selected for the festival.

 

Thanks to everyone who came, enjoyed the film and voted, we're extremely proud and over the moon!

 

You can read more about the festival here:

http://silentlondon.co.uk/2015/05/30/wipeout-running-into-romance/

 

 

 

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