Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Moviebar April 2011 Postscript

A huge thank you to everyone who made it along to April’s fun-packed Moviebar. We set a high standard with our quiz film clip from the award-winning (if you count The Razzies) Congo, how the hell could we top that?! Read on...

First up was Victoria Cameron-Mowat’s contemporary take on the story of Adam and Eve. It was filmed as part of a recent Brighton Filmmaker’s Coalition challenge to blend classic tales with different genres and cinematographer Leo Mumford talked about the arresting visuals.



Adam and Eve, along with more of Leo’s work, can be found on Exposure Room

Next up were two music videos from Brighton indie band The Badje. The director and lead guitarist Carlos Boellinger talked about the different approaches he took...

Shiva - The Badje



Ain’t Alone – The Badje



Check out more at the band’s official site.

Then we had a trilogy of slapstick shorts from Dave Packer (a.k.a. Sheep Films) and Dave was there to talk about his furtive imagination and camera trickery...

Camera Capture



Deckchair



Flip Flops



There’s lots more where that came from over at Dave’s Sheep Films site.

Next up was Karma Magnet, a dark drama about a celebrity chef who thinks he’s the luckiest man alive... and must kill himself. Martin Kemp directed his brother Gary and the short was written by Phill Barron who came along to talk about the twist ending and being the centre of the universe.

Karma Magnet




You can read more from Phill on his blog.

Then we had the first episode (or webisode) of Warren Dudley and Roger O’Hara’s internet series The Traffic Patrol Tapes. The pair talked about taking a simple idea of two coppers on the beat and turning it into surreal mockumentary.

The Traffic Patrol Tapes – Episode 1




Keep an eye on The Traffic Patrol tapes site for the latest episodes.

The night ended with Freshwater Clive, a sketch from comedian Matt Manning who tragically passed away after its completion. Editor Ross Boyask talked about working with such an anarchic talent.

Freshwater Clive



Phew! A lot of movies, and we can safely say they’re all better than Congo. For any feedback or submissions, you can email us at moviebar@ymail.com. We’ll see ya at the next one on the 2nd May, the perfect end to a lazy bank holiday.

1 comment:

  1. It was awesome! Though the karmic balance had to be restored until today - I was seriously hungover the next day, and then after that realised I had a massive cold and throat infection and spent most of the time sleeping, eating icecream and watching northern exposure. Apparently moviebarfun + satisfying films = paying for it the rest of the week! Damn you Chris!!

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