Sunday, 29 May 2011

MovieBar - 6th June 2011 Line-up...

8pm Monday 6th June 2011

This month at MovieBar we’re showing a record eleven films, which sounds like loads but most of them are really, really short. There will also be the usual quiz and filmmaker Q&As.

We've already done monkeys so this month the quiz will be themed around the second best movie creature - dinosaurs!

The event takes place at the Cornerstone pub at the bottom of Elm Grove in Brighton. The quiz starts at 8 and will be followed by screenings of…

The Big Sleep

Katrin Magrowitz’s beautifully shot film follows a woman on a journey along the cliffs of Hastings towards an unexpected destination.

Kat will be coming along to talk about the film.

I Remember April

Rob Hurtt's drama is an interesting character study of a lonely man who finds solace in his conversations with a charity shop assistant.

Getting Ready, Initial Prospect and The Lighthouse

Stories of love, loss and dreams presented as visual poems in three films from Ben Barton.

28 Seconds Later, 77 Days Later and Rage

Damien Wasylki was working behind the scenes on big-budget horror sequel 28 Weeks Later when he decided to use the resources available on set to make these shorts, presenting an alternate perspective on the events shown in the feature.

Close Up, Lick My Crutch and The Man Who Shouts at Seagulls

Filmmakers Anthony Carpendale and Helen Kennaugh made these three very different and very well-produced film trailers as part of the last Brighton Filmmakers Coalition film challenge. They also made all three in 48 hours! 

Anthony and Helen will be coming along to talk about the films.

If you have any questions about the event or have a film you would like us to consider for screening please e-mail

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Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Moviebar May 2011 Postscript

A big thank you to all the film lovers who shook off their Royal Wedding hangovers in time for May’s Moviebar.  For those who missed it, here’s how it went down...

Up first was the surreal Mr Bradley Mr Martin, a collection of eerie visuals from filmmaker Greig Johnson that brings to life the William S. Burrough’s poem which is read by the author himself...

Mr Bradley Mr Martin

Greig has also posted a version with his own commentary about the influences behind the work on Vimeo. You can also read more about the film on Greig’s blog.

Next was the short The Games We Play from director Rhys Bendix-Lewis, a thriller about a vulnerable teenage girl with a darkly comic twist that was premiered at last year’s End of the Pier International Film Festival. Actor Dick Douglass talked about shooting in Worthing and working with other members of the Arc Film Network.

Actor Dick Douglass

More information about the short can be found on the Arc Film Network site.

Then we had Overwhelmed, a violent short from directors Phil Meachem and Jordan Dawes about a man pushed to the edge.  More can be seen from Phil over at his site Divided Productions and he’s also looking for funding for his next film, an all-out action blockbuster, via IndieGoGo.

We then screened The Poi Story, a documentary about Kate Wright and her personal journey to discovering the art of Poi. Director Daya Dodds talked about filming in Jersey and editing Kate’s tragic yet uplifting story into just 10 minutes...

The Poi Story 

Director Daya Dodds

The night ended with the music promo I Need Motor Love from director Simon Messingham.  The promo was created to help advertise Simon’s upcoming comedy show Disco, running at the Brighton Fringe from 11th – 13th and 19th – 20th May. Book your tickets now! Simon talked about creating the 70s look and feel of the video and the show itself...

I Need Motor Love

Director Simon Messingham

For any feedback or submissions, you can email us at The next Moviebar is 6th June, we look forward to seeing you there!