Thursday, 22 September 2011

MovieBar - 3rd October 2011 Line-up...

7.30pm Monday 3rd October 2011 – Film line-up

Brighton's monthly short film event returns in October with more short films, filmmaker Q&As, daft trailers and the usual quiz with prizes. The screenings will take place at our new venue, upstairs at the Caroline of Brunswick.

This month we’re theming the night around vampires in honour of…


Directed by Sean Parsons and based on a story by Welsh horror novelist A.M. Esmonde this existential vampire epic successfully crosses violent supernatural hijinks with an arthouse aesthetic to produce a new take on a worn-out genre.

Whiff Whaff

Kathryn Beaumont and Ian Keir Attard play a dysfunctional couple striving for normality in this superbly written and well performed comedy.

Kathryn will be coming along to talk about the film.


Luther Bhogal-Jones returns to MovieBar with a short horror film about a young couple who learn why you really should be afraid of the things that go bump in the night.

Luther will be coming along to talk about the film.

Have You Seen This Girl?

Jonathan Luke’s Brighton-based romantic comedy has enough twists and turns to keep you guessing in this quirky tale of a man crossing continents for love.

Jonathan will be coming along to talk about the film.


Most people stay indoors when it’s snowing, the more adventurous among us might build a snowman. Ross Boyask makes two women fight to the death and films it. This is the result

Ross will be along to talk about the film.

The November MovieBar is traditionally Halloween-themed so this year we’re moving it back a week - the Halloween Moviebar will actually take place on Halloween - Monday 31st of October. We will be screening horror films all night and as well as a horror-themed quiz we will also have prizes for the best costumes!

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, 7 September 2011

Enlist Now! Join the Crew of House Trafalgar

ENLIST NOW! Become a crew member on the HMS Trafalgar, she will set sail 17/18th September, don't delay!

Contact: or for further details.

House Trafalgar - a tale of adventure, courage and duty, whatever the cost.

Six months away from home and with an un-tried crew, Captain Aubrey Nelson and his crew are put to the test as an enemy house hunts them down. Both he and his men must keep their wits about them and hold their nerve. They must hold fast to win the day - and the prize. For fans of adventure, heroics and men in battle. 'England expects' and House Trafalgar delivers.


Moviebar September 2011 Postscript

Thanks to everyone who came along to this month’s stonking Moviebar! Great audience, great guests and a fantastic line-up of films made for another hugely entertaining evening. For those who missed out, here’s how it went down...

We kicked off with a music video featuring a hip green puppet from director Pete Regan. The film was originally for a competition to produce a video for the band Flogging Molly but Pete was on hand to tell everyone how it wasn’t exactly plain sailing.

Pete Regan Talks About Revolution

Find out more about Pete over on his blog No More Ghostly Games.

Personality Aid
Next up was the quirky comedy short Personality Aid from director Nathan Cook. Shot in the Leeds, the film sees a guy looking for a way to improve his social status via mail order. Nathan came along to talk about making it for nothing and getting together such a talented bunch of people.

Nathan Cook Talks to Chris Regan About Personality Aid

Billboard (Trailer) 
Writer-director Jamie Paterson showed off the trailer for his second feature film Billboard, a not-so-romantic comedy. Jamie answered questions about how he came up with the idea, which he based on a real-life relationship that started to go wrong when his girlfriend said “they were in a rut...” Luckily, the violence that follows in the film is strictly fictional.

Jamie Paterson Talks to Moviebar About Billboard

Billboard is available on DVD but you can watch it online over at Jamie’s Jump Start Distributions.

The penultimate film of the night was Woolies, a poignant drama from writer-director Nick Hilton centred around the staff of a Woolworths on its last day of trading.

Jenny Ringo and the Monkey’s Paw
Finally, Moviebar’s very own host Chris Regan unleashed his long-awaited short Jenny Ringo and the Monkey’s Paw, an off-beat comedy about a wannabe witch, her slacker flatmate and a parade of things both weird and unusual. As writer-director, Chris has been working on the film for over year and he talked about how he took an idea he had at uni and turned it into a big screen production with a musical number and everything. Moviebar is about getting filmmakers together and it’s fantastic to see that so many of the Moviebar regulars had a hand in helping Chris get Jenny Ringo made.

Chris Regan Talks About Jenny Ringo and the Monkey's Paw

Chris has written extensively about the whole process over on his blog Writer By Night.

The next Moviebar is on the 3rd October and we hope to see you then at the Caroline of Brunswick! For any feedback or submissions, you can email us at