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.
Find out more about Pete over on his blog No More Ghostly Games.
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.
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.
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.