Friday, 8 February 2013

MovieBar February 2013 – Postscript

Monday night was another brilliant MovieBar, full to the brim of exciting short films and music videos. Thank you to everyone who came along and packed out our little room for the first MovieBar of 2013!

For those of you who couldn’t make it or for anyone who wants to relive the night, here is how the night went . . .

I’m British

To kick off the night we saw the latest bizarrely brilliant music video for hip hop/steam punk star Professor Elemental, appropriately named ‘I’m British’.


Director Moog Gravett came along on the night to talk about both films and his upcoming projects including his new visual effects group which can be found here on Facebook. If you want to find out more about Moog’s work check out his website.


Jam in the Honey Jar

We followed ‘I’m British’ with a surreal product branding inspired comedy short by director Damien Swaby.

If you would like to check out more of Damien’s work here is his Vimeo page.

Kitty Bainbridge is Dead

Next up Rebekah Smith brought us the wonderfully stylised black and white 1940’s set short mystery film from director Joyia Bradley. Click this link to watch the trailer.
Rebekah joined us on the night and gave us a short introduction to ‘Kitty Bainbridge is Dead’ and also explained to us how she become involved with the short film and her work with film festivals.  For more information on Rebekah and her work here is her website.

Selected Personal Images

Just before the second break we watched the very atmospheric and highly personal short film Selected Personal Images from Tom Hepworth.

The sound designer of the film, Charles Davis, came along on the night to give us an insight into how this film was made and what influenced the music that is intertwined with the style of the film.

Look out for Charles’ podcast series ‘Truth Nuggets’ when it is available later on in the year.

Moments in Life

Second to last we saw Amine Yahia Cherif’s interesting drama short about the lives of three groups of people that come together one night in a cafe.
If you would like to watch 'Moments in Life' again then you can find it here.

Amine came along on the night to tell us a bit more about the film, its hectic one day shoot and the method behind its ‘24’ inspired editing.


 Angelina Tout

Last but by no means least we had the pleasure of watching the fun and energetic music video for The Zen Hussies directed by Sarah Mallabar.


You can find out more about Sarah and her work here on her blog


Along with all the brilliant films that we screened this month we also had a couple of events announced at the start of the night the details of which can be found below:

-          Independent feature film, ‘Perfection’ by Christina Beck was going to be screened at the Caroline of Brunswick, in the very room that MovieBar is held, on 25th February at 7.30pm. Unfortunately this screening has now been cancelled but If you would like to know more about the film please visit the website.

-          Another monthly event has sprung up in the lovely Caroline of Brunswick: ‘Art and Chat’ is an Open Mic Night for artists using digital means to present and discuss – ‘show, tell and crit’ works in a relaxed, informal atmosphere. The night occurs on the last Wednesday of each month from 5.30pm – 9.30ish. For further details of the night and the date of the next meeting please see the website.

As we mentioned at the start of the evening, we've been running MovieBar for just over two years and due to other commitments with projects and babies and stuff, we now feel that it is time to pass the baton of the running of this wonderful night to another person or group of people.

We are therefore asking anyone who is interested in taking on the night to get in touch via We will continue to run MovieBar until April which will be our last night but we very much hope that someone out of the MovieBar universe will pick up where we leave off, making sure Movie Bar continues to be a staple in the Brighton Short Film Scene!

 Thank you again to everyone who came along on the night and made MovieBar once again such a success. We will look forward to seeing you all again for the next MovieBar on Monday 4th March.


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