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Back in the day.

September 26th, 2013 at 11:54 am   Posted by admin in production

Its always interesting to look back. This is the business plan for a documentary Substantial Films developed in 2010.  Keo Films pitched it to National Geographic and Animal Planet for us on their annual foray to the States and we missed commissioning by a whisker. By then the title had changed from Pygmy In The […]

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Dollars.

September 26th, 2013 at 12:21 am   Posted by admin in production

There he is on a 1934 $1,000 bill. Grover Cleveland, the only US president to be elected in two non-consecutive terms. Famous for being extraordinarily, well, ordinary. He was firm, courageous and had common sense. No creative flair and all the better for it in history’s eyes. Great people take on many guises. Picasso, my […]

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Three recent (ish) horror films.

September 17th, 2013 at 5:27 pm   Posted by admin in production

Eden Lake (2008) – James Watkins directing his own screenplay. Great tempo and sickening scenes of torture capped by a grim assessment of human nature to be found in dysfunctional Britain. Cinematographer Christopher Ross does a great job on creating the right mood for every scene. Interestingly he is shooting the sequel to Monsters ...

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What is a psychological horror film?

September 10th, 2013 at 9:33 pm   Posted by admin in production

When you watch a slasher movie the tension comes from not knowing when the psychopath will burst onto the screen accompanied by loud screams and music. The audience is primed to literally jump out of its skin . Psychological horror is different in that the tension comes from what’s inside the character’s mind.  As the audience ...

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