Day Two – We Gotta Get Out of This Place

It is straight in to the second film of the day. The screening is half full. The film starts with a one-man heist then the title comes up We Gotta Get Out of This Place and we get to next two character talking over biscuit and gravy. The film has a lot of plotting from each character…

Day Two – The Anomaly

Switch off the computer, lock the desk drawer and drain down the work phone battery. The holidays begin. Starting with a trip to The Anomaly produced, directed and featuring Noel Clarke. A low budget British science fiction shot over five weeks with everyone working six days where Sunday is a day of fight club. Ambitious…

Day One – Let Us Prey

Dear Reader, England played. Liam Cunningham preyed. All under the warmth of the day. Brian O’Malley debut film Let Us Prey takes us to Inveree where Liam Cunningham pays a visit in a hundred and thirty five year old jacket. Using atmospheric shots to build up suspense, keeping the shots contained the viewer can get the tension…

Day One – Finding Vivian Maier

The Filmhouse Recommends. Step out from a meeting and walk through Princes Street, plan for one film, it was later in the evening. Plans change. I arrive, shirt drenched in sweat. Too long until my film. Must find something. It was recommended on Facebook. Finding Vivian Maier I knew nothing of Vivian Maier other than…

#edfilmfest Opening Night – Hyena

Walking along under the setting sun building up a sweat to go indoors for two hours. Past the queue of guests and round the corner to the Festival Theatre for EIFF Opening night film Hyena. There is only time for a quick beer and strawberry ice cream to cool me down. The director, producers and…

Coming soon…

Real soon. There are warnings. In the streets, on the buses – even some of the papers carry the stories if you pay attention enough. The social media has not gone untouched. Posts cry out across Facebook and Twitter if you look hard enough. They are coming. Some are here already. They have something to show…