Yep, finally it’s here! Getting Ready directed by Ben Barton and starring Roundeye starlet Jennifer Harris, will soon be coming to an underground venue near you*.
In Getting Ready we peer into the mirror as a fading actress prepares for the greatest performance of her life – a star-studded suicide. After applying her make-up for the last time, she goes to bed with her pills and Champagne. In her final dream she returns to the stage – but are the standing ovations and roses real, or just an illusion?
Filmed in the old dressing rooms of Chatham’s Brook Theatre, this super 8 poem is an opus of Technicolor glamour and peacockish preening, à la Kenneth Anger’s classic avant-garde gem Puce Moment.
We’ve previewed a short one-minute version of the film (called ‘Adored’) a few times since Christmas, but the final cut has taken some jiggery and pokery to get right. If it gets screened, you’ll be the first to know. Scout’s honour.
Thanks to Mr V for the film artwork.
*OK, nothing’s been confirmed yet, but we’re hopeful...
Thursday, 18 March 2010
Saturday, 6 March 2010
Aye our Ellen Love is a popular lass. As I’m sure you’ll remember, last year our film The Return of Ellen Love was part of the official selection for Euroshorts, Poland’s premier film festival. Organised by the Foundation for Young Cinema and now in its 18th year, it’s the only festival in Europe which brings together screenings of short films and creative advertising.
Following the main event in Warsaw last November, our film has now been chosen to go on tour all round Poland, visiting more than a dozen towns and cities, stopping off at art galleries, cinemas and public buildings.
Ellen Love is one of just six films in the ‘experimental category’ to be screened up and down the country… We’re in very good company too - some of the directors who are also screening work include Guy Ritchie and David Fincher I kid ye not!
Here is the current line-up for the regional screenings. Obviously we can’t be there in person, but there in heart yes we will be! It all sounds so exciting a teeny bit of wee just leaked out! Seriously!
Koszalin – January 27-29 / Wrocław – March 3-4 / Bielsko-Biała – March 11-12 / Olsztyn – March 22-26 / Toruń – April 22-23 / Elblag – April 28-29 / Gdańsk – May 22-23 / Zielona Góra – June 8 / Kutno - June 18 / Lublin – June 21-22 / Szczecin – June 24-25 / Warsaw – June 24-25.
Check out the Euroshorts website for more information.