Not all short films have to have a shock value, some can make their point quite subtly. Jamie Hooper’s latest, Terry and Brenda has a little of both. The titular couple (Tim Blackwell and Debra Baker) are a typical slobby northern pair. They sit feeding their faces in their gaudily decorated living room, watching TV,… Continue reading Short Film Review: TERRY AND BRENDA (2014) Directed by Jamie Hooper
With a set-up which could very well come from a hard-hitting, serious drama, the short film El Gigante attacks the senses from the get-go. A young Mexican uses the last of his money to pay a smuggler to get his wife and kids into America, leaving him to find his own way in. Which he… Continue reading Short Film Review: EL GIGANTE (2014) Directed by Gigi Saul Guerreo and Luke Bramley
It’s always a pleasure to see low-budget indie films getting the attention they deserve, and one such film that I’ve been championing for a while received a special premiere screening this week in the town where it was filmed, Crosby, Merseyside.Teaser trailer: With Following the Wicca Man, auteur in the making Jacqueline Kirkham (I’m not… Continue reading Following the Wicca Man is Premiered – DVD out soon!
The latest short from Rebekah McKendry, the Fangoria writer and former correspondent for the web series Inside Horror, is a smart comedy which takes a swipe at that scourge of modern low-budget filmmaking – ‘found footage’. Now, there have been some decent examples of the subgenre, but by and large, it’s a cheap copout… Continue reading Short Film Review: FOUND (2014) Directed by Rebekah McKendry