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Coming This Halloween

Sybil Sangster (Rosemary Macvie) former ventriloquist turned map seller has become Britain’s oldest woman, putting her longevity down to good blood and a lifelong interest in other people! There have been a string of disappearances in the local area spanning quite some time, but could there be any connection?What’s Grandma’s Little Secret?

Find out in;

FOOL’s GOLD

Written and directed by Simon Brandon

Starring: Rosemary Macvie, Simon Gibbons, Simon Brandon, Clive Ward and Nadia Ostacchini. Produced by Simon Brandon, Simon Gibbons and Keith Balderson.A short film, filmed entirely on the iPhone XS. Running time: 10 mins approx. Available from 8pm on THURSDAY 31st OCTOBER to watch for FREE on YouTubeFacebook and at www.athroneofshadows.com

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‘Ibiza Undead’ serves up a brand new clip

Written and directed by Andy Edwards and starring Emily Atack (The Inbetweeners), Cara Theobold (Downton Abbey), and Matt King (Peepshow), the film will get it’s World premiere at this Summer’s Frightfest. Described as ‘The Inbetweeners meets Shaun of the Dead’ the film’s sure to go down well with the horror fans. Here’s a small taster of what the film has to offer featuring an appearance from film pundit Alex Zane:

Here’s the official synopsis:

Alex, Az and Jim head to Ibiza for their first lad’s holiday. Unfortunately for them, tagging along is Alex’s unimpressed ex-girlfriend Ellie. Arriving in Ibiza, the lads dump Ellie with Alex’s sister Liz, her friend Zara and head to San Antonio to start their week of debauchery. Soon they end up in a San Antonio club, run by local gangster Karl, where the main attractions aren’t alive… they’re dead! Thanks to Jim’s wild antics, the zombies escape and all hell breaks loose with the entire party island soon battling the undead.

Ibiza Undead will debut at on Friday 26th August as part of this year’s Frightfest

Me on a bad day
Me on a bad day

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Official ‘Dumar’ Volume Two Trailer

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Music By FLAG CAPTURED PRODUCTIONS.
To Be Released 27th December 2013.

‘Dumar’ Volume Two Is The First Installment of A Two Part Thriller. The Story Starts Midway Through With Dumar A Fund Manager On A Personal Quest Against His Employer, A Hedge Fund CEO Whom Has Framed Him For Fraud.

Unknown To Each Other They Both Have Ulterior Motives Which Date Back Over 25 Years.

Aaron Thomas …  Dumar
Graeme Benson …  Monty
Jodie Perry …  Beth
Simon Britton …  Thomas
JJ Hooker …  Josephine
Adrian Annis …  Jasper
Ryan Elliott …  Mark
Simon Brandon …  Dwight
Joseph Greenslade …  Neil
Fleur Poad …  Lady
Tony Amayo …  Bud
Ulrika Belogriva …  Ms Alexandrov
Kevin Niku …  Sadiq
Judith Jacob …  Esther
Wil Johnson …  Emmerson

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Measure for Measure

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Contemporary re-working of the Shakespeare’s problem play set in the british army.

Director: Bob Komar

Daniel Roberts – Angelo
Simon Phillips – Duke
Kristopher Milnes – Provost
Dawn Murphy – Escalus
Simon Brandon – Claudio

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Review: Rare Adaptation is Thoughtful and Passionate;

22 October 2007 | by Bologna King

Measure for Measure is one of Will Shakespeare’s unknown treasures, so anyone who would even attempt a screen adaptation deserves our applause. The more so when, as here, the effort is reasonably successful.

The screenplay, all Shakespeare (although not all Measure for Measure–there is a brief dialogue borrowed from Romeo and Juliet) cuts away the diversions from the main plot, which unfortunately means that we lose most of the comic relief. Everything needed to understand the story is there, however, and it gets more punch from being less long-winded. The focus on the main plot means that there is little to divert us from the main characters. Isabelle is extremely well-played by Josephine Rogers, full of inflexible moral outrage both at Angelo and at Claudio; so much so that we are the more surprised when she bends at the end. Daniel Roberts’ Angelo captures both his priggish exterior and tortured interior. Most interesting is the Duke (Simon Phillips) who is clearly shown at the beginning to be as corrupt and licentious as his subordinates. His objective in seeking reform is therefore clouded with hypocrisy, a fact which dogs him to the end, making the ending unsatisfying even when it is conventional, both to the characters and the viewer.

The supporting cast is mostly solid, although the actress playing Marianna is apparently Swedish and is hard to understand both due to her accent and her wooden performance. Her makeup is also bizarrely overstated, to the extent that she might have been intended to be a goth, but no explanation is given for why she might be Gothic.

Makeup is a recurring problem. Just about everyone looks unhealthily pale and Claudio in prison is the strangest of all, having cherry-red blood smears on his pasty white face. About the only time light and makeup get together is when Isabelle in the convent receives Lucio’s plea to help Claudio. The brown and gold tones of the wooden background are nicely mirrored in Isabelle’s skin tones.

Perhaps the unhealthy pallor is to underline everyone’s unhealthy lifestyle.

The setting at a modern army base is intriguing, and perhaps was chosen to contrast a lack of discipline with an institution in which discipline is traditional and important. However, Shakespeare’s setting in a red light district made the depravity seem natural whereas here it was a bit strained.

Thoughtfully written and directed, and acted with passion. It’s worth a look if you can find it.