Recovery Street Film Festival - Extended Deadline 17th August 2020
The Recovery Street Film Festival (RSFF) are inviting anyone who is directly or indirectly affected by addiction (individuals, family members, friends, professionals) to make a 60 second film and submit for inclusion in the festival.
The competition is open to anyone regardless of their skill in film making. RSFF want people to tell their story and will prioritise this over the level of technical skill or the equipment used.
For more information visit: rsff.co.uk
Readers of our last news item will remember that Rachel Stephens recently left City Eye to work on Phil Peel's feature film ‘Gone to Ground’. Rachel has been updating us with news from behind the scenes. We are a little late sharing this report from week 2 -so stand by for week 3, coming soon!
In Rachel's Words...
We began the second week with two days of late shoots filming outside of a farmhouse in Wiltshire into the early hours of the morning. I think the most challenging aspect of the night shoots was the wind, rain and cold. Despite the weather though we captured some great looking shots for a critical moment in the film.
During the week all of the crew helped to set-up another key moment of the film, involving a car accident, which took a lot of teamwork to pull off but it looks amazing and we are all really looking forward to shooting with the wrecked car in our third week.
This second week of production also saw the arrival of actor Alan Breck taking on the role of Guy. Having Alan here has meant we’ve been able to film scenes between two of the main characters and it has been great to watch Alan and co-star Melissa De Mol work the scenes together.
Although there is still over a week left and more script to cover, it really feels like the film is starting to take its shape and I can see a glimpse of what Gone To Ground is going to be when production is complete.
‘In an isolated farmhouse, an old man’s world of gardening, memories and crosswords is shattered by the arrival of an injured and traumatised woman on the run.’
Gone to Ground is an independent feature thriller from writer/director Phil Peel. www.grindstonefilms.co.uk
Rachel Stephens is a freelance filmmaker and former City Eye employee. Rachel has worked as the production assistant on ‘Gone to Ground’. www.rachelstephensfilms.co.uk
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