International stage for local film team
Brookmans Park film company Charlie Productions, is to star in an international film festival in America. The company’s short film, Old Man Dies, has been accepted for the 2002 California Independent Film Festival being held in November.
According to the festival organisers the aim of the event is to showcase the best independent films from around the world.
Charlie Productions, based in the Brook House Design Studios on Bluebridge Road, Brookmans Park, says the film is "an uplifting and joyful short film about madness, death and dressing up". The group says all involved in the production are extremely proud about having the film accepted for the California event.
And Charlie Productions has also been successful locally.
Its entry into the 48hr Guerrilla Film Making Challenge, entitled, "Making Juice: The Making of Juice", has made it into the top ten and is being screened at the Curzon Cinema in London's Soho, on Saturday, October 5th at 10am.
A spokeperson for Charlie Productions said the competition involved teams of film makers being given just 48 hours to write, shoot and edit a short film from ideas drawn at random from a hat.
"The film is a spoof documentary following the cast and crew of the hot new British Sci-Fi flick. Shot in a long evening where reality and fantasy blurred to the point where no one knew anymore what was real," he added.
In the last two years Charlie Productions has twice been shortlisted for a BAFTA award, (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) coming narrowly close on both occasions.
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