Rochester Castle featured in ITV’s Rugby Cup 2015 opening titles!

Rugby team performing the Haka at Rochester Castle.

Kent Location used: Rochester Castle On the 18th September 2015, the Rugby World Cup kicked off with England’s first match against Fiji and in ITV’s opening titles, Rochester Castle is featured along with other famous English landmarks. Pop star Paloma Faith sings a new version of the rugby anthem “World In Union” for the titles. […]



The Swale Film Festival returns on the 24th-27th September!

The Swale Film Festival logo for 2015

Dates: 24th – 27th September 2015 Venues: The Avenue Theatre, and New Century Cinema in Sittingbourne and Blue Town Criterion Cinema Sheerness The Swale Film Festival returns for its seventh year, starting with the opening ceremony on the 24th September 2015. The four day festival will screen a variety of films in Swale, prices ranging […]



Feature film Second Spring fund raising to shoot in Medway!

SECOND SPRING - shadow of a lady with a tree and buildings in the background

Second Spring is an absorbing story about a woman’s struggle for self-control after being diagnosed with a rare mental illness. The production is planning to film in Medway in 2016 and need your help to fund the film!  The film follows passionate archaeologist Kathy Deane who not feeling herself, sees a specialist and is diagnosed […]



LAMDA-on-Sea

On Tuesday 12th May, LAMDA (the London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art) will be screening five shorts, all set in Whitstable, at the Curzon in Soho. Four professional writers were commissioned by LAMDA to write five short films, which graduating actors on the Foundation Degree in Professional Acting star in. As well as being […]



Rosie Tremain’s Novel ‘Sacred Country’ to be adapted into a film by Kent filmmaker Jan Dunn

Merryn Pearse as Mary with air rifle and wearing fur hat

Influenced and fuelled by her own experiences in the LGBT community, multi award winning filmmaker, Jan Dunn, has adapted Rose Tremain’s bestselling novel ‘Sacred Country’ into a screenplay, which she aims to make into a film shot on location around Kent. Dunn’s screenplay is a sensitive, colourful and often humorous account of protagonist, Mary Ward’s personal […]



Global Documentary ‘The Culture High’ To Be Screened At The Gulbenkian

The Culture High Documentary Poster

The Culture High, a global documentary by award winning documentary makers, takes an all encompassing look at drug policy, science, and the arguments for and against the legalisation of marijuana. The documentary features interviews by Professor of Criminal Justice, Alex Stevens from the University of Kent. Jason Reed from Sittingbourne was  Associate Producer and Canterbury […]



Kent filmed The Tunnel wins an International Emmy Award!

The Tunnel Clemence Poesy (Elise Wassermann) and Stephen Dillane (Karl Roebuck)

Stephen Dillane has won the Best Performance by an Actor International Emmy Award for his role in The Tunnel, which was largely filmed in East Kent! The International Emmy awards were presented at a ceremony in New York on Tuesday November 24 by Matt Lucas. The Tunnel was also nominated for Drama Series but missed out […]



Experimental WW1 film Time Bleeds success!

In February 2013, Kent based production company Viola Films created Time Bleeds, a ground-breaking experimental documentary about World War One looking at the question what if we forget? The film has been a great success, receiving positive reviews and has been screened in a variety of venues. The film was inspired by works such as […]



Open call for Kent festival 51zero Voyager!

51zero Voyager is a Kent based Film, Video and Digital Arts Festival and is seeking submissions from artists and filmmakers to be exhibited at the forthcoming festival which is to be held in Chatham between 10 -12th October 2014.  The festival which opened in 2012, has an eclectic programme of independent cinema, exhibitions, installations and workshops to […]