Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams (2017)

Ed (Timothy Spall) standing on train platform

Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams: The Commuter – Ed (Timothy Spall)

Writer: Philip K. Dick (the series is an adaptation of his work).

Director: Each episode has a different director, some of the directors include: Michael Dinner, David Farr, Francesca Gregorini and Tom Harper.

Starring: Gumuliauskas Vaclovas, Juke Hardy, Alona Leoine, Russ Panzarella, Steve Buscemi, Richard Madden, Bryan Cranston and many more.

Production Company: Channel 4 and Sony Pictures Television

Kent Locations Used: Dungeness and Pilot Pub

Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams is a sci-fi anthology series with stand-alone episodes that focus on dark themes and ideas with a twist. The first season will contain 10 episodes of adapted material from Philip K. Dick’s body of literary work.

Episode 3 follows Ed Jacobson (Timothy Spall), who works at a train station and discovers that many of the station’s commuters a

Ed (Timothy Spall) standing next to train

Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams: The Commuter – Ed (Timothy Spall)

re travelling to a town that doesn’t exist. When he investigates, he seems to travel to an alternate reality through which he is forced to confront problems in his family.

Source material from Philip K. Dick (Blade Runner) stories, directed by, among others,  Michael Dinner (The Crew), David Farr (The Ones Below), Francesca Gregorini (The Truth About Emanuel) and Tom Harper (Peaky Blinders). The first season stars Timothy Spall (Mr Turner, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Gumuliauskas Vaclovas (The Death of Stalin), Juke Hardy (Alien: Covenant), Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad), Liam Cunningham (Game of Thrones) as well as many others.

Some scenes from the upcoming series were filmed in Dungeness on the south coast of Kent. The area has been used in the past for many different films and TV series. Previous productions filmed in Dungeness include: Una (2017) and Doctor Who: The Claws of Axos (1971). The Pilot Inn in Dungeness previously featured in the The Poison Tree (2012)

Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams premieres on Sunday 17 September 2017 on Channel 4 at 9PM.

Links:

For more information about filming in Kent please contact: filmoffice@kent.gov.uk

For more information on Electric Dreams visit: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5711280/?ref_=ttloc_loc_tt

For more information on The Pilot visit: http://thepilotdungeness.co.uk/

For more information on Dungeness visit: http://theromneymarsh.net/

For more information about Kent’s Filming History please visit our Movie Map: http://kentfilmoffice.co.uk/kent-movie-map/moviemap-live-2/


Long Lost Family Series 7 (2017)

Davina McCall and Nicky Campbell smiling at camera

From Wall To Wall Productions
LONG LOST FAMILY on ITV
Pictured: Nicky Campbell and Davina McCall
© ITV
Photographer Tony Ward

 

Davina McCall and Nicky Campbell sitting on chair looking at camera

From Wall To Wall Productions
LONG LOST FAMILY on ITV
Pictured: Nicky Campbell and Davina McCall
© ITV
Photographer Tony Ward

Kent Locations Used: Haysden Country Park – Tonbridge, Tunbridge Wells

The highly popular award winning ITV programme, Long Lost Family returns to TV screens for its seventh series with more heart-breaking stories.

Presenters Davina McCall and Nicky Campbell embark on an emotional journey around the UK, helping to reunite estranged families. The new series filmed segments in Royal Tunbridge Wells and Haysden Country Park in Tonbridge.

Situated in the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Tunbridge Wells is a highly popular town full of independent shops and restaurants set alongside the trendy colonnaded Pantiles and the bustling High Street. Previous shows that have filmed in the area include Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year (2016) and Question Time (2016)

Popular for family days out, Haysden Country Park in Tonbridge offers a beautiful countryside setting for a variety of leisure activities. The park plays home to two lakes and is a popular venue for water activities.

The new series of Long Lost Family starts on Wednesday 26th July at 9pm on ITV

Links:

For more information about filming in Kent please contact: filmoffice@kent.gov.uk

For more information on Long Lost Family visit: https://www.itv.com/hub/long-lost-family/1a8904

For more information on Tunbridge Wells visit – https://www.visittunbridgewells.com/

For more information on Haysden Park visit – https://www.tmbc.gov.uk/services/leisure-and-culture/parks-and-open-spaces/parks-and-open-spaces-outdoor-facilities/haysden-country-park

For more information about Kent’s Filming History please visit our Movie Map: http://kentfilmoffice.co.uk/kent-movie-map/moviemap-live-2/


BBC Gardeners’ World (2017)

Rachel De Thame, Monty Don, Carol Klein, Joe Swift standing looking at camera

BBC Gardeners World © BBC

Production Company: BBC Bristol

Kent Locations Used: Dungeness

In Episode 16 of the hugely popular BBC Gardeners’ World 2017, presenter and horticultural expert Joe Swift, visits a garden in Dungeness, a large shingle desert on the Kent coast to explore how these challenging conditions can be overcome when designing a garden.

Dungeness is a unique location which includes ramshackle huts as well as two light houses, a historic railway station, two pubs and artist galleries along with a nuclear power station. Previous projects that have filmed there include Walks With My Dog (2017) and Great British Railway Journeys – Series 7 (2016),

BBC Gardeners’ World airs on BBC Two on Wednesday 12th July 2017 at 9pm

Links:

For more information about filming in Kent please contact: filmoffice@kent.gov.uk

For more information on Gardeners’ World visit: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006mw1h

For more information on Dungeness: http://www.dungeness-nnr.co.uk/

For more information about Kent’s Filming History please visit our Movie Map: http://kentfilmoffice.co.uk/kent-movie-map/moviemap-live-2/


LAMDA-on-Sea

Still from 'Lost Village'

Still from ‘Lost Village’

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 directed and edited by industry professionals, the films were supported by students on the Stage Management and Technical Theatre Foundation Degree.

All students at LAMDA graduate with a show reel, voice reel and experience of shooting a short film with a professional director, screenwriter, editor, director of photography and crew.

Still from Driftwood

Still from ‘Driftwood’

The films examine a range of different topics and situations all centred around the coastal town. Bride of Blood is a tale of love; a gothic couple taking a romantic break to Whitstable. Meanwhile, Driftwood identifies directly with the students as Ella finishes university and struggles with her friendships. Ebb and Flow presents a divide in friendships and finding an unexpected body on the beach. House of Dreams presents two characters inheriting a huge sum of money and their decision on whether they should buy their dream house. Lastly, Lost Village explores four people divided by personalities and differences.

The five shorts are screened as part of the students’ final year degree programme.

Many well-known actors have graduated from LAMDA demonstrating its reputation for finding and developing talent. Alumni include Benedict Cumberbatch (2015 Golden Globe, BAFTA and Oscar nominee for The Imitation Game), Chiwetel Ejiofor (nominated for the 2014 Best Actor Oscar for 12 Years a Slave) and David Oyelowo (nominated for the 2015 Best Actor Golden Globe for Selma).

All students at LAMDA graduate with a show reel, voice reel and experience of shooting a short film with a professional director, screenwriter, editor, director of photography and crew.

 

Tickets cost £5 and are available for purchase from Wednesday 6th May at noon by calling the Box Office on 020 8834 0550 or online via the LAMDA website.

 

Links:

 

For more information about LAMDA: http://www.lamda.org.uk/drama-school

For more information about the Curzon: http://www.curzoncinemas.co.uk/soho

For more information about Whitstable: http://www.canterbury.co.uk/canterbury-district/Whitstable.aspx


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

Merryn Pearse as Mary in the promo for Scared Country

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 journey to become Martin.

Mary grows up in rural 1950s and 60s Britain and her life is interwoven with her changing and complex personal relationships as well as the political changes in post-war Britain. Jan Dunn describes it as a time where ‘the concept of family, tradition and loyalty slowly became obsolete and unnecessary, when a new generation began to pursue their dreams and live them, with or without familial approval.’

The film recounts the story of Mary’s initial discovery: ‘I am not Mary. That is a mistake. I am not a girl. I am a boy,’ to her transition and fight to become Martin; a topic rarely touched on the big screen.

Bringing this vision to life is Jan Dunn, a Kent based independent filmmaker, (Gypo, Ruby Blue, The Calling) and producer, Pippa Cross (Bloody Sunday, Shooting Dogs,). They are sending out a call to arms from individuals, LGBT groups, fans of the novel and anyone who feels that this heartfelt, poignant and important story should be made into a film to contribute to their Indiegogo campaign and get this film from page to screen.

Having already attracted  a BAFTA winning and Oscar nominated cast including Brenda Blethyn (Secrets & Lies, Little Voice, Saving Grace, Pride and Prejudice), Shirley Henderson (Bridget Jones’s Diary, Harry Potter, Southcliffe) and Jamie Winstone for the part of Mary (Made in Dagenham, Kidulthood), Sacred Country has huge ambition and needs your help to lift it off its feet.

Sacred Country is running an Indiegogo campaign where you can donate and keep up to date with the film’s progress. They have a goal of £50,000 and would appreciate any donation big or small, providing a number of rewards for your support. 

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/sacred-country



Quadrangle Film Festival tickets on sale now!

 Quadrangle Film Festival Poster

Quadrangle Film Festival tickets on sale now!

Dates: 14th-16th September 2012

Price: £80/£60 concessions 

After a successful debut in 2011, the Kent based Quadrangle Film Festival returns to give young filmmakers a chance to attend workshops, screenings and discussions where ideas are exchanged with a wide variety of talents ranging from students to professional documentary filmmakers.

It is an intimate festival, set in Shoreham amongst the delightful Kent countryside where the only thing to pitch is your tent. 

The Quadrangle Film Festival is a retreat experience for the documentary old guard, the student vanguard, and everyone in between –  where the documentary form is questioned and challenged, where ideas are exchanged and hopefully we come away inspired and rejuvenated. 

Special guests will be attending the festival to contribute to discussions and present their own work. This event is a must for documentary makers and lovers!

Don’t miss out on the second year Quadrangle Film Festival at the Quadrangle Trust to celebrate the craft of documentary filmmaking, book your tickets now!  

For more information visit: www.quadranglefilmfest.com

To book your tickets please visit: http://quadranglefilmfest.eventbrite.com/

The Quadrangle Film Festival is being supported by the Kent Film Office, the Grierson Trust, Goldsmiths University and the Quadrangle Trust.