From Soup to Nuts (2013)

  

From Soup To Nuts - chef playing the flute in The Goods Shed

From Soup To Nuts © Tim Leandro

Director: Tim Leandro

Kent Locations:  The Goods Shed, Canterbury 

Join the stall-holders, artisans and chefs working within Canterbury’s renowned farmer’s market, The Goods Shed, for one magical day in their extraordinary lives.

Kent-based television director and writer, Tim Leandro, and a group of dedicated high-end industry film makers have come together to tell a modern Canterbury tale.

Two-time BAFTA nominee Leandro, whose film making roots are firmly planted in documentary film, was inspired by the micro-community that work, create and live in Canterbury’s famous The Goods Shed farmer’s market and restaurant. The 35 minute film concentrates on the personal stories of the individuals whose lives are intertwined in The Goods Shed

Leandro said; “This film is classic documentary with a twist.  I am very fortunate in that a group of highly talented collaborators worked with me for no fee to make it happen.   It’s a zero budget film and has taken over a year to complete because we had to fit it around our working schedules, but the effort has been well worth it”.

From Soup to Nuts is being broadcast throughout July on The Community Channel (Sky 539,  Virgin 233 and Freeview 87):

Friday 5th July at 23:00

Friday 12th July at 23:00

Friday 26th July at 21:00

Monday 29th July at 22:00

Links:

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

To view a trailer or rent the video: https://vimeo.com/86131430

For more information about The Goods Shed: http://thegoodsshed.co.uk/

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


Coming Up: Ben and Lump (2012)

Ben and Lump on Sheerness Beach

Ben and Lump on Sheerness Beach © Channel 4

 

Writer: Tom Wells

Director: MJ Delaney

Starring: Lewis Reeves, Thomas Turgoose

Production Company: Ideal World Productions, Touchpaper Television

Locations used: Sheerness, The Isle of Sheppey

Coming Up is Channel 4’s annual talent initiative for British writers and directors. Seven short, original dramas will be shown over the summer to showcase up-and-coming talent and launch them into the field.

Ben and Lump, written by Tom Wells, is a short film starring Lewis Reeves and Thomas Turgoose (This is England). Ben, who returns home for Christmas after his first term at university, and best friend Lump, who can’t find a job so his dad is pushing him to join the army, find that their lives are heading in different directions: Can their friendship survive?

Ben and Lump

Ben and Lump © Channel 4

The crew visited The Isle of Sheppey and filmed in various locations in Sheerness, including the beach, promenade and high street.

Coming Up is now in its eleventh year, and previous participants have shot to success including Nicole Taylor who showcased ‘Emo’ in 2008 and went on to write popular shows such as Secret Diary of a Call Girl, Ashes to Ashes and recently Scott and Bailey.

Sheerness is the principal town of The Isle of Sheppey and has a heritage formed by it’s industrial port as well as it’s  beaches, drawing many summer visitors to the island. Previous productions that have filmed in the area include Top Gear The Sweeney (2012), Our Food (2012) and The Hide (2009).

Coming Up – ‘Ben and Lump’ is the second short film and will be shown on Monday 9th July 2012 on Channel 4 at 23:05.

Links

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

For more information on this programme visit: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2260144/

For more information about Sheerness and the Isle of Sheppey visit: http://www.visitkent.co.uk/explore/swale-faversham-sittingbourne-isle-of-sheppey.asp

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


Wasp (2003)

Wasp - Zoe a young mum walking with her children around an estate

Wasp screenshot © Cowboy Films

Director/Writer: Andrea Arnold

Stars: Natalie Press, Danny Dyer

Production Company: FilmFour, UK Film Council, Cowboy Films

Kent Location Used: Dartford

Wasp is an inspiring short film, written and directed by Dartford born Andrea Arnold. Zoe, a single mother, is struggling to provide for her children in 21st century Britain. When her ex-boyfriend David asks her out, she pretends she is just babysitting her children and has to balance caring for them whilst trying to rekindle her relationship with David.

The 26 minute long film won an Oscar for best short film in 2005 and has won 22 other awards since 2003.

Andrea Arnold (Fish Tank, Red Road Red Road, Wuthering Heights) directed and wrote Wasp, which stars Natalie Press (My Summer of Love, Ill Manors, Fifty Dead Men Walking) and Danny Dyer (EastEnders, The Football Factory, The Business).

Zoe looking out of her window onto the estate

Wasp screenshot © Cowboy Films

The film is set on a housing estate in Dartford, overlooking the QEII Bridge and industrial areas along the Thames.

Dartford is a historic market town in North Kent with a rich industrial heritage and is near to one of the largest shopping centres in Europe and the high speed rail link at Ebbsfleet. The Dartford area has hosted filming from Who Do You Think You Are? (2014), BBC Sport Relief John Bishop’s Week of Hell (2012) Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part One (2010).

Links:

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

For more information about the film: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0388534/

For more information about filming locations: http://www.visitkent.co.uk/destinations/gravesend-and-dartford/6892

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


O Dreamland (1953)

An image of the exterior of Dreamland

Dreamland © Markus Kellmann

Director: Lindsay Anderson

Kent Filming Location: Dreamland, Margate

O Dreamland is a short documentary film made in 1953 by just the director Lindsay Anderson and a cameraman and is about amusement park Dreamland in Margate.

The film takes the audience on a tour of Dreamland in Margate and its various attractions such as bingo, arcades, rides, café and mechanical puppets set to background noise and music.

The 12 minute film was made with basic equipment – a single camera and an audiotape recorder and after completion it was shelved and likely never to be shown however Anderson decided to screen the film as part of the Free Cinema programme.

Dreamland has been closed since 2006 but there are redevelopment of the site is being undertaken with plans to re-open in 2014.

Margate is a delightful seaside town with a sandy beach, harbour, arcades, galleries and period housing. Margate has become a popular location having previously welcomed productions such as Sky Atlantic drama The Tunnel (2012), BBC One’s improvised drama True Love (2012) and feature film Last Orders (2002).

Links

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

To view the film: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39XAINmKwAk

For more information about Dreamland: www.dreamlandmargate.com

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