-.but Thanet Thespians’ win the Best Actress & Actor awards!
Over 300 Filmmakers and audience came from all over the UK to spend the day watching 51 films at the ‘2 Days Later 10th Competition Halloween Screening & Awards Event’ at The Theatre Royal, Margate.
Entrants from as far as Rwanda, Indonesia, Australia and Canada have taken up the challenge to make a mini-horror masterpiece in under 48hrs, featuring three items from a given list as part of their film production.
The judging panel’s final decision was to declare female filmmaking duo from Romsey Trudie Shutler & Natalie Garwin ‘s film, A Boy’s Best Friend the definitive winner! It was the chilling tale of a boy’s slippery secret in the attic and won the pair a week’s hire of a professional HD Cine Film Kit from London sponsor’s VMI Broadcast, worth over £2000 as well as visiting an advertising shoot in London with the Farm Agency, courtesy of Thanet local 2DL judge Cave Clark.
The audiences favourite was former UKC students, Dan Thompson and J T Eaton’s comic horror, The Devil’s Fork, ‘What can men do against such reckless cutlery!’
Etchingham based Andrew Robinson & David Neve’s film The Beholder opened the Shortlisted Screenings and won BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY, while Broadstairs based director Mark Gregory’s film Mind the Gap scooped BEST SOUND & BEST ACTOR, with Leo Cullen-Crouch’s rock solid performance as a late night commuter victim. Ramsgate based filmmaker Oliver Case’s film, Therapy, won the BEST ACTRESS award for his mother, Deni Jirotka.
Both BEST Visual Effects and BEST GORE awards went to Dead Time by Reading filmmaking duo, Woody Wright & Jethro Jessop, for a blood wrenching alien monster birth scene and BEST STUDENT FILM was won by Sheffield College student Steven Day for his killer clown horror Concealed Dread.
Jason Gregg &Tony Banham and their whole filmmaking team’s dash from Bracknell was definitely worthwhile, as their film ,Confidential Inquiry, collected the audience vote for the BEST POPULAR MATINEE FILM ,winning them a pair of tickets to Ghost Riders West -End show at The Duke of York Theatre.
This free filmmaking event was organised by Beeping Bush, with the aid of UK Film Council’s regional film agency, Screen South, and KCC Arts Investment Funding, with major prize sponsorship from VMI Broadcast, Dave Clark at Farm Advertising Agency, and Gadds Brewery.
Find out more about Beeping Bush here: http://www.beepingbush.co.uk/