Midlands film talent on show

Six short films made by some of the most highly rated emerging talent in the West Midlands will be screened free in Wolverhampton next week.

Arts and film centre Light House, based in the city centre Chubb Buildings in Fryer Street, will host its regular Screen Forum next Tuesday (Jan 12) which will premiere Digishorts, an annual production scheme run by regional film agency Screen WM.

The scheme offers filmmakers the chance to develop and produce a short film with support from Screen WM and the UK Film Council and a budget of up to £10,000.

Last year six films were made by some of the most exciting filmmaking and animation talent based in the West Midlands. All six films will be screened next Tuesday between 6.15pm and 8pm, while the filmmakers themselves will also talk about their experiences after the screening.

The films include documentary style comedy The Surfer, directed by Dominic Coleman, focusing on a weekend in the life of Michael,a 41 year old accountant from Solihull, who is obsessed with surfing. Studs, directed by Simon Bovey, tells the tale of Zack Rocca, the starplayer of a rugby team who is looking to play for the national team, at whatever cost. Stained, directed by LewisArnold, is inspired by

The Surfer, directed by Dominic Coleman

author Ronnie Thompson’s time served as a prison officer. The Moon Bird, directed by Myles McLeod and Greg McLeod, is a dark animatedfairytale about an orphan girl who must outwit a terrible sorceress with the help of a magical lunar bird. And lastly Ladies Loos, directed by Nerina Villa, is a documentary looking at the funny, touching and startling confessions that women reveal in the security of female public toilets.

Screen Forum: Digishorts will take place at Light House on Tuesday, January 12, 6.15 – 8pm. Admission to this event is free. To reserve a place email info@light-house.co.uk.

The Moon Bird, directed by Myles McLeod & Greg McLeod


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