Brighton & Hove LGBTQ+ Film Festival

Delighted to confirm that this year’s Brighton & Hove LGBTQ+ film Festival is going ahead. Now in its second year, Deborah Espect, herself of Moggy Film Productions, says the following: “Like many festivals in 2020, due to the Covid-19 crisis, we’ve had to cancel our live events and switch to delivering our programme online. We’re …

Brighton’s Rainbow Chorus in Lockdown (More From Home)

Brief introduction to this “From Home” posting. Brighton Rainbow Chorus say on their site of themselves.. “Our website address is: http://www.rainbowchorus.org.uk. Our Principle Office is: St George’s Church, St George’s Road Brighton BN2 1ED The Rainbow Chorus is the largest non-audition LGBT choir in the South outside of London. We are based in Brighton & …

Mitesh Take on Domestic Violence during Lockdown

  The initiative from Moving Pictures Theatre and Marc Green and Lucy Nordberg continues apace. Mitesh Take has sent, to the From Home initiative, this thought-provoking and original video focussing on domestic violence during lockdown. Mitesh says: “Due to the coronavirus pandemic, a married middle class Indian couple is in a lockdown situation. The wife …

Essential and critical reading: Guidance from the British Film Commission

As independent film makers, as well as studios and television productions, edge cautiously bak into active working and doing The Job, the question of safe working, risk assessment and ensuring the well being of all those in the industry becomes essential. Whether you are filming on a zero, shoestring, self-funded or multi-million pound budget, this …

From Home posting from Shevon Burrows

The highly talented artist and illustrator, Shevon Burrows, has made her own inimitable contribution to the Lockdown project initiated by Moving Pictures Theatre.   Shevon has posted has a brilliant and uplifting 30 second video showing the creation of one her current series of paintings, inspired by the patterns of virus cells, but transforming them …

Untimed by Fabio Reitano part of the From Home series

A further contribution to the From Home project for the Lockdown, part of a series organised by Lucy Nordberg and Marc Green of Moving Pictures Theatre, comes from Italian Director Fabio Reitano. The short film explores the director’s new discovery of his own home. He says “In April 2020, Italy faced one of the most …

From Home update from Moving Pictures Theatre May 26th 2020

Moving Pictures Theatre directors Marc Green and Lucy Nordberg continue to manage their new initiative of video posting from all those whose lives have been and are being driven by the current restrictions. It is worth going to the site and taking a look at what is being posted. Some noted additions recently include the …

Containment: from Anna Oliver, Adam Spinks and Tiny Dinosaur Films.

We met Adam Spinks earlier in the year with his mesmerising and worrying psychological thriller “Like Glass”. Now, we have something different an on-line soap opera produced while in lockdown. The premise is simple: from a time in the distant future a generation is trying to make sense of this period through which we now …

The Last Lighthouse Keeper from Moving Pictures Theatre

  We have met independent film company Moving Pictures Theatre (MPT) before with their frontier work on 360 filming. This initiative provides for an immersive film experience via a VR headset. While VR headset work has been used most obviously for gaming and education, its role in art, poetry and plays has been underestimated. With …

Isabella and Coral McCarthy Sommervile and Deborah Espect “From Home”.

So, this is continuing the “From Home ” project, initiated by Brighton-based Moving Pictures Theatre and Language Umbrella Media. Two more beautiful contributions from Brighton filmmaker Deborah Espect (This Blog, July 16th, 2019. Moggy Productions, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ts-7lmrM93o&t=44s) on her own experience of life under, what has become known as, “Lockdown” and where her current situation relates …