Sunday, 10 June 2018

Man From Deep River (Umberto Lenzi, 1972) DVD Review

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“He dared the forbidden river where adventure ends and hell begins!” This former 'video nasty' is regarded as the first film in the cycle of Italian cannibal movies that reared their bloody heads throughout the 1970s and early 1980s. Yet Umberto Lenzi's Man From Deep River – otherwise known as Deep River Savages, Sacrifice!, or Mondo Cannibale – ironically features very little flesh eating. Instead, the film focuses more on the culture clash that comes about when a photojournalist from the western world is captured by a remote tribe somewhere in the wilds between Thailand and Burma - as 88 Films' DVD presentation inspires heated debate...


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Sunday, 3 June 2018

FWOAN at the UK Monthly Film Fest...

Following on from our Surrey screening last month, which raised a nice bit of money for the charity OCD Action, we've been officially selected for the UK Monthly Film Festival at the Norwich Puppet Theatre. In this latest round of selections we join other films not only from the UK, but from Australia, Argentina, Brazil, Mongolia, Peru, Turkey, and the United States of America.


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Thursday, 31 May 2018

Flavours of the Month: May 2018...

Bundles of Blu-Rays, aerial dog fights from a century ago, and FWOAN's first big screening have been setting the tone of my May 2018...

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Monday, 21 May 2018

FWOAN Surrey Screening...

This past weekend - on Sunday the 20th of May - we had our first big screening of For Want Of A Nail, which was followed up with a Q&A featuring Ali Causon (Producer), Lucy Joan Barnes (Director), Clark Alexander (Lead Actor), Kasha Khan (On-Set Advisor), and me (Writer). The screening and Q&A went really well, and there was a lot of audience engagement afterwards - during which a silent auction was held to raise money for OCD Action (the charity which endorsed our film).

We received lots of positive feedback, with many members of the audience remarking that they'd learnt a lot about OCD that they had no idea about prior to the screening - and that's the main drive behind FWOAN, to spread the word about what OCD actually is, rather than the stereotypical representations that we've seen for so many years and, unfortunately, continue to see. With FWOAN we're seeking to break down all those stereotypes, to crack through the barrier of fear surrounding mental health, and to inform as well as entertain.

Taken as the audience were entering the theatre.

The screening followed an article in the Epsom Guardian about the film - you can read it HERE - as well as another article on the OCD Action website in which Lucy, Clark, and myself were asked about the making of the film - you can read that one HERE.

You can view more information and pictures from the screening at our Facebook page. Don't forget to like and follow us to keep up-to-date with the film's progress!

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Thriller: A Cruel Picture (Bo A. Vibenius, 1973) DVD Review

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“You better start praying, One Eye.” Perhaps better known under the title They Call Her One Eye, Bo A. Vibenius' stripped-back revenge thriller is an unusual sight to see come from Sweden, where serious art house cinema is more the norm. Mixing overt stylistic flourishes with hardcore sleaze, the tale of Frigga – a mute young woman recovering from a horrific ordeal in childhood – proves to be a tough but rewarding viewing experience, wrought from highly charged emotion and brutality...


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