The line up for the Raindance Film Festival has been announced and among the faces gracing the festival’s screens this year are Jodie Whittaker, Emilia Fox, Dougray Scott, Simon Amstell, Simon Callow, John Hurt, David Warner, Billy Zane and Harry Enfield.
In the running for the Best UK Feature Film
Set over the course of a two day motivational course, this film tells the story of Vic Timms and God (or Godfrey). Taking pity on the pathetic Vic, Godfrey decides to intervene, setting him on course to meet the beautiful but ruthless Mary Macdallen. Starring Simon Callow, Harry Enfield, Iain Robertson and Directed by Johnny Daukes. This dark comedy is told entirely in rhyming couplets.
Caught in a timeless world of passions and betrayals, Mia searches for the truth behind a mysterious woman’s death. Starring Dougray Scott, Emilia Fox, David Warner, Jodie Whittaker and Directed by Dana Lustig.
On holiday in the english countryside, two young couples uncover an ancient evil. Without each other, they will not survive. Starring Emily Plumtree, Sam Stockman, Matt Stokoe, Jessica Ellerby and Directed by Michael Axelgaard.
Kieran and Sam, life-long best friends, are at a crossroads. Their friendship, having survived despite their vast differences, begins to change when they meet Lori, a self described ‘siren’ who intrigues them both and, in the process, exposes the conflict and tension that runs deep in their relationship. Starring Jack McMullen, Reece Noi, Georgia Hensha, Directed by Julian Kerridg. Seamonsters is a film about Teenage life in a dead end town.
An unusual and touching bond develops when grieving Oona reaches out to a mysterious homeless man, offering him a place to stay in her shed. Starring Bridget Collins, Adeel Akhtar, Keith Parry and Directed and Written by Eleanor Burke and Ron Eyal. Can’t find a trailer for this film but according to the website this film’s been well received in various film festivals.
The rest of the nominations look like this:
BEST INTERNATIONAL FEATURE
BEST MICROBUDGET FEATURE
BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORTS
The Lady Paranorma
Zolton- The Hungarian Gangster of Love
BEST UK SHORT
This Side of the Afterlife
The Girl is Mime
Love At First Sight
The trailer for the festival which was directed by last year’s ‘Film of the Festival’ winner, Alex Brook Lynn, was made on a budget of just £1,000 and is a little bit creepy. If you want to know how and why she made it take a look at the lengthy description on the site…Otherwise, watch the trailer below: