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Post by fraught » Tue Sep 13, 2011 7:25 am

Brilliant! :-)
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Post by fraught » Sun Jan 22, 2012 12:08 am

Had a really good night at the latest 'Red Carpet Screenings Film Festival' in Basingstoke tonight. Saw some great films, caught up with some great friends, and met loads of new and talented people!

Was really good to see Dave & Jan Watterson. Dave gave a cracking and perfect talk at the end of the night, with his own critique of all the films on show... i could have listened to you for hours!

Brilliant night! :-)
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Post by Dave Watterson » Sun Jan 22, 2012 1:02 am

Thanks, Geoff. I seldom have much idea what I have said ... lots of preparation and then it tumbles out any which way.

Very good event indeed. I do hope other areas might be able to arrange such non-competitive festivals. We celebrated some fine films, mainly by people who would class themselves as independent film makers. The standard was mixed but generally very high. Films are only shown if the film maker is present and each film maker is invited on stage after her/his film is shown and interviewed in a gentle, positive way. All those at the event spoke well and had much of interest to talk about.

What gave the occasion its buzz was so many indie film makers getting together and networking ... that makes it sound like a chore ... better to say enthusiasts sharing their enthusiasm. Several people told me about joint projects with people they had met at the previous Red Carpet Festivals. People came from London and Cornwall but most had a connection with the Basingstoke area.

It is WELL worth the effort to get to a Red Carpet Screening ... they aim to have three or four a year. It works largely because the guy who organises it and does the interviews is Seb Hall: kind, patient, thorough and supportive.

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Re: Red Carpet Screenings Festival - Basingstoke

Post by fraught » Mon Jan 23, 2012 10:11 am

The films on show last night we're yet again really good. The stand out film for me was an amazing piece of work called 'Zion'. The Red Carpet event was its first festival, and the crowd reaction was overwhelmingly positive! It knocked everyone's socks off!

Everything from the incredible performances to the beautiful photography to the wonderful writing and everything else... this film is going to do well! What shocked me afterwards was that it was made with no budget whatsoever. People believed so much in the script that they were willing to lend their equipment, time, and effort to get the film made.

I had a great chat with the writer of the film afterwards, and she was so happy with the reactions to the film.

So keep an eye out for it, it's powerful stuff!
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Post by fraught » Mon Jan 23, 2012 12:53 pm

Here is the link to the trailer for Zion.

http://www.kingdomentertainmentgroup.co.uk/#!trailers
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Post by fraught » Mon May 21, 2012 10:20 am

The guy who set up the Red Carpet Screenings Film Festival, Seb Hall, has been recognised by the local community for all his work in promoting the arts and especially Independant Film.

See here for the article : http://www.destinationbasingstoke.co.uk ... rticle=403
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Post by fraught » Sun Jun 10, 2012 8:56 pm

Make sure you get your entry into next months festival. :-)

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Re: Red Carpet Screenings Festival - Basingstoke

Post by fraught » Fri Oct 26, 2012 2:39 pm

The next Red Carpet Screening Film Festival is a week Saturday! It's going to be a really good one too! I believe the wonderful Dave & Jan Watterson are coming along, it'll be nice to catch up. James Webber ('Dancer' and 'Three') will be there showing his amazing film 'Driftwood'. I'm going to be showing some excerpts from my feature film 'Addict' Should be a good night alround! Well worth getting down there for it.

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Re: Red Carpet Screenings Festival - Basingstoke

Post by Fingercuff » Sat Oct 27, 2012 3:36 pm

Looking forward to it Geoff! It'll be good to catch up with everyone! Also, I haven't seen Driftwood with an audience yet (well, apart from the cast and crew screening but they're bias!) so that should be interesting / nerve racking!

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Post by fraught » Sun Oct 28, 2012 10:14 am

The film is amazing mate... so just enjoy it. :) See you saturday! :)
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Re: Red Carpet Screenings Festival - Basingstoke

Post by Willy » Sun Oct 28, 2012 7:47 pm

I like that poster, Fraught!
The "lay out" is simple but very good.
It is inviting.
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Post by fraught » Mon Oct 29, 2012 10:18 pm

I can't take the credit for that Willy... although my camera man Carl can. :-) I will pass on your comments.
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Re: Red Carpet Screenings Festival - Basingstoke

Post by fraught » Fri Nov 02, 2012 4:16 pm

Both James and myself get a mention in the local paper about this weekend's Film Festival.

http://www.basingstokegazette.co.uk/lei ... _Saturday/

Hope you can make it! :-)
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Re: Red Carpet Screenings Festival - Basingstoke

Post by Dave Watterson » Fri Nov 02, 2012 7:49 pm

All the cool people will be there ...




... and me.

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