Wednesday, 12 February 2014

50 Kisses World Premiere [News]

Tomorrow night, just in time for St. Valentine's Day, the 50 Kisses initiative comes to its conclusion with a worldwide premiere screening taking place in multiple countries across the globe. The Darkwood Films team will be in attendance at the Genesis Cinema in London to see Unbearable featured as part of the 25 films that made it to the final cut.

Started by the London Screenwriters' Festival in late 2012, the initiative brought together writers from all around the world and put the emphasis on getting their scripts produced. The team at Darkwood Films were enchanted by the idea of taking part in such a lovely endeavour and produced a version of Unbearable as part of the project.

With the help of a wonderful cast and crew, we completed our short and went on to screen at the Staffordshire Film Festival in 2013 and the London Short Film Festival in 2014. Tomorrow marks the final payoff for everyone who came together to make this film happen, and we look forward to celebrating it with all involved.

50 Kisses on Facebook
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Friday, 3 January 2014

LSFF 2014 [News]

The London Short Film Festival kicks off next week and runs from the 10th - 19th January 2014. The BAFTA recognised festival puts on over 75 events across 10 days and 25 venues all over London. A small summary on LSFF11:
The London Short Film Festival, now in its 11th year, is recognised as the premiere UK showcase for cutting-edge UK independent film.

Renowned for daring cross-arts programming, we showcase the very best of the country’s raw talent. The London Short Film Festival is a Mecca for the UK’s young creative talent and a significant date in the UK film calender.
This year, Darkwood Films is proud to announce our short film Unbearable will be screened at the event. It will be shown as part of LSFF's New Shorts programme; A Winter's Matinee of Romantic Films on Sunday 19th January. Unbearable will be screened alongside a selection of other exciting new short films at the Hackney Picturehouse in London (tickets available here).

To keep up to date with everything else happening at the UK's biggest short film festival, follow @LSFF on Twitter and check out the trailer for the festival below:

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Friday, 4 October 2013

Raindance 2013 Premiere [News]

Perception, the latest short from Darkwood Films, premiered last night at the Vue Apollo in London's Piccadilly Circus as part of the Raindance Film Festival 2013. Darkwood's Lewis Wood and Mark S. Wright were in attendance along with crew members Emily Jones, Ben Dawson and Alec Roberts, and cast members Bethan Thomas, Ryan Wilson, Emma Tansley and Calum Speed.

Some great short films were shown as part of the Raindance and Collabor8te 48-Hour Film Challenge and the Darkwood team were overjoyed to be a part of the event. Stay tuned for more info on Perception in the coming weeks.
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Sunday, 1 September 2013


What if we treated every illness the way we treat mental illness? A short film that aims to shine a light on the differences between the way people react to physical ailments and invisible ones. A portrait for those who find it difficult to get others to understand, Perception aims to capture the frustrations of broken perceptions.

Created for the Raindance Collabor8te 48-Hour Film Challenge, Perception premired at the Vue Apollo in London's Piccadilly Circus as part of the 2013 Randance Film Festival.

Bethan Thomas
Ryan Wilson
Emma Tansley
Calum Speed
Cameron Mills

Directed by
Mark S. Wright & Emily Jones
Written by
Editing & VFX
Ben Dawson
Music by
Alec Roberts
Rachel Roberts
Co-Produced by

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Friday, 23 August 2013

Shortcuts to Hell on iTunes / BlinkBox [News]

Movie Mogul and the Horror Channel's new release Shortcuts to Hell: Volume 1 launched today on iTunes and BlinkBox in association with Film4 FrightFest.

To celebrate, we've released a selection of production stills on Flickr from 6 Seconds to Die, the Darkwood Films team's contribution to the shorts collection. Check them out here.
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Thursday, 15 August 2013

Shortcuts to Hell: Volume 1 [News]

We are thrilled to announce that 6 Seconds to Die, the latest short film from the team at Darkwood Films, is to be included in Movie Mogul's upcoming release Shortcuts to Hell: Volume 1, in association with FrightFest and the Horror Channel.

Being described as "an essential collection of shorts for anyone serious about horror and the directors of tomorrow", Shortcuts to Hell: Volume 1 will be available on iTunes and BlinkBox from August 23, coinciding with its launch at Film4 FrightFest 2013.

All of the films were made under the same six restrictions; Filmmakers had to choose from one of six existing titles, make their film no more than three minutes long, spend no more than £666, harnessing no more than six cast, six crew, six lines of dialogue and just six hours of shooting time.

Darkwood's 6 Seconds to Die is just one of the 26 exciting short horror films from new UK talent to be included in the upcoming release. Check out the trailer below or head over to iTunes where the collection is now available to pre-order and be sure to like SCTH on Facebook and follow on Twitter for all the latest news and updates.

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Thursday, 1 August 2013

Press Play

Press Play is a music video produced by Darkwood Films for the wonderfully talented artist Jova Radevska, shot on location in Newquay, Cornwall in August 2013. Jova is a Macedonian born, critically acclaimed and award winning musician and songwriter, rapidly gaining recognition both in her home country and here in the UK.

Darkwood Films collaborated with Jova to bring to life the music video for her song Press Play, which received its broadcast premiere in October 2013 on the cable and satellite television station MTV Adria. The video is also available to watch online below. For more information on Jova and her music, be sure to check out her Facebook page and follow her on Twitter.

Jova Radevska

Directed & Edited by
Emily Jones & Mark S. Wright
                                   Produced by

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