With Netribution'spanel event at the Leeds Film Festival closing in (Wednesday 10 Oct) it is worth noting that FilmFour have done well festival, opened last week by director Chris Fell.
With no less than three UK premieres in the hilarious Jump Tomorrow (watch this space), Dom Rotheroe's powerful My Brother Tom and Andrew Kötting's brutal drama This Filthy Earth, also the subject of this week's interview.
May Miles Thomas' superb digi feature One Life Stand also plays at the fest and producer Owen Thomas will sit on the panel.
One of the most refreshing tributes at a festival in memory is to that of Sir Stanley Baker. The name doesn't role off the tongues of many involved in the industry today, but it should.
The films of this brilliant actor and producer have been largely forgotten. Zulu fans will know him as the uncompromising officer that insists his meagre band of troops hold out against 4,000 odd Zulus at Rorke's Drift - Michael Caine stole the show for wanting to retreat and for having blond hair of course.
Featured in the tribute are the films he collaborated on with Hollywood emigré Cy Enfield. The quite brilliant Hell Drivers sees Baker star as a tough ex-con truck driver alongside the likes of Sid James, Sean Connery, Herbert Lom and a vile Patrick McGoohan. Just great!
Also screening are Zulu, the excellent The Criminal and Hell is a City.
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