After successfully battling 1920s patriarchal British society, a swimmer is forced to fight a rival in order to retain her record as the first English woman to swim the Channel.
In the shadow of WW1, swimmer Mercedes Gleitze fights to overcome the patriarchal society of 1920s England, along with her troubled coach, to become the first English woman to swim the Channel. However, after a rival comes forward claiming to have already accomplished the feat, Gleitze is forced to battle against the Channel Swimming Association in order to retain her record and her legacy.
Journalist Vince Sand returns to Brighton following death of his estranged son Jake. The official story just doesn't add up. His direct investigation gets him nowhere.
Vince must play it smart as he steps into the world of drug dealing and homelessness in his attempt to uncover the truth about his Jake's death. Over the next four nights he travels through the layer of society "beneath the floorboards".
Unwelcome and out of time, Vince uses all his journalistic cunning to settle the score. Nobody is who they appear to be, but Vince's in too deep, and he needs closure.
The Smug Soup Gang
The Smug Soup Gang - Deborah Espect
An all-female feminist grunge band try to save a Brighton music venue from closing down after neighbours complain about the noise.
This Way For The Gas tells two overlapping stories but they are essentially the same. Two islands of sanity in an ocean of intolerance and the way the characters act, you could say insanity!
Two stories of love in a cold world, two great and romantic stories. The Essentialist Club in pre-war Poland (which led to existentialism in Paris) where bohemian artists lived underground with their own university and clubs when the Nazis imposed a rule saying ‘no cabarets, no theatre, no speaking Polish, no schools, no universities, no music’.
The end for most of the bright and the beautiful was the gas chambers and the song This Way For The Gas comes from there! This story is an incredible love story against insuperable jackboot odds. But this people’s opera is an untold inspirational story with the best Polish tango music as the soundtrack.
The parallel story is a modern love story – The Timbuktu Girls... a lesbian African Muslim band and their story as refugees and asylum seekers in Europe. Again lovers forced underground, up against a state that pays lip service to highbrow culture while crushing the brightest and the most beautiful.
A story of love in a cruel world... and that world is NOW. You could say that Le Pen has provoked my pen!
This film will be made using all young actors and the parallels between the nineteen forties in Poland for Jews and Gays and Roma and Tango Lovers and 2020 for Muslims, Lesbians, LGBT+, rappers and for everyone who wants to live and let live!
It is a story that has been written by Latest Bill aka Bill Smith and the rapper Eminemmylou aka Angi Mariani with the cooperation and the words of two Nobel prize winning authors, Elie Wiesel and Czeslaw Milosz, as well as genocide survivors.
THIS IS A STORY THAT NEEDS TO BE TOLD
Youth Film Project 2019
Film Brighton is delighted to announce we will be creating a film project specifically with young people. We will be creating a feature film from scratch. Our Youth Project 2019 will be set in Brighton, with cast and crew also from the city.
Film Brighton will produce an outstanding film which provide an incredible experience for young actors/film makers and young people interested in British film production. Next year Film Brighton crew will enjoy a great summer working on the feature film.
The project is centred around a mentoring programme. Mentors will be experienced professionals who will be involved with scriptwriting, costume design, directing, cinematography, music, Sound Recording and Design and editing. Participants will be are trained in a wide variety of skills in front of and behind the camera, guided by industry and educational professionals.
The 2019 Youth Project is open to young people between the ages of 16 - 25yrs who are residents of Brighton & Hove.
Film Brighton are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children/ young people. All staff and volunteers share this commitment.
What we will cover:
Hair and Makeup
Continuity and script supervision
The equipment available will be project specific as technical demands vary from film to film. All projects are edited on Premiere Pro software.
This project is open to anybody from 16-25 years, who is a resident of Brighton and Hove.