After meeting up with old friends and new acquaintances in the bar, we took our seats for the first films of the night: An update on Borley Rectory from Ashley Thorpe of Carrion Films, and one of our own short productions, By the Sword. We got the chance to relive Dom Lee's gorgeous Bliss, the hilarious Shields of Justice trailer, and John Tomkins' energetic Gothic comedy, A Dark Tale, both of which successfully premiered in Torquay in June. We saw new delights in the form of Deadly Intent and a trailer from the Chagford Filmmaking Group, and finally reached the feature presentation of Mark Norman's The Red-Hooded Girl. With an eerie and deliberate build-up, the film offers teases of its true nature, and pays off with a disturbing end sequence that raises a few questions.
With more projects coming from everyone involved, the night served to spotlight the talent on offer in the South West of England.