A FILMMAKER who learned his craft in Portsmouth has scooped another international award. Gavin Irvine, who was taught at the University of Portsmouth by lecturer Damian Toal, won the award for Best Short Film at the Germany International Film Festival. The fixture held in Munich concluded on September 6 and added to the list of honours racked up by Mr Irvine’s touring short 2:40 to London. The filmmaker, in his 40s, claims the production was made possible thanks to the promotional and financial contribution of Portsmouth pal Richard Measey. And while only a trailer is available for the public to view, the film – an offbeat 14-minute comedy about a brainwashed man’s journey to the capital – is doing the rounds at festivals the world over. Before winning in Germany, it already won Best Short Film and Best Director in Portugal in 2017, the Special Jury Award in Canada this year, the Best Short Film Award at Brazil International … [Read more...] about Delight as Portsmouth-taught filmmaker Gavin Irvine scoops award at the Germany International Film Festival
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Best film locations in west London View gallery London is one of the most-filmed cities in the world, and it's hard to think of the capital without picturing a camera pan and "London Calling" by The Clash playing in the background. And west London is no exception, with plenty of smash-hit movies being filmed in parts of it as well as inside the famous Ealing Studios. Here are the top 15 films set or filmed in and around west London: Bend It Like Beckham (2002) Bend it Like Beckham is the story of an Indian girl, Jess, who loves football, but her parents want another path for her... To get married. Jess forges friendships, plays for her life and tries to become accepted by her family. Filmed in Gunnersbury park and parts of Twickenham, there's plenty of familiar spots and locations throughout this film. Love Actually (2003) One of the best-loved Christmas films of all time, Love Actually tells the tales of various Londoners and interweaves them into one; full of love, happiness … [Read more...] about The very best films set in west London locations
The best TV shows filmed in west London View gallery London is one of the most-filmed cities in the world, and it's hard to think of the capital without picturing one of the hilarious, hard-hitting or emotional TV shows that have been set here. And west London is no exception, with plenty of amazing TV shows being filmed in parts of it as well as inside the famous Ealing Studios. Here is our list of top TV shows set or filmed in and around west London... Tell us which others you think should make the list! Miranda (2009 - 2015) Miranda is a hilarious one-woman comedy about a woman called Miranda, played by Miranda Hart, as she bumbles, falls and shouts her way through life. Have a look in the background of Miranda from time-to-time and see Kingston Upon Thames in the background! The BBC programme is set in Surrey and filmed primarily at the BBC Television Centre in Shepherd's Bush. The Inbetweeners (2008 - 2010) Crude comedy The Inbetweeners was a favourite for secondary school … [Read more...] about The very best TV shows filmed in west London!
THE Split is a BBC One drama set in London, the "divorce capital" of the world. Here's everything you need to know about where exactly the series is filmed... Where are the Noble & Hale law offices in The Split? The law offices of Noble & Hale, (Defoe's rivals) in The Split are located in High Holborn. They are the former offices of real life international law firm Olswang. The street forms part of the A40 route from London to Fishguard. High Holborn is the highest point in the City of London at 22 metres (72 feet) and the lowest county top in England. The courts which feature in The Split were filmed at Kingston Crown Court on 6-8 Penrhyn Road. What is the square that Hannah Sterne walks through to get to work in The Split? Lawyer Hannah Sterne, played by Nicola Walker, walks through Red Lion Square to reach the Noble & Hale law offices. The small square is located in Holborn and was laid out in 1684. In 1974 it was the site of a National Front meeting in Conway … [Read more...] about Where is The Split filmed? London filming locations for the BBC One drama
After debuting past installments of his "Films of City Frames" initiative in Toronto and London, the designer is headed to Texas. Giorgio Armani is headed to Texas. The designer and noted film aficionado is slated to debut the third installment of his "Films of City Frames" short film initiative at South by Southwest this year, having previously shown at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2014 and BFI London Film Festival in 2015. The initiative, launched in 2014, spotlights emerging filmmakers from film schools across the globe. For the 2017 edition, students were tasked with creating artistic shorts with a narrative where the Frames of Life eyewear was portrayed as "being the main instrument through which the protagonists observe reality, capture emotions and experience new adventures, demonstrating how our points of view connect all of humanity, in spite of geographical distance and diverse backgrounds." The shorts will be screened at a special installation … [Read more...] about Giorgio Armani Is Headed to SXSW With Dev Patel to Share Student-Made Short Films