Alex Fitch talks to two directors of short films – Lee Hardcastle and Mitch Jenkins – about contributing to longer portmanteau works. Lee discusses his seminal short ‘Pingu’s The Thing’ and ‘T is for Toilet’, his contribution to the new horror movie The ABCs of Death. Mitch talks about his collaborations with Alan Moore on the photo novella Unearthing and series of short films Jimmy’s End, which he’s currently using a kickstarter campaign to fund its concluding chapter ‘His Heavy Heart’. (Originally broadcast 12 July 2013 on Resonance 104.4 FM)
The ABCs of Death is released on DVD/Blu-ray in the UK on 22 July 2013 by Monster Pictures.
The ‘His Heavy Heart’ fundraising campaign ended on 17 July 2013 and successfully raised its funding goal.
One of the most talented contemporary British directors, Ben Wheatley revitalised the British crime thriller genre with his brilliant 2009 debut Down Terrace, following it up with the acclaimed horror/gangster tale hybrid Kill List in 2011 and the hilariously dark comedy Sightseers last year. He talks to Virginie Sélavy about his new film, A Field in England, a demented bucolic psychedelic trip about a group of deserters and an evil alchemist set during the English Civil War.
A Field in England was released on Friday 5 July. It is the first film to be released in UK nationwide cinemas, on free TV, on DVD and on Video-on-Demand on the same day, in a partnership between Film4, Picturehouse Entertainment and 4DVD. More information on the A Field in England website.