Young FILMMAKERS from CAMELOT FILMS complete the SHORT FILM ‘Then and Now’
Camelot Films, a newly established film company have finished the production of Then and Now, which is currently taking-on the festival circuit. Camelot’s focus is to develop and produce an innovative film that expresses a meaningful message and entertaining content. Founded and Headed by Welsh Actor/Producer Matt Hookings, the company already has a number of successful short films selected at national and international film festivals, including The Marauders, Perfect Match & O and the company are currently in-development of their first feature film.
Then and Now
We wanted to explore how people dealt with the huge impact of 9/11 through the eyes and experience of one man and his personal tragedy. The project was two years in development. The story focuses on a single character’s emotional journey of loneliness and isolation and fixates around the events of 9/11 but from a British perspective. Although the story is centered on the tragic events, the hope is, it will reach out to different people around the world and create a lasting impact, bringing a touching story and remembrance to screen.
Filming took place over a two day period on November 24th and 25th 2014 in South East London and is starring Julian Glover, known for his current role in Game of Thrones, but you will remember him as General Veers in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, the James Bond villain Aristotle Kristatos in For Your Eyes Only and Walter Donovan in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. Matt Hookings plays the grandson in the film.
Post Production was complete in early 2015, working with top industry professionals at Pinewood Studios such as Oscar winning sound designer Glenn Freemantle, known for his work on Gravity and Slumdog Millionaire. The start of the festival circuit has had a positive response in England, receiving Best Film and Audience choice award at the SE10 film festival, and nominations at the Indieflicks Manchester and Henley film festival. The film has now broken through to America receiving a nomination for the Oscar qualifying Rhode Island International Film Festival and New York short film festival.
“We are extremely proud to have Then & Now officially selected at such a prestigious festival in America such as Rhode Island and are hoping this film can achieve more success throughout the year.” – Bashford Twins