june, 2019

09jun4:00 pm11:00 pmFeaturedNew Forest Film Festival presents Genre Focus: HorrorPart of the New Forest Film Festival4:00 pm - 11:00 pm Sway CinemaEvent Type :Film - 15,Film - 18,Film Festival 2019,Talk - Q&A

genre focus horror


Event Details

Doors & bar open.

4.15pm – Part One: Screening of Festival Horror short winners and Director’s shorts

Short Screenings:
• Best Student Horror Short (est. 10 mins)
• Best International Horror Short (est. 10 mins)
• Treehouse Digital, Producer Chris Musselwhite and Director Peter Stanley-Ward’s short TREATERS (8 mins)
• Velvet Pictures, Director Keith English’s short TOP DOG (18 mins)

TREATERS, a short horror film from Treehouse Digital.Treaters
A gang of three kids, led by a mysterious, clown-faced mastermind, stage the sweetest heist of their lives on Halloween.
They’ve set their sights on the local candy store, but get more than they bargained for when faced with the not-so-sweet store owner. Producer Chris Musselwhite and Director Peter Stanley-Ward join us on the panel.
Treaters (2017 – 8 mins)




Top DogTOP DOG, directed by Velvet Pictures’ Keith English and and starring Nicholas Ball.
It won the Kodak cinematography award at LA International Shorts Film Festival in 2002.
In this dark and surreal drama, Ray King, self-styled ‘Top Dog’ greyhound trainer, thinks he’s finally onto a winner. But on the night of the Grand Final, paranoia sets in and a bloody metamorphosis tries to take hold of him. Can his humanity survive losing the Big Race?
Top Dog (2002 – 18 mins)
Keith English joins us on the panel.



Short break, bar open.

5.15pm – Part Two: Panel Discussion & Q&A
Panel Invitees: Lisi Tribble Russell, Keith English, Nicholas Ball, Chris Musselwhite, Peter Stanley-Ward and winners of Horror Short Films 

Panel Discussion and Q&A on the Horror film genre including making Horror shorts and discussing the themes within them, what made them effective and interesting things to look for in the two Cult Movies screening later (LIFE FORCE starring Nicholas Ball and ALTERED STATES directed by Ken Russell).

Bar opens for 30 minutes & intro to Part Three (pre-booked suppers provided).

6.45pm – Part Three: The Sci-Fi Horror Double Feature

Nicholas Ball appeared in British cult Sci-Fi horror LIFE FORCE. From Director of Poltergeist
(Tobe Hooper) and Writer of Alien (Dan O’cannon), a race of space vampires arrives in
London and infects the populace, beginning an apocalyptic descent into chaos.
Life-Force (1985)




Bar opens for 15 mins

Altered StatesThe event closes with Ken Russell’s film ALTERED STATES.
A Harvard scientist conducts experiments on himself with a hallucinatory drug and an isolation chamber that may be causing him to regress genetically.
Altered States (1980)




Evening ends.

Short Bios

Lisi RussellLisi Russell

Lisi Russell was wife and creative partner of prolific film director and local lad Ken Russell (Women in Love, Tommy, Altered States, Valentino) for 12 years, having met him at age 17. Ken and Lisi ran a garagiste movement of (very) independent films in New Forest locales and in Wales, making nine movies from 1999-2012.
She adheres to Ken Russell’s film-vitamin prescription: “One film a day.”



Keith English

Keith English

Keith English is a successful international commercials director with over 400 commercials to his credit and many international awards. With his production company Velvet Pictures, he is known best for his strong narratives, often combined with humour. As well as commercials, he has written and directed the critically acclaimed short film Top Dog,  starring Nicholas Ball, and in 2004 was nominated for a BAFTA award co-producing and directing the Disney Channel children’s drama series, Bus Life.  In 2018 he directed his debut feature film, The More You Ignore Me, written by Jo Brand and starring Sheridan Smith and a host of British actors.  Produced by Genesius Pictures, the film recently won BEST COMEDY at the National Film Awards.


Nicholas BallNicholas Ball

Nicholas Ball is an English actor. He is best known for playing the title role in the ITV detective series Hazell (late 70s) – a wise-cracking cockney private detective, created by Terry Venables and Gordon Williams.
He portrayed the violent gangster Terry Bates in EastEnders between 2007 and 2009. He played Garry Ryan in series five of Footballer’s Wives and both series of its spin-off programme Footballer’s Wives:Extra Time. The voice of Nicholas Ball can be heard as well on various audio books offered via the internet; he has narrated books from such authors as Christopher Hitchens and James Maybrick. He has also been in commercials, most recently for Premier Inn, playing the part of Lenny Henry’s manager.


Peter Stanley-WardPeter Stanley-Ward

Since a teenager Peter Stanley-Ward has been writing and directing movies. From home video features (SMALL TOWN FOLK), BFI short films (LITTERBUGS) and Crypt tv series (SHELLEY) to name a few, Peter likes to entertain audiences all over the world. LITTERBUGS has won multiple international awards and was Oscar qualifying and BAFTA short listed. SHELLEY has already reached over 15 million views online in under one year off release. Peter is a co-founder of Treehouse Digital, a production company that was named in the top ten creative companies at the Creative England C50 summit. With many future projects in production and development Peter looks forward to entertaining future generations to come all across the globe.


Chris MusselwhiteChris Musselwhite

Chris is an award winning, BAFTA and AMPAS qualifying UK based Producer and Co-Founder of Treehouse Digital Ltd. Following the worldwide release of independent horror feature ‘Small Town Folk’, Chris went on to co-found Treehouse and produced the internationally successful short ‘LITTERBUGS’, Supported & Funded by Creative England and BFI. Treehouse create Live Action Scripted Entertainment covering Feature and Short Film Development & Production and Short Form Series content for mobile viewing and web streaming via their Micro Studio set up on the South Coast. Following the production of two successful seasons of the Horror Web Series ‘SHELLEY’ for Crypt TV, with around 15 Million views to date, Chris is currently Producing a new IP for the platform through Treehouse.



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