|Thanet Super-8 Feature Film ‘Donovan Slacks’ Released on DVD |
• Super-8 feature film shot in Thanet released on DVD after successful festival run
London, December 4, 2013. Thanet Super-8 feature film Donovan Slacks has been released today on DVD.
Set in 1920s England, Donovan Slacks tells the story of a sea bathing hospital patient who leads a fishermen’s uprising against the government.
This unique love story was shot half as a silent film, half as a ‘talkie’ and was the last feature to be shot on Kodachrome 40, the iconic Super-8 film stock, before it was discontinued.
For Thanet-raised director, Kivmars Bowling, the format’s demise suited the story perfectly:
“Donovan Slacks pays the ultimate price for daring to speak out but he lives defiantly to the last. It’s fitting that even the very film stock met a similarly sad end – but that it had a last chance to shine so brightly in this film."An Official Selection of Sofia International Film Festival and Bucharest International Film Festival among others, this festival favourite has received much praise for its distinctive tone and story:
"WHOLLY ORIGINAL YET PERFECTLY AUTHENTIC, A REALLY GREAT FILM FOR TRUE FILM LOVERS" - Arizona International Film Festival
"A SURPRISING AND INNOVATIVE FILM OF THE HIGHEST ARTISTIC QUALITY" - Uruguay International Film Festival
"A UNIQUE AND SPECIAL QUALITY THAT MOST FILMMAKERS THESE DAYS ARE AFRAID TO APPROACH" - Anchorage International Film Festival
Donovan Slacks received funding from Screen South and the UK Film Council.
It was shot on various locations around Thanet as well as New York City.
BUY DONOVAN SLACKS NOW ON DVD
DVD Bonus Features:
• Audio commentary by lead actors, director, producer and composerLinks:
• Official Website: http://www.donovanslacks.comAbout the Lead Actors:
ASHLEY PENROSE (Donovan Slacks)
Ashley Penrose has performed a broad range of roles including John Proctor and Rosencrantz (in Stoppard’s comedy) and has appeared at Birmingham’s Crescent Theatre and the Midlands Art Centre. He played Smike in ‘Nicholas Nickelby’ for the Broadstairs Dickens Festival. Donovan Slacks is his debut feature film role.
LISA PAYNE (Delilah)
Lisa Payne graduated from Drama Studio London in 2000. Acting credits include work with Theatre Nomad, Ambush Theatre and the role of Tamara in 'Gypo', Britain’s first certificatedDogme Film. Lisa is a founder member of Lost Property Theatre Co and produced Romeo and Juliet as part of The Canterbury Festival.
About the Director:
Half-English, half-Iranian director Kivmars Bowling has had short films screened at the ICA London, BAFTA and on ITV. John Schlesinger, Tom Stoppard, Thelma Holt and Brenda Blethyn are among the patrons who have supported his work. He has worked at the Pearl Theatre, New York and as a script coverage writer for Open City Films/Blow Up Pictures, New York. Donovan Slacks was his debut feature film. He has since directed ‘Afterwards/Danach’, a road movie set in one night on the streets of Berlin.