Phoenix Entertainment's aim is to bring together aspiring filmmakers and actors with little to no experience, and give them the opportunity to make short and feature length films, they can learn every aspect of the film making process, from storyboard to the big screen.
It all started when after years of acting and writing, I was living and working in New Zealand and had created a social group called "The Dunedin Film Makers Association", once a month a group of film making enthusiats would get together, watch a short film chosen for it's own individual style and merit by myself, and discuss what we thought of it, really disect it and try to understand what the writer was trying to get across, and what we would have done differently, then at the end of the meeting we would just 4 elements at random, a location, a genre, an object and a subject, then agree to colaborate as a team and make a film based on the chosen elements, in the next meeting, we would sit down and watch the film.
I decided to take the wheel and direct one of my scripts, things didn't go quite as smoothly as I had hoped, we couldn't secure a sound operator and so decided to use the audio from the camera, which didn't quite work, so we used this as a learning curve for our second short, the result was fantastic.
A couple of years went by and I had moved to another part of the country, leaving my group on the hands of my vice president, but I continued to write and went on to direct another of my scripts, we have recently entered the film into the New Zealand short film festival "Show Me Shorts" and await to hear the results this year, but I don't want to just sit around and wait, I want to introduce this programme to the UK, and have a full length feature film script ready to be put into production.
So there will be no sitting around, once funding is gained, we will immediately start production of our feature film "The Tour to End Them All", a fantastic original dark comedy set in the UK, using a mix of social media, community interaction and various PR methods, I know Phoenix Entertainment will really make it's mark with this movie, and you can be a part of it.