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Staffordshire University Students Release “Unsettled” A New Thriller/Mystery Film

Unsettled is a new short film made by two FTVRS ( Film, TV and Radio) students from Staffordshire University. Laura Teaton and Liam Turnock are level 5 students on the course and made this as part of their assessment, it is a short 3 minute film about paranoia. They wanted to make something that was a thriller and to entertain the audience.

It was the first time these filmmakers worked together and had stretched themselves with various locations.

The Plot: The story follows a girl who is trapped in an enclosed space and she thinks someone is following her.  Loud bangs are getting closer making her think she is not alone. These bangs are making her overthinking and are triggering flashbacks of her paranoid state . Will she make it out of the place she is trapped in…

Location: The locations used in this film were  ‘Bar Social’ in Newcastle, New Brighton Beach in Merseyside and various areas around Staffordshire University.

Genre:  Thriller / Mystery

Unsettled final cut from Laura Teaton on Vimeo.

Image taken during the filming of Unsettled

 

The Guardian – Made In Stoke-on-Trent

John Domokos’ from The Guardian’s report the ‘Brexit heartland’ early last year riled locals in Stoke-on-Trent, who invited him back for a closer look. The result is the new documentary series in 8 parts by The Guardian called “Made in Stoke on Trent”.

For the full story click here.

Part 1

Part 2 – £1 For A House

Part 3 – Prevail

Part 4 – A Potted History

Part 5 – Salvage Operation

Part 6 – The Mother Town

Part 7 – Two Sides To Every Story

Part 8 – Judgment Day

 

 

Coventry Named As UK City Of Culture For 2021

Coventry Will Be The UK City of Culture 2021

The winner was announced by the arts and culture minister John Glen on The One Show on BBC1.

Coventry, Paisley, Sunderland, Swansea and Stoke-on-Trent were all shortlisted to be the UK City of Culture 2021.

Hull is the current City of Culture and its programme includes 365 days of cultural events. It is estimated that City of Culture has brought a boost of £60 million to the local economy in 2017. Nine out of 10 residents have attended, or taken part in, an event as part of Hull 2017 and the city has seen over £1 billion of investment since winning the title in 2013. The winner of UK City of Culture 2021 will also have access to a £3 million Heritage Lottery Fund grant.

The shortlisted areas were invited to submit a final bid by the end of September 2017. The panel looks at the final bids from the shortlisted cities before the winner was announced.

The unsuccessful areas will each receive detailed feedback on their bids. Ministers and officials will also engage with them on how best they could realise their ambitions for widespread recognition for their cultural offer.