For his feature debut, musician/photographer/film-maker Roger Thorp returns to themes that have informed much of his previous work, which includes films for the International Labour Organisation and the United Nations. Naked August traces the relationship between two loners, a young drifter and a musician, who meet and find in each other a kindred spirit to banish the feelings of isolation and alienation that have dominated their young lives.
Starring in the lead roles are two young graduates from the Bristol Old Vic, Sophie Clarke and Adam Penny.
Shot on digital video in February and March this year in Bristol, the film, which has been blown up to 35mm, was produced by Parrallel Pictures, the company founded in 1993 by Iain Brown and Bill Chamberlain. Says Chamberlain: 'The film is very much in the European arthouse tradition, in terms of its themes and its style. Although it deals with quite downbeat issues of alienation and malaise, it's a very uplifting film.'
- Type of film
- Digi Beta
- Roger Thorp 1st Feature
- Iain Brown, Bill Chamberlain
- Stuart Davies, Steve Barnes, Cathy Price
- Roger Thorp
- Director of Photography
- Will Toogood, Liam Owen
- Mike Kingston, Bill Morgan
- Steve Lindsay
- Principal Cast
- Adam Penny, Sophie Clark
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Last updated 26th November 2005