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Naked August

Synopsis

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.'

Details

Year
2001
Type of film
Features
Format
Digi Beta
Director
Roger Thorp 1st Feature
Producer
Iain Brown, Bill Chamberlain
Editor
Stuart Davies, Steve Barnes, Cathy Price
Screenwriter
Roger Thorp
Director of Photography
Will Toogood, Liam Owen
Sound
Mike Kingston, Bill Morgan
Music
Steve Lindsay
Principal Cast
Adam Penny, Sophie Clark

Genre

Production Company

Parallel Pictures / Panoramic Pictures
Contact: Iain Brown
Ealing Studios
Ealing Green
London W5 5EP
UK

T 020 8758 8603
F 020 8758 8608

films@parallelpics.u-net.com