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Casting Actors for Short Film Shoot

By pastlesproductions | 4th November 2018

We’re casting two actors for an ultra-short film, inspired by the events of the Challenger spacecraft and its crew. The film will be shot over two days in Bristol, UK. The character of Christa will be required for both shoot days, and all other roles required for just one day. The shoot dates currently planned…

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Voice Actors Needed for Short Film

By pastlesproductions | 21st August 2018

Calling all New York-based actors! Pastles Productions is casting voice actors for a short film inspired by the Challenger spacecraft disaster. It will involve one day’s recording (each role likely to be needed for ~30 mins) in early September. The project is a concept short to be used for funding applications therefore unfortunately is unpaid,…

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Game Girls – Interview with the Director

By | 12th March 2018

Across oceans and unknown to many, Skid Row is an area in Los Angeles famously known as the ‘homeless capital of the US’. In an intimate, unassuming documentary, Game Girls follows the lives of two women, Teri and Tiahna, skirting and moving on from life on Skid Row. Combining fly-on-the-wall observation and recurring workshops led by…

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Photos from our Watershed preview

By | 9th March 2018

Here are a few photos from our Sleeping Rough preview screening and panel discussion at the Watershed back in February, as part of Homelessness Awareness Week. It was a great evening and a great week to be a part of, even if the snow did hamper some of our activities. To find out more about…

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Homelessness Awareness Week 2018

By | 24th February 2018

As we say goodbye to Winter and march into Spring, partner organisations across Bristol open their doors to encourage people to think about the community we live in, look out for family and friends and scoop people up before they fall. Bristol Homelessness Awareness Week (February 24- 3 March) aims to raise awareness of homelessness,…

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‘The Work’ review – An Intimate and Honest Exposé of Life Behind Bars

By | 12th February 2018

  In ‘The Work’, documentary filmmakers Jairus McLeary and Gethin Aldous explore the process of real and raw rehabilitation in Folsom prison, as three men from the outside sit in on an intensive four-day therapy session with the inmates. Alongside ex-gang members, men convicted of theft and murder, the groups dig into dealing with previous…

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Sleeping Rough – Epigram Review

By | 25th January 2018

More exciting Sleeping Rough news! So we had our first Bristol screening of Sleeping Rough last week! It might have still been a private screening, but every time we put it on the big screen in front of an audience, no matter how big that audience is, it feels like a huge event; and it…

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Where Are We Now?

By | 8th January 2018

Happy 2018 everyone; Pastles Productions is set for a very busy year in 2018, and we think it’s gonna be a good one. Here’s why: We’re heading in new directions. In case you haven’t noticed, we’ve got a shiny new website! We’d like to say a HUGE thank you to Adam and the team at…

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Big Sleep Out 2017

By | 8th January 2018

Back in November, we had our first preview for Sleeping Rough, Pastles Productions’ first feature film. We were really lucky to screen at The Big Issue Foundation’s Big Sleep Out at the Oval, London, where film got an amazing reception, and we were stunned by the positive feedback from both members of the public and Big…

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Sleeping Rough: One Year On

By | 15th November 2017

Incredibly, it’s exactly a year since we first published our Kickstarter for Sleeping Rough… We’ve come a really long way since then, and it’s entirely thanks to all the support we’ve had throughout the process; from charities, organisations and above all, from you guys, our backers and all the individuals who’ve pushed us to get…

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The Hardest Fight – tickets available now

By | 7th November 2017

Not every battle is fought in the ring. Tickets for The Hardest Fight, our Exeter Phoenix-commissioned short film on mental health in boxing, are available now at the following link: http://www.twoshortnights.com/fri-1-dec-1/ It’s been a tricky shoot, but the campaign is ongoing, and we’d like to thank all the people who’ve supported us, especially at Exeter Phoenix…

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Democracy in Crisis?

By | 24th October 2017

Owain is currently working abroad in Catalonia, producing videos for an intercultural organisation based in Barcelona. Right now, Barcelona is in the throes of a political war between the Catalan and Spanish governments, following the recent independence referendum on the 1st October, which was deemed illegal by the central Spanish government. Protests have been going…

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That’s a wrap!

By | 7th September 2017

That’s a wrap! After a fairly intense week and all the research we’ve done over the last few months, we’re delighted to say that shooting finished yesterday on our Exeter Phoenix-commissioned film, The Hardest Fight! The whole cast and crew were amazing, and a special thank you goes to Empire Fighting Chance​ in Bristol for…

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The Hardest Fight – LIVE

By | 11th August 2017

We’re really excited to say that our crowdfunding campaign for The Hardest Fight is now LIVE! The campaign – commissioned by the Exeter Phoenix – is based around a short film about a young boxer dealing with depression in the lead up to their first boxing match. The campaign aims to look at links between…

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Work Experience 2017

By | 21st July 2017

It was a pleasure this week to host Pierre and Florence, two work experience students from Devon; over the course of the week, they learnt skills in pre production – including creating call sheets, risk assessments and shot lists – through to filming and working with lighting, sound and camera setups, up to post production,…

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New Showreel

By | 30th June 2017

We have a new showreel out, highlighting the commercial work we’ve done over the last year; it includes footage from a really wide range of projects, including theatre performances, viral charity videos and music videos. If you’re interested in collaborating with us, you have a band that needs a music video or a charity that…

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The Hardest Fight

By | 6th May 2017

We were very lucky to recently be commissioned by Exeter Phoenix and Rife magazine to create a film-based campaign, entitled The Hardest Fight. The Hardest Fight will look at mental health issues in sport, primarily boxing, and will look closely at how boxing can actually help you to deal with mental health issues such as…

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That's a Wrap!

By | 2nd May 2017

Slightly surreal, but today was our last shoot day for Sleeping Rough… It was a tough shoot, sometimes taking some real bravery from cast and crew to pull through, but we did it, and we couldn’t have done it without every single member of the team, from van driver to make up artist, to actors.…

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Sleeping Rough: Homeless Awareness Week and Rehearsals Round 1

By | 3rd March 2017

Homeless Awareness Week was a massive success, culminating in the Sleep Out, where over 100 people helped raise more than £10k for various homeless services in Bristol and nationally, including One25, Crisis Centre Ministeries and The Big Issue Foundation. After the Sleep Out, we had a weekend packed full of rehearsals for the film. It…

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Interview with StreetWise

By | 4th January 2017

A new street newspaper for the homeless: A start-up that hopes to make a real difference. Sleeping Rough Film talks to the founders, Dave Wotherspoon and Jennifer Marshall to get the lowdown…   Jennifer and Dave believe their highly structured system is the best way to cater to the needs of each specific group within…

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