Forest Fringe: Amateurs Club - Jack Tarling, Gods Own Country
Somerset House Studios
Talk

Forest Fringe: The Amateurs Club with Jack Tarling

Part of Forest Fringe's Cinematophilia

Thu 22 Mar 2018
18.45 - 20.30
Pay What You Can

The work of our artists is valuable and our events cost money to produce, but we also want them to be as accessible as possible. Therefore, we offer you the opportunity to pay what you can for this event.

River Rooms
New Wing

The Amateurs Club is a monthly art club initiated by Forest Fringe following their final season at the Edinburgh Festival. This is a club where everyone is welcome, committed to a collective unknowing, and a desire plunge in regardless.

The Amateurs Club is currently part of Forest Fringe's Cinematophilia - a 18 month long project in which the artists of Forest Fringe will teach themselves how to make a feature film, and then make one. Each month they invite a professional to host the session, helping attendees to start learning all the things they might need to know, offering a fascinating glimpse into the lives and work of a collection of people working in cinema.

Jack Tarling founded Shudder Films in 2009, which has produced two feature films, ‘God’s Own Country’, financed by the BFI and written and directed by Francis Lee, and ‘Await Further Instructions’, a mystery-sci-fi-horror directed by Johnny Kevorkian and starring David Bradley (Game of Thrones, The Strain). ‘God’s Own Country’ won Best Director in the World Dramatic Competition at Sundance 2017, it then won the Manner Magazine Jury Prize at Berlin, and it won the Michael Powell award for Best British Feature at Edinburgh. ‘God’s Own Country’ was released by Picturehouse Entertainment on September 1st 2017 in the UK, remaining in UK cinemas for over 10 weeks. Following the release, ‘God’s Own Country’ won 4 BIFAs including best film, and is BAFTA nominated for Outstanding British Film. It was released by Samuel Goldwyn in the US, and has sold to around 20 other territories. Jack also worked in-house with Ridley Scott’s company for six months, and has line produced several films for other companies. Prior to this, Jack’s background in shorts included ‘Assessment’ which was short listed for a BAFTA and won the Film London Best of Boroughs jury prize in 2010.

The work of our artists is valuable and our events cost money to produce, but we also want them to be as accessible as possible. Therefore, we offer you the opportunity to pay what you can for this event.

God's Own Country - Official Trailer
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