Keychain Productions ‘Picture Perfect’ makes the short film short list

With more than 570 entries to this year’s Reed.co.uk Short Film Competition and, after much deliberation, argument and debate, we’re delighted to announce the Keychain Productions short film, ‘Picture Perfect’,  has made it to the final 12 films. Please hop over and vote, vote, vote to make sure this well deserving film gets the top spot.

VOTING CLOSES 14 APRIL 2015

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Murder by Magic Screencaps added to the gallery

Over 300 HD caps from tonight’s episode of Midsomer Murders:Murder by Magic have been added to our gallery. Be warned though, there might be some spoilery pics, so venture forth at your own risk. :) You can find them on our fb page as well. They are not watermarked so have fun with them, but please credit if you use.

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Midsomer Murders – Murder by Magic An Interview with Andrew Lee Potts

Filming MIDSOMER MURDERS was a magical experience for actor Andrew-Lee Potts.

“I play Gideon Latimer who is a bit like a British David Blaine. He is a successful illusionist and does close up magic as well. He’s a kind of dark, mysterious magician. I was taught some magic by a very cool magician and he showed me card handling. I had to learn that quite quickly to make it look as if I had been doing it for years.

“I also got involved in the bigger illusions and stunts and it was very interesting to film. In one scene Gideon does a trick which looks like he walks through a mirror. We took a whole day to perfect it and it looks amazing. I found it all quite interesting – I’m a guy who always likes to make an entrance!”

Gideon has recently bought a large manor house in Midsomer, where he spent time as a child. Explains Andrew: “He left a long time ago but now he’s trying to ingratiate himself with the key pillars of the community. He is very wealthy already but he wants a bigger name. He gets off on the whole spectacle of it. His father was a magician but not very successful so he is trying to prove a point to his mother and to himself.

“It’s a family business – his wife is one of his assistants and his mother is always there.”

The role was one Andrew really enjoyed. “It’s good to do different things and learn new skills. Neil Dudgeon was great to work with and I loved the other guests especially Amanda Burton who played my mum and Stephanie Leonidas who was my wife. Also, my country house was Chenies Manor and I felt like Lord of the Manor.”

“I also played the Master recently in The Mill, which was another Lord of the Manor role. I normally play a computer hacker and suddenly I’ve gone all posh, so I don’t know where all that has come from!”

“There are lots of problems within the family that are later revealed. His social skills when he tries to integrate with the locals is almost offensive and yet when he is doing his magic he is Dr Charm, a very different animal.”

Adds Andrew: “We dressed him in black; he’s slightly sinister and gothic in look with a bit of eye make-up.” (via ITV press pack)

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Midsomer Murders – Murder by Magic

Coming 4 February 2015: Midsomer Murders – Murder by Magic. Andrew stars as Gideon Latimer, a charismatic young magician on the cusp of worldwide acclaim. He’s driven and mostly without empathy and is keen to use the pagan traditions of Midsomer Oaks to his own advantage.
(press embargo until 27 Jan, more info will be released then)

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Wireless webseries joins twitter

Just in case you hadn’t heard, the boys at Keychain Productions have created a twitter account for their webseries Wireless and are busy posting behind the scenes pics as well as doing Q&As for the fans. For those that are ‘in the biz’ you can even DM them for a chance to be cast in the series. Be sure you’ve got your CV and headshot at the ready if you want a shot. Looks like there might also be a DVD for purchase at the end of the series if this tweet is anything to go by, with extras as an incentive to buy.

Keep those donations coming, every little bit helps.

 

Red Claw Way news

According to Frontiers Media it looks like Red Claw Way will be moving forward with Andrew.

“The adorable Primeval vet Andrew Lee Potts has been cast in the horror comedy Red Claw Way. The script that convinced him to sign on is the story of a postman who is desperate for a career change and takes a position as an orderly at the oddly named psychiatric hospital Red Claw House. Once relocated, he discovers that his choice of a life change is where his life may end. The decaying facility is something that makes the town of Twin Peaks seem normal. It sits on a rural hill, which allows varmints to wander its halls (which lead to a community room that hosts puppet shows of the lives of Jack the Ripper, Vlad the Impaler and the blood bather Countess Bathory). Red Claw House hosts experimental surgery, deranged killer patients and a security guard who believes that being a cannibal will prevent the sun from going out. The independent British production is still lining up its cast.”

We first covered info on Red Claw Way some time back so it’s good to see this one is finally moving forward.