the matinee idol
I worked as Director of Photography on Edinburgh College of Art student Charley Fox's graduate film The Matinee Idol. The project was a welcome challenge due to its use of Green Screen, and has stood me in good stead for using the technology in future.
'The Matinee Idol: Walter Hopkirk is one of the biggest stars of the British silent screen. He has captured the heart of the nation and is now set to become a star of the talking era, or so he thought. Everything seems perfect until one day Walter notices his first talking film is being pulled from cinemas. He immediately makes his way to the studio and upon his arrival he is informed that he is no longer a marketable leading man due to his broad working class accent. A heated debate arises between Walter and the heads of the studio to determine his future as a star.'
Below is a preview of the finished film with SFX, and the poster.
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