Follow The Master will be screening at Cucalorus Film Festival in Wilmington, North Carolina on Thursday November 12th 1630h at Jengo’s Playhouse. This marks the film’s escape from the UK out into The World At Large.
The festival writes that the feature ‘establishes Hulse as a Scottish iconoclast’ which amuses us greatly.
Hot on the heels of Cucalorus, the film will be screened at Gool Film 2009: The Cornwall Film Festival at the Phoenix Cinema, Falmouth on Sunday 15th November at 1215h.
So is there a Cornish connection to the film, you may well ask?
Well yes there is, and it runs deep. Without the time afforded me by the Wooda Arts Award (an artist residency based at an organic farm in North Cornwall) this film may never have seen the light of day. Or rather the dark of a cinema.
Checking the festival programme I was at first taken aback that this film of over 72′ had been ‘snuck’ into a shorts programme called Cornish All Sorts 3. Which on the face of it may not sound particularly promising.
However. On closer inspection you’ll see that there’s an accompanying short film called Hedluv The Musical, the story of Hedluv, a quirky Redruth Casio rap-pop artist, and his attempts at rising to fame.
If you switch the words ‘All Sorts’ for ‘Oddballs’ then the curatorial logic starts to come clear. I’m delighted to have Hedluv as my programme companion. If you’re still not sure what I’m talking about, check out the trailer for Follow The Master.
Follow The Master will then move on to Cinecity The Brighton Film Festival, at the Sallis Benney Theatre on Saturday 28th November 1800h, as part of the programming strand called People & Places / Artist Cinema.
Screening with Follow The Master is the 18′ short film I made called Ivul Unmade, shot on the set of Andrew Kotting’s third feature, Ivul.
Tickets go on sale from November 1st and can be bought online from the Duke of York’s Picturehouse Box Office.
The limited edition DVD and poster of Follow The Master are available here.