August 6, 2019

Set against a crumbling inner city council estate, 'The Hill' follows Tony "Sparrow" Ryan as he wrestles with resentment and hostility towards the Local Housing Service, who are in the process of evicting him from his family home. With nowhere left to turn, he must ask...

February 10, 2019

So you've finished your short film, and you're ready to submit to festivals.

After watching thousands of submissions, I've come up with 10 'rules' to improve your chances of getting selected.

Although I'll never reject a film because it doesn't follow these 'rules', I wi...

October 21, 2018

In no particular order, here's a list of 13 spooky, inventive, disgusting, and terrifying horror films that you probably haven't seen, handpicked by DEEPER INTO MOVIES founder Steven Hanley.

Switchblade Romance (2004)

Also known as High Tension (or Haute Tensio...

May 2, 2018

So... should you go to film school? If you're reading this, then you probably don't need to.

Why? If you're reading this, it means that you're independent, your resourceful, and you're critical, and these are qualities you need if you're going to be successful with...

March 28, 2018

In this 'How to' guide, I'm going to help you to help yourself submit to the right festivals and prevent any disasters along the way. I'm going to talk specifically about using Filmfreeway as a submission platform, but there are other platforms of course, and there are...

March 6, 2018

The Wound is a film about old traditions going head-to-head with the modern world. The modern world is embodied by the protagonist, the 'initiate', who doesn't accept everything that he's told, and often challenges those in charge.

Tradition is presented as a...

February 20, 2018

The Glass Castle is a film about making big plans that you could never live up to, and I feel like this film was one of those.

The title refers to a dream house Rex (Woody Harrelson) and Jeanette (Brie Larson) plan to build throughout the story'...

October 22, 2017


I went into this film blind and that's exactly how it should be. So, you'll get nothing from me, and like it. 

Although I will say that it feels a bit like a (good) Will Ferrell movie.

100% cinema date material (or Netflix and chill, if you must). In UK c...

September 14, 2017

Whether you have a film in the festival or not, you're in for a treat. I would recommend going either way, as it can be a great experience for students, emerging filmmakers (including actors) and even people just interested in film. So here's pretty much everything you...

August 26, 2017

Like many of us, Mike Rogers dreamed of a career in film. Except, something made Rogers stop dreaming, and start writing. Winning Sunday Shorts Script Competition with 'Sugar', meant Rogers had won the first competition he'd entered, with the first script he'd written....

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