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Tag Archives: film
Statistics are useful for many things. Getting insurance for instance, or doing a health and safety report. If you know that ten percent of all shots attempted on a certain kind of ladder result in accidents, it may be an … Continue reading
A naughty little boy once said the rules are made to be broken. Well, one of the unwritten rules of the movies, or stories for that matter, is that the main character (or hero) must undergo change. This change is … Continue reading
We’ve recently added a new project to our roster, it’s a prison movie. Now, prison movies might be okay when shown to a captive audience, but I think fans of the genre should really get out more. However, among all … Continue reading
In a score for a recent tender, the Ceredigion County Council rated the CVs of Ptara staff at “10 out of 10.” We didn’t get the tender, and the council has not gone into detail about why they didn’t like … Continue reading
Sometimes, Freud said, a pipe is just a pipe. And sometimes, a great film comes out of a great script. Well, L’Atlante, and why it is so loved, is not a simple story of a great script well made. In … Continue reading
I’d lived in Wales for well over a decade before seeing what “everyone” calls the quintessential Welsh film. Like many “Welsh” films, How Green Was My Valley wasn’t made in Wales, but in Hollywood. A few of the accents may … Continue reading
Dara Says is a Romantic Comedy set it Wales. Working on this film for the past six months has been fun and funny. When I wrote the script a few years ago, I didn’t feel like the character at all.