Surrey Border Movie Makers July meeting showed three entries for the Film in a Month Competition. This year’s theme set by Committee Members attending the 2017 Albany Film Competition held in Chichester earlier this year was ‘Elephant in the Room’. Film Makers could interpret their own ideas from the title.
The first film entry was called ‘Zippadee Doo Dah’ and was made by Surrey Borders Oddbods film group. The film, a comedy was centred around a White Elephant Stall and featured some fine acting from Ivan Dally, Gillian Gatland, Jo Jones, Fred Hawkins, Dave Skertchly, Rita Wheeler (Club Secretary) and Mike Sanders (Vice Chairman).
The second film ‘Lost in Translation’ was made by the Pioneer film group. Philip Morley took the lead role proving that he is just as skilled in front of the camera as behind it. Geoff Bentley and Peter Ives also had convincing acting roles and Surrey Border’s Chairman John Mills looked ravishing in his blonde wig playing the part of the maid!
The third film was made by Colin Lewis. A Ruby Wedding Celebration which was being filmed turned into a Sound Engineers nightmare when excited children’s loud voices completely drowned the speeches being made. With no chance of a re-take on this once in a lifetime event, this was a real Elephant in the Room situation.
The films were judged on the night by the audience and the Pioneer group were voted the winners with their ‘Lost in Translation’ film.