Tonight, BBC 1 at 11.15 is the Network premiere of low budget Brit drama ‘SUS’, written by Barrie Keeffe and produced by my good pal Mark Sutherland. You may recall Mark from the Production Office last year when he shared his experience and philosophy for film making with us all – it was pretty inspirational. You can catch that show here… http://www.productionoffice.org/season-one-episodes/s1-episode-4/
‘Sus’ is a classic guerrilla film – cast of three, one main location and a central story idea that is compelling enough to sustain a ninety minute drama…
‘1979: Election Night for Margaret Thatcher – a police interview room. Delroy’s pregnant wife has been found dead in a pool of blood and he is brought in as the chief suspect. He is interrogated by D.S. Karn, a witty, psychotic racist and his violent sidekick D.C. Wilby. Both high on the prospect of a Conservative landslide victory they try to lure him into a quick confession, with devastating consequences…’
‘Sus’ was written by Barrie Keeffe, who also wrote ‘The Long Good Friday’, and was penned for the stage. Again, this is a classic Guerilla filmmaker tactic – find an existing stage play that is terrific and adapt it for the big screen.
Barrie was also a guest at the 2010 London Screenwriters Festival, and so I have included a podcast with him below, where he discuses ‘The Long Good Friday’, ‘Writing’ and ‘Sus’.
Download the MP3 file here for your iPod
OK set your alarms now – 11.15pm, BBC1 Jan 17th 2012.
PS – Remember tickets for the Guerilla Film Makers Masterclass are still on sale for Feb 18th / 19th – get £50 off with discount code CHRISJONES – get your pass here… http://www.guerillamasterclass.com/
Onwards and upwards
Chris Jones, Film Maker and Author