Showcase evening with special guest Toyah Wilcox

Darlington Film Club are very proud to host an evening showcasing local award winning film company PIMM Productions work.

We’ll be showing their short films and following the screenings, the guys behind PIMM will be having a Q&A about being a local film maker and their plans for their forthcoming feature film.

Among the cast members in their new film is the one and only Toyah Wilcox! Toyah will be joining the Q&A to discuss the film as well as questions on her own career in film, tv and music.

Limited number of tickets are £8 and available online.

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Film nets North-East filmmakers international award

A FILM documenting the tragic story of a Darlington woman who murdered her disabled son has netted an international award. 

An Unfortunate Woman, by North-East film company PIMM Productions, was recently named Best Narrative Short Film at the Mosaic World International Film Festival.

It follows the true story of Kathleen Mulraney who lived in Darlington in the early 1900s and killed her severely disabled son, Derek.

Ms Mulraney, who was brought up in a Catholic orphanage where she was treated brutally by nuns, murdered Derek in a bid to save him from being institutionalised, potentially suffering the same fate.

Initially sentenced to hang, she was released from prison after a year after a reporter took up her cause and campaigned on her behalf, saying it was a mercy killing.

The story came to light following family tree research by Darlington-based writer Ian Carter who later penned the script with fellow North-East writers Paul Hodgson and Margaret Collins, while Harry Potter actor Sean Cronin took on the role of director.

The film was shot around the North-East at locations including the BeamishMuseum, Consett Police Station, Darlington’s Queen Elizabeth College and the Forester’s Arms pub in Coatham Mundeville.

In May, it was screened at the Cannes Film Festival where it received positive reviews and has since been entered into several film competitions, beating off entries from 32 countries to win at the Mosaic festival.

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Film makers aim for second short

Darlington-based PIMM Productions, an award winning TV, Film and Video Production Company has attracted a highly rated director for their next short film, The Dating Game.

Donna Taylor, who has produced and directed various productions is currently showing her web documentary series Changing Lives, which looks at disadvantaged people and how they have turned their lives around.

Donna said, ‘I am incredibly honoured to be asked to direct The Dating Game. I am equally honoured to be working with the producers and creators, Paul Hodgson and Ian Carter who have worked tirelessly to make this happen’.

The film written by Paul Hodgson and Ian Carter is based around a speed dating scenario and is to be shot over one day at The Railway Tavern pub in Darlington and Ian’s home.

Producers, Ian and Paul have put together a really impressive cast including Sunderland based actress Julie Nicholson who got involved in acting at the age of ten and TV actor Dan Dobson, who recently appeared in the ITV detective television series ‘Vera’.

Ian explained, ‘We have used many of the cast from our last short film An Unfortunate Woman, which picked up two awards and it was screened at The Cannes Film Festival in 2015.

When people see the final edit I think they’ll love the story. Our aim has always been to get the film into the Virgin Media Short Film competition and we are confident this will happen due to the quality of the product’.

Filming will begin on 16th April and it will be released to the public after screening at several festivals.

For more information, please contact Paul Hodgson on 01325 255310 or Ian Carter at ianindarlo@gmail.com. You can also Like PIMM Productions on Facebook or Follow on Twitter.

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