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Black Country Comedy Shorts:
Titanic Love by Mark Pressdee,
Travels with Morris & Salt N Malt by Central Youth Theatre (CYT)

Visitors to the Funny Market can see some brilliant local short films, made in the Black Country, which will be showing at 11.30am each day.

Tickets free, donations welcomed on the door.

Titanic Love is coming to Wolverhampton!
Critically acclaimed as one of the most successful Rom Coms from the Midlands the film has been screened at Film Festivals around the world, broadcast on TV and won over 40 Awards to date, including Three Royal Television Society Nominations and nominated as Best Comedy at a BAFTA recognised Film Festival.

Titanic Love is about Lucy who is obsessed with all things Titanic, particularly the many connections Titanic has to the Black Country and the West Midlands. Lucy wants to go on cruise ship and relive the dream, her boyfriend Jack can’t afford it, so he asks his best friends Delroy and Jaz for help.
They decide to bring Titanic to Birmingham, but can disaster be averted?
Look out in the film, as there are a quite few nods to Wolverhampton.
Writer/Director/Producer of the film Mark Pressdee, from Darlaston, went to Light House Media Centre in 1996/7 and studied video production before embarking on a career in film, TV and education.
The two composers of the film score, Alice Trueman and Mark Lynall, also have major connections to Wolverhampton. Mark Lynall, who now lives and works in Hollywood, met Mark Pressdee at Wolverhampton University whilst studying for a degree in film. Lynall scored a few key cues in Los Angeles before Alice Trueman stepped in to score the rest of the soundtrack. Alice is a Wulfrunian and a Visiting Lecturer in Film Music at the University of Wolverhampton. She composed Irish folk tunes, orchestral music influenced by James Horner, and arranged ‘Nearer, My God, to Thee’ for a poignant part of the film. The live music was performed by acclaimed violinist Hannah Lawson from Birmingham and Wolverhampton University graduate and flautist Lizzy Hodges, recorded at Façade Studios in Bridgnorth.
This year the film has been digitally re-mastered with Alice’s beautiful new original score.

Meet the Filmmakers: During the screenings either Mark Pressdee or Alice Trueman will be in attendance for a Q&A after the screening. Also all of The Orchestra of Chaos and Mr Joke Exchange all worked on the film and may be in attendance as well!

Shot in 2012, Travels With Morris is six 90 second comedy shorts following the life of one man and his Morris Minor Traveller over six decades. From the enthusiastic learner driver, to a family man with a car and children, to the pensioner, the motoring experience evolves, but one thing stays the same – the beloved Morris.

The films were shot on location in Wolverhampton and Shropshire, with many other vintage cars and scooters appearing in the films, helping the young film-makers re-create the look and feel of each motoring decade.

Salt N Malt is a light-hearted comedy set in a chip shop which won an award at the National Youth Film Festival, which went on to be shown at the Young Cuts Film Festival in Montreal. The film was shot in 2013 and originally premiered at the Lighthouse.

Both films were written and directed by CYT members working alongside professional film-maker Mark Pressdee. They were funded through First Light Films the education arm of the British Film Institute through their comedy shorts funding programme, which trains young people in every aspect of film making.

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