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Camera, action! former Bournemouth University students set up film company
FILM makers are being sought by a pair of media graduates from Bournemouth who have set up their own production company.
Juno Jakob, 22, and Scott Castle, 23, have already written, filmed and produced their own work, 2009 horror Slaughter, which was released online in the USA, and have since finished drama No Direction Home, which will be released this summer.
Now the pair, who live in Bournemouth and went to the Arts University and Bournemouth University respectively, are hoping to develop other people’s film ideas and produce them for the DVD market through their company Straw Lane Productions.
And Mr Jakob, of Wallisdown, said they weren’t chasing awards or critical acclaim, their main aim was entertainment.
“I have wanted to get into filmmaking for a long time, really inspired by Sam Raimi who made The Evil Dead when he was about 20,” he said.
“Or Roger Corman, he was great at getting cheap films out quickly, and he helped launch the careers of Martin Scorcese and Jack Nicholson in the process.
“At the moment we have only produced films we have made ourselves, to get our reputation established.”
The pair are hoping to get an office on the Arts University campus in March, and by June they hope to have their own distribution company, Red Fox Pictures, to release films via DVD and online.
Their next project is film noir The Big Goodbye, which is to be filmed exactly as it would have been made in the 1940s.
For more find Straw Lane Productions on Facebook.