A Collection of Independent Films

Words by Naomi Jeffreys

Film is a wonderful medium, it bridges gaps, it can combines music, movement, mise-en-scene, cinematography, actors and directors as one. Its rather brilliant.

Independent Film is the Theme for this weeks First Issue and here, on the Blog, you can get a whole host of information on Independent Film. With exclusive interviews from those in the business and includes all you could ever hope to know about film.

Check out the collection of American Independent Films below;

‘(500) Days of Summer’ (2009)

‘Being John Malkovich’ (1999)

‘Donnie Darko’ (2001) 

‘127 Hours’ (2010) 

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One To Watch – Maxine Peake

Words by Naomi Jeffreys

Maxine Peake – this is an actor who has a broad range, an actor who is not afraid to push herself for the roles she wants. She is perhaps best known for her role as as Twinkle in Victoria Wood’s dinnerladies and as legal eagle Martha Costello in the BBC drama series, Silk, 

Maxine Peake was born in Bolton, Manchester in 1974. Peake’s interest in Drama began when she started at Bolton Octagon Youth Theatre, she was rejected for three years from Manchester Polytechnic Theatre School and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. However, at 21 she obtained a place at Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.

Her television career began when she was cast in Channel 4’s Shameless and in Victoria Wood’s situation comedy, dinnerladies. From 2006 onwards, Peake was at the heart of many dramas on TV, from playing Myra Hindley in See No Evil: The Moors Murders, to playing Miss Wade in Little Dorrit. 

But her breakthrough roles were in Criminal Justice, where she recieved rave reviews and was able to show her emotional range, in this lavish BBC drama.

You can next see her in the Second Episode of Room At The Top

And in the eagerly anticipated film adaptation of Private Peaceful.

This is an actor one should always watch, with a broad range and who gives gutsy, all out performances, which is probably why she has a legion of fans.

The Rabbit Film Section – Theme for First Issue, Independent Film

Words by Naomi Jeffreys

So, the time has almost arrived, Freshers will be anxiously waiting to move in to their Digs this Sunday 30th September 2012, all nerves, excitement and the thought of freedom from parents.

These lucky Freshers at the University of Essex will get the pleasure of reading their University newspaper on the day they arrive, handed out by the lovely exec team behind The Rabbit.

The Theme for the First Issue is Independent Film and includes content from the best Independent films, including Like Crazy and 127 Hours.

We will be updating the Blog throughout the week with Quotes from the Best Independent Films, Ones To Watch and pictures from some of the most beautiful Independent Films.

How excited are you?

-Naomi Jeffreys, Editor of Film Section, The Rabbit, University of Essex