Independent Film Issue

Words by Naomi Jeffreys

And so, dear reader, the First issue is now over, we have given you all of our content on the issue, Independent Film.

But, onwards and upwards, The Rabbit Film Section prides itself on finding new and interesting content, it is written by students, for students and is a bastion of all things Film.

The next issue is something which we have been working on for quite some time and includes an exclusive interview – with an actor who is well known in theatre, radio, television and of course, film.

Keep an eye out for the Second Issue, whose theme will be revealed forthwith.


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

Albatross Film 2011

Words by Naomi Jeffreys

This British coming-of age drama film, directed by Niall MacCormick and starring Felicity Jones, Jessica Brown Findlay, Sebastian Koch and Julia Ormond. The film follows a rebellious teenage writer who enters the lives of a dysfunctional family and set in the south coast of England.

Despite the films Indie origins, character based, low budget and distinctly British. The film simply fails to hit the mark. Albatross’s protagonist, Emelia is not a very likable character, she strives to be different and is incredibily irritating after twenty minutes on screen. But, you do feel sorry for her, no parents and grand-parents who are becoming ill.

The writer Tamzin Rafn contrasts Emelia with the distinctly plain Beth Fisher, studious, boring and aching to get out of the Isle of Man. The two become friends and learn from each other.

There just seems to be something missing from this film, maybe its because none of the principal characters are likeable, except maybe Beth who rebels against her parents with Emelia who is so boring its hard not to like her.

This film is good for Friday night viewing, grab some popcorn and ice cream.