Dwellings Close (directed by Jorge Cuaik)
Shot for less than five grand in London in 2012, this “tiny fantasy adventure film” has so far only screened at the South Texas Underground Film Festival in October 2013. The last Facebook post, in May 2014, promised “a couple of exciting announcements coming up soon.” Based on the director’s nationality, the IMDB lists this as a UK-Mexican co-production! More at dwellingsclose.com
Dying Light (directed by David Newbigging)
Funded with £50,000 of Lottery money, this ‘psychological thriller’ was made by unemployed young people in Greenock as part of a social enterprise project in 2012. James Cosmo from Game of Thrones provided a voice - and hence some name value – to this two-hander. There was a single screening at a local cinema in May 2013 then everything went quiet, although a second trailer posted in October suggests we may yet still see this. More at www.dyinglightfilm.com
Eden Lodge (directed by Andreas Prodromou)
Shot in Enfield between October 2012 and January 2013, this was briefly retitled Breakdown before reverting to its original title. The film was trade screened at Cannes in May 2013 and there was a single UK screening (presumably also in Enfield) in September. The last item on the Facebook page was a request for a sound editor in January 2014. Since then everything has been very quiet.
Eva’s Diamond (directed by Ice Neal)
The director, who also stars in the film, calls this “a rich, complex and compelling mystery drama thriller which deals with christianity, dark magic, justice and motherly love.” Following a screening at the San Diego Black Film Festival in February 2013, the movie received its UK premiere at the Stratford Picture House in April 2014. There was also a screening in London in September as part of the British Urban Film Festival. More at www.evasdiamondmovie.com