IT ISN’T HOMER… BUT IT’S EPIC! The Fan Carpet share our Experience from Last Night’s SCREEN REBELS: THE ODYSSEYS
ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED! YOU WILL BE!
3 NEW SHORT FILMS PERFORMED 'LIVE' ON STAGE, DIRECTED BY... YOUR IMAGINATION!
Last night, in the heart of London's Tottenham Court Road, The Fan Carpet had the pleasure of being among the packed out Phoenix Artists Club on Phoenix Street in London to watch and revel in the MUST SEE showcase SCREEN REBELS: THE ODYSSEYS!
I was intrigued by the notion of Screen Rebels, many friends and colleagues had told me about the showcase, but it is something you have to see and so, armed with the knowledge that it is 3 Screenplays acted out on stage in a sort of Tarantino-esque table read, I went along and enjoyed the ride!
Hosted by the amazing Actress and MC Rosie Frecker, the show kicked off with the vocal talents of Tânia Pais Monteiro who was absolutely incredible. After she had completed her soulful and mesmerising rendition of I Put a Spell on You, she came back on stage with Georgina Parren, David Patrick Stucky, and David Hepburn for the first Screenplay of the evening RAVENS OF THE BLACK STAR written by Screen Rebels Director Kai Henderson and narrated by Amy Alexander who also makes for a terrific Parrot named Douglas!
Kai Henderson came out on stage, guitar in hand to give a smashing rendition of Soundgarden's Black Hole Sun and then Melanie Radloff, Faith Elizabeth, Alida Pantone and Harry Boyd came out on stage for ETERNITY STATION, written by Lorenzo Fantini and narrated by David Patrick Stucky. This was an incredible story, with impressive performances from all involved, and notably this was Faith Elizabeth's debut as a Screen Rebel!
After a short interval, we were treated to the impressive vocal talents of Helena King, and after her rendition of You Learn, Phillip Catherwood and David Hepburn made their screenwriting debut with the final screenplay of the night; HAPPY HUNTING with the cast of Kai Henderson, Amy Alexander, Anne-Sophie Marie and Craig McDonald Kelly as the loveable, child like Brian!
All of the Screenplays were incredible and the casts for each were awesome, a pleasure to watch; not a weak link in this talented bunch, another notable performance came from Alida Pantone as Maya in Lorenzo Fantini's ETERNITY STATION, you could feel her distain for the situation her character was in, I won't say anymore as I don't want to spoil it and Melanie Radloff stood out as the menacing and creepy as hell Station Mistress!
This is a MUST SEE showcase, so get on down to The Phoenix Artist Club this Wednesday! We can't wait for what comes next from this talented group of SCREEN REBELS!
Written by Marc Jason Ali. Article title courtesy of Raj Virdi. Photos © Screen Rebels 2017.
About SCREEN REBELS: THE ODYSSEYS
Continuing the success of its 2017 show programme (Love Bites, Rebirth & Superheroes), Screen Rebels present a new summer showcase that will take you on three journeys into the unknown! The Odysseys will transport you out of the London heat and into new worlds of adventure, thrills, romance and mystery… dare you face your Odyssey?
Join our buzzing community of artists and discover a new way to see new films, as Screen Rebels’ unique format presents three new films live on stage and invites you, the audience, to be the director!
Featuring a cast of emerging London actors and performers and written by Screen Rebels’ in-house creative team.
RAVENS OF THE BLACK STAR
Action Adventure / Written by Kai Henderson
1850, Brazil. Detective Trystan Chilling receives word from home – the ravens have left the Tower of London! Seeking a quick escape, Trystan and the mysterious dancer, Estrela Ramirez, board the only ship in port: the Black Star. Helmed by the eccentric pirate Captain Dazzler and his unfortunately named daughter, Angus, the ship bears them towards devilish magic and unforgettable adventure!
“Waiting Can Be An Eternity...”
Mystery Thriller / Written by Lorenzo Fantini
An estranged couple, Maya & Marc, find themselves in a deserted railway station, on a precipice overlooking a violent sea. The rusted railway, the only way out, leads precariously into a silver mist. When they discover Marc’s first girlfriend, Helen, trapped by the spectral Station Mistress, together they must find out how to escape – and more importantly, why they’re here...
“If you look deep enough, the treasure will be found.”
Comedy Drama / Written by Philip Catherwood and David Hepburn
When Liam and Emily’s deceased mother leaves them one final Treasure Hunt, the distant siblings must solve it together, like they used to. Liam’s anxious to leave the small-town he already left behind – Emily’s desperate to reconnect with her workaholic brother. Will Emily’s hippy husband, Brian, and the untimely arrival of Liam’s trophy girlfriend, Stacey, drive him over the edge?
Hosted by Actor/MC Rosie Frecker and featuring live musical performances and a chance to meet the cast and creative team after the events, Screen Rebels showcases are a must-see experience for anyone interested in new screenwriting, film-making and performance talent!
Featuring the acting talents of: Alida Pantone, Amy Alexander, Anne-Sophie Marie, Craig McDonald Kelly, David Hepburn, David Patrick Stucky, Faith Elizabeth, Harry Boyd, Jane Elsmore, Kai Henderson, Melanie Radloff and Tânia Pais Monteiro.
ABOUT SCREEN REBELS
Screen Rebels places the writer and the actor front and centre, letting you, the audience be the director.
We create films without screens.
Our original screenplays are performed “live” by our amazing cast with evocative narration for you to imagine and direct the stories in your minds. Our events are followed by an opportunity to meet the cast, writers and production team in a relaxed, social environment.