Redfilm is a collective of recently reunited Brighton residents who have shared a common passion for making films and collaborated on projects since 2001

A still from short film Rufus shot in 2001 in Sussex starring well-known television star Richard Hawley

A still from ‘Rufus’ featuring actress Sienna Guillory raising a mysterious child obsessed with the colour red.

A still from ‘Rufus’ – the short-film shot in 2001 by Sebastian Dewing documenting the life & death of a child obsessed with the colour red

Redfilm’s next project will be a feature film set on a mysterious small cruise ship in the Aegean Sea

Who are redfilm Brighton?

Back in the late 90’s, five friends assembled what they described as ‘a filmmakers’ collective’. Young, idealistic, and living in Brighton, these friends had a shared passion for film and film-making that had been ignited through working as extras and runners on huge movies such as Star Wars, James Bond and Harry Potter.

Redfilm was born.

Redfilm’s flagship production was Rufus; a quirky short film about a young man obsessed with the colour red. It was shot on 35mm with a full crew, and starred Sienna Guillory and Richard Hawley. This film was hard to finance, and was produced long before the days of crowdfunding and the share economy. Nevertheless, the film was made, and can be seen on YouTube.

Reuniting for another project (or two)!

Rufus was very much seen as the seminal film project for what was to come through Redfilm. It was an ambitious project, to gather a full crew and shoot entirely on location in the town of Seaford in East Sussex.

A single financial backer made the filming possible and a cast and crew were assembled. Oliver Loncraine would be Director of Photography and the film was made.

The years have since past and the group have had families and entered more traditional careers: teaching, copywriting, travel. However, those dreams of film-making have not gone away.

So Redfilm has reformed to make another short-film which will be another example of what can be achieved through sheer determination, vision, and a relatively modest budget!

Settling old scores!

The years have past, and the group have had families and entered more traditional careers: teaching, copywriting, travel. However, those dreams of filmmaking have not gone away. It only takes a click on Yourtube to watch our adaptation of Richard III on the streets of Whitehawk in Brighton to remember the thrill of film-making.

Looking around today in 2018, it seems incredibly hard to get into the film industry unless you have family connections. Yet there are so many people who have aspirations to enter that world, but who must see it as frankly impossible and not worth attempting. That really needs to change.

So Redfilm has reformed to make another short-film which will be another example of what can be achieved through sheer determination, vision, and a relatively modest budget!

The relaunch project: The Masnavi Algorithm

The Masnavi Algorithm is about a man on the run. He is in possession of a microchip that he must hide, and then communicate its hiding place to his superior. This is not easy when the security services are monitoring his every move! So he concocts an ingenious, yet ruthless scheme to achieve his goal. He is going to murder a woman based solely on her name; a name which will telegraph the location of the microchip. However, when he arrives at the woman’s house, strange coincidences accumulate related to his troubled childhood. He may be at the centre of a web of intrigue far wider than he first thought.

This script was like a magnet for me…For such a short piece, it is of global interest.

Louise Jameson

Actress, Doctor Who, Eastenders....

Why The Masnavi Algorithm?

To sell the concept of a chase to the centre of a labyrinth, the filmmakers have conceived an unprecedented approach to shooting the confrontation at the woman’s house. The seven page scene will be filmed as a continuous forward tracking shot; never panning, tilting or deviating from its course or speed. Instead, the camera blocking will be directed by angled mirrors and other reflective surfaces. Each time the camera approaches a mirror, the camera will pass through into the reflection, and the shot will continue. This will be achieved by mounting the camera onto a motion control slider directed toward a green screen “mirror”. This “mirror” will be replaced with the continuing reverse shot. Purpose-built sets have already been constructed with walls that can be removed to enable the effect to be achieved.

We want this exciting film to be the start of many other projects under the Redfilm banner. We want to enable filmmakers of all ages to realise their cinematic dreams.

But to finance this first outing, we need your help.