1. Horrorville


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    Here’s a look behind the scenes at ‘Horrorville’ our Horror-Musical devised by our Digital Film and Television and Musical Theatre programmes, and filmed at the BBC Studios in Dumbarton. Horrorville is the latest collaborative project to benefit from our relationship with BBC Scotland. For our DFTV students it’s an opportunity to work with on the specialised BBC studio and backlot under the watchful eyes of Industry Professional mentors. For our Musical Theatre students it’s a vital opportunity for them to unleash their talents and develop their skills in front of the cameras, learning about the processes involved in effective screen performance. When we visited, the crew, under the direction of Cinematography Lecturer, Ray Tallan, were filming the discovery of a body in a garage whilst Technical and Production Arts students were on hand to ladle extra supplies of blood. We chatted to actor Ryan Ferrie in between takes and he described Horrorville as a sort of ‘twisted folk musical’. He also explained how the idea was developed, with DFTV students devising the story and Musical Theatre students writing the music. The track that you can hear running through the short video is ‘Run Fast and Die young’, one of the original compositions performed for the film. Having caught a glimpse of the process we’re desperate to see the finished edit of the film. We’re not sure exactly what to expect but we do know, there will be blood…

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