Dice Roll Films announces new collaboration!

Dice Roll Films is excited and proud to announce a new collaboration with stills photographer Shontelle Whiston.

IMG_0119Shontelle specialises in portrait and people photography, and is seeking to expand her portfolio. To this end, she is currently offering, for a limited period of time, free photo-shoots to interested female models.  Shooting Locations: Wilts/Dorset/Hants & London, UK.

If any models are interested in this wonderful opportunity to add to their own modelling portfolio, then they can make contact either through our contact page or visit www.shontellewhiston.com .  She only asks that any interested model include at least one headshot with their application, or provide a link to on online profile, such as at Starnow, that includes at least one headshot.

She has already worked with Dice Roll Films in producing a number of stills at various shoot locations, as well as working with local models to produce a range of high quality photoshoot images.

Samples of her work can be seen on our dedicated Photography page.  Please ‘Like’ if you like what you see!

“The Attic” now online!

As promised a couple of days ago, our latest film “The Attic”, is now online.  This short film was completed as part of the Southampton 48 hour film challenge, although it ended up taking considerably longer than that to complete!  All principle filming was completed in one day.  The story opens with a man eating a meal of what appears to be a large piece of lamb. However, the man, and the house in which he lives, harbours a dark secret; a secret that leads ultimately to the disturbing climax to the film. But what exactly is the secret, and how is the resolution to the events in the film to be interpreted? Are things just what they seem?  You, as the viewer, can decide!

We hope that you enjoy the film!  Please like/share/ forward/follow on our various platforms (website/twitter/facebook/Vimeo etc.) if you do!

Note that the embedded video will default to Standard Definition playback.  Just click on the HD button to view in all its glory!


Dice Roll Films enters 48 hour film challenge!

That’s it! We’ve entered! Frenetic madness, significant hair pulling, and sleepless nights await!  Dice Roll Films has once again entered the Southampton Film Challenge run by Exposure Filmmakers, with the 2015 event taking place over the weekend starting Friday 23rd October, as part of Southampton Film Week.  From our earlier post you may have noticed that we are also sponsoring one of the awards for this event – the Cinematography Award.

Things have been pretty quiet on our blog, as we have been very busy, continuing with the edit of our short film “Songline“, as well as other assignments and activities.  This is taking a little longer than we had hoped for, but the extra time and effort will definitely be worthwhile.  Whoever said that post-production was 75% of the time to make a film was lying!  It is more like 85%!  Watch this space for more news on progress!

Dice Roll Films announces sponsorship of Exposure Filmmakers’ 48 Hour Film Challenge!

In conjunction with Southampton Film Week, running between 31st October to 8th November 2015, Exposure Filmmakers has recently announced their annual 48 Hour Film Challenge.  In response, Dice Roll Films is happy to announce in turn that it will be sponsoring the Cinematographic Award for the Challenge.  We will, of course, also be entering the competition itself in due course, as we did last year with our entry “Loop”.

Oh, and while on the topic of sponsorship and finance, you may be interested to check out this great guide for financing indie films.

Southampton’s 48 Hour Film Challenge 2015

Just seen the following announcement:

This year for Exposure Filmmakers Southampton’s 48 Hour Film Challenge, we are looking for sponsors for the following award categories… It costs £30 to sponsor the award which covers trophy, engraving and wine for the winning team. If you are interested then please get in touch. Your company will be advertised on the website, through social media and the event flyers. You are also given the option to present your chosen award to the winning person/s.

The Audience Award
Best Actor/Actress
Best Screenplay
Best Cinematography
Best Director
Best Sound
Best Editor
Best SFX

Below is this years advert, please feel free to share. Those with eagle eyes will spot three very short (almost subliminal) excerpts from Dice Roll Films’ 2014 entry “Loop” at certain points during the video!  The first to send us the time code for each of the excerpts will receive… a round of applause, and their very own congratulatory mention on the website!!

New website up and running!

If you are reading this, you could well be aware that our website has undergone a radical overhaul!  We have tried to create a more polished, professional presentation that is more attractive to the user.  Although it has meant that we have had to divert some of our time from editing our latest film, “Songline”, we feel that it has been time well spent.  There is still a little more work to do in finalising some aspects of the website presentation, particularly in the ‘Services’ section, but we are pleased with the result so far.

Have a look around the site, and send us any comments on what you think, regarding appearance, navigation or content, or anything else, for that matter!

Oh, and while you are having a look around, please don’t forget to Like or Follow us on here and on our other linked sites at Facebook and Twitter!


Songline trailer released!!

Here, at long last, is the release of the official trailer for our forthcoming short film “Songline” (although it seems to get longer every time I look at editing it!)  It certainly seems that putting together a trailer is more difficult than editing the film itself.  There is no script to work from, the plot cannot be spoiled, but the audience has to be captivated and enticed all the same.  All in a trailer no longer than a minute and a half or so (this one is 1 minute 45 seconds long).  Not easy!

Anyway, we are pleased with the result, and we hope that every one who sees it will be enthralled enough to actually want to see the final film.  Now the trailer is completed, we are aiming to complete editing of the film itself within the next two months.  At least for this we have a script to work from!  Please note that the trailer is in HD, but the link below will default to standard definition (SD).  Just click on the HD tab to enjoy the trailer in all its glory!

Dice Roll Films is launched!

It’s official – Dice Roll Films is now up and running, with two short films already completed.    The first was a project to assess the capabilities of our newly acquired pro-camcorder equipment – the JVC GY-HY100 ProHD, and the second was completed as part of the Southampton Film Week 48 Hour Short Film Challenge.  Both will be uploaded soon.

Recently we also added the Canon 5D MkII camera to our equipment range, and the videos it is producing look very promising.  We have also purchased a Manfrotto tripod and fluid head – both vital pieces of equipment for professional film work.

These are exciting times, and we are looking forward to completing many more projects in the coming months.