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Rough Cut

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Dir Jamie Shovlin / Great Britain / 2013 / 90mins / In English

Synopsis

How do you remake a film that never existed? 

Rough Cut, the debut feature from London-based artist Jamie Shovlin, explores the re-making of an exploitation film that never was.  At its dark heart is Hiker Meat, an archetypal 1970s slasher movie imagined by Shovlin, complete with hitchhiking heroine, charismatic commune leader and a group of teens who disappear one by one.  This tantalising film-within-a-film serves to both deconstruct and pay affectionate homage to the often-maligned exploitation style.

Having created a full screenplay, score and cut-and-paste prototype for Hiker Meat, Shovlin filmed key sections and a full trailer in an intense shoot in the Lake District in summer 2013. Rough Cut contrasts these re-made sequences with on-set footage and insights into the development of Hiker Meat’s script, soundtrack and design, to create a compelling mash-up of self-referencing processes, behind-the-scenes viewpoints and time-honoured slasher tropes.

Rough Cut is a co-commission between Cornerhouse Artist Film and TIFF: Toronto International Film Festival.

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Director: Jamie Shovlin
Writer: Mike Harte
Producer: Bren O'Callaghan
Assistant Producer: Marisa Draper
Executive Producer: Sarah Perks
Director of Photography: John Grey
Composer: Euan Rodger
Produced and Distributed by: Cornerhouse Artist Film

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  • Hiker Meat Still 1 - Artist Jamie Shovlin
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  • Hiker Meat Still 3 - Artist Jamie Shovlin
  • Hiker Meat Still 4 - Artist Jamie Shovlin
  • Rough Cut Still 1 - Artist Jamie Shovlin
  • Rough Cut Still 2 - Artist Jamie Shovlin
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  • Hiker Meat Still 5 - Artist Jamie Shovlin

PRESS

"Take a metacinematic trawl through the grindhouse with this impressive British indie feature."

Little White Lies

"Clever stuff, brimming with B-movie affection"

Time Out

"Ambitious, assured and amusing"

Empire Magazine

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Dazed Digital

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Dazed and Confused

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The Hollywood Reporter

PLAY DATES

Cornerhouse, Manchester Fri 29 Nov 2013
Curzon Home Cinema Fri 6 Dec 2013
Curzon Soho Fri 6 Dec 2013
Queen's Film Theatre Fri 10 Jan 2014 – Sat 11 Jan 2014
JW3, London Tue 21 Jan 2014
International Film Festival Rotterdam Sat 25 Jan 2014 – Wed 29 Jan 2014
Derby Quad Tue 25 Feb 2014
Chapter, Cardiff Sun 2 Mar 2014
Stoke Film Theatre Tue 18 Mar 2014
Whitstable Biennale – Sat 26 Apr 2014
Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, Dundee Fri 16 May 2014 – Sat 17 May 2014
Nighthawk Cinema Thu 5 Jun 2014
Whitechapel Gallery, London Thu 31 Jul 2014