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TimeLock wins Best Feature Award at Terror Film Festival

TimeLock has just won the Claw Award for Best Feature Film at the Terror Film Festival 2014.

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Congratulations and many thanks to our small but highly dedicated cast and crew who made this possible. Particular mention should go to actors: John C Gilmour, Alton Milne, Danielle Stewart, Leo Horsfield, Jess Luisa Flynn, Stephen Cleland and Lauren Lamarr. And to HODs: cinematographer Simon Hipkins, editor Florian Nonnenmacher, sound recordist Marcin Knyziak, sound designer Dave McAulay (now enjoying well deserved success with ‘From Scotland with Love’), hair and make-up Nina Blake and production designer Ryan Clachrie.

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Here are the nomination laurels.

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Text of Film Threat Review of TimeLock

Rising stars John C Gilmour and Alton Milne in Scottish micro budget tartan-noir feature film, TimeLock.

John C Gilmour and Alton Milne in Scottish micro budget tartan-noir feature film, TimeLock.

TimeLock

Life is tough for hotel manager Mr. Kerr (John C. Gilmour). He’s not having a great time of it at home with his wife (Natalie Clark), and he’s in the midst of some financial problems that he’s not being completely honest about. Sometimes he makes a little extra cash pawning items left at the hotel, and other times he attempts to hit the jackpot at poker. Overall, though, things aren’t looking too good.

One evening, after losing it all at poker, he is approached by a hotel investigator (Alton Milne) who accuses Mr. Kerr of not just the lost property scam, but also other fraud. Copping to the former, Mr. Kerr wants to clear his name of the latter, taking the investigator back to the hotel so he can go over the records and nab the real criminal. Which is when things go from bad to worse, as the hotel investigator is revealed to be something else entirely, and Mr. Kerr finds himself in the middle of some truly criminal activity.

David Griffith’s TimeLock is a wonderful criminal mystery that reveals itself slowly. Characters are continually being revised as new developments unmask the depth of complexity for what is to come. Everyone, and everything, is connected in some way or another.

In some ways it is predictable, in so many more it isn’t. The film builds an uneasy tone throughout; it’s hard to get comfortable because you never know to what degree Mr. Kerr’s already troubled existence will become that much worse, but you just know it’s coming. What winds up being truly stunning is how much of an architect of his own tragedy Mr. Kerr winds up being throughout, from his past to present.

Visually, the film delivers enticing composition and other tricks that offer up something more to feast on. The result is a film that is as intriguing to the eye as it is to the mind. The depth of field work and this lingering feeling of greyness add to the blurring of intentions, consequences and motivations.

Ultimately, I think it is the audience’s willingness to try and reconcile those twisted motivations and intentions that makes the different mysteries work. If you don’t appreciate how complex the different choices are, or even care when they’re made, this film could be a little too slow for comfort. That said, if you give over to it, the performances draw you in and you find yourself sympathetic to people and situations you might otherwise have scorned. Basically, there’s a lot here if you’re willing to work for it a little.
Posted on October 31, 2013 in Reviews by 

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Howie Reeve’s album Friendly Demons reviewed by The List

Howie Reeve – Friendly Demons ****

12 intricate and expressive solo compositions from former Tattie Toes member

Howie Reeve’s album Friendly Demons reviewed by The List’s Matt Evans

Howie Reeve's new album Friendly Demons

Howie Reeve’s new album Friendly Demons

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Sausage Shaped Lobster Records)

Anyone who saw Glasgow’s Tattie Toes play live will surely be familiar with genial shorts-wearing bassist and bell-ringer Howie Reeve. To an already extremely inventive band comprising wildly disparate stylistic elements, he brought a (post) punky sensibility, a lean, wiry bass tone and plenty of genial humour.

Alas, Tattie Toes are no more. The other members can be found playing with The One EnsembleAlasdair RobertsHanna Tuulikki and others, but Reeve has decided to go it alone. Switching his gnarly electric four-string for the subtleties of acoustic bass, he delivers 12 intricate and expressive solo compositions. Reeve describes this as the most personal music he’s ever made, and you can certainly hear why: a sense of warm intimacy pervades the whole thing. Recorded live and (mostly) unaccompanied in his living room, Friendly Demons is very much a home-made concoction, and that’s very much its strength.

The tracks are alive with ambience, dotted with string-squeak and fretbuzz, and even feature the sound of Reeve breathing as he focuses during the more difficult, tricksy passages, recalling the iconic jazz mumbles of Rahsaan Roland Kirk and Thelonious Monk. An extremely proficient player, but never gratuitously showy, Reeve’s focus is on tunes and songwriting, even though only a handful of tunes feature his soft, understated vocals. His approach to bass is beautifully expressive, melodic and thoughtful, but also takes in flamenco-style flourishes, charging post-punk grooves, choppy, percussive passages and one surprisingly violent bout of chaos.

Named in tribute to his local greengrocer, ‘Stalks and Stems’ features a fantastically wobbly and boisterous attack of string-bent low end, while ‘The Playroom’ unexpectedly blossoms into an avant-folk refrain with honeyed harmonies from Foxface alumnus and the album’s recording engineer, Michael Angus. As inventive and playful as it is richly emotional, Friendly Demons will appeal not only to admirers of RM Hubbert’s delicate acoustic portraits, but also to fans of the complex rambunctiousness of Minutemen and The Meat Puppets.

RM Hubbert’s amazing SAY Awards win

RM Hubbert wins Scottish Album of the year. Congrats to TimeLock composer.

RM Hubbert wins Scottish Album of the year. The cast and crew of TimeLock the movie are delighted.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here are some of the many, many to articles about Hubby and his fantastic win at this year’s Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) Awards.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-22999292

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2013/jun/21/rm-hubbert-scottish-album-year-award

http://www.youngscot.org/mag/2408-rm-hubbert-wins-the-2013-scottish-album-of-the-year-award

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2013/jun/21/rm-hubbert-scottish-album-year-award

http://thequietus.com/articles/12618-scottish-album-of-the-year-award-rm-hubbert-wins

http://www.nme.com/news/various-artists/70976

http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/entertainment/music/music-news/guitarist-singer-rm-hubbert–1974213

http://video.stv.tv/bc/entertainment-say-awards-winner-20130621/

Says Hubby, ”This award means I’ll be able to tour again, make a new record…and hopefully pay off some debts. And I’ll be able to pay the collaborators on the album.”

Go Hubby!