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Police Sergeant Ken Hogan of the Irvington, NJ Police Department was ambushed inside his police car by a drug suspect who fired more than 19 rounds at him. Sgt. Hogan never had a chance to unholster his weapon as he lay there bleeding profusely from four bullet wounds to his body; the last round lodged in his head. On the brink of death, Sgt. Hogan relied on his well-honed plan to survive. Veteran Irvington New Jersey Police Sergeant Ken Hogan never expected the drug suspect he was about to stop on a cold, snowy street corner in January of 1994 was armed and ready to end Hogan’s life. The suspect’s mission was to execute Sergeant Hogan as he sat in his police cruiser. Sergeant Hogan notified Police Headquarters that he was stopping the suspect and seconds later Hogan radioed Headquarters screaming, “I’ve been shot”. Sgt. Hogan was ambushed inside his police car as the suspect fired more than 19 bullets from a semi-automatic weapon. Hogan never had a chance to unholster his weapon. Backup officers quickly responded to this “officer down” call. When they arrived on scene, the encounter was over. Sgt. Hogan was bleeding profusely from four rounds in his body; the last one fired was lodged in his skull. Sgt. Hogan defied death with his well-honed survival plan that he developed throughout his police career. Sgt. Ken Hogan, the backup officers and the Police Dispatcher candidly talk about this shooting more than 15 years after its occurrence.
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“Out of a Russian frying pan into an English fire!” Vodka and Chips – a Birmingham comedy feature film in all its glory. The story begins with Kitty, a lonely, eccentric, widow who lives alone and is being troubled by nightly, ghostly apparitions, resulting in her having a short stay in a Psychiatric Unit, Meanwhile in Russia, two Mafia gangsters double cross their boss, Gregor forcing them to escape from Russia and the gang’s retribution. One of the gangsters, Vladimir arrives in England, where he discovers he too has been double crossed by his partner and finds himself almost destitute on the streets of Birmingham. This brings Vladimir into contact with Kitty, when she is persuaded by her concerned niece Penny to take in a lodger for companionship. All goes well for a while and Vladimir settles in as one of the family, bonding closely with Penny. In Russia an incensed Gregor eventually discovers Vladimir’s whereabouts and sends two of his inept gangsters to England to retrieve his loot. Now the fun really begins, when Vladimir is forced to disclose his true identity and the danger they are all in … ‘The Russians have landed!’ Bravely Kitty convinces Vladimir that she and her motley crew of loyal friends will stand by him and save the day. Has the Mafia finally met its match? … (Ha, ha, Nostrovia!) © Walktall Productions 2011
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Makers Our Story is a feature length documentary about the UK independent film industry directed and produced by independent filmmakers. It is an inspirational documentary featuring an array of talent from the UK filmmaking community with interviews from award-winning filmmakers and film industry experts. The documentary gives a rare insight into the work of the indie filmmakers who exist outside of the Hollywood studios and shows the passion and commitment of a generation of filmmakers who share their experiences working in a challenging industry.
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Woodsman Ben Law presents a step-by-step design and build process for a locally sourced beautiful Roundwood Timber Framed building. He shows other examples of builds including houses, a shop and a small outhouse. Also includes guidance for the creation of cordwood walls and rammed earth floors. Ben Law's Woodland house has been publicly voted as most popular on Channel 4's Grand Designs Filmed entirely on HD.
It's not East Coast. It's not West coast. This is ..SOUTH COAST! Forget the MTV images of hip hop just being bling, dollars and materialism - this feature documentary provides a fascinating insight into the impact and growth of hip hop in the south coast towns of the UK.
Composed of footage recorded during a fourteen-month, 50,000 kilometer road tour of Australia with a soundtrack by Australian three piece, The Dirty Three. Placing fascinating and humorous encounters with the unconventional individuals who inhabit some of the country's most remote areas against a wilderness of unimaginable magnitude, the director transcends conventions of traditional documentary with her impartial approach and distinctive visual style. THE DUST NEVER SETTLES is a rare document of the endlessly diverse landscape and culture of a continent, and a unique vision of contemporary Australia.
During the apple harvest season, a small Sussex village by the name of Ambleton is rocked by a government proposal for a nearby motorway, a concept rejected by the popular mayor (Brian Capron), but embraced by a talented restaurateur and chef John Miller (Jos Lawton), who is battling his own past as well as the historical village’s concept of change. It ultimately leads to inspiration and devastation, as seen through the eyes of a young, restaurant pianist and would-be filmmaker (Michael Dyllan). Resonating with themes of discrimination, youth unemployment and small town politics, this is a human drama feature film based on a true story and written for the screen by Japanese writer Itsuka Yamasaki.
THE FALL '01 is a choreographic multimedia drama on terror, war and torture, depicting the wholesale dehumanization of the Global War Of Terror - a civilization at the precipice of its fall - not for the faint of heart. Winner of the Renderyard Best Film Score 2008
Mr. Lucke, (Marc Robinson) a fashion photographer, leaves a high paying job interview to chase after Lana (Jerri Manthey) a beautiful model from New York. He pursues her through the streets of Los Angeles and the chase becomes a metaphor for relationships. This cat and mouse game ends when his agent (Marshal Hilton) interrupts their date and forces him to choose between the woman of his dreams and the opportunity of a lifetime. Featured on Entertainment Tonight and E! News Daily. Mr. Lucke is a low-budget, independent feature film that stars Jerri Manthey of Survivor fame, who also posed for Playboy Magazine. This is the first feature for Star Jerri Manthey and the film's director, Charles B. Unger. The film also features the voice talents of Richard Speight Jr. (Band of Brothers) and Jim Hanna (War of the Worlds)
It was his commentary that people heard when the film was leaked to the British newspaper, News of the World and was shown across the globe. Despite no charges being brought against him, Martin left the Army soon afterwards Diary of a Disgraced Soldier follows him from the day he leaves the Army, on an intense journey that sees him struggle to come to terms with post-military life haunted by that video. He embarks upon a deeply personal investigation into the events of Al Amarah, using a prolific creative energy to produce paintings, poetry and music - and visits his old army mates to get their take on what happened in Iraq. Along the way his video diaries chart his anger, shame, and depression as he comes to terms with his Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and voices his new - found political awareness.
Father Roberto Rodrigues is a middle-aged priest who has devoted his entire life for services to God Almighty. He is well-educated, having deep affection and interest in Marathi literature which is why he joins M.A. Through this, he meets a vibrant, innocent, very outspoken and intelligent young lady in Amol Chitnis who has her own views and perspective about human life. Over the course of time, Father Rodrigues gets emotionally involved and inclined towards Amol. He develops a liking towards her, though Amol is totally unaware of it. She mixes with him freely, walks with him innocently, and also cares for him. But Amol has a boyfriend of her own. The story unfolds to a surprising twist when Father Rodrigues overcomes his fatherly attitude and decides to propose Amol. What happens when Father Rodrigues surrenders to his emotional cling and proposes to Amol? Will Amol accept his proposal? What happens to her boyfriend? To get to all these answers, you need to watch this very emotional, cinematic presentation, MANATALYA MANAT, where poetry is the backdrop, beautiful nature is in bounty, and a display of great acting is on screen. This songless movie is rich in poetry, adapted from the eminent Marathi poets. The film is also beautifully choreographed with superb visuals effects. Beautiful nature is also bountiful in the film. With rich production values, natural flow of acting, beautiful locations, and poetic treatment to scenes, the film is surely not one to miss.
There used to be loads of dog tracks in London's East End. The Stow, Walthamstow Dogs, was the last. But the 75-year-old stadium was the best in the world, with a huge fan base. There are several groups on Facebook devoted to it and one has more than 10,000 members... Dog racing seemed as traditional as jellied eels, warm beer, flat caps or fish and chips. The Stow was a lot more than that and even had its own night club, Charlie Chans. So it was a huge shock when the Chandler family, who owned and ran it for the entire 75 years it operated, announced that The Stow was to close. The last meeting was held on August 16, 2008. This video features some of the beautiful sights and unforgettable sounds of the old place. It was made in the months leading up to the closure when huge crowds packed out the place.
'Be prepared to shocked, revolted & just plain disturbed.' James and Alice Fhelleps marriage is struggling – the one thing to come out of it is Jim’s angel, his beloved daughter Heather. But his whole world comes crashing down after a devastating car crash which leaves Jim with a dead daughter and a wife confined to a wheelchair and vulnerable to the corrupted sexual desires of her caretaker. Tortured by hallucinations, Jim strikes back at the world – armed with a straight razor he cuts a bloody swathe of gore soaked revenge on a world that has left him with no reason to live… Director: CHAD FERRIN Cast: Roger Garcia, Tamera Noll, Leigh Silver, Timothy Muskatell Distributor: Cine Du Monde Buy Film: http://www.cinedumonde.co.uk/unspeakable/ Watch more great movies: http://www.renderyard.com/
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Sixteen year old Julia (Brittany Ashworth) receives a video camera for her birthday, and captures the violent disintegration of her family on tape over the course of one harrowing summer. At first turning her lens on her pretty new neighbor and her mischievous brother, Judith later begins to focus on her father Andy (Bradley Cole), who puts in a bid on a sprawling house by the seaside after claiming to have gotten a big promotion at work. But by the time Julia discovers that her father has been deceiving the entire family and they're actually in dire financial straits, it's already too late. As dad starts to crack under the pressure, Julia, her mother, and her brother begin to fear for their lives. Meanwhile, the frightened teen keeps her camera rolling, never knowing when the next shot may be her last.
A powerful documentary about life in Belarus before and after the President elections by Yury Khashchavatski. This film is the latest instalment in Belarus' most celebrated film director Yury Khashchavatski's long-standing and personally dangerous conflict with president Lukashenka. The title refers to the demonstrations on Kalinovski Square after the elections on 19 March 2006 where Lukashenka "created" his victory with almost 83% of the votes. With his astonishing material and ironic discourses Khashchavatski speaks out about resistance and persecution, displaying an overwhelming will for freedom. Director uses satire and cinematic idioms to give us a docu-comedy, we laugh because this is too much, it can't be true. But it is.
6th RENDERYARD Short Film Festival - London Horse Hospital 15-16th Oct In collaboration with Dailymotion & The Horse Hospital brings you the latest in International Short Film Making. Supporting Animations, Short Films, Music Videos and Documentaries. The Ghostvillage Project was created over 3 days on the west coast of Scotland. 6 artists - Timid, Remi/Rough, System, Stormie Mills, Juice 126, Derm - were given free reign to paint in an abandoned 1970s village. Working together on huge collaborative walls and individually in hidden nooks and crannies all over the site the artists realised long held dreams and were inspired by the bleakness and remoteness of the site. Drawing on the history of the village the artists' stated intent on completion of the project was to populate the ghostvillage with the art and characters that it deserved.
Indigenous tourism helps to reconcile the two different Australian peoples. In the North Territory, Indigenous tourism helps to reconcile the two different Australian peoples the Europeans want to be forgiven for the tragic colonial period; the aborigines try to preserve their ancient roots from the present and the future.
‘Your State of Emergency’ is a 30 minute film that tells the brutal story of a middle class white family being taken in for extraordinary interrogation by an unknown force, detained indefinitely with out charge for being part of a million people protest march against the Government. Watch this film on Renderyard http://www.renderyard.com/play.php?vid=857 The film has touched a nerve both in the UK and across the world, written by Mark Ashmore four years ago while experiencing the aftermath of Pol Pots brutal regime in Cambodia the film now reflects the State of Emergency in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Burma, Iran, China, UK? Your State Of Emergency is a political film in the same mould as the anti propaganda films produced under any harmful regime. Premiered at the 2008 Cannes Film festival, and has won over critics around the world, watch the film and talk directly to the director and Producer MARK ASHMORE - Twitter @futureartists or Facebook.com/futureartists , like this join the mailer at http://www.futureartists.co.uk and come to our events, screenings and happenings.