BEST BREST FILM FEST
November 10, 2015
Today sees the Brest short film festival kick off – short film screenings will take place across the Breton city over the next five days. But its off-kilter trailer was filmed not in northern France, but Herne Bay in sunny Kent (eventually anyway, once we’d been rained off once or twice…). And it was shot by none other than our very own director of photography, Andy Parsons, and directed by old Bruizer pal Andy Brand.
As the festival reaches its thirtieth birthday, and takes the opportunity to cast a retrospective eye back at the successful stories of past festivals, the them for this year’s trailer was ‘we might be getting old, but we still know how to have fun.’ The team came across the perfect group of ladies to demonstrate this ethos on camera: the ‘Red Wheelies’, quite possibly one of the only mobility scooter formation display teams around – yes, they do exist, and we have the footage to prove it! The members of the Red Wheelies all have multiple sclerosis, and the reason they run riot on their scooters is to firmly make plain that there is life with MS, and to help raise much-needed funds for the Kent MS Therapy Centre.
So back in August, dressed to the nines the Red Wheelies took to the streets of Herne Bay. The camera crew followed them through the town, down to the waterfront and onto the pier, as they showed us their best moves. They may not have always seemed 100% in control of their scooters, but certainly pulled everything off with panache, and an undeniable sense of fun!