WHO IS JAMES PAYTON?
SATURDAY, 23 APRIL 2022
17:30 - 19:00
This screening session features 1 film. All films are in English and/or have English subtitles.
Tickets are only 6€ per session, and include a free drink at the Studio Skoop bar afterwards. *All proceeds go to The Bigger Screen, an international organisation supporting independent filmmakers.
WHO IS JAMES PAYTON? (NETHERLANDS) BY OLIVER GUY-WATKINS
Synopsis: From playing Frank Longbottom in Harry Potter to Adolf Hitler in Captain America, as well as standing in for Anthony Hopkins and Jude Law; James Payton has been part of the British Film Industry for the best part of 20 years. Yet he is still largely unknown. Director Oliver Guy-Watkins followed James for a year as he attended Comic Cons, taught wizardry skills to children and was cast as Tony Blair in the Nick Moran helmed film Creation Stories. This is a story of fandom, loneliness and perseverance, that plays with the boundaries of reality and fiction, but do we find out Who Is James Payton? Running time: 01:18:08.
Selections/awards: Central Scotland Doc Fest (Jury Award) South London FF (Best Documentary Feature), Romford FF, Ramsgate FF, Tashkent IFF, Indie Cork.
About the director: Oliver Guy-Watkins was born in Bristol, England. He began working within Special Effects and Art Department on films such as In Bruges, Maleficent and Little Deaths specialising in winter effects. At the age of 30 he studied a Fine Art Masters at Central St Martins and upon completion began to make experimental films, before moving into documentary in 2017. His first documentary, Overthrow The Social order followed artist Martin Firrell as he investigated gender labelling in the UK, and was selected to be part of Vision Du Reel in 2018 before screening on Sky Arts. This was followed by Goodnight London, another mid length documentary looking at gentrifications effects on the city.