‘The Knife That Killed Me’ gets a special screening in York on February 1st

‘The Knife That Killed Me’ gets a special screening in York on February 1st

Marcus Romer and Kit Monkman’s groundbreaking Yorkshire film The Knife That Killed Me will be shown at City Screen, York, on February 1 to mark York’s designation as a UNESCO City of Media Arts.

The screening at midday will take place as part of Visit York’s annual York Residents Festival weekend. The event offers the chance to see York film-making talent come together under co-directors Monkman, media artist, film-maker and creative director of York company KMA, and Romer, artistic director of Pilot Theatre, company in residence at York Theatre Royal. Among the York actors in the film are Andrew Dunn, Andrina Carroll and Josh Benson.

Funded by the Kickstarter scheme and based on Leeds writer Anthony McGowan’s best-selling novel, The Knife That Killed Me (15) was the first film project to be shot entirely against green screen at the purpose-built Green Screen Studios on a former pig farm at Bubwith, near York. The filming technique involved live actors being placed into stylised computer-generated scenes, utilising an all-digital production pipeline.

Post-production was completed at the University of York?s Heslington Studios by a team of in-house VFX artists and students and the film subsequently was selected for the Rome Film Festival, Raindance Film Festival and Nantes International Film Festival ahead of its autumn release through Universal Pictures.

The film takes a flashback journey through the memories of teenager Paul Varderman, played by Waterloo Road actor Jack McMullen, as he reflects on events that lead to the fatal moment when his life is cut short.

Tickets for this UNESCO City of Media Arts screening are on sale at ourscreen.com; places are limited, so early booking is advised to avoid disappointment. More information on Romer and Monkman’s film can be found at theknifethatkilledmemovie.com

Original Article – The York Press

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