Three Northern Premieres launch at TGNCE18

Three brand new short films premiered at The Great Northern Creative Expo on the evening of the 12th November.

A Still Sunrise, The Breach and The Art Collector were warmly received by a full house on the opening night of UCLan’s leading creative event.

The Art Collector, written and directed by Lorna McCoid, on the big screen

The film screenings were followed by an interesting Q&A session, hosted by UCLan’s own Bill McCoid. Taking part were Iakovos Panagopoulos, director of A Still Sunrise who had flown in from his home in Greece to attend the event, along with the screenwriter Andy Chapman; Matthew Bennett, writer of The Breach, and Lorna McCoid writer & director of The Art Collector.

Matthew Bennett had performed earlier in the day as one half of the rap duo FMA + 12 Gage, and officially opened The Great Northern Creative Expo 2018.

A Still Sunrise Poster

A Still Sunrise (written by Andy Chapman)
Synopsis: Locked into an abusive marriage, Janice is still struggling to come to terms with the loss of her son. Unable to leave her home and suffering daily abuse from her husband, Ben. Janice dreams of escaping her homemade nightmare. But when the dead walk the earth, nowhere is truly safe. With sanity beginning to crack, it’s only a matter of time before someone opens the door to a past long buried. 

The Breach Title Card

The Breach (written by Matthew Bennett)
Synopsis: ‘The second film from the team behind the award winning short film – Patient 13’, An unsuspecting woman receives a silent and creeping visitor…

The Art Collector Poster

The Art Collector (written and directed by Lorna McCoid)

Synopsis: The Art Collector owns an artwork that is priceless. It can’t be touched. It is the pride of his collection. Oslo, an artificial intelligence, is fascinated by it, after all he wants to feel human.

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The Great Northern Creative Expo

The Great Northern Creative Expo has evolved from a commitment to promote and showcase the creative talent that has been developed at the University of Central Lancashire in Preston and to also introduce to the world, the fantastic students and professionals that we have working at the University, whilst opening our doors to the city, to the North and the world beyond. Once again, the expo will introduce a variety of talent which will include film, photography, media and journalism with performances, workshops, masterclasses, music, monologues, networking, animation and inspiration to one and all. The expo has attracted some of the leading creative talent (nationally and internationally) and we are pleased to offer students, academics and the general public the opportunity to share a stimulating experience of creative talent which can be viewed, evaluated and enjoyed by everyone!