May 28, 2012
Ambleton Delight has
been re-encoded and now available from the new Distrify VOD platform
which allows viewers to watch the film as a VOD title using a simple
Pay Pal rental or you can buy the film and download it in HD quality to
watch on your television or computer. Click on the logo to view it!
January 26, 2012
We are very please to announce that "Ambleton Delight" is now available to view completely for free on the Tesco owned on-line video-on-demand website blinkbox. Click on the logo to view it!
December 15, 2011
"Ambleton Delight" is now listed in the recently published book "The New Encyclopedia of Brighton" by Rose Collis.
You can purchase a copy of the book from Amazon here.
December 1, 2011
The extensive production behind-the-scenes blog entitled "The Recipe to Ambleton Delight"
has posted its 100th blog entitled "Free Film School" which marks the
final posting in the 100-part series. To see almost every aspect
of production covered, showing both what works and what doesn't check it out here.
September 3, 2011
If you want to stay up-to-date, you
can now subscribe to a monthly newsletter from the production company
behind the film. Entitled "This Month with Dan-the-Cameraman" it has
the top ten news, tips and tricks, web links and free stuff!: Click here.
August 12, 2011
We are pleased to announce that the Ambleton Cinema is now playing the feature film 'Ambleton Delight' in its entirety.
Costs only USD 1.99 for 3 days access. Payment is via PayPal or Amazon. Click the button below to go to the page:
July 1, 2011
The feature film Ambleton Delight now has a distributor, Renderyard Films, and hence will be available on several platforms, including TV channels and VOD...
February 1, 2011
list of the growing and most comprehensive weekly behind-the-scenes
blogs is now available on the Downloads page.
The blogs have become a fantastic source of simple yet
advice along with photographs, downloads and making-of anecdotes.
Subscribe to be automatically updated each week.
May 10, 2010
final, official trailer has now been released and can be seen first on YouTube,
but will have a wider release on other platforms shortly. It
can also be seen and downloaded from our Downloads page. The
final trailer now also matches the new film poster designs.
April 24, 2010
Saturday April 24th, the Ambleton
Delight production team were very honoured to receive the Best Feature Film
award (pictured below) at the British
Independent Film Festival awards ceremony held in
his acceptance speech director Dan Parkes introduced the others in the
production team, Itsuka Yamasaki and Sinead Ferguson (pictured below)
and said: " I am from
Itsuka is from Japan and Sinead is from Ireland and yet we made a film
about an English village! It is always an honour to receive
award for Best Actor, or Best Music, but Best Film means that this
award belongs to absolutely everyone who supported the project,
especially all the cast and crew... We recently had a comment from the
US who after seeing parts of the film said that it seems like everyone
in England can act!...Finally, since this film is based on a true
story, I would like to dedicate this award to the memory of the man the
main character is based on, Paul Stevens."
April 23, 2010
celebrate the receiving of a Best
Feature Film award this weekend, we have released a final
bonus episode containing
bloopers, outtakes and interesting experiences.... check it out plus
also the other episodes here.
April 03, 2010
are happy to be able to confirm three screenings of Ambleton Delight
taking place shortly:
Brighton Fringe Festival
It will have two screenings as part of the Made in Brighton Film Festival
taking place in the Old Courtroom in Church Street, Brighton (opposite
The Dome) on Wednesday
5 May at 15:15 and Wednesday
12 May at 20:30. For more information check
There will also be a panel discussion on Independent film production on
Tuesday 11 May 15:00 to which director Dan Parkes has been invited to
be one of the panel -and will of course discuss Ambleton Delight as an
British Independent Film Festival
There has been a slight change to the times for the award ceremony and
screening on Saturday
24th April in Bournemouth. The awards are now at 8.00pm
and Ambleton Delight (Best Feature Film) will be screened from 9.15pm.
March 22, 2010
Productions now have a Twitter account to keep you up-to-date with any
newsworthy events as they happen...
March 06, 2010
winning the Best Feature Film award we have decided to celebrate by
releasing a 7
episode series of high definition 'The
Recipe to Ambleton Delight: How to Make a Next-to-Nothing Budget
video blogs in the weeks leading up to the presentation of the award on
April 24th. Each video explores in total 40 vital factors involved in
low budget film production by means of interviews with key members of
cast and crew, excerpts from the film itself and behind-the-scenes
footage and photographs...check it out!
See it on
the website here.
from the following:
February 24, 2010
Independent Film Festival has announced Ambleton Delight as
Feature Film! We are of course thrilled by this
announcement, especially as the festival is run by the British Film
will be screened directly after the awards ceremony (which is at
8.30pm on the 24th
of April, 2010.
At least two members of the production team will be present
accept the award, and the new official and final trailer will be shown.
Tickets for the day's programme are
The festival programme is here: http://britishindependentfilmfestival.com/2.html
You can purchase tickets here: http://britishindependentfilmfestival.com/3.html
February 17, 2010
received news from the British
Independent Film Festival that Ambleton Delight
has been officially selected and also nominated for Best
Feature from over a thousand entries.
More details to follow....
February 6, 2010
for the screening of Ambleton
Delight in Hollywood has now been confirmed.
Trailer Festival' will show a new official trailer of the
film on the 10th
of June, 2010 in the ICM Screening Room in
the MGM Tower, Century City, Los Angeles. The audience will
be exclusively entertainment
December 5, 2009
proud Jos Lawton with his award for Best Actor in a Leading Role
International Filmmaker Festival
November 21, 2009
of Stratford-Upon-Avon announced that Ambleton Delight
has been nominated for Best UK Feature at
International Film Festival, being held in the birthplace
of Shakespeare. Another laurel leaf for the awards page!
November 04, 2009
from the winning of the Best Actor in a Leading Role
International Filmmaker, in a ceremony held in Thanet,
Kent (October 29,
2009) have been posted on our official Facebook page:
October 29, 2009
We are very
pleased to announce that Jos Lawton, who played the main character of
John Miller in Ambleton Delight has won the
Best Actor in a Leading Role
International Filmmaker, in a ceremony held in Thanet,
Kent (October 29,
2009). He was in prestigious company, with a fellow nominee
Doug Jones (Pan in Pan's
Labyrinth, and the Silver Surfer in Fantastic Four)
in addition to four other talented actors including Israeli Danny Steg.
Unfortunately, Jos was filming in London at the time, but the
award was accepted on his behalf by director Dan Parkes, with Itsuka
Sinéad Feguson also in attendance, sitting at table of
distinguished guests who happened to win the most awards on the night!
Lawton's acceptance speech, as read by director Dan Parkes on the night:
It is an honour to receive this
award tonight. Working on Ambleton Delight was a
massively rewarding experience for me. It was also a personal milestone
- being the first time
I have played the lead role in a feature film. I would like to thank the
production team of
Dan, Itsuka and Sinead for their endless support. They were an absolute
work with. Their total professionalism and passion for the project were
an inspiration. I
also like to thank the entire cast and crew for their commitment to the
project, and making
it a truly collaborative team effort. Ambleton Delight is a testament to what can be
when money is scarce, but when talent, hard work and belief in the
project are in abundance.
Finally I would like to thank my partner Nicola for her constant
support, love and
encouragement in everything I do. Thank you again for this award.
October 28, 2009
the last few weeks this site has unfortunately been attacked
several times with malware being embedded on some of the pages.
While this has been immediately removed and the web host
this has continued to occur. Consequently, the website has
flagged by some web browsers, search engines and virus
containing potentially dangerous material. We are presently putting in
place measures to ensure the security of the site to prevent this
happening again, so that you can
visit at anytime without any potential threat. However, if at any you
do receive a warning message or spot something suspicious, then please
do let us know by using the contact form or via the
production company website.
October 26, 2009
trailer to Ambleton Delight has been
for the Hollywood based 'The
Trailer Festival' meaning that it will be
seen by Hollywood producers who have made such box office hits as '40 Year Old Virgin'
and the TV show 'Lost'.
The event will take place in April 2010 at the ICM Screening Room in
the MGM Tower, Century City, Los Angeles. Only trailers will
screened and the audience will be exclusively entertainment
October 23, 2009
have just been informed that Ambleton Delight has been
selected to open The
International Film Festival!
Not only that, but the screening is scheduled to be projected in
HD/blu-ray, meaning it is the first time for the film to be seen in
public in the form it was original shot.
To see more from the Falstaff website click here, or click on
the images below:
October 19, 2009
Ambleton Delight has been officially
selected by The
International Film Festival (14th -20th November
2009), held at Stratford-Upon-Avon, home of William Shakespeare.
September 20, 2009
A great new
has been added to the site, featuring both Iain Cameron's orchestral
score and also tracks from the variety of bands that contributed music
to the production. We are very proud of the diversity of
heard throughout the film -take a listen here. It includes links to
their band websites.
September 7, 2009
added a new awards page listing selections, nominations and
awards. Check it out here.
September 2, 2009
has been officially
selected by The
International Film Maker Festival 2009 (26th -29th October
has also been nominated for an award in the following categories:
congratulations to Jos, Brian, Kristina and Iain. Since George Clooney
and Steven Soderburgh are also nominees, you are in good company!
- Best Actor
in a Leading Role -JOS LAWTON
- Best Actor
in a Supporting Role -BRIAN CAPRON
Actress in a Supporting Role -KRISTINA ANNE HOWELL
Soundtrack -IAIN CAMERON
the nominations can be seen by visiting the official website -just
click the image below:
September 1, 2009
has been officially selected for screening by the Norwich
Film Festival 2009. The film is also one of only three
selected nominees for Best Picture. The festival describes
the film as 'one of the
best feature films on the festival circuit this year.'
It will be screened after some short films at 7.30pm, Tuesday
September 2009, The Forum, Norwich. Tickets are £4. Click the
below to visit the website.
August 26, 2009
August 10, 2009
A new and exciting blog has been
Recipe to Ambleton Delight: The making of a
next-to-nothing budget feature
will reveal how it was done, with tips, contacts, photographs,
production notes, links to free software, interviews, guest blogs and
video clips. Everything we would like to have known before we started,
but had to learn the hard way, so you don’t!
least every week, check it out and subscribe for the latest updates.
June 16, 2009
brand new official trailer and press kit are now available in the downloads
section. Check them out!
June 2, 2009
are very pleased to announce that Ambleton
Delight is being
prominently featured in the latest JVC Highway magazine!
Along with a front cover photograph from the kitchen shoot
(featuring Jos Lawton and Kristina Anne Howell in action, being watched
by the crew) there is a two page spread and article on the film on
pages 12 and 13 inside, along with a selection of photographs.
The focus is of course on the JVC equipment we used
the camera and monitor, but there is also information on the making of
the film. 20,000
copies of the magazine are printed and are distributed through dealer
channels, end users, companies around Europe, and are also inserted
into the Televisual magazine.
view a PDF version of the magazine by visiting this page -but you
need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view it (you most likely already have
is also a form at the top of the page to enter your details to receive
a hard copy.
Alternatively, you can download the full magazine PDF here or
view images of the front cover and two page spread by clicking on the
relevant images below:
May 27, 2009
Iain Cameron worked hard on writing the score to Ambleton
and so we are pleased to announce his official soundtrack to the film,
is now available on CD. For a limited time complimentary
are available to cast and crew. If interested, please contact
Iain via one of his websites:
May 08, 2009
Delight, and its production company Parkes Productions
Ltd, is now accessible from various websites all over the internet:
May 02, 2009
Delight, a new feature film from Parkes
Productions Ltd, has just received Best
UK Feature Film 2009
at The End of the Pier
International Film Festival. Producer/writer
Itsuka and director Dan
Parkes were present to accept the award.
Productions' new 112 minute feature film, Ambleton
is premiered to an audience of about 200 at the Ritz cinema, in
Worthing, West Sussex, launching The End of the Pier International Film
Festival. With red carpet, free champagne and well respected
Brian Capron (who stars as the village mayor) in attendance, it was a
night to remember, with cast and crew assembling afterward at
Burlington Hotel to discuss the finished film.
photographs available to see on:
The cast and crew pages have been updated to include Ben Rohde
(co-writer) and actors Dan Smith, Pete Allen, Kieron James and Joe
We are pleased to announce that the official world premiere will launch
The End of the Pier International Film Festival, in The Ritz
Cinema, Worthing, on Saturday April 25, 2009. All cast and
will received individual invitations and information closer to the date.
The trailer links are
now active and a test download revealed that the largest HD version, at
100MB, could be downloaded within 15 minutes. Will have to
this remains the case. Have also
updated the trailer to reflect the new artwork, including the linked
version on Vimeo.
Official website, trailer and artwork launched, including production
stills and desktop wallpaper.
trailer released to cast and crew, in 1280 x 720 HD.
14 November 2008
Brian Capron is wrapped, with his final scene being filmed in Alfriston
village, East Sussex.
Principle photography begins with night filming at the Rainbow Inn,
Cooksbridge, East Sussex.