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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
A 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 powerful advice along with photographs, downloads and making-of anecdotes.  Subscribe to be automatically updated each week.

May 10, 2010
The 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
On 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 Bournemouth, Dorset.

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 New Zealand, 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 an 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
To 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
We are happy to be able to confirm three screenings of Ambleton Delight taking place shortly:

1. 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 here:

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 example.

2. 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
Parkes Productions now have a Twitter account to keep you up-to-date with any newsworthy events as they happen...

March 06, 2010

After 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 Feature Film' 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.

Or select from the following:

February 24, 2010

The British Independent Film Festival has announced Ambleton Delight as the Best Feature Film!  We are of course thrilled by this announcement, especially as the festival is run by the British Film Festival Guild.

The film will be screened directly after the awards ceremony (which is at 7.30pm) at 8.30pm on the 24th of April, 2010.  At least two members of the production team will be present to accept the award, and the new official and final trailer will be shown.  Tickets for the day's programme are only £5.

The festival programme is here:
You can purchase tickets here:

February 17, 2010

We've just 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

The date for the screening of Ambleton Delight in Hollywood has now been confirmed.   'The 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 professionals. 

December 5, 2009

A rightly proud Jos Lawton with his award for Best Actor in a Leading Role from The International Filmmaker Festival 2009.

November 21, 2009

The Mayor of Stratford-Upon-Avon announced that Ambleton Delight has been nominated for Best UK Feature at the Falstaff International Film Festival, being held in the birthplace of Shakespeare.  Another laurel leaf for the awards page!

November 04, 2009

Photographs from the winning of  the Best Actor in a Leading Role award at The 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 award at The International Filmmaker, in a ceremony held in Thanet, Kent (October 29, 2009).  He was in prestigious company, with a fellow nominee being 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 Yamasaki and Sinéad Feguson also in attendance, sitting at table of distinguished guests who happened to win the most awards on the night!

Jos 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 pleasure to
work with. Their total professionalism and passion for the project were an inspiration.
I would
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 achieved
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

Apology: Over 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 alerted, this has continued to occur. Consequently, the website has been flagged by some web browsers, search engines and virus checkers as 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

The trailer to Ambleton Delight has been selected 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 be screened and the audience will be exclusively entertainment professionals. 

October 23, 2009

We have just been informed that Ambleton Delight has been selected to open The 2009 Falstaff 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 2009 Falstaff International Film Festival (14th -20th November 2009), held at Stratford-Upon-Avon, home of William Shakespeare.

September 20, 2009
A great new music page 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 music heard throughout the film -take a listen here.  It includes links to their band websites.

Composer Iain Cameron

September 7, 2009
We have added a new awards page listing selections, nominations and awards.  Check it out here.

September 2, 2009
Ambleton Delight has been officially selected by The International Film Maker Festival 2009 (26th -29th October 2009).

It has also been nominated for an award in the following categories:
  • Best Actor in a Leading Role -JOS LAWTON
  • Best Actor in a Supporting Role -BRIAN CAPRON
  • Best Actress in a Supporting Role -KRISTINA ANNE HOWELL
  • Best Soundtrack -IAIN CAMERON
So congratulations to Jos, Brian, Kristina and Iain. Since George Clooney and Steven Soderburgh are also nominees, you are in good company!

All the nominations can be seen by visiting the official website -just click the image below:

September 1, 2009
Ambleton Delight 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 22 September 2009, The Forum, Norwich. Tickets are £4. Click the link below to visit the website.

August 26, 2009
Ambleton Delight now has its own Wikipedia entry.

August 10, 2009
A new and exciting blog has been launched. The 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!  Updated at least every week, check it out and subscribe for the latest updates.

June 16, 2009
A brand new official trailer and press kit are now available in the downloads section.   Check them out!

June 2, 2009
We 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 -specifically 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.

You can 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 it).  There 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
Composer Iain Cameron worked hard on writing the score to
Ambleton Delight, and so we are pleased to announce his official soundtrack to the film, is now available on CD.  For a limited time complimentary copies are available to cast and crew.  If interested, please contact Iain via one of his websites:

May 08, 2009
Ambleton Delight, and its production company Parkes Productions Ltd, is now accessible from various websites all over the internet:

May 02, 2009
Ambleton 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.

April 25, 2009
Parkes Productions' new 112 minute feature film, Ambleton Delight, 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 actor Brian Capron (who stars as the village mayor) in attendance, it was a  night to remember, with cast and crew assembling afterward at the Burlington Hotel to discuss the finished film.  

Premiere photographs available to see on:

2 March 2009
The cast and crew pages have been updated to include Ben Rohde (co-writer) and actors Dan Smith, Pete Allen, Kieron James and Joe Gooch.

1 February 2009
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 crew will received individual invitations and information closer to the date.

2 January 2009
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 see if this remains the case.
Have also updated the trailer to reflect the new artwork, including the linked version on Vimeo.

31 December 2008
Official website, trailer and artwork launched, including production stills and desktop wallpaper.

24 December 2008
Beta 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.

09 November 2008
Principle photography begins with night filming at the Rainbow Inn, Cooksbridge, East Sussex.

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