‘Fathers of Girls’ Starring Ray Winstone Has Been Accepted Into Competition at the 21st Galway Film Fleadh
‘Fathers of Girls’, starring Ray Winstone, which is a modern story written and directed by ‘Howman & Cetintas’, made using traditional methods of film makingportrays the unconditional love a father has for his daughter and will be screened at the 21st Galway Film Fleadh where Ray Winstone is expected to attend.
‘Fathers of Girls’ is a modern story written and directed by ‘Howman & Cetintas’, made using traditional methods of film making. It was shot entirely on location around Salisbury, Wiltshire, using natural light wherever possible. The performance of the actors was of primary importance without hindrance of any technical detail such as camera, sound or lighting. Each scene was designed to allow the cast complete freedom of movement without limitations. Scenes were captured in their entirety whenever possible, using single takes to preserve the developing drama as portrayed by the cast. This is how many classic films were made, but now seems a forgotten craft.
The result proved very popular with the cast. In a recent interview Ray Winstone said that the production “had a right family feel, and it was like the old days, guerrilla film making, turn up, get it done, good long scenes.” Alongside Ray Winstone, the cast includes Chloe Howman, Glen Murphy, Lois Winstone, James Hillier, Luke Kempner and Roger Kitter. ‘Fathers of Girls’ is written and directed by Karl Howman and Ethem Cetintas and produced for FoG Films Ltd.
Karl Howman’s vast experience of English drama mixed with the Turkish born Ethem Cetintas’ Eastern and European influences brought a unique style. The two enjoyed working together and decided to be known from now on as ‘Howman & Cetintas’. “Being fathers of girls ourselves, Ethem and I often spoke about how different it is to be the father of a girl, as opposed to a boy.” Said Karl, to which Ethem added: “This was a perfect subject matter to be made into a highly emotional drama using traditional methods of cinema that we both enjoy.”
After a positive response from initial screenings, FoG Films Ltd. were encouraged to take ‘Fathers of Girls’ to festivals. To their delight the film was accepted into competition at the 21st Galway Film Fleadh, with other festivals to follow.
Notes to editors:
Fathers of Girls is produced by FoG Films Ltd. which is a film production company formed by Karl Howman and Ethem Cetintas. The aim is to produce films written and directed by ‘Howman & Cetintas’, specialising in emotive stories made using traditional cinema techniques.
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