poster smallSUMMER FILM SCHOOL is a project for young people produced in partnership between FOUR OF SWORDS, EXETER PHOENIX and Exeter-based film production company COLOURBURN.

The film school took twenty-odd 10-13 year olds and worked intensively with them over the course of a week, guiding them through each stage of the film-making process: from script-writing to set-building and costume-design, through to acting and filming, and taking in a bit of animation and shadow-puppetry along the way. The project took place at POLTIMORE HOUSE, and as always we are indebted to their hospitality, their flexibility, and their keenness to accommodate!

The resultant movie, entitled BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE POLTIMORE is now available online for your perusal and delectation – see below, or scroll down for some wonderful photos by Elliot Butler.

SFS2016 has been confirmed as going ahead. Details on booking will be released as soon as we have them. You might like to sign up to our mailing list to make sure you don’t miss out! Contact phil@four-of-swords.com

Photos by Elliot Butler:

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FOUR OF SWORDS’ interpretation of Euripides’ MEDEA (a semi-sequel to our own JASON & THE ARGONAUTS) is back for two weeks this April at BEER QUARRY CAVES!

MEDEA played to rave reviews and sold out crowds at the Caves when we were there in November. Audiences were enraptured by the spooky candlelit subterranean setting, the spine-tingling choral singing, the grotesque masked chorus, and of course the tour de force title-character portrayal by FOUR OF SWORDS co-founder Sarah White.

“Utterly absorbing, I forgot about the rest of the audience around me and I felt as if I was spying on a very realistic domestic. All the actors were amazing but Medea stole the show; whatever the superlative of amazing is with bells on!”
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As with all our shows, places are limited and early booking is advised. Audience members will be on their feet for the play’s 75 minute run time, so comfortable footwear is a must. Wrapping up warm is also advisable, and a torch to guide you back safely to your car at the end of the night might also be a good idea. Be advised that the show is too creepy for under 11s.

Dates: 11th-21st April 2018  Times: 7pm & 9pm  Price: £15
Location: Beer Quarry Caves, Quarry Lane, Beer, Seaton, Devon EX12 3AT