Elliot Grove founded Raindance as a thought experiment: Can you make a film with no money, no training and no experience, he asked?
When people like his first intern Edgar Wright started making movies he started the Raindance Film Festival to celebrate their work in 1993, the British Independent Film Awards in 1998, and Raindance.TV in 2007.
Elliot has produced over 150 short films, and 5 feature films. He has written eight scripts, one of which is currently in pre-production. His first feature film, TABLE 5 (1997) was shot on 35mm and completed for a total of £278.38. He teaches writers and producers in the UK, Europe, Japan and America. In 2006 he produced the multiple-award winning The Living and the Dead.
In 2013 he relaunched the production arm: Raw Talent with the cult film director Ate de Jong. Their first venture was the psychological thriller Deadly Virtues: Love.Honour.Obey. finished November 2013.
This summer, Raindance Film Festival barked on a groundbreaking tour of Britain: 10 films in six cities with the Festival Screening Partner, VUE Cinemas.
He has written three books which have become industry standards: RAINDANCE WRITERS LAB 2nd Edition (Focal Press 2008), Raindance Producers' Lab: Lo-To-No Budget Filmmaking (Focal Press 2013) and 130 PROJECTS TO GET YOU INTO FILMMAKING (Barrons 2009). He was awarded a PhD in 2009 for services to film education. His first novel THE BANDIT QUEEN is scheduled for publication next year. Read articles by Elliot Grove.
Unique traits: Parents were Amish, no formal film training
Film (short) (Horror) Producer A short poetic horror about a garden that holds a dark secret.
Film (short) by Danielle Oke Producer Mid-accident, a young woman named Esna finds herself in a dark space where she is met with visits from her past and present, as she contemplates whether to live or die.
Film (short) by Andy Davie Actor Three assassins are gathered together by their underworld boss. One of them will learn a harsh lesson in the importance of respect.
Love Is Thicker Than Water
Film by Ate de Jong (Romance) Producer Vida and Arthur come from vastly different backgrounds. Sensitive and touching, sometimes quirky and tragic, always uncompromisingly truthful, a fresh look how conflicting family ties challenge love in a modern day Romeo and Juliet tale.
The Quiet Hour
Film by Stéphanie Joalland (Drama, Sci-Fi and Thriller) Producer Humans are few and far between since Earth was invaded by unseen extraterrestrial machines that harvest the planet's natural resources and relentlessly kill its inhabitants. In a remote part of the countryside, where starved humans have become as dangerous as the alien machines hovering in the sky, a feisty 19 year old girl, Sarah Connolly, sets out on a desperate attempt to fight back a group of bandits and defend her parents' farm, their remaining livestock, and the solar panels that keep them safe from extraterrestrials. If she doesn't succeed, she will lose her only source of food and shelter; but if she resists, she and her helpless blind sibling will be killed. And if the mysterious intruder dressed like a soldier who claims he can help them turns out to be a liar, then the enemy may already be in the house. Written by Frenzy Films
Deadly Virtues: Love.Honour.Obey.
Film (Drama and Thriller) Producer A stranger breaks into the house of a couple, ties up the husband and, having a whole weekend at his hand, plays a slow game with the woman, a game of threats, fear, obedience - and intimacy.
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Film (short) by Naveen Medaram (Drama, Mystery and Thriller) Actor, Thanks Philophobia - fear of falling in love In this short psychological drama with noir elements, KATE POTTER is a young media student at a prestigious London arts school who lives with her boyfriend, PHIL HAY. As she becomes closer to Phil, she struggles with a growing fear that there is a darker side to his personality. Is this fear justified, is she projecting her own monsters onto her boyfriend or is she simply dramatizing her own uneventful life as part of her intense involvement in her film studies? Philophobia is the first short film by writer/director Naveen Medaram, former VFX guru who has worked on many of the biggest recent Hollywood blockbusters. Written by Anonymous
The Living and the Dead
Film by Simon Rumley (Drama, Horror, Mystery and Thriller) Producer A descent into Hell is triggered when "Ex-Lord" Donald Brocklebank finds that he must leave Longleigh House for London to find a way to pay for the medical treatments for his wife Nancy. Alone, his over-protected, delusional, adult son, James, fancies himself in charge of the manor house with his terminally ill mother, and barricades the two of them into the house for a series of ever more panicked home treatments, mistakenly protecting her from the arrival of Nurse Mary and any outside help. Written by Bob Lee
Film by Elliot Grove Producer, Director, Writer
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