Solent TV Flash Film

FLASH FILM  produced by Solent TV as a Summer Drama Project

Solent TV is creating an experimental new concept for this year’s summer drama project. ‘Flash Film’ takes aspects of the highly successful Solent TV 48 hour Film Challenge, in which over 70 students, loaded with obstructions, battled head to head to make the best film over a weekend.

Flash Film is about to take things one step further. Thirty students will work with Solent TV staff and have eight days to create an eight-minute fictional drama. The crew are permitted professional actors, who will be working without scripts and one of two themes picked out of a hat. The success of the film depends on the combined creative minds of crew and cast.

The teams have to work their way through the following conditions and present the final projects which:

– Must be shot in chronological order (within reason), except the last day which is for pick ups – “The glue of the film”

– Must be based on one of two themes picked from a hat on day 1.

– Performers don’t know what’s happening in the plot until it’s happening within that scene.

– All the shooting must be carried out within Southampton postcode

Solent TV Flash Film
Solent TV Flash Film

Flash Film gives Southampton Solent University students the chance to work on a professional set with successful actors who have strong credentials including Keith Lemon’s Through the Keyhole, David Brent: Life On The Road, Brighton Rock and the BBC drama – The Coroner.

Previously the web channel has created award-nominated dramas such as ‘Til Death and Clickbait, offering over 100 students professional work experience on a film set.

Solent TV Flash Film
Solent TV Flash Film

The drama will only use locations in the Southampton postcode, which include our supportive partners within the community such as Pleasure Park, Orange Rooms, The Concorde Club and the Nuffield Theatre.

Once the film is complete, it will be launched at Southampton Film Week and then aired on Solent TV’s media channels. The film would later be submitted to the Royal Television Society as well as other international film festivals.