LIVING IN CRIME ALLEY - Official Teaser Trailer is LIVE!

October 31, 2019

The official teaser trailer for my next ambitious short film project Living in Crime Alley is live! Check it out!

The RMA's 2019 - Unsung (NHS Greater Manchester Nurses) wins Best Video (£15,001+)

October 30, 2019

TMP Worldwide UK picked up 2 huge wins at The RMAs 2019 - Best Video & The Grand Prix for the NHS Greater Manchester Nurses - Unsung campaign! You can watch the film in the link below!

Rob discusses the making of Living in Crime Alley on Film7 podcast

October 08, 2019

On this episode we have Rob Ayling! We discuss his career, the ups and downs of the industry, his love of Batman and of course his upcoming short film "Living in Crime Alley - A Batman Fan Film" - Jake Hart

"Are You Okay?" by Thomas Waterman

September 26, 2019

A few months ago, a charming, talented, funny young man named Thomas Waterman (also known as Travis Mattison) left this world too soon... He wrote an incredible poem about suicide prevention.

In memory of his life and his work, myself and Livvie May filmed the wonderful, brave Jeannette Waterman perform her son's poem.

Below is that film. Mental illness and suicide prevention isn't spoken about enough. With this film and this poem, we hope to reach out to those of you who may be feeling lost or to their friends who may have noticed that you are not yourself - Go further than just asking the question "Are You Okay?"

Thank you. Please share this film as far as you can.

#AreYouOkay #Poem #PoetryFilm #SuicidePrevention

BACK ON BOOM | Living in Crime Alley

September 18, 2019

Matthew Walker (sound designer) write a lovely post about his his experience of working on set of Living in Crime Alley - check it out!

Living in Crime Alley - Wrapped!

September 14, 2019

Rob Ayling has directed a new Batman fan film, Living in Crime Alley, which is now in post-production and will be released later this year. 2019 marks the 80th year of Batman's existence. Rob not only made the film to celebrate the iconic character but also wanted to bring his own interoperation Gotham into a reality not far from our own.

Rob nominated for Best Director at New Jersey Web Fest 2019

August 10, 2019

Rob has been nominated for Best Director along with the other 5 directors for their work on Dreaming Whilst Black.

PQA Bristol wins Best Youth Film at Swindon Independent Film Festival!

April 17, 2019

Rob Ayling & Livvie May on behalf of PQA Bristol won the Best Youth Film Award at the Swindon Independent Film festival for the film 'Hide & Go Seek', which the pair produced. The film was made by a group of 10-12 year olds that attend the Pauline Quirke Academy in Bristol. Rob is the Film & Television Teacher at the academy.

Living in Crime Alley - Indiegogo Campaign launched!

March 25, 2019

Living in Crime Alley is an award winning screenplay which tells the story of a father struggling to bring up his child, a huge fan of the dark knight, in downtown Gotham, known to citizens as Crime Alley. This short film raises questions of morality and justice from the points of view of a father, the child and the dark knight himself.

A team of professional filmmakers creating a powerful short film that celebrates 80 years of the world and character of Batman. The screenplay should be made into a film because it brings the dark knight and everything that he brings with him into the sharp focus of todays reality of everyday struggle. The perspective of a ground level citizen living in Gotham City is something that hasn’t been fully explored in film. Despite Batman having been created in the late 1930s, Living in Crime Alley shows that his character has a resonance with the life that people live today.

Living in Crime Alley selected for Fan Film Festival & Awards 2019

November 21, 2018

Living in Crime Alley, a Batman short screenplay, has been officially selected for the Azure Lorica Fan Film Festival & Awards 2019 in Pasadena, Los Angeles. The screenplay has been nominated for the Best Screenplay award.

Dreaming Whilst Black wins Best UK Series at UK WEB FEST!

October 19, 2018

Dreaming Whilst Black, created by 4 Quarter Films, won Best Uk Series at UK Web Fest! 

Being Wild wins at Royal Wolf Film Awards!

July 31, 2018

Being Wild has won awards for Best Short Film (Drama) and Best Director for Rob Ayling at the Royal Wolf Film Awards in Los Angeles.

Being Wild nominated for Royal Wolf Film Awards

July 18, 2018

Being Wild has been officially selected and has been nominated for the Royal Wolf Film Awards 2018. Nominations include:

- Best Short Film (Drama)

- Best Director (short film)

Being Wild officially selected for Direct Short Online Film Festival

July 04, 2018

Being Wild officially selected for Beer Town Film Festival

April 30, 2018

Being Wild has been officially selected for Beer Town Film Festival and will be screened at Burton-upon Trent on the 26th May.

Dreaming Whilst Black screens at UWE Bristol

April 29, 2018

Dreaming Whilst Black screens at UWE Bristol - Bower Ashton with Q&A with Max Evans, Adjani Salmon & Rob Ayling. Discussing the production and the ongoing conversation about equality and diversity in the film industry.

Being Wild officially selected for Swindon Independent Film Festival - Film@Swinge

March 23, 2018

 Being Wild has been selected to screen at the Swindon Independent Film Festival - Film@Swinge. The festival runs 4 - 6th April, welcome drinks, Networking session and official awards night with standup comedy and music.

Dreaming Whilst Black - Premieres at The Prince Charles Cinema, London

March 18, 2018

A cinema launch event, where audiences got to see the first 3 episodes of Dreaming Whilst Black and meet the cast & crew. The show was also screened in cinemas in Shanghai, Jamaica, Amsterdam & Miami. The first 2 episodes will be available to watch at 8pm today via YouTube.

Big Picture Film Club - Epsiode 6 Podcast - Dreaming Whilst Black

March 17, 2018

Episode 6 of Big Picture Film Club's podcast is now available to listen online. Along with Adjani Salmon & Laura Seixas, Rob discussed Dreaming Whilst Black, the importance of the mini series as well as discuss current and future projects.

Rob appears on Big Picture Film Club's Podcast

March 05, 2018

Along with Adjani Salmon & Laura Seixas, Rob appeared on Big Picture Film Club's podcast, (episode 6) to discuss Dreaming Whilst, Being Wild and Living in Crime Alley

Filmmaker Rob Ayling Talks With Us About “Dreaming Whilst Black”

March 02, 2018

Occhi Magazine interviewed Rob in March 2017, and thought it would be great to follow up with him. Rob talks about Dreaming Whilst Black and the importance of the mini-series as well as current & future projects.

Being Wild officially selected for CineMe Films

February 10, 2018

Being Wild will be screening at the next CineMe Films event in Bristol, 27th February!

Dreaming Whilst Black arrives 18.03.2018.

February 09, 2018

Dreaming Whilst Black is a 9-part comedy mini-series that follows a young, passionate, yet naive filmmaker, Kwabena, who struggles to navigate between his dreams and reality. Rob directed episode 4. The series will premiere on the 18th March at The Prince Charles Cinema, London. For more information, trailers, behind the scene photos and more, check out the Facebook Page via 'click here' or check out the official trailer by clicking on the poster! 

Being Wild officially selected for Direct Monthly Online Film Festival, Feb 2018

February 01, 2018

Extra Features Podcast Interview

November 13, 2017

Rob was recently interviewed on Extra Features Podcast, November 12th. Discussing Listen To Me, Living in Crime Alley, future project, his favourite popcorn snacks and more.

Listen To Me officially on Amazon Prime video

November 03, 2017

'Living in Crime Alley' - Feedback and Performed

October 18, 2017

'Living in Crime Alley' receives feedback "An excellent script that is self-contained and respects the canon...feels like it could be a segment from one of the Batman comics". In addition, the screenplay was officially performed at the Fan Fiction Festival, New York.

Alone in the Silence - Finalist in MCM Comic Con Film Race 2017

October 16, 2017

Alone in the Silence - a short film made in 60 hours as part of the MCM Comic Con Film Race, has been selected as one the finalists for the competitions grand prize. The film will screen at MCM London Comic Con, 29th October.

Screenplay Winner for Batman Short Film Screenplay

August 29, 2017

A Batman short film screenplay by Rob Ayling has won an award at the Fan Fiction Festival 2017. The script will be performed at the festival in New York.

Rob interviewed by Film Curiosity

July 10, 2017

Film Curiosity sat down to chat with director Rob Ayling about the creative process and the film’s important journey.

  

Listen To Me selected for Macoproject Online Shorts Festival

July 04, 2017

Meet The Alumni: MA DIRECTING GRADUATE - Rob Ayling

April 03, 2017

Since leaving Met in 2014, Rob has been extremely proactive. His graduation film Listen to Me continues to screen at film festivals nationwide, and in the last week, the short was voted to second place in Shooting People’s Film of the Month competition. Rob has also been regularly commissioned for both videographer and editing work; creating corporate videos, covering entertainment & cultural events and also offering his services to non-profit organisations.

Read our interview with Rob about his busy last two years…

Listen To Me shortlisted 2nd in Shooting People's Film of the Month

March 30, 2017

Listen To Me came 2nd in Shooting People's monthly Film of the Month competition. The 3 finalists will get feedback about their film from a leading industry figure - Anna Biller (Viva, The Love Witch)

Listen To Me shortlisted for Shooting People's Film of the Month

March 20, 2017

Listen To Me has been shortlisted for Shooting People's Film of the Month - A monthly film competition showcasing your shorts to the leading industry talent. March's Judge: Anna Biller. A filmmaker whose work uses classic genre modes to talk about women's roles within culture, "coding feminist ideas within cinematic aesthetics and visual pleasure." Always working on film, she directed several acclaimed shorts on 16mm, before making 35mm cult feature Viva. Her new film, The Love Witch, has received considerable attention on it's festival tour before being picked up by Oscilloscope Labs in the USA, and is now being distributed across the UK by Icon Horror UK and the feminist-horror collective The Final Girls.

Meet Film Director Rob Ayling

March 10, 2017

American Arts Magazine Occhi interviewed Rob Ayling about filmmaking, directing and advise for aspiring film directors.

Listen To Me screens at UNDR LNDN

February 26, 2017

The next screening of Listen To Me will be at the UNDR LNDN event on the 17th March, The Gallery Cafe, Bethnal Green! The event is free to attend!

Occhi Magazine reviews Listen To Me

February 08, 2017

A review of Listen To Me by Your Movie Review, Occhi Magazine

Listen To Me officially selected for BAFTA recoginsed Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2016

July 31, 2016

Listen To Me has been officially selected for BAFTA recoginsed Aesthetica Short Film Festival and will screen in November in the Thriller category.

The Broken Dream - a Finalist in the Comic Con Film Race

May 28, 2016

Team Shark Repellent Bat Spray's short film entry The Broken Dream has been selected as a finalist in the Comic Con Film Race challenge. The film will now compete with 5 other films and the winner will be announced at the MCM Comic Con event in October.

The Broken Dream by Team Shark-Repellent-Bat-Spray to screen at MCM Comic Con London

May 17, 2016

 As Team: Shark-Repellent-Bat-Spray, I took part in the 60 hour film challenege as part of MCM Comic Con - Here is the completed film with the brief:

 

TITLE: The Broken Dream

THEME: Apocalypse

PROP/ACTION: A Glow Stick is used as a Beacon

DIALOGUE: "She's old, it's about time she died'

 

The Broken Dream has been selected as one of the Top 10 films of the Comic Con Film Race and will be screening at MCM Comic Con London, 29th May 

Listen To Me screens at Bristol Film Festival

March 12, 2016

Bristol Film Festival presents a Short Film Showcase at the Arnolfini as part of its Made In Bristol series, which showcases local talent and some of the independent film being produced in the city.

Listen To Me screening at CineMe 'South West Shorts' March 2016

February 02, 2016

The evening celebrates CineMe's 8th anniversary as a platform for independent filmmakers to exhibit their short films and features.  The night will include a showcase of 9 locally made shorts with some of the filmmakers discussing their work.  There will be an 'Audience Award' for the most popular film screened and we conclude with drinks and chat at the Westbury Park Tavern Pub opposite the Orpheus Cinema.

Listen To Me - Officially Selected for London Short Film Festival 2016

October 01, 2015

Listen To Me will be screening at the 13th London Short Film Festival, 10 January 2016, as part of the 'New Shorts: Youth of Today' programe.

'Ardcore Parkour - Indiegogo Campaign launched!

November 04, 2015

A mockumentary following a group of amateur freerunners, 'Ardcore Parkour' is a coming of age comedy about three hapless young men who dream of breaking free from sleepy suburbia and proving their worth at a competition in the big city. Along the way, Martin, Trey and Seb must scale the hurdles of teenage angst, negotiate fallouts, and contend with a distinct lack of ability. With the tragic loss of Martin's older (and more talented) brother hanging over them, can the boys defeat the odds and emerge as champions in their own right.

Listen To Me officially selected at 25th Bath Film Festival 2015

November 04, 2015

Listen To Me has been selected for the 25th Bath Film Festival! The film will be screened on the 13th December before Hsiao-Hsien Hou's The Assassin.

Listen To Me - Officially selected & nominated for Best UK Short Film at East End Film Festival 2015

July 09, 2015

Rob Aying, a graduate of our MA Directing programme, had his short film Listen to Me selected to screen during the East End Film Festival this year.

 

Listen to Me is the story of a young musicologist who suspects her next-door neighbour of being in an abusive relationship.  It screens as part of the Shorts: Dig Me Out section of the festival, which features nine tales of characters stuck in a tight spot. Each film forces the audience to consider what they would do in each protagonists’ place.

 

Rob is honoured to have his work showcased at the festival, “Growing up in East London and having my short film screened at the East End Film Festival is a great privilege” he told us “and acknowledgement of the hard work the team and I did.”

The Girl with the Compass Tattoo wins Cary Grant Comes Home Film Festival 2014

October 11, 2014

Filmmaker Rob Ayling, currently undertaking a Masters in Filmmaking at Met Film School, said “I want to thank all of the judges and the people of Bristol who saw our film. Winning the Cary Grant Film Challenge is a great acknowledgement of our abilities as storytellers and our love for cinema and of course the brilliance that was Cary Grant.” The winner received a limited edition print of Morph by Morphwest created especially for the festival by Merlin Crossingham, director of Aardman’s new Morph series.

Rob Ayling interviewed by Synergomatique about Listen To Me

August 31, 2014

Rob Ayling talks about his upcoming drama short film Listen To Me 

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