Behind the Screen Season :Celebrating 10 years of Film4 Summer Screen at Somerset House( 7-20 August 2014)




Somerset House is already well established both as a filming location, and as the site for its summer outdoor screening season (see here for tickets). The Somerset House Behind the Screen season is pitched as a 'diverse and entertaining programme of talks, workshops and family activities to celebrate 10 years of Film4 Summer Screen at Somerset House.'  The season is made up of screenings, special events and guests tied into this year’s film programme

Richard Ayoade, appearing at Somerset House Behind the Scenes

Richard Ayoade, appearing at Somerset House Behind the Scenes

Highlights include:

  • Talks from the directors of Nick Cave doc 20,000 Days on Earth, Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard.
  • Richard Ayoade, director of The Double (reviewed here) discussing his film inspirations. 
  • A NARS Lead International Stylist discussing makeup secrets of Hollywood icons.
  • Film tours exploring the site of Somerset House, which has provided the location for many cinematic scenes.
  • 10 Years of Film4 Shorts.


Full Listings from the website:

Family Drop-in Workshop: Saloon Bar Selfies

Saturday, 9 August 2014, 11.00-16.00

The Studio, Free

Create your own ‘Wanted’ poster for the biggest outlaws, cattle rustlers, card sharks or bandits amongst your friends and family, or have your mugshot up at the Sherriff’s gaol. Recommended for families with children aged 6-12. Spaces are allocated on a first come, first served basis. If the workshop is full, families are welcome to wait until spaces become available.

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Family Screening: Rango

Saturday, 9 August 2014, 12.00 & 14.00

Screening Room, Free

An Oscar-winning animated adventure with Johnny Depp providing the voice of reluctant hero Rango, a chameleon who finds himself tackling very bad creatures as sheriff of the corrupt town of Dirt. Full of fun action, smart humour and movie references, this is the wildest Wild West tale ever told!

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Shot on Site: The Somerset House Film Tour

Sunday, 10 August 2014, 12.00-13.00

Meet in Seamen's Hall, £5.00

Somerset House is not only an impressive building, it’s also versatile; it’s stood in as a stately home, a Victorian prison, even Saint Petersburg on film shoots, but sometimes it’s the star. Discover the cinematic history of the site, and the stories behind those movies on our guided film tour.
SOLD OUT

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Hollywood Glamour: Classic Hollywood icons and how they created their signature looks

Sunday, 10 August 2014, 19.00-20.00

Screening Room, £10.00

“Beneath the makeup and behind the smile, I am just a girl who wishes for the world” - Marilyn Monroe. Take a look back at the most iconic leading ladies of the screen and the fascinating methods used to create their image, with Jane Richardson, International Lead Stylist at NARS.
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Sound and Vision: Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard in Conversation

Wednesday, 13 August 2014, 19.00-20.00

Screening Room, £10.00

Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard, the directors of the visionary Nick Cave documentary 20,000 Days on Earth, talk about their method of combining film, music and live performance to create innovative artworks that help your eyes and ears experience familiar worlds anew. 
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10 Years of Film4 Shorts

Thursday, 14 August 2014, 19.00-20.00

Screening Room, £10.00

Film4 Productions has a history of nurturing new talent through their commitment to making short films, with many directors going on to make acclaimed features. This programme showcases outstanding work from the past decade – you may be surprised by some of the familiar names in the credits!
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The Secret Life of the Teen Movie

Friday, 15 August 2014, 19.00-20.00

Screening Room, £10.00

Ahead of our rollicking teen movie double bill of Hairspray andSpring Breakers, teen movie expert (and director of teen movie documentary Beyond Clueless) Charlie Lyne hosts an evening of strange tales from the teen genre's colourful past. Expect special guests, forgotten C. Thomas Howell vehicles and as many Freddie Prinze, Jr. anecdotes as we can cram into an hour.
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Exploring Suspense Filmmaking Challenge: Youth film making workshop

Saturday, 16 August 2014, 10.00-15.00

The Studio, Free, advance booking required

Hitchcock said that one of the greatest tools in the filmmaker’s toolbox is suspense. This one-day filmmaking workshop will demonstrate the art of creating suspense in a film and support you to create a short film in small groups using your own iPad. Delivered by Into Film. Suggested age 14-19.
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How to be a Purple Cow in the Film Industry: Youth careers talk

Saturday, 16 August 2014, 15.30-17.00

Screening Room, Free, advance booking required

In what is unarguably a competitive and crowded market, how do you go about getting noticed? This session will discuss the full chain of the filmmaking process, provide an overview of where the skills shortages are and offer helpful industry tips to prospective entrants. Delivered by Into Film. Suggested age 16-19+. 
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Shot on Site: The Somerset House Film Tour

Sunday, 17 August 2014, 12.00-13.00

Meet in Seamen's Hall, £5.00

Somerset House is not only an impressive building, it’s also versatile; it’s stood in as a stately home, a Victorian prison, even Saint Petersburg on film shoots, but sometimes it’s the star. Discover the cinematic history of the site, and the stories behind those movies on our guided film tour.
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Richard Ayoade: Films of My Life

Monday, 18 August 2014, 19.00-20.00

Screening Room, £10.00

Richard Ayoade, the director of Submarine and this year’s The Double, takes us on a guided tour of his cinematic influences and inspirations. A unique opportunity to hear this thoughtful and imaginative film fan and filmmaker talk about what moves, amuses and provokes him. 
SOLD OUT

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General Information

Daytime events can be found via Seamen’s Hall, while all events held in The Studio can be accessed from the south side of the courtyard. For evening events doors open at 18.30 for a complimentary drink courtesy of Heineken in the Behind the Screen bar, accessed from the River Terrace entrance via Waterloo Bridge.

Behind the Screen tickets give access to Behind the Screen events only, tickets for film screenings must be purchased separately. In conjunction with a purchased ticket to Film4 Summer Screen, your Behind the Screen ticket gives you access to a reserved space in the courtyard for the main film.