Emma

  • Directors: Jim O Hanlon
  • Producers:
  • Writers: Jane Austen, Sandy Welch
  • Genres: Comedy, Drama, Romance
  • Actors: Romola Garai, Jonny Lee Miller, Michael Gambon, Tamsin Greig, Rupert Evans, Robert Bathurst, Jodhi May, Louise Dylan, Blake Ritson, Christina Cole, Laura Pyper

For an in-depth account of the plot, See Main Article: Emma

Austen’s classic comic novel follows the story of the “handsome, clever and rich” Emma Woodhouse. Dominating the small provincial world of Highbury, Emma believes she is a skilled matchmaker and repeatedly attempts to pair up her friends and acquaintances. Nothing delights her more than meddling in the love lives of others. But when she takes protege Harriet Smith under her wing, her plans can only end in disaster.

Brought up sharply against the folly of her own immaturity, the consequent crisis and her bitter regrets are brought to a happy resolution in a sharp and sparkling comedy of self-deceit and self-discovery.

Lesbian Vampire Killers

  • Directors: Phil Claydon
  • Producers: Steve Clark Hall
  • Writers: Paul Hupfield, Stewart Williams
  • Genres: Action, Comedy, Horror
  • Actors: James Corden, Mathew Horne, Paul McGann, Emer Kenny, Lucy Gaskell, Louise Dylan, Ashley Mulheron, Vera Filatova, Silvia Colloca, MyAnna Buring

The Lesbian Vampire Killers plot revolves around two down-on-their-luck slackers, Fletch and Jimmy — played by Corden and Horne — who decide to temporarily escape their woes and go on holiday to a remote village, only to find that all of its women have been enslaved by lesbian vampires due to an ancient curse. Things go further awry when they hook-up with a bus-load of attractive foreign female history students and run in to the local vicar (played by Paul McGann), who seems to think that Jimmy (Horne) is the long lost descendant of a local vampire slayer.

It is set in Norfolk, but was filmed outside London on location at Luton Hoo and in Three Mills film studios in Bromley-by-Bow.

The film is a tongue-in-cheek homage to the classic Hammer Horror films and was originally slated to be the first “new” Hammer film. This, however, did not come to pass and it was ultimately Alliance and Momentum Pictures along with AV Films who finally greenlit the project.