Thursday, 19 August 2010

Worcester Park movie maker in the news

Photo from This Is Local London.

This Is Local London has highlighted Worcester Park's answer to Guy Ritchie, Steven Spielberg and Quentin Tarantino all rolled into one, namely Louis Cardona. He and colleague Matthew Lindsey made a short film called "The Ballad of Mulla and Mullins" that was presented at the Cannes film festival.

TiLL explains:
Mr Cardona said: “We were finding it hard to find a location but we knew we need somewhere spacious, easily-accessible and cheap to keep production costs down.

“There is a kind of empty gym-type building near my parents' house in Worcester Park which was perfect as several scenes from the film are shot in a basement.”

The film stars Alan Ford, who played Bricktop in Guy Ritchie's film Snatch and here's the last word from TiLL
"In May the film debuted at the Short Film Corner of the Cannes Film Festival and earned rave reviews. "

Some images from the film can be seen on the movie's website:
and if you want some behind the scenes pics you can go here:
I want to see it now!!

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Hold up at the Cattle Arch

Police are appealing for information after two teenagers were robbed in Worcester Park.

The incident happened between 9.30pm and 10.30pm in an underpass known locally as ‘cattle arch’, Ardrossan Gardens, on Sunday, 15 August.

The two suspects were walking towards the teenagers when they stopped the 15-year-old victims and demanded their mobile phones.

The suspects walked off with a Samsung mobile phone worth £150 and another mobile phone worth approximately £150.

Both suspects are described as black men, approximately 6ft tall, aged approximately 23, one was wearing a blue hooded top and the other a black hooded top.
"Cattle arch" eh? Didn't know that

Friday, 13 August 2010

Dorchester School expansion plans published

I see the plans for the new Dorchester school expansion have been published. As you'd hope from an official council publication they're pretty well illustrated and you can find them here:
or skip straight to the plans and documents here:

The consultation period began on the 9th of August and you've got until the 30th of August to submit comments, observations or beautifully crafted poems* on the subject. My favourite part in the consultation documents is where an observation is recorded that:
"the roof shape to the 3 classroom appears ‘quite daring, challenging’"

Riiiiight.... Anyone got Prince Charles' email address?

* They may accept Haikus and limericks if they're good ones

Thursday, 12 August 2010

G-O-L and F are all in "Conflagration"

Anyone know the story of this burned out VW Golf (I think it is) down by the florist's at the station? From the lack of fire damage around the engine compartment I'm guessing that it wasn't an engine fire so some other force was at work.

By the way. Remember to stay up and watch for the Perseid meteor shower tonight if it's not too cloudy!