About Rhys Davies

Rhys Davies

In 2008 Rhys set out to create a financially viable feature film, with the dream of bringing film production to Leicester. Though with no previous background in the industry, he was able to produce and direct a horror feature film, which was released in the UK and Ireland in 2010 and has subsequently sold worldwide including North America, Scandinavia, France and Germany.

Rhys’ second film, a post-modern comedy shot in mockumentary style, is currently in post-production and scheduled for release in 2013.

In 2012 his production company, Hive Films, received an ongoing commission to develop projects for American television.

Alongside this, working with established writers, he has developed a slate of three further feature films, each designed with economy in mind, but nevertheless an order of magnitude greater in scale than his previous work.

‘Acid Daemons’ is a council estate set horror in which a new legal high opens doors to parallel world. ‘Rumours Of War’, set at the turn of the first century , follows a battle weary warrior in a journey of revenge.

‘Memorabilia’ ( working title ) tells the story of a group of one-time school friends set out on a Star-Wars themed quest to save a princess.

Website: www.hivefilms.co.uk
Twitter: HiveFilms

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Finding Richard short film at Cannes

Our latest short film, ‘Finding Richard’, is complete following a successful Kickstarter campaign and Cannes premiere. Trailer – https://vimeo.com/105784739 Feel free to check it out! The film follows a young boy, Gull, who on hearing that the bones of Richard the Third have been found begins his own archaeological quest. Helping him on this journey is his Grandad, himself a dreamer who sees something of himself in Gull. But what Gull finds isn’t quite what … Continue reading

‘Finding Richard’ Kickstarter campaign

Hive Films in collaboration with SawScale Films are launcing a Kickstarter campaign for their new short film ‘Finding Richard’. With pre-production complete ‘Finding Richard’ is to be shot and edited in February. The aim is to enter and screen in Cannes 2014 – so no pressure then. The funding will cover equipment hire, acting talent and crew travel and expenses. ‘Finding Richard’ – Gull is a young boy who is searching for signs of Richard … Continue reading

‘How To Make A Movie For 43 Pounds’ Premiere

Tickets are now available for the premiere of my second feature film, ‘How To Make A Movie For 43 Pounds’. Filmed in Leicester the premiere is on the opening Saturday evening of Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival, in its 21st year the longest running comedy festival in Britain. One man. One dream.  No budget. Rhys has quit the day job to live the dream. But can a former ‘logistics process manager’ really direct an epic romance … Continue reading

Selected for Screen Yorkshires Feature Film Scheme.

Excited to announce my selection for a unique development opportunity for UK feature film writers, directors and producers. Triangle is a 10 month programme to support and and help form writer-producer-director teams, who will be mentored through the first stage of development for a feature film project. There will be a selection process throughout the programme, and the surviving teams will pitch the best projects to industry in February 2014. Building on the success of the … Continue reading

Joining BAFTA Crew as an Editor!

Excited to announce that I was accepted as part of the newly formed BAFTA Crew scheme as an editor as a result of my feature and commercial work. BAFTA Crew is a professional network that helps launch and progress careers in the film or television industry. Working in associattion with Skillset Craft, Technical Skills Academy and Creative England, the programme is for 200 ‘below the line’ film and TV professionals.

‘Memorabilia’ First Draft Complete

The first draft of Hive Films ‘Memorabilia’ has been completed today. The conclusion of Filmworks seems to have coincided with milestones being reached in several of our projects! Written by myself and co-writer, novelist Rod Duncan, ‘Memorabilia’ ( working title ) tells the story of a group of one-time school friends set out on a Star-Wars themed quest to save a princess. It was great to pitch the film to industry professionals at Bristol and … Continue reading

‘How To Make A Movie For 43 Pounds’ Test Screenings

Following on from the end of Filmworks, last week saw the final test screening for ‘How To Make A Movie For 43 Pounds’ – my second feature film. The preview audiences were selected from a cross-section of the population, and asked to complete a questionnaire. While often test screenings are run with a rough cut, these were conducted with an advanced edit. The responses will be used to tighten the edit and make the final … Continue reading

Rumours Of War Mood Board

Hi all, See below for the link to my mood board. Rumours Of War is a medieval Heart Of Darkness. The Dark Ages, this is not an ordinary time. The first millennium is close, the end of the world is expected. There are wars and rumours of wars. Gwion, a battle weary warrior, seeks revenge for the killing of his family. He frees a suspected witch from drowning by mercenaries. Chained she is his guide … Continue reading

Where does creativity come from?

The question of where creative inspiration comes from has been asked many times but is none the less fascinating for that.  Ask any creative the same question and you will see their brains trying to formulate an answer to describe something that may well be indescribable. And it was great to see Peter Lord go through the same process, mulling over where his ‘stories’ come from. One of the most interesting aspects of the first … Continue reading