Barry brothers hope iPhone movie will be festival hit
11:40am Friday 15th March 2013 in News
BARRY twins Rhys and Gerald Horler are hoping the movie industry calls after their first ‘no budget’ production was selected for a prestigious iPhone festival.
The 29-year-old brothers made the film with friends, actors and crew.
Former Barry Island Majestic Holiday camp Blue Coat and hypnotist Ray Ronson, 50, Carlos Hewings, 34, of Penarth, and Yasmin Bird played major roles and saw the 20-minute camera phone-filmed production Pure Blood Lines: The Ties That Bind Us gain a showing at the fourth iPhone Film Festival in San Francisco last month.
The iPhone Film Festival is designed to show talent and creativity.
Following the success of their movie, filmed around Barry and Penarth, the UK premiere took place at The Captain’s Wife pub, in Sully, with 26 VIP guests.
Fitness instructor Gerald, of Highlight Park, Barry, and brother Rhys, who is devoting his time to furthering their filming, acting, and writing ambitions while attending acting auditions, both attended Ysgol St Baruc, Colcot, primary, and Barry Boys, before attending Barry College and Bridgend College for an acting course.
The brothers, who have been passionate about martial arts since the age of 13, incorporated them into the movie, drawing inspiration, with their team, from Quentin Tarantino, Liam Neeson, Anthony Hopkins, Wesley Snipes and Sean Bean. They said they would happily accommodate them if they were interested in future work!
Rhys, of Highlight Park, Barry, said: ““We are already working on its sequel – Blood Is Thicker Than Water.
“It was a ‘no budget’ film made with people we know.
“There were thousands of films put forward and we were lucky enough to get accepted.
“It’s about two vampire hunters, an action comedy horror. We didn’t want it to be too serious – we had good laughs with some of the lines “It’s gone down really well.
People love it.
“It was all filmed around here and we purposely used great scenery.
“The fight scenes were inspired by Blade and both of us are fans of Wesley Snipes.
“We were overjoyed when it made the film festival.”