Woodhouse

September 2015
A young girl holding a flashlight wonders through the woods
This month's pick
Fred Rowson
September 2015
Woodhouse 2013
By Fred Rowson - Writer/Director
8:45 minutes
The Woodhouse Nature Reserve is a sprawling hectare of knotted ivy and mossy tree stumps. And while its edges are speckled with rusting tins and damp takeaway boxes, its interior is verdant, untouched. There, beyond the padlocked gates some thing, some creature is living.

We loved the film because it's bold, innovative and daring. Each frame is bubbling with a sense of suspense that is almost palpable.

BFI NET.WORK

Woodhouse

About the filmmaker: Fred Rowson - Writer/Director

Fred Rowson is signed to the London-based production company, Colonel Blimp, where he makes music videos, commercials and short films. Woodhouse is an adaptation of a mockumentary he shot as a teenager, which followed the exploits of a neighbourhood misanthrope who was convinced that a giant ape man was living undiscovered in a South London park. He is currently in pre-production with a short film about a woman with a haunted oven.

Woodhouse is a film about South London, where I grew up. I wanted to make a film about a place that people think of as grey and mundane, and turn it into somewhere magical - like a modern fairy tale. 

Fred Rowson