Tim Bassford – Film
To mark the first Beeston Film Festival this weekend, we chose a film maker as today’s Creative Beestonian. Beeston has more than it’s fair share of auteurs, so we’ll be featuring more camera wizards soon.
Tim Bassford turned a long-term love of film into a career after studying Fine Art at uni, putting out short films of an outstanding quality, both in their artistry and technical skills. He recently won £25,000 to make ‘The Black Scholes Conspiracy’, a modern take on Samson and Delilah that we showed at a recent Beestonian Film Club at Cafe Roya, to unanimous dropped jaws and plaudits.
Tim has even been shuttled to and from LA to work on projects, and is presently working on a script about Beeston’s own Bendigo, telling us he’d love to bring ‘Tom Hardy as Bendigo to the big screen perhaps! Premiere at the new ‘Beeston International Arts Cinema’ – hopefully coming soon, close to Wilko…Beeston is becoming the Hollywood of the Midlands’.
We’ll have a full interview with Tim on our Creative Beeston / The Beestonian website which will be launching at the end of the month, for now, sample some local excellence: