Two Hats Films

Two Hats is a not-for-profit organisation set up by a collective of professional actors, writers, musicians and directors in 1997 to produce high quality theatre and film for the local communities in Warwickshire.

With many critically acclaimed productions to their name, the company maintains this ethos

Calling the Tune is a co-production with Wartime Productions

Based on Roger Harding’s 2002 studio production, Calling the Tune starts in 1980 in the Loire Valley, mid-western France. Elizabeth visits her estranged, housebound mother Gisele. But is she really housebound ? Why has she not ventured out for 30 years ? Why does she keep the shutters closed ? Slowly Elizabeth teases out Gisele’s past –  though she would much rather not reveal the real reason for her shame. 

But music lies at the heart of the mystery .....

Shooting is now complete

... took us back to 1980 where a mother and daughter were battling with their troubled relationship. As the secrets of the past unfolded with a deliciously complex plot the audience was taken to France during the German occupation in the Second World War.

The unusual subject helped the play and somehow the two actors in a bare farmhouse kitchen managed to recreate the fear and excitement of the war...

... it was the plot which carried the play. Its inventive twists and teasing way we found out about the lives of the characters was a delight. - Emma Hardwick ****

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  • We have enlisted the help of Lee Craven pyrotechnics to liven things up a bit. 

Here is a sample of the explosive effects produced by Lee Craven

We are very happy to have been working with Wartime Productions who helped us shoot the flashback scenes. We shot this sequence for publicity purposes

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Lockdown Recitals

During lockdown we have not been idle, recording four lockdown recitals at the Holst Museum, with social distancing. We hope to have the recitals edited and uploaded by the time the museum opens, hopefully on Holst's birthday in September. Sukushi, John, Adam and Aaron were a joy to work with

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Just before lockdown, we completed shooting A Woman's Life by Sally Jones, at the Holst Museum in Cheltenham. Imagining a meeting between Clara Holst

and Mrs Beeton, Sally's script highlights the living conditions of women about a century apart. A Woman's Life stars Emmeline Braefield and Emma Wilkes

A trailer is available here


AWL is now on Film Hub, which helps distribute films to different channels.  It went live on 29 November and has already been taken up by a channel called Reveel, so here's hoping more channels pick it up soon!

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A Woman's Life finished the preliminary round of @liftoffnetwork in 1st place! Thank you so much to all those who voted! 

We are now in the finals, so keep your fin#liftoffglobal 

#awomanslife #indiefilm #liftoffglobal

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Shooting of A Woman's Life has been completed, with a couple of days of pickup shots at the Gustav House Museum in Cheltenham - a lot of the shots lit by candle light. Pleased with the results !

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The Shakespeare Hauntings

We made a TV pilot for Birmingham TV and also entered it for the Filming Shakespeare competition - for which it was sortlisted. Andrew Cullum, Kate Willis and Gus MacDonald brought the characters to life

Trailer for The Shakespeare Hauntings

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The Wrong Funeral

When octogenarian John Corvin innocently mounts a one-man production of King Lear, he inadvertently exposes a trail of suspicion, corruption, deception and carnage leading all the way to the Ministry of Defence - involving MI5 surveillance, murderous undertakers and five of the world’s most detested dictators. The Wrong Funeral – featuring the slowest car chase in cinema history. An Independent British feature length film  

Trailer for The Wrong Funeral

We filmed about 30% of the film in six days for use in pitching. Since then there have been about 26 re-writes - and the screenplay is now much tighter and funny, thanks to the input of Joe Pavlo. 

In these dark days, maybe a black comedy is exactly what is required ....