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Film Focus on: The Watchmaker’s Apprentice

We joined David Armstrong, Director of the Watchmaker’s Apprentice in his Isle of Man studio, DAM Productions, to speak about this beautiful film, where the idea came from and some insights into the production process.

The film was made on the Isle of Man by a tenacious group of talented professionals who are either IOM based or with strong links to the Island. A credits list can be found further down the page.

‘A compelling new film about two of the world’s greatest watchmakers – their extraordinary craft, their touching relationship and their unique personalities…’

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The interview is part of our first episode of Film Focus, you can listen to the whole show via the link below. The episode also includes reviews of feature films, the latest film news, what happened when we met with Zach Gilligan (The Gremlins), exciting trivia as well as our discussion on what makes a Christmas nostalgia film.

The Watchmaker’s Apprentice Trailer:

The film was created by the very talented bunch below:
Alistair Audsely , Zoe Guilford , David Armstrong and Christy Dehaven
Writers: Alistair Audsley, Christy  DeHaven, Zoe Guilford and Roy McMillan ,
Director: David Armstrong
Editor: Christy DeHaven
Cinematography: David Armstrong
Music and Sound: David Armstrong
Beautiful Narration by:  John Rhys-Davies. 
Animations from: Gary Myers and Andrew Martin


Christy and Dave receive their special WorldFest Remi Award


When we joined Director David Armstrong and Roger Smith at the Saachi Gallery screening of the Watchmaker’s Apprentice

If you like the look of the trailer, you can  get your own very special copy by clicking on the amazon logo below:



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Episode 1: The December Edition – Christmas Movie Magic

Over the past four months, we’ve been busily working away on creating a Film Focus’ brand new film Podcast and we’re delighted to announce the first episode! Each Episode can be found in video format on our Vimeo Channel and an audio version is housed on our Soundcloud channel

Episode 1: The December Edition – Christmas Movie Magic

Episode summary:
We review Black Mass, Spectre, The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 2, The Lady in the Van and speak about the greatly anticipated Star Wars The Force Awakens. We reveal some awesome and surprising movie trivia, Emily and Sarah discuss what makes the perfect Christmas film and giving a run down of their top 5. We also hear from you, and discuss your favourites.

In our special guest interview Emily speaks to Director Dave Armstong about the Watchmaker’s Apprentice, and Sarah tells us what happened when she meet Zach Galligan, the lead actor from  Gremlins this week.

We also give you the latest installment of Sarah’s exciting 500  Film Challenge – she’s watching 500 films in a year!
Trivia, reviews, interviews and much more from the world of film!

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Exclusive Clip:
Interview with Director Dave Armstrong about the Watchmaker’s apprentice.

Coming soon! – Please check back for clips within the next few days!

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We also have a specially created Christmas themed blog post, check out ‘Unwrapping the Magic of Christmas Movie Nostalgia’ on our blog post section.

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Sarah and friends meeting Zach Gilliagan (Gremlins )


Thanks to Dam Production Isle of Man for use of their studio for the special guest interview and ident recordings.

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This post was written by Emily Cook