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Stunt Masterclasses coming to Zookastar…

June 21, 2013

Zookastar welcomes Andreas Petrides and the British Action Academy! Andreas is one of the UK’s leading JISC Registered stunt performers, co-ordinators, fight arrangers and action directors. His extensive career spans over 23 years, having worked with some of the world’s leading directors and actors on over 500 productions worldwide. Andreas has worked on some of…

The wonderful world of costume design

June 20, 2013

We are celebrating all aspects of film production, and costumes play a huge role in the identity of a film. We are having an exhibition of celebrated movie stars costumes, Q&A’s and seminars from notable, award winning costume designers, ‘make-your-own-iconic-film-outfit’ sessions and green screen adventure with dressing up and being transported into a film set. …

Call for Entries – Short Film Competition

Zookastar Short Film Competition   We are looking for talent!  Zookastar are calling for entries of short films lasting no more than 30 minutes.  We want to find new talented film makers, and our Call to Entry is open.  Submit your work, and the Short Film Competition shortlisted entrants’ films will be shown at the…

I’m the second person to the left in scene three….

Zookastar welcomes… Average Man Castings   Fancy your chances as an extra on UK film productions?  We will have casting sessions every day at Zookastar, run by Average Man Castings.  See how the process works, try some script-reading and see how you look on camera!  If you enjoy the process you can choose to register…

Home-made movie making with Videopia

Make your own classic movies with Videopia!   The fantastic Videopia mobile film studio and cinema is coming to Zookastar!   The Videopia mobile film studio and cinema occupies a stunning wood panelled Bedford TK horsebox.  Eat your heart out Pinewood Studios…   Participants are welcomed aboard where they are fully immersed in a unique and…

Vader’s creator attending Zookastar

Zookastar welcome Brian Muir, sculptor & designer extraordinaire… Brian Muir is a notable British sculptor who most famously created Darth Vader’s helmet and armour using Ralph McQuarrie’s design.  He was also responsible for sculpting the Stormtrooper armour in Star Wars and the heads for the Death Star Droid, CZ3 and some finishing work on the…

Special Guest Announced – Asia Argento

It is with great pleasure that we announce that ASIA ARGENTO is coming to Zookastar – Star of xXx, Land of the Dead, Marie Antoinette, the Heart is Deceitful Above All Things. Asia Argento was born into a family of actors and filmmakers, and is one of the most sought-after actresses of the time.  Daughter…

Cakes and Comics are on their way…

Matt Ferguson –  will be attending Zookastar, view an exhibit of Matt’s beautiful poster art, see work previously unavailable in the UK, take the opportunity to meet the artist at work and to purchase signed prints. Matt has been commissioned to design artwork for Marvel’s DVD box sets, has exhibited at the official Bad Robot…

The Lost Picture Show

Zookastar is pleased to announce that The Lost Picture Show will be part of our screening program. The Lost Picture Show aim to bring a decadent, alternative experience with an eclectic screening program and workshops conjuring the luxury and excitement of the cinema of days gone by. The Lost Picture Show is a vintage cinema…

Kids Stunt Academy confirmed for Zookastar

June 11, 2013

In association with Rc-Annie, we are proud to announce our Kids Stunt School.  Free for our younger visitors, Kids Stunt School is a hands on experience to learn some amazing tricks and techniques.  Reservation of places in advance is advisable, and will be made available via the website from June 24th. Kerpow!                        Kids aged 7-11:…

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