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STARBURST Film Festival Manchester 26th-28th August 2016

Harley Cokeliss - Director

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Harley Cokeliss

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26th - 29 August 2016 MMU Manchester, UK

Breaking into the business in the early 1970s, Harley Cokeliss has helmed many a genre favourite over the decades. Having made Britain his home in the ‘60s, Harley learnt his craft at the London Film School before going on to have a successful career in the world of both film and TV.

From making the first filmed version of J.G. Ballard’s Crash in 1971, to working on The Empire Strikes Back, to writing and directing 1988’s terrifying and twisted Dream Demon, to directing episodes of shows such as Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, Xena: Warrior Princess, and The Immortal, to 2010’s mystery movie Paris Connections.

He is a director, writer, editor and even actor who has worked in many facets of genre and who is the very definition of a perfect guest for the premiere edition of the STARBURST International Film Festival.

Andrew Pollard

BFI DVD Presents: Glitterball

Harley will be talking about the making of the childrens classic Glitterball as part of the BFI DVD Presents sessions.

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Starburst Film Festival Highlights

Horror Double Bill

Horror Double Bill

Nightly Horror Double Bill screenings
Including Psychomania (Remastered print) & Dracula 1972 classic films, from the horror genre, to keep you on the edge of your seat...

RUN!  Gangsters at 40

RUN! Gangsters at 40

The creator of this classic television show Philip Martin is in conversation with Dick Fiddy. Looking back at the series and his new novelisation

Bob Baker

Bob Baker

Bob Baker, BAFTA winner writer of Wallace and Gromit – A Matter of Loaf and Death. He discusses the characters and their exploits in a Q&A session and introduces the fans favourite W&G short film.

Battletruck Screening

Battletruck Screening

Harley Cokeliss screens a fully restored copy of his 'post oil wars' 1982 epic Battletruck

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