Entries by Sam Mason Bell

Horror short films wanted!

TRASH ARTS and VESTRA PICTURES   Are Looking for completed Horror short films for upcoming horror film anthologies. Do you have a recently completed horror short? • We are looking for horror short films that will become part of a number of horror film anthologies we are currently working on which will be distributed. • […]

Making Waves Short FIlm Competition!

Making Waves supports and exhibits pioneering work by international talent and local independent film-makers; maximising opportunities to develop skills in film-making, distribution and events. Now in its fifth year, the Making Waves Short Film Competition 2016 will be open for entries from Friday April 28th. Film makers are encouraged to enter the Best International Film, […]

Public Statement 21-03-17

TrashArts Public Statement Relating to: Incident at the Fat Fox 21/03/2017 Date of statement: 21/03/17 In response to the above incident. From this day forward, at the beginning of Open Ya Mouth we will make it clear that our definition of safe space is one of focusing solely on the new performer and all words […]

Living as a creative in a not so creative world

Once upon a time the working class ruled the arts in this country, cos frankly we’re better at it. Perhaps not the disciplines of writing, music, theatre or film but the creativity yes. We have that spark, that intangible, inexplicable thing that gives us a voice, an insight that can’t be achieved by the upper […]

The Flaming Lips – Oczy Mlody Review

Released 13th January 2017 // Warner Bros Records The Flaming Lips 15th studio album is a new exploration of the classic experimental, quasi-sci-fi, hallucinogenic Lips sound. It brings back the familiar warm, fuzzy, weed-brownie-spaced-out sensation, driven by frontman Wayne Coyne and his haunting examination of what isn’t real and why. It seems reminiscent of earlier […]

A Journey in to the Cultural

A Cathartic Exercise in Coping with all this Increasingly Dead Cultural Bollocks It is a strange and precarious world that we find ourselves in. Alternative truths, the ‘post-truth’ era, simulation and simulacra and hyper-reality increasingly work their way in to the mainstream conscience. Popular culture artefacts such as films like ‘The Matrix’, ‘Inception’, ‘Fight Club’ […]

Sam’s Top 15 Films of 2016

And so, we have come to the end of another great year for film – if you look in the right place… Just to get a few things out of the way; some films I have sadly missed (Arrival) would have been on the list and you also won’t find any Star Wars or any […]

Sams Top 10 TV shows of the year.

It’s a tired old phrase that undermines films but, none the less, it is true that this is a golden age for TV. So, here are my very opinionated views on the best of 2016. 10. Last Night With John Oliver. As everyone knows, this year has been hideous for the world. The alt right […]

Horror Submissions Now Open!

CONSPIRACY  X OPEN SUBMISSIONS FOR “CONSPIRACY THEORY : X” THE Horror Film! “How Far Would You Go?” Open call for filmmakers and actors to submit short films and documentary style videos for the upcoming horror film anthology “CONSPIRACY THEORY : X” Open call to filmmakers and actors across the globe! “CONSPIRACY THEORY : X” Conspiracy […]

Welcome to Trash Arts

Hi, Welcome to the Trash Arts website, we hope you like it. We are a group of promoters based in Portsmouth who put on Gigs, Film Screenings, Variety Shows and whatever else we think’ll be good. We work with a few venues around the city booking local, national and international artists. We’ve booked bands for their first […]