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SHOWREEL - TERRY MENDOZA

As part of the IAC's 1999 'Year of the Film & Video Library', a number of 'Showreel' tapes were invited from certain individuals and groups. The first of these was by Terry Mendoza of Westcliff, Essex. There is an optional interval between items 5 and 6.

1. SELF SERVICE
(
with Paul Mercer)
A young man (Dave Aldous) steals a car, but it soon runs out of petrol so he has to call in to an old-style garage. Having had his tank filled up, he then refuses to pay the elderly man (Geoff Birch) the full rate and drives off again. But after dark, he returns ... Good performances, together with excellent lighting and tight editing, make this a most atmospheric thriller.
Transfer from 16mm film.
IAC International Award, Best 16mm Award, Best Story Award, Best Acting Award (Dave Aldous) 1988

Story
11.mins


2. UNDER COVER
Roger Cork, a television investigative journalist, brilliantly played by Dave Aldous, takes his film crew into the back streets of Southend to uncover the truth about Mr Smith, an unqualified surgeon operating as a transcapitation consultant, bringing misery and ruin to the lives of his patients. Also featuring members of Westcliff's Operatic & Dramatic Society.
UNSUITABLE FOR CHILDREN
MAY UPSET SENSITIVE VIEWERS
BAVA Runner-up 1992; IAC Daily Mail Trophy, Best Video Award, Best Humour Award, Best Acting Award (Dave Aldous) 1992

Story
7.mins


3. MAKING WAVES
(with Chris Taylor, FACI)
Behind the scenes of a local radio station. A record of events from early morning to late at night, in the studios of Essex Radio and on location for its outside broadcasts.
Transfer from super 8 film.
Ten Best Oscar 1984; IAC Gold Seal 1985

Documentary
30.mins


4. MAN ENOUGH
A mock 'advert' showing a macho, gold medallion-wearing male preparing to go out ...

Humour
1.min


5. THE MOST FAMOUS TRAIN ...
Climb aboard the Orient Express and meet Terry's fellow travellers and some of the friendly staff. See the stunning scenery of Switzerland, Lichtenstein and Austria en route from London to Venice via Folkestone.
IAC Gold Seal 1991

Travel
15.mins


6. AMSTERDAM SNAPSHOT
A montage of the sights, sounds and musical experiences found in Amsterdam, the Netherlands' city of trams, canals, flowers, churches, cafes and a wide social mix of visitors and residents. Filmed in 1990.
IAC Silver Seal 1991

Travel
5.mins


7. STAKEOUT
Two men in a van are watching a particular house. When the owner leaves, one of the watchers makes his move ...

Humour
Story
1.min


8. MASQUE
Regardless of the weather, each year in the two weeks before Lent, Venice celebrates its scandalous 18th-Century debauchery with Carnivale! A slick music montage of fascinating faces, filmed in 1991.

Visual
3.min


9. HOOKED ON WAX
A riveting documentary about Tracy Birch and how she designs and makes multi-striped, carved candles. A well-shot and edited movie, the candle-maker's own voice-over making an excellent and informative complement to the visuals.
IAC Gold Seal 1995

Documentary
9.mins


10. VELO
Riders of somewhat eccentric bicycles take part in a series of comical races, which are highly entertaining for both spectators and viewers alike. Beautifully observed and edited to apt, descriptive music.
Transfer from super 8 film (lib. no: sup 163).
IAC Gold Seal 1995

Visual
6.mins


11. WILLING PARTNERS
A wealthy tycoon, George (Roy Foster), believes that his attractive young wife, Tricia (Tricia Kent), is having an affair with her golf instructor, Gary (Russell Byrne). George invites his business partner, David (David Aldous), to investigate. This leads to a web of betrayal, jealousy and greed. Screenplay by Peter Davison; photo-graphed by Tony Lench; produced by John Eaton.
CONTAINS VIOLENCE
UNSUITABLE FOR CHILDREN
IAC International Award, Best Club Award, Best Photography Award 1994

Story
24.mins


12. THE SHOOT
A glorious 'send-up' of the silent movies era, well shot, lit and edited, with effective performances and really special 'film' effects created with video techniques. There are even a few echoes of the classic 1941 professional madcap comedy Hellzapoppin' ...
BAVA Trophy, Best Comedy 1995; IAC Gold Seal 1995
(Making of article on IAC website - click here.)

Humour
Story
10.mins


Total running time 120 mins.

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