Tom Meeten

Lowe & Meeten are Hellbound

Tom Meeten and Alice Lowe will be joining Doctor Who star Neve McIntosh in an audio production of Clive Barker’s legendary novella The Hellbound Heart. Now infamous as the story which became horror movie franchise Hellraiser, Barker’s short tale was written in 1986, and tells of [...]

January 16, 2018 // 0 Comments

Paddington 2 and The Ghoul get BAFTA nominations

It was a strong year for British film last year, and a fantastic one for TVO related movies too, so we’re overjoyed to learn that both Paddington 2 and The Ghoul have been nominated for BAFTA awards this morning. Paddington 2, written by Simon Farnaby and Paul King, directed by King [...]

January 9, 2018 // 0 Comments

TVO Triple Bill on Film 4

This Thursday sees Film 4 give movie lovers another chance to see not one, not two, but three recent TVO related smashes in a row. Alice Lowe‘s Prevenge – in which a pregnant mother-to-be begins revenge-killing those responsible for the death of her partner, seemingly at the behest [...]

December 13, 2017 // 0 Comments

Buy your onions! Christmas gift ideas from TVO…

Christmas is now only two weeks away, and that means one of two things: you’re either already sorted for present-buying this year, or you’ve got a stressful fortnight ahead. Well, if you’re in the latter camp, we’ve got you covered, as 2017 has been a bumper year for great [...]

December 10, 2017 // 0 Comments

Meeten pulls the other one

Tom Meeten is on the bill for Pull the Other One on Friday 24th November. The comedy night at the Old Nun’s Head in London is said to be “an extraordinary evening with acts bizarre, humorous and delightful”. As well as TVO favourite Tom Meeten, the lineup also includes Robin Ince [...]

November 10, 2017 // 0 Comments

Timewasters is no waste of time

Daniel Lawrence Taylor’s sitcom about a time-travelling jazz band is well worth your time. In Timewasters, a filthy lift in a dilapidated  block of flats becomes a time machine, sending a struggling four-piece jazz band back to the roaring 20s. The central players are Daniel Lawrence [...]

October 25, 2017 // 0 Comments

Halloween on Film4

This Halloween, several TVO-linked films will have their television premieres on Film4.  A Dark Song – Wednesday 25th Steve Oram stars in this Irish horror film about a damaged occultist and a grieving, determined young woman. The plot follows a black magic ritual that the pair risk their [...]

October 11, 2017 // 0 Comments

The Ghoul available to pre-order

The Ghoul – the incredible directorial debut of Gareth Tunley starring Tom Meeten and a cavalcade of TVO regulars – is now available to pre-order on DVD and Blu-Ray. The film, which saw limited screenings last year and earlier in 2017, is due to hit cinemas on 4th August. It tells [...]

August 1, 2017 // 0 Comments

Onion Talking: Alice Lowe on Prevenge’s final push

Prevenge – the directorial feature debut from Alice Lowe – is available on dvd and blu-ray now. To celebrate, TVO cornered Alice once more to talk in depth about the Prevenge experience from conception to completion. With major spoilers (you have been warned), this is the [...]

June 5, 2017 // 0 Comments

The Ghoul at East End Film Festival

Gareth Tunley’s The Ghoul will be screened at the East End Film Festival (EEFF) on June 17th. Originally founded in 2000 as a platform for filmmakers living and working in East London, the EEFF has since expanded to represent and showcase the very best in both British and international [...]

June 3, 2017 // 0 Comments

Five years since TVO Live!

Today marks five years since The Velvet Onion Live, and as luck would have it, we recently managed to salvage some footage previously thought lost forever from the star-studded one-off live event. On 31st May 2012, we packed 21 Velvet Onion regulars, and the disembodied voice of one other, into [...]

May 31, 2017 // 1 Comment

Review: Prevenge on DVD & Blu-Ray

Alice Lowe’s smash hit film Prevenge is released on DVD and Blu-Ray in the UK on 5th June, which gave TVO an ample excuse to revisit a film we’d previously called “a startling debut from an incredibly talented individual”. With the film also available to download from [...]

May 29, 2017 // 0 Comments

Double The Fun In Dalston

The Rio Cinema in Dalston, London, will be showing a Velvet Onion-flavoured double bill this Sunday, with a combined screening and Q&A for Aaaaaaaah! and Prevenge. With both films emerging from of the hearts and minds of two of our favourite people, and each of them featuring a whole host of [...]

May 10, 2017 // 0 Comments

Pre-Order Prevenge

Alice Lowe‘s sensational directorial debut Prevenge will be released on dvd and blu-ray in June. For the uninitiated the film stars its writer and director as Ruth, a downtrodden mum-to-be who lost her partner on the very day she found out she was pregnant, and now believes that their [...]

April 3, 2017 // 0 Comments

Yonderbye

Family friendly fantasy favourite Yonderland will not be returning, it has been revealed. The Sky One comedy drama, which ran for three series and a Christmas special, was the work of the original lead cast for CBBC’s Horrible Histories – all of whom have made regular contributions [...]

February 17, 2017 // 1 Comment

BIFA screenings for independent films

The Ghoul and Trespass Against Us are to screen across the UK as part of the BIFI Independents season. For the uninitiated The Ghoul is the directorial debut by Gareth Tunley and stars a bevy of TVO regulars including Tom Meeten, Alice Lowe, Dan Skinner, Geoffrey McGivern and Rufus [...]

January 17, 2017 // 0 Comments

Preview Prevenge as Alice Lowe goes on tour!

Alice Lowe will be touring the UK in the new year to promote her forthcoming film Prevenge, which is to be released in UK cinemas on February 10th 2017, and you can see the brand new trailer below. Prevenge is Alice’s directorial debut, which she has also written and starred in whilst 7-8 [...]

December 20, 2016 // 1 Comment

Meeten And Clark On Screen Talk

There are many things we like about Dan Clark‘s Screen Talk podcast, but one of the things we enjoy the most is how closely his guest list matches our list of artists. It’s hardly surprising given Dan’s involvement in a fair few TVO-connected projects himself, but we still buzz [...]

November 6, 2016 // 0 Comments

BIFA Nominations Full List

The full list of nominations for the 2016 British Independent Film Awards has been released.  Here’s a roundup of the many nominations received by TVO-connected films and artists: Notes On Blindness – Best British Independent Film, Best Director (James Spinney & Pete Middleton), [...]

November 1, 2016 // 0 Comments