Trow takes up directing on Kesulat


Alan Trow BSC in the cinema he runs in Hay-on-Wye (with Kesulat trailer)

Alan Trow BSC has finished principal photography on his directorial feature debut Kesulat, a thriller set in the Kosovo War in 1999.

Initially conceived nearly ten years ago, with Albanian writer/actor Jimi Tihofsi, the production is based on true stories and tells of how friends and neighbours in a small Kosovan village were torn apart by the horrors of the war.

Trow shot in Kosovo for three weeks with cinematographer Mari Yamamura and camera operator Kevin Rudge, backed up by a local crew. Another week of shooting is planned in Wales during the summer.

When he’s not shooting, Trow runs Richard Booth’s Bookshop Cinema in Hay-on-Wye, where he also hosts Hay Film School events supported by local filmmakers including Doug Milsome BSC ASC, Richard Greatrex BSC, Chris Menges BSC ASC, and Bruce Robinson.

Issue 98 – March 2020

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