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PATHÉTIQUE FILMS LTD

MAKERS OF AWARD-WINNING FILMS SINCE 2004

Pathétique Films is the power behind Worst Fears, a portmanteau of old-school horror shorts; two documentaries about the pioneer erotic film maker Peter de Rome; and Trouser Bar, the most scandalous film of 2016. There is more to come. 

 

CURIOUSER AND CURIOUSER

STRANGE WORKS FROM THE WITHERED PEN OF DAVID MCGILLIVRAY

David McGillivray became a minor cult figure in the 1970s because of his screenplays for sexploitation films such as House of Whipcord, Frightmare, Satan's Slave and Terror. The film critic of Time Out described Satan's Slave as "another absolute stinker from the withered pen of David McGillivray." The view of the Hampstead and Highgate Express was that  "David McGillivray has contributed more than most to the degeneration of the cinema.” After a long period working in theatre, radio and other media, McGillivray returned to cinema in 2004 with a series of horror shorts, seven of which were later joined together as Worst Fears. He later produced two documentaries about film maker Peter de Rome - Fragments and Peter de Rome: Grandfather of Gay Porn - and the silent fantasy Trouser Bar, written in 1976 by one of de Rome's celebrated fans. He has written the screenplay of Robin Maugham's scandalous novel, The Wrong People, which is currently in pre=production. 

 

WORK

WORST FEARS

Seven nightmarish tales directed by Keith Claxton, written by David McGillivray. Distributed by Nucleus Films.

FRAGMENTS

Pioneer erotic film maker Peter de Rome talks about his career and some of the many projects he never completed. Included as an extra on the BFI DVD release The Erotic Films of Peter de Rome. 

PETER DE ROME: GRANDFATHER OF GAY PORN

Feature-length version of Fragments in which Peter de Rome visits comedian Julian Clary in Kent and film maker Kristen Bjorn in Barcelona before Peter's work is celebrated at London's BFI Southbank. Distributed by Peccadillo Pictures. 

TROUSER BAR

Scandalous short film written by a celebrated theatrical knight in 1976, finally filmed in 2015 exactly as he intended it. Winner of the Best International Short award, Mix Brasil, São Paulo, 2016. Distributed by Peccadillo Pictures as part of the Boys on Film 15 DVD. 

 

CONTACT

We're always happy to put you in touch with any of the talented artists who have worked with us in the past.

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