PABLO RAYBOULD – ACTOR/DIRECTOR/WRITER/CO-PRODUCER
Pablo is a primarily a jobbing actor but, like many, has other strings to his bow and so has written, directed, produced and many other things. He has been involved with acting out live scenarios in the corporate training arena as well as theatre and more recently television and film.
He has appeared in Me Before You, currently at cinemas, Father Brown, Witless, The Windsors and soon Brief Encounters.
BEN MANNING – ACTOR/PRODUCER
Pablo met Ben in pantomime and then again later in corporate training, and they began to write and perform comedy sketches together and, with Ben’s skills behind the camera too, started to film and edit them. So, 2@ was born.
From there, the quality of the sketches improved as they progressed and then the question was raised – ‘Why not make a film?’
Time was spent developing The Snarling and last March a small team put together by co-producers, Ben & Pablo, shot the 1h 23m film in a very busy and intense 13 days! Months were spent on the edit, there were a few pick up days and then it was sent for the score to be written and eventually, they had a feature film that has been a roaring success everywhere it has been screened.
“A sleepy English village is invaded by the cast and crew of a new zombie horror film, but the horror turns real when someone or something starts tearing villagers, cast and crew to shreds.”
The Snarling is a comedy horror with a unique sense of humour and a joke per minute, and it marks Pablo Raybould’s debut feature film as a writer and director.
The film was self-financed and starred the likes of Chris Simmons, Julie Peasgood, Joel Beckett, Albert Moses and Julia Deakin as well as Pablo himself as the Detective Inspector, and has already been screened and praised at a number of film festivals such as the Horror On Sea festival and Derby Film Festival. Its premiere had an attendance of over 200 people who were literally howling with laughter throughout.
This film is one to watch!