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Raindance MA student Sadie Frost (l) studies in a coffee shop – the world’s most flexible and innovative film degree

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We make movies too!

Raindance Raw Talent’s feature film, Deadly Virtues: Love.Honour.Obey, directed by Ate De Jong, has been bought for distribution in Germany! Find out more here or follow @Raindance for more info!

Playing at the world’s best horror festival:
What? Our film plays Frightfest
When? Monday August 25 10:30am
Where? Vue Leicester Square


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