Bolton Film Festival

Our MD will be speaking at this years Bolton Film Festival on October the 1st.

"Bolton Film Festival returns to the Light Cinema on 1st/2nd/3rd October 2019  - a nine screen cinema housed within an amazing listed Victorian market building in the centre of the town.

We're screening innovative and groundbreaking short films from independent film-makers. Whether it’s drama, documentary, animation, comedy or experimental film our aim is to showcase emerging talent to an audience of like-minded individuals and industry experts."

Word on the street (at least on Richard's street!) is that tickets are selling fast so we recommend that you book now to avoid disappointment...

https://www.boltonfilmfestival.com/tues-1st-talks

 

Meeting Gorbachev in the Top 10

On the iTunes Movies US Charts – Independent - Meeting Gorbachev has rocketed in at number 9. Not bad for week 2!

https://wtop.com/national/2019/08/the-top-10-movies-on-the-itunes-store-16/

And if you'd like to buy it to download in the UK check out kaleidescape

http://tiny.cc/ojp4az

La masterclass de producción

Figs Jackman is spending this week @docmontevideo in Uruguay.

DocMontevideo has established itself as the meeting place for television and documentary filmmakers in Latin America. Year after year, it receives an increasing number of independent producers, students, television representatives, decision-makers, speakers and audiovisual professionals.

Figs helped kick off the week by presenting a masterclass on international production.

http://www.docmontevideo.com/nosotros/docmontevideo/

The Grierson Awards

Spring's 'Prison' series for Channel 4 directed by Paddy Wivell, has been shortlisted for the prestigious Grierson Awards 2019. Nominations will be announced on the 19th of September.

https://griersontrust.org/grierson-awards/the-grierson-awards/

Now That’s Cool Daddio!

We are delighted to announce that 'Cool Daddio', directed by Imogen Putler and Monika Baran and produced by Figs Jackman, has been selected for the Nashville Film Festival in October this year.

http://tiny.cc/77v29y

And not only that but it is also playing at the Melbourne Film Festival on the 3rd and 17th of August.

"Featuring ultra-rare footage, music, and cheers from superfans Ariel Pink, MGMT, Mac DeMarco and more, Cool Daddio cements Moore’s legacy as one of the weirdest and best."

“R. Stevie Moore may well be the most talented, interesting pop musician never to have released a record on a major label.” – Pitchfork""

So if you are down under next month, book now for the coolest ticket in town.

http://tiny.cc/9sy39y

 

 

Beijing or Bust…

André and the team have been in Beijing for the last week developing and researching a new project for later in the year. A combination of hard work and Maotai has produced some excellent results. Watch this space for further news.

Changing Minds

This week, Kathy Myers and Richard Melman were invited to the Royal College of Psychiatrists to address the Prison Mental Health Services Annual Forum about the challenges of filming mental health issues and stories in prison.

They recognised that many Mental Health professionals were wary or unwilling to allow documentary filming and explained the protocols used and the care taken in ensuring that the participants were willing to participate and had the capacity to agree.

Both Kathy and Richard were proud that the final film was able to show a small part of the amazing work of the Mental Health team in Durham. Some of whom were in attendance at the Forum.

 

“Meeting Gorbachev” fills the square in Bologna

"Meeting Gorbachev" takes centre stage at the Biografilm Festival - playing to a packed crowd in Bologna's historic Piazza Maggiore.

Stars Queue Up to Selfie with Spring

At Sunday's BAFTA's there was a long line of television stars waiting to be photographed with Spring's Lauren and Claire.  Even though it meant staying up until almost dawn, they managed to get through most of them and send their apologies to those that were disappointed.

 

Creative Europe’s TV Programming scheme

Edward Dallal discusses how being a recipient of funding through Creative Europe's TV Programming scheme has helped to enhanced the scale and production value of their latest project with Werner Herzog.

http://www.creativeeuropeuk.eu/news/blog-spring-films-ed-dallal-talks-tv-programming-support

 

Cool Daddio at Sheffield Doc/Fest 2019.

Cool Daddio: The Second Youth of R. Stevie Moore will be playing at the Sheffield Doc/Fest 2019 and even better news it has been nominated for the New Talent Award!  Congratulations to the Directors and Producers Imogen Pulter and Monica Baran for a very well deserved nomination.

He’s been called a genius, a unique talent who has been a key influence on figures such as Albert Hammond Jr, Ariel Pink, Tim Burgess, Mac DeMarco and many many others. Rolling Stone Magazine said he’s made “One of the most significant indie albums of all time”. R Stevie Moore has been a reclusive figure for over 40 years, recording over 400 albums in his bedroom. Musical Legend or Bonkers? Or Both? For the first time, we go on the road to discover the truth behind the myth as we jump inside the crazy, chaotic world of R Stevie Moore.

Screening Times:

The Light Cinema 3

Monday 10 June 2019

11:40:00 AM

The Light Cinema 8

Saturday 08 June 2019

9:45:00 PM

https://www.sheffdocfest.com

I’ve seen you on the beach and I’ve seen you on TV*

Figs Jackman has just returned from Rio. "It was great to reconnect with Rio 2C at what is such an important and creative market place" said a suspiciously bronzed looking Mr Jackman. As well as a plethora of meetings with both Brazilian and international producers he presented a session on Global Narratives and showed clips from 'Meeting Gorbachev' and our upcoming 'Cool Daddio'.

  • With thanks to Duran Duran.