Gorbachev Comes to the UK

‘Meeting Gorbachev’ will be released in selected cinemas on the following dates/places. 
 
Week 1.  :  4th - 8th November
  • Filmhouse Edinburgh
  • HOME, Manchester
  • Ciné Lumière, London
  • Depot, Lewes
  • Watershed, Bristol
  • Curzon Bloomsbury, London (Dochouse)
  • Arthouse Crouch End, London
  • Showroom, Sheffield
  • Glasgow Film Theatre, Glasgow
  • Irish Film Institute, Dublin
Week 2.  :  11th - 15th November
  • Lighthouse, Poole
  • JW3, London
Week 3.  :  18th - 22nd November
  • Macroberts Arts, Stirling
  • Chapter, Cardiff
  • Saffron Screen, Saffron Walden
 Week 4.  :   25th - 29th November
  • New Park Cinema 
  • Strode Theatre
  • Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne

And André will be doing Q&A's in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Curzon, London.

The Thin Blurred Line

The hot ticket at t this year's Asthetica Short Film Festival:

Documentary filmmaking comes with many moral and ethical dilemmas. When confronted with a deeply emotive scenario, do you continue to film or put down the camera? How do you condense 500 hours of footage into a 90-minute film? What decisions should be made to ensure that the production reaches its full potential? Emmy-winning and BAFTA-nominated Richard Melman from Spring Films (Night Will Fall, Into the Inferno) establishes ethical boundaries and how to recognise them.

https://www.asff.co.uk/tickets/#2019-masterclasses

Thursday 7 November
16.30-17.30
York Theatre Royal Studio

The Dream Is Alive…

Indian Space Dreams is a Broadcast 'Hot Pick' at MIP.  Directed by Sue Sudbury at Sequoia Films with Richard Melman Producing and André Singer Exec Producing for Spring.

"Indian Space Dreams hits Mipcom as demand booms for stories about the Asian super-state, which is set to overtake China as the world’s most populous country, according to UN projections. India is emerging as a global economic force and with that has come its entry into the space race.

The documentary, which is part science story and part cultural and social observation, follows a team of scientists in Mumbai as they prepare to launch the country’s first astronomical satellite. Their mission began in 2001, and the doc follows them over the final six years of the project up to launch.

TVF International (TVFI) head of acquisitions Will Stapley says it is the first time a film crew has gained access to an Indian space mission – a key selling point for buyers to consider."

https://www.broadcastnow.co.uk/international/indian-space-dreams/5143619.article

Nashville turns Coolio

Cool Daddio: The Second Youth of R. Stevie Moore' is a tragi-comic musical odyssey to discover underground music icon R. Stevie Moore, a man who recorded over 400 albums…. in his bedroom. Now in his 60s, R. Stevie Moore is finally receiving worldwide recognition and growing cult following. As he embarks on his first global tour, is it all too much, or too late?

Cool Daddio was a major hit at the 50th Anniversary Nashville Film Festival, attended by the man himself Mr R. Stevie Moore, the directors Imogen Putler and Monika Baran and Spring's Producer Figs Jackman.

https://www.facebook.com/cooldaddiorsmfilm/

 

 

Coming To A Screen Near You!

Werner Herzog and Andre Singer’s Mikhail Gorbachev film is inked in for a November cinema release.

Arriving in cinemas on November 8th is the new film from Werner Herzog, made with Andre Singer. And it involves a chat with a rather famous politician.

No point keeping the suspense going, as you’ve guessed who it is from the title. But Meeting Gorbachev sees Herzog and Singer conducting three long interviews with the former Russian leader.

The film’s already earned rich acclaim from its US release earlier this year.

https://www.filmstories.co.uk/news/mikhail-gorbachev-hits-uk-cinemas-in-november/

Meeting Gorbachev

Spring and Werner Herzog Film's 'Meeting Gorbachev' has a US Television premier on October the 12th on History 6 pm to 8 pm EST.

PRISON Grierson Nomination

Spring is delighted to announce that PRISON has been nominated for this years Grierson Trust Awards. Congratulations to Paddy and team.

The awards are on the 14th of November.

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

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