Sheffield DocFest Nomination for Beneath the Surface

Beneath the Surface had its UK premiere at this year's Sheffield DocFest and is in competition for the Festival's Tim Hetherington Award, a recognition of the film's powerful insight into a culture of abuse and systemic racism affecting the Sami people in Norway.

Beneath the Surface will be broadcast on the BBC's Storyville strand in the UK and on NRK in Norway later this year.

Director: Alex Irvine-Cox

Producer:  Ingvil Giske

Exec Producers: Fiona Stourton, André Singer, Lucie Kon, Philippa Kowarsky, Mandy Chang

Co-production with Medieoperatørene

Herzog’s LAST EXIT:SPACE lands at Discovery+

We are excited to announce that Last:Exit Space, co-produced by Spring Films with Gunpowder & Sky and Taglicht Media,  directed by Rudolph Herzog and narrated by Werner Herzog is now available to stream on Discovery+

Watch the trailer here

Indian Space Dreams Still Heading for the Stars

The Association for International Broadcasting has just shortlisted Indian Space Dreams for this year's Science and Technology Awards.

Congratulations to Sue Sudbury and the team. Watch this space for more details.

"We are delighted that despite the global pandemic, broadcasters and producers across the world have responded to this year’s call for entries to the AIBs. This annual competition – now in its 16th year – celebrates journalism and factual productions across TV, radio and digital platforms."

Full information at The AIBs website

 

 

Fireball to hit Toronto tonight!

The epic Fireball: Visitors from Darker Worlds directed by Werner Herzog and Clive Oppenheimer will have its world premiere tonight at 6pm local time at the Toronto International Film Festival.

www.tiff.net/events/fireball-visitors-from-darker-worlds

Tinderbox Makes an Impact

Spring is delighted to announce that Gillian Mosely's powerful and personal examination of the history of the Israeli/Palestine conflict 'Tinderbox' has won the Impact Doc Awards Viewer Impact and the History Award of Excellence along with a Special Mention in Documentary Features.

Tinderbox was directed and produced by Gillian Mosely for Media Lab. The DoP was Richard Blanshard and the EPs were André Singer and Richard Melman for Spring Films

Meeting Gorbachev – UK TV Premiere

We are delighted to let you know that on Thursday the 2nd of July at 10:15 pm Sky Documentaries on Sky Channel 114 will be showing the UK television premiere of Meeting Gorbachev directed by Werner Herzog and André Singer. If you missed it at the cinema now's your chance to see this highly praised and moving account of Gorbachev's extraordinary career.

Produced by Lucki Stepetic and Svetlana Palmer

Executive Producer Richard Melman

 

 

 

Indian Space Dreams become Reality

Congratulations  to Sue Sudbury and the team for winning the RTS Southern Regional Award

“An epic and multi-layered production telling the story of 3 professors and a young woman scientist and their part in the Indian space programme. This documentary gave an authentic glimpse of life in Mumbai, challenged stereotypes and showed how ingenuity and patience can, in the end, lead to success. A beautifully shot tapestry illustrating social pressure, cultural challenges and above all a very different approach to life and work.” RTS Awards jury

Spring is very proud to part of this terrific production.

Director: Sue Sudbury
Producers: Richard Melman & Sue Sudbury. Executive Producers: André SingerKeith Haviland & Pat Mills

A Sequoia Films production in association with Spring Films & Haviland Digital.

PRISON – FAMILY

Tonight is the last of the Women's prison trilogy. Some amazing and heartbreaking stories of what happens to a family when a mother is sent to jail.

https://www.channel4.com/programmes/prison

Read about Kelly's remarkable journey on Huffpost

https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/being-a-mum-in-prison-foston-hall_uk_5e593f33c5b6450a30bde000

Did the Duck do it?

The mystery surrounding the Foston Hall Duckling continues to grow.

https://twitter.com/movanders/status/1229525583480213506

We can only reply with Channel 4's official statement "For reasons of the duck’s security we can’t go into the issues surrounding its move into ‘Duck Witness Protection’ and what necessitated our having to blur his image, suffice to say, it was a nasty incident involving the Canada Goose Gang, a loaf of bread and a swan! We hope you’ll respect his need for privacy."

PRISON 2 Tonight at 9 pm

Tonight we show the vital work carried out at Foston Hall to help women who have suffered traumatic events. The remarkable Healing Trauma team is led by prisoners who have 'been there' themselves.

 

RTS – Indian Space Dreams

Sue Sudbury's terrific film on the launch of India's first satellite has been nominated for a Royal Television Society Southern Region award in Best Single Doc category.  Congratulations Sue and fingers crossed.

http://www.springfilms.tv/portfolio/indian-space-dreams/

A Sequoia/Spring Films production.

“Almost miraculously uplifting TV”

Read the Guardian's four-star review of 'How to Stay Out of Jail'

https://tinyurl.com/yx4vkzhj

Thank you Jemma, Martha and the amazing Checkpoint team.