With Stuart Hazeldine After trawling my archives, I discovered this cracking recording I made with screenwriter Stuart Hazeldine about working in LA, but living in the UK. It was held at Ealing Studios in 2009, just before his first feature film EXAM went into production. He candidly shared his experiences giving detailed roadmaps you can […]
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From the archives… Script to screen on EXAM, with Stuart Hazeldine
A couple of years ago I was involved in a movie called EXAM, written and directed by the fabulously talented Stuart Hazeldine. It was described as ‘The Apprentice goes to hell…’ We held a Script To Screen on the weekend of release and we filmed it – I just got asked about it so I […]
EXAM: Meet the filmmakers, read the screenplay…
A couple of years ago I was involved in Stuart Hazeldine’s cracking high concept Brit thriller ‘EXAM’. At the time we held a Script To Screen event, and we filmed it. So here’s your chance to read the script and watch the interview, and hopefully rent the movie or buy the BluRay. Here is the […]
Oscar winning Producer Gareth Unwin and Oscar winning writer David Seidler: The Kings Speech One Hour Masterclass
In life I find we come to believe that there is a certain and fixed way that things are done. A prescribed way to success. Sure there are deviations and back doors, but fundamentally, there is set process and track to take. After ‘The Kings Speech’ has taken over a half a billion dollars, and […]
You know you have made it when Bollywood remakes your movie…
You may recall I was a producer on Stuart Hazeldines taught Brit thriller ‘Exam’ (watch to the trailer here…) Well Bollywood has just done a genuine, all guns blazing 100% rip off. No phone call. No deal. No permission. Just rip off the movie. Even take credit for the writing! I am not sure what […]
Amazing news from the Oscars for our team!
Last year I was Associate Producer on Stuart Hazeldines ‘EXAM’, a taught thriller set in one room. And yesterdays Oscars announcement was extraordinary news for one of our team… Stuart put it best on the Exam Facebook page… 'As EXAM blazes a trail across the worlds cinema screens it's important to remember that not all […]
Help us win the Empire Awards, your vote will REALLY make a difference!
It's been a great year for EXAM, prize-wise. First we got a BIFA nomination, then a BAFTA nomination, then we won the Santa Barbara Film Festival, and recently we scooped the Golden Hitchcock Award at the Dinard Film Festival. You might think our eligibility cycle would be over by now… but you'd be wrong. There […]
EXAM gets a 70 print release in Mexico and wins a Hitchcock award!
I just got word that EXAM (on which I was an Assoc Producer) won the Bronze Hitchcock award at the Dinard Film Festival – the Bronze Hitchcock is a special award chosen by French exhibitors and it gives us a theatrical run on 40 screens across Brittany and Normandy – great news for us […]
EXAM, released in the UK on DVD and BluRay…
Finally, EXAM hits the high streets (Monday June 7th)… If you missed it earlier this year, EXAM is a film I helped produce, and it’s directed by the super talented Stuart Hazeldine. Here’s a synopsis… Eight strangers prepare to sit a test together, competing for a top-secret, high-level position. As this tense, claustrophobic mystery unfolds, […]
EXAM wins at Santa Barbara AND gets a RAVE REVIEW in Variety!
Most of us will never be able to vote for which films and filmmakers win Oscars, BAFTAs, BIFAs or all those other luvvie award ceremonies – but you CAN vote in the Empire Awards, one of the coolest awards shows going and run by the world's biggest selling film magazine. EXAM, a movie I produced […]
EXAM is up for the Empire Awards… PLEASE VOTE!
Those of you who came to the special screening of EXAM, a movie I produced last year, got the chance to see the film on the big screen, then meet the film makers… And now there is more exciting news! The Oscars may be the biggest movie awards show of the year and the BAFTAs […]
EXAM gets a BAFTA NOMINATION!
Late last week I found out that EXAM has been nominated for a BAFTA! WOW! Writer and director Stuart Hazeldine, who was gracious enough to share all his knowledge and experiences while making EXAM at our special screening last week, was nominated for the Outstanding Debut By A British Writer, Director Or Producer award. You […]
EXAM hits the NUMBER 1 SLOT with film makers support in central London!
What a GREAT DAY! Amazing. I knew that the ‘EXAM with film makers autopsy Q and A’ would go down well, I just didn't realise how much people would respond to it. I have been to lots of Q and A sessions after films and often found them a little light weight. I wanted this […]
Empire reviews and feature are in for EXAM… and it’s a Pass With Distinction… and your last chance to get tickets for special film makers autopsy on Sunday afternoon
EXAM is officially released in cinemas today, and in case you have skipped the blog for the last week, let’s recap – we have a REALLY exciting event on Sunday afternoon (10th Jan), at the Odeon, Panton St, Central London at 2.15. The movie will be screened, not off 35mm as I had first thought, […]
Read The Script, Watch The Movie, Meet The Film Makers… £14 for a Low Budget Movie Masterclass
READ BELOW BEFORE WATCHING THE CLIP OK we have come up with something VERY VERY cool for film makers. EXAM screening, with SCREENPLAY and extended film makers autopsy with the writer, director and composer – VENUE Odeon, Panton St, off Leicester Sq., London, 2.15pm Writer and director of EXAM, Stuart Hazeldine, has been kind enough […]
Do You Know How To Release A Feature Film Theatrically In the UK? Special Screening of EXAM and workshop on Sunday at the Odeon, Panton Street, Leicester Sq.
Come along to this special screening of ‘EXAM’ on Sunday January 10th at 2.15pm, Odeon Panton Street, Leicester Square where we first screen the movie, then the film makers reveal just how they made this low budget Brit psycho-thriller, got it into theatres and ended up with four star reviews from both ‘Total Film’ and […]
EXAM gets a four star review in Total Film, released in theatres on Jan 8th!
As Christmas closes in, after three days of editing and mastering the opus of all wedding videos for my girlfriends sister Maria, I can relax into a delightful evening with the final two episodes of ‘Dexter’… Mmmm, lovely Christmas eve! I have had a lot of feedback from the Apple TV blog, mostly about both […]
EXAM trailer goes live…
A few days ago, Empire magazine in the UK premiered the trailer for EXAM, a feature film I Associate Produced last year. Almost immediately it was ripped and is now on youtube and a host of other video sites. It will be released in cinemas early next year. Here is what Empire said… We’ve been […]
EXAM passes at Edinburgh
Last year, film maker friend and writer, Stuart Hazeldine, made his debut feature. You may recall he was good enough to come and speak to us all at the studios, about his experiences in Hollywood as a writer (recently, he wrote Knowing with Nic Cage) – you can listen to the podcast here. So his […]
EXAM gets its world premiere!
Last year I held an evening seminar with Stuart Hazeldine, UK screenwriter and now director. He has been very busy in the last 12 months with 2 films that he co-wrote being released, ‘The Day The Earth Stood Still’ and ‘Knowing’. At the time of the seminar, Stuart was in prep for his first feature […]