To screen 50 Kisses in a cinema, we need to make a DCP (Digital Cinema Package). This is a specific file supplied on an industry standard drive. We could make our own DCP using OpenDCP (low budget and a little risky), but the lovely people at Soho Digital Cinema are helping us out. I have […]
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Why do you need a DCP when you can screen your movie in full HD in a cinema from an iPad?
Last night I attended a top secret test screening of a feature film at BAFTA. It was an incomplete cut of the movie, exported from Avid (DNxHD36 codec) at 1080P and transcoded to an H.264 Quicktime file at 8000kbps, with audio in AAC at 320kbps (entire file size just under 6gb). This file then played […]
‘Swinging With The Finkels’, Inspirational Script to Screen with Jonathan Newman
Watch the short film and read the feature script now… (plus get access to extra drafts and production paperwork like schedule and breakdowns) Then on Saturday June 18th, at the Apollo Cinema, watch the movie (on the weekend of its 200 screen release), followed by a 2 hour seminar with Writer/Director Jonathan Newman. Finally, […]
Script to Screen Workshop Videoblog, 'Dead Wood' and 'Shifty'
NEW – Watch this video on iPhone or other mobile device by clicking here Over the last few weeks we have held two separate ‘Script To Screen’ events, one for zero budget horror ‘Dead Wood’ and one for the hundred grand Microwave feature ‘Shifty’. Both events were very different, were very well attended/received, and ended […]
BAFTA nominated ‘Shifty’, a Guerilla Film Makers Script To Screen presentation with writer and director Eran Creevy
Date: Sunday March 28th. Time: 12.00pm Place: Odeon Panton Street, London. (Seating is limited) Tickets £19 (plus booking fee and inc VAT) Meet Eran Creevy, one of this years BAFTA nominated film makers, for ‘Shifty’ (in the category of best first feature). We interviewed him for the new ‘Guerilla Film Makers Pocketbook’, and were […]
Watch 'Dead Wood' the short film, with short interview with the film makers
WARNING – This short is 18 Certificate and NOT FOR THE FEINT HEARTED (So mum, don't watch it!) Tonight at Ealing Studios, we are hosting a SOLD OUT event with the makers of the zero budget horror film ‘Dead Wood’. You can read about the event on the blog here. I interviewed them for the […]
How To Make And Sell a Micro Budget Horror Film – A Case Study In Success.
SOLD OUT – Meet Sebastian, Richard and David of Menan Films. We just interviewed them for the new Guerilla Film Makers Pocketbook, but we thought thier journey was so extraordinary, we wanted to share it with the wider film making community now. Together, theses three guys made a no budget (literally, just sandwich money) horror […]
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 […]
Gone Fishing Screening at the iMax is a SUCCESS!
Boy was it hurling it down like cats and dogs last night – so, to see a packed audience at the iMax theatre, with so many faces I recognised, was really wonderful. This screening of ‘Gone Fishing’ and Q and A session was part of DropShot 3, a kind of micro festival for film makers. […]
Gone Fishing Plays At Imax, Waterloo Tonight! (Oct 7th, 7.30pm)
Whoaaaah! Imax! I KNOW! First off, we are not on the BIG BIG screen, we are on the smaller BIG Screen upstairs – I will be there doing an hour long Q and A with Stephen Follows asking the questions on stage (Stephen ran the London based Super Shorts Film Festival when ‘Gone Fishing’ played […]
Heaven and Hell at BAFTA…
Whenever I have taught my two day Guerilla Film Makers masterclass, one of the things I talk about is having a really amazing premiere. You have worked your guts out for months, probably even years, and you deserve the premiere of a lifetime. I have always hired the Princess Anne Theatre at BAFTA, 195 Piccadilly, […]
They queued all day, around the corner, to see the film…
They queued all day, around the corner, to see the film… It sounds just like a formative experience I had as a kid, in the summer of 1975, in line at the Wigan Odeon cinema, completely unaware of what was going to ravage me over the next two hours. I can remember it just like […]
Tomorrow night, in Los Angeles… Gone Fishing meets an EVEN BIGGER FISH…!
Tomorrow night, in LA, ‘Gone Fishing’ is playing to a sold out screening as a support for the World Premiere of a great new doc called ‘The Shark Is Still Working’ – a look back at the enduring success of ‘Jaws’, the trailer is above. It’s a brilliantly made documentary too, crafted by people who […]
Gone Fishing with a talk from the director, The Roxy this Thursday!
This Thursday (April 23rd), as part of the London Independent Film Festival, I will be running a one hour seminar and screening Gone Fishing at The Roxy Cinema in East London. The event is part of an evening of Music Videos and the best of UK Short films and costs just £3! You can buy […]
Gone Fishing Gets a Theatrical Release!
I have teamed up with old film school buddy, Julian Richards, to release ‘Gone Fishing’ as a support for his feature film 'Summer Scars', which is released in cinemas this June. This is great news as it means that Gone Fishing should play around the country in cinemas, and it’s a wonderful revival of the […]
Gone Fishing plays for students in Flagstaff, Arizona
A question I am often asked about the video webisodes is, ‘how do you film then when you are on your won…?’ in short, I grab someone and put the camera in their hands and say, can you point this at me please? And away we go. Occasionally, I am lucky enough to find a […]
A night to remember… Gone Fishing with Actix
Last night I had the pleasure of making a presentation to our corporate sponsors on Gone Fishing, Actix. The video tells you pretty much what the event was all about, and I have to say, I really enjoyed it. The Charlotte Street Hotel is a wonderful venue and we were able to present the film […]
IMDB test one done… ready for test two?
So the first IMDB test went well… ish. Yes, we did manage to impact on the MOVIEmeter, and we went up by 30% or so for two weeks in a row. I suspect about 100 – 200 people actually voted. So to make a really big impact, it’s going to take several times that many […]
LA Screenings Video
Film making colleague Andrew Zinnes managed to make it to the screenings in LA this weekend, just to check them out, and he shot a very short 1 minute video, which you can watch here. We have been in touch with the Leammle guys who have told us that they will write us an official […]
Gone Fishing Plays Hollywood Baby!
This weekend, Gone Fishing has been playing in Hollywood! I KNOW! How amazing is that. It played six showings at the Laemmle theatre on Sunset Boulevard. This was a paid for screening as part of the Oscars qualifying procedure, so we wont get any money back, and in fact it cost us $500 to put […]
Gone Fishing at the Odeon!
Today we had our screening of Gone Fishing at the Odeon Covent Garden. It was rainy and cold and so I was delighted when we had a bigger than expected audience turn out for the movie. It was part of the Super Shorts Festival, run and organised by one-man-power-house Stephen Follows. I also discovered myself […]
Step into my theatre!
We are working on innovative ways to get ‘seen about town’ in Cannes. I have also been working on ways to get people to see Gone Fishing on the spur of the moment too. Everyone is going somewhere in a hurry in Cannes, but if there were a way to show them a movie there […]