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Screenwriters, here’s how we are going to make February the BEST month of 2021…

I just spent five days deep inside an Arts Council Grant Application for the Festival, but in parallel the team has been ridiculously productive—launching new sessions, announcing new speakers and elevating the whole of February from Awesome to… even Awesomer! We planned the festival for February as we could see that on all fronts it […]

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Can you write a Christmas Ghost or Horror Story?

Deadline Dec 6th midnight GMT // 1,000 Words or fewer ‘Twisted 50: The Ghosts of Christmas’ is a collection of winter spine tinglers, fifty stories of the paranormal, fifty writers… fifty slices of terror. This special volume will be published on December 16th, just in time for that extra special gift this season… Can you […]

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Remembering Johnny Revolution

I just head that my old friend and filmmaker Johnny Kevorkian has died. I met Johnny when he worked on our first film, The Runner, in the spring of 1990. The production was crazy wild, we had so little idea what the hell we were doing! Johnny was around 16 and became the grip, in […]

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Stephen King and George RR Martin in conversation… Seriously!

Stop what you are doing. Switch off Facebook and Twitter. Turn off your phone. And play… We also this video converted into a podcast below for those on the move. Onwards and upwards! Chris Jones My movies www.LivingSpiritGroup.com My Facebook www.Facebook.com/ChrisJonesFilmmaker My Twitter @LivingSpiritPix Sign up to my mailing list for updates on events, books […]

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What Can We Learn From SciFi Apocalypse Movie ‘Invasion Planet Earth’? Watch the Comicon Main Stage panel with cast and crew

Filmmaking is a team effort… but it also takes individual leadership, hustle, passion, vision, tenacity, grit and perhaps pathological optimism. Most filmmakers think they have. Not all do. But Simon Cox does. Simon spent nearly two decades making his passion project, a movie postcard back to the kid inside him, the one who fell in […]

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Chernobyl: An acoustic masterclass in storytelling by Hildur Guðnadóttir

It’s an astonishing story so brilliantly and chillingly written by Craig Mazin. The pace, the casting, the direction, the design, the cinematography ALL work in concert to create this unforgettable experience. But the soundtrack, the music score and the fusion it creates with the soundscape, stand out for me. Immediately evocative, the score by Hildur […]

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Short guide to film insurance

Film insurance is always a quesiton I get asked about – how muhc, where from, what kind of cover… So I asked the lovely people at Performance Media and Film a few basic questions for indie filmmakers. Q – What are the different types of insurance needed for low budget films? A – You can […]

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