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2022

May 31st 2022

Impact50 Premiere

The Impact50 premieres at the Genesis cinema in London.

2007

March 30th 2007

Chris Jones’ Blog Launched

Chris begins documenting his experiences as a film maker in his blog. Initially conceived as a way to document the ‘Gone Fishing’ journey, the blog has become a detailed resources for all emerging film makers.

2006

October 19th 2006

Warners Buy ‘Angels’

Team Living Spirit in LA, Genevieve Jolliffe and Andrew Zinnes successfully sell their spec script ‘Absolute Angels’ to Warner Brothers. Billed as ‘The Lost Boys’ but with girls.

August 5th 2006

Documentary Book Released

Genevieve co-writes with her husband Andrew Zinnes and completes the all new Documentary Handbook. With Andrew, she also manages to write and sell to Warner Bros., a vampire movie set in a high school, called Absolute Angels. White Angel and Urban Ghost Story are both recovered from distributors and released on a double DVD.

February 6th 2006

Guerilla Film Handbook 3rd Edition

The third edition of the best selling film makers handbooks is released, now weighing in at 720 pages.

2005

April 7th 2005

Hollywood Handbook Launched

Chris Jones researches and writes the first edition of The Guerilla Film Makers Movie Blueprint. Upon publishing, it is an immediate best seller in the non fiction charts.

2003

June 2nd 2003

Movie Blueprint Released

Chris Jones researches and writes the first edition of The Guerilla Film Makers Movie Blueprint. Upon publishing, it is an immediate best seller in the non fiction charts.

2001

August 12th 2001

Urban Ghost Story Released in Cinemas

Urban Ghost Story is successfully released in cinemas and plays for over twelve weeks, screening in over 50 cities. The reviews are uniformly excellent. Later in the year it is released on a feature packed DVD. Genevieve agrees to move to LA to spearhead the new Hollywood Handbook and open the LA office.

2000

August 4th 2000

2nd Guerilla Handbook 2nd Edition

Living Spirit are commissioned to write the second edition of The The Guerrilla Film Makers Handbook, expanding on the success of the first. The book is published and enters the Best Sellers non fiction charts at number 2! Following repeated requests from readers of The Guerrilla Film Makers Handbook, Living Spirit launch the Guerilla Film Makers Masterclass.

1998

October 29th 1998

Urban Ghost Story at BIFA

Urban Ghost Story receives two nominations in the British Independent Film Awards, Best First Time Direction for Genevieve Jolliffe, and Best achievement in Production for Chris Jones. The movie attends many film festivals, including Vancouver, Edinburgh and Copenhagen and begins to collect awards.

1997

August 10th 1997

Urban Ghost Story Shoots

Living Spirit Pictures third feature Urban Ghost Story is produced. It is the story of a little girl who survives a car accident in which her best friend is killed and is haunted by the past and paranormal demons. It stars Jason Connery, Stephanie Buttle, Billy Boyd and introduces Heather Anne Foster. While set in Scotland, it is shot at Ealing Film Studios and West London over the summer of ’97.

Jan 31st 1997 – Jan 17th 2010

Move to Ealing Studios

Living Spirit move into offices at the historic Ealing Studios.

1995

September 1st 1995

First Guerilla Book

Living Spirit’s invaluable experiences making low budget feature films in the UK is committed to paper in the form of the ‘ultimate book for low budget film makers’, The Guerrilla Film Makers Handbook, first edition. A cross between anecdotal experiences and hard factual interviews with industry experts, the book promises to be the definitive guide to UK film production. The book is an immediate hit with new film makers.

1994

April 14th 1994

White Angel UK Release

April ’94 sees the UK theatrical release of White Angel – the film opens across the country in UCI multiplexes and MGM theatres (London, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Liverpool, Manchester, Birmingham, and the provinces). White Angel is also screened at many international festivals including Montreal, Rome, Sao Paulo and Puerto Rico where it has picked up three prestigious awards.

1993

November 20th 1993

White Angel Premiere

White Angel premieres as the Centrepiece of the 37th London International Film Festival at the Odeon West End, Leicester Square in 1993. The screening was sold out within hours of the box office opening!

1992

February 16th 1992

White Angel Shoots

Living Spirit begin work on their second feature film, a tense psychological thriller called White Angel. It is about a writer who is blackmailed by a serial killer to write his biography. The film stars Oscar nominee Peter Firth as Steckler the mild mannered serial killer, the late great TV star Don Henderson as Inspector Taylor and American actress Harriet Robinson as Ellen Carter, as the writer trapped between the law and a psychopath. It is shot in West London and Gloucester.

1991

October 10th 1991

The Runner Premiere

Armed with a list of awards, Chris and Genevieve approach the Prince’s Youth Business trust and a ‘seed‘ grant is awarded to set up Living Spirit. Six months later, Living Spirit secure the finance to make their maiden project, The Runner – an action thriller starring Terence Ford, the brother of Hollywood superstar, Harrison Ford. Top British Stunt men, technicians, sound studios, labs (from films as diverse as Star Wars, The Killing Fields and the Indiana Jones Movies etc.), all agree to lend their names to the project and the film is shot.

March 4th 1991

The Runner Shoots

Armed with a list of awards, Chris and Genevieve approach the Prince’s Youth Business trust and a ‘seed‘ grant is awarded to set up Living Spirit. Six months later, Living Spirit secure the finance to make their maiden project, The Runner – an action thriller starring Terence Ford, the brother of Hollywood superstar, Harrison Ford. Top British Stunt men, technicians, sound studios, labs (from films as diverse as Star Wars, The Killing Fields and the Indiana Jones Movies etc.), all agree to lend their names to the project and the film is shot.

1990

July 4th 1990

Living Spirit Pictures Incorporated

Living Spirit Pictures Ltd. is founded by its two co-directors, Chris Jones and Genevieve Jolliffe. Their business idea is simple – to run a company solely for the production of commercial independent feature films. Educated in the fine arts of film making and business at the renowned Bournemouth Film School, Chris and Genevieve leave to produce a short film, “The Thing From Beneath The Bed“. This film is an instant success and goes on to win the London International IC Film Festival, The Daily Mail Challnge Trophy, The BBC Showcase, the Algarve and Barcelona Film Festivals…

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