2019 begins with the 34th addition of one of the World’s most renown film festivals, Sundance, which takes place each year accepting film submissions from all around the globe. November 28th was the day 112 feature films were announced to be screened, and we at Creativity Media are ecstatic to reveal two of our own succeeded the submissions.
Director and screenwriter Alex Holmes’ Maiden tells an incredible story sailor Tracy Edwards who, against all odds, skippered the first all-female international crew in the 1989 Whitbread Round the World Yacht Race.
Director and Screenwriter, Shola Amoo’s The Last Tree, follows protagonist Femi, a British boy of Nigerian heritage, figure out which path to adulthood he wants to take. This film explores the struggle Femi has adjusting to unfamiliar culture and a new environment, after moving from rural Lincolnshire to inner London to live with his mum.
We are very excited for this upcoming Sundance and wish all the best of luck to both Maiden and The Last Tree!
The 2018 BIFA nominations were announced this morning (October 31st) by Arinzé Kene and Ellie Bamber at The Everyman Cinema in Kings Cross.
Yargos Lathimos’ “The Favourite”, was quite literally the favourite, taking home 13 nominations. The historical comedy stars Rachel Weiss, Olivia Coleman and Emma Stone, who also feature as nominees in the Best Supporting Actress and Best Actress categories.
Burt Layton’s Heist movie “American Animals” followed closely with 11 nominations, andMichael Pearce’s “Beast” with 10 nominations.
This year, more than 140 British Films were submitted for consideration, with 40% of the individual nominations being women. The anticipated ceremony will take place on December 2nd at the Old Billingsgate in London.
A special shout out to Kristian Brodie, Jacqui Davies, Anna Griffin, Marcie Maclellan, and Faye Ward who were all nominated for the Breakthrough Producer Award sponsored by Creativity Media.
All of us here at Creativity Media would like to congratulate all of this years BIFA nominations, and wish them all the best of luck!
For the full list of nominations see this link – https://www.bifa.film/awards/2018/winners-nominations/
We are happy to announce that Calm With Horses will start post-finishing January 2019 at Creativity Media.
Starring no other than Cosmo Jarvis (Lady Macbeth) and Barry Keoghan (The Killing Of A Sacred Deer), the film tells the story of an ex-boxer, “Arm”, who’s asked to commit his first murder. Trying to balance his already troubled life as father to his autistic five-year-old, Arm starts to question what is right and wrong, putting those who he loves dearly in danger.
Talented names to be featured working on the film are Executive Producer Michael Fassbender, and Directors Nick Rowland and Joseph Murtagh (Screen Stars of Tomorrow 2016).
We look forward to starting work with them!
This morning BIFA revealed the long lists for the four breakthrough categories celebrating the work of the industry’s most influential and upcoming actors, writers, directors and producers.
The official nominations will be announced October 31st, where only 5 will be chosen per category.
We are extremely happy to see McQueen, Two For Joy, and VS. featured amongst the other contenders, and we wish best of luck to all of them.
Click here to see the long lists – https://www.bifa.film/news/press/new-talent-long-lists-2018
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Let’s all help out a bit and help McQueen take home Screen International’s Best British Film of the Year !
Voting ends on October 30, but until then we can all vote several times! *yay*
Just click on the link, select McQueen and click the “vote” button – https://www.screendaily.com/news/screen-awards-2018-vote-for-the-best-british-film-of-the-year/5133572.article
Feel free to share the link and invite friends to vote for their favourite (McQueen obviously!)
Last week BIFA officially announced that Creativity Media is to once again sponsor the Breakthrough Producer category at this year’s festival.
Keen to find out who the nominees are? We are too! BIFA will release the much anticipated list this Friday (19th October).
Whilst we wait for the official selection, let’s take a look back at last year’s nominees…
In 2017 God’s Own Country and Lady Macbeth did amazingly well being nominated in categories such as Best Screenplay, Best Actor and Best Sound.
I am not a witch, produced by Emily Morgan and directed and written by Rungano Nyoni, made the final cut and won Breakthrough Producer 2017.
Creativity Media, who provided Post Production for I Am Not a Witch, wishes the film all the best for its UK submission for Best Foreign Language Film category, for the 91st Oscars.
Yesterday, Link Up Tv offered us a sneak peek at Ed Lilly’s upcoming feature VS.
The short clip debuts one of ‘Miss Quotes’ (played by Paigey Meade) many stunning rap-performances throughout the film.
We are looking forward to the premiere of this sharp-tongued drama at the London Film Festival which starts tomorrow October 10th! VS. will be screened on Saturday October 13thand Monday October 15th.
Take a look at the clip here: https://twitter.com/linkuptv/status/1049337233197678596
In an interview with Vogue, the multitalented Sadie Frost, who’s worked as a model, fashion designer, actress and most recently producer for her production company Blonde to Black Productions, talks about her newest film, Two For Joy.
Having worked closely with the producer Sadie and having completed full post production on the film, it is an honour to see the film featured in the well-known fashion magazine, and learn about the struggles Sadie had to overcome as producer on the film.
Interested in the whole article? Find it here – https://www.vogue.co.uk/article/two-for-joy-sadie-frost-interview
We’re looking forward to yet another year of the London Film Festival this October! Kicking off on the 10th with the premiere of Academy Award winner Steve McQueen’s new film “Windows” at Cineworld (Leicester Square), the LFF promises an exciting and thrilling 10-day experience focusing around the newest films in the UK.
As always, the Sutherland Trophy will be awarded to the director with the best first feature, and the Grierson Award will be given to the best documentary. There will also be the award for Best Short which has been part of the festival since 2016.
For the first time ever, the audience will be invited to see the winner of the best film category in a public screening at Vue (Leicester Square) on October 20th. Winners of both the Sutherland Trophy and Grierson Award will also be screened publicly this year.
It’s hard to imagine that back when the festival started in 1957, there were only 20 films that were featured, and none of them originating from the UK. That’s a big difference from now, where 225 films from over 70 countries will be showcased across 14 different locations in London over 12 days.
Around 1967, when the festival began started showcasing British productions and films by female directors, the LFF slowly started growing into one of the most influential festivals in Europe.
Creativity Media are pleased to see “VS.” being premiered at the London Film Festival 2018, for which Creativity provided full post-production. The 100-minute-long drama, directed by Ed Lilly, tells the story of troubled teenager Adam who gets drawn into the underground hip-hop scene.