VS., Ed Lilly’s enticing new drama, stars Connor Swindells as Adam, an adulting foster kid, who suddenly finds himself in the midst Southend rap scene. Guided by Makayla, played by Fola Evans-Akingbola, Adam finds his calling and lets out his anger battling amongst the rappers in this edgy coming of age story.
BBC funded and Silvertown Films’ produced, we had an extreme pleasure and so much fun doing post production for VS. here at Creativity Media.
VS. will be premiering at the BFI London Film Festival this October, and we can’t wait!
The feature, written and directed by Rungano Nyoni and post-produced by Creativity Media was named UK’s entry for Best Foreign Language Film for 2019 Oscars!
I Am Not a Witch is a fascinating story of a young girl accused of having magical powers, for which she is banished from society. Set in Zambia, following the magical surrealist tradition of African cinema, the film exposes socio-cultural issues through its witty humour, namely in regards to negotiation of womanhood and cultural identity.
Watch the trailer here!
Creativity Media are pleased to see the world premier of documentary “Maiden” at Toronto International Film Festival this year.
Founded in 1976, the event offers screenings, lectures, discussions, workshops and opportunities to meet film-makers from around the world. Considered as one of the “Big Five”, TIFF attracts almost 500,000 people a year, and this year will take place from 6th until the 16th September.
“Maiden”, for which Creativity provided full post-production for, recounts the story of a team of bold and dedicated women in the late 80’s, on a mission to prove that women can do anything men can do too.
The documentary follows Tracy Edwards, the valiant leader and skipper of the boat, and her quest to put together a crew as fearless as her, and become the first ever female team to partake in the Whitbread Round the World Race. Through hard-work, determination and humility, the crew of Maiden make the impossible possible, by not only partaking in the competition but also winning a couple of the races, in a time sailing was a male dominated sport.
This breathtaking film, directed by Alex Holmes and produced by Victoria Gregory, carries the viewer through an exciting and moving journey of Tracey and her crew to becoming fearless legends, and proving that women are just as capable at men.
Read more about the world premier here – https://www.screendaily.com/news/dogwoof-picks-up-toronto-doc-maiden/5131599.article
Harris Dickinson is a “small town boy” in a “big city” and navigates the re-imagined world of London’s Soho shrouded in art and beauty in this upcoming feature by Steve McLean.
Watch the trailer here.
Postcards from London is out in cinemas on November 23!
How exciting to have two of our films’ new trailers roll out last week as well as a Damascus Cover teaser!
Damascus Cover, a spy thriller starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Olivia Thirlby and John Hurt promises a suspenseful espionage in Syria, while Final Score with Dave Bautista and Pierce Brosnan packs in an action-filled fight of an ex-soldier against a group of attackers holding a football stadium hostage.
The trailers really help with the wait, Damascus Cover to be out in cinemas on August 3 in UK and Ireland with Final Score following on September 7!
It was great to see Kanye West’s appreciation of McQueen last week in his Twitter post!
In his tweet on the film about Alexander McQueen’s struggles, Kanye claimed he “connected with his journey” and knows “how it feels to want to take your life back into your own hands even if it means taking your own life.” We are pleased the film’s difficult subject matter is already opening up a conversation on mental health issues.
Creativity Media fully financed and post-produced the film and we are thrilled to see that it was so thoroughly enjoyed by Kanye and his wife Kim, who retweeted the post!
My Friend the Polish Girl premiered in the UK yesterday evening at the 72nd Edinburgh Film Festival!
A fictional tale of a documentary maker, Katie, played by Emma Friedman-Cohen, as she manipulates the life of a Polish migrant, Alicja, played by Aneta Piotrowska. The narrative takes on a new form when the documentary becomes, as EIFF states, “a questionable game in which the two women challenge each other.”
Creativity Media assisted in the post-production of My Friend the Polish Girl, providing Online Editing and facilitating the Grade.
Creativity congratulates My Friend the Polish Girl on its UK Premiere!
Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) 2018 began 20th June and finishes 1st July. Creativity are pleased to see the world premiere of Two for Joy, which we provided post-production for, took place on Saturday at the 72nd EIFF!
Two For Joy featured on the Best of British strand alongside features like Steel Country and Old Boys, and another film which we post-produced; My Friend the Polish Girl, which is having its UK premiere at EIFF on 26th June!
Despite featuring a range of global filmmakers in their ‘American Dreams’, ‘European Perspectives’, and ‘World Perspectives’ strands, EIFF have historically championed emerging British talent, with Two for Joy being no exception!
Two for Joy follows a mother, played by Samantha Morton, battling debilitating mental health problems, as her two children attempt to cope with her mental illness. The family visit a caravan park in an attempt to bring happiness to Morton. On the holiday they encounter another family, including actresses Billie Piper and Bella Ramsay, where the family are pushed to their limit as tragedy strikes.
The reviews have been overwhelmingly positive, commenting on Morton, Piper and Ramsey’s skilled and emotive performances, as well as the unique yet appropriate sound design, that “is creatively used to capture the disorientation of mental illness.”
Creativity congratulates Two for Joy on its world premiere!
On Wednesday evening, Film London screened upcoming films at BFI Southbank to give international buyers the opportunity to screen smaller films.
London Screenings is an annual event that provides a platform for breakthrough filmmakers and films of the year. Films featured in past years include The Girl With All the Gifts, Tommy’s Honour, and Narcopolis.
This year’s London Screenings featured Peripheral and Two For Joy, (two of the stand-out films for buyers!) which Creativity provided post-production for.
Peripheral follows protagonist Bobbi Johnson, played by Hannah Arterton, as she struggles to write her second novel. After submitting to pressure from her publishers to write using their new technological interface, Bobbi undergoes a drug-fuelled struggle to maintain her autonomy as an author, while the digital world attempts to dominate her home, body, and mind.
Two For Joy explores the relationship between a teenage girl, her bedridden mother and her troubled younger brother. The family retreat to a caravan holiday park in an attempt to bring some happiness to their mother, played by Samantha Morton. Along the way they meet another family, including actress Billie Piper, which provokes an exploration of themes including child abuse and mental illness.
It was a pleasure to work on both of these films, and Creativity wishes them success!
The team at Creativity are pleased to see positive reviews of McQueen since it’s release on Friday!
The film received a four star rating from both The Times and The Telegraph.
The Guardian matched this rating and said “the film-makers capture the impact he had on the people around him.”
While The Independent commented “the filmmakers celebrate his prodigious achievements but the sadness is that he never managed to escape the hothouse world of the fashion industry.”
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