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.
After its positive reception at Edinburgh Film Festival this June, Tom Beard’s Two for Joy, backed by the BFI, has officially been released in theatres across the UK today!
Two for Joy is a dark deliberation on loss and grief, following a widowed mother of two, her heartfelt struggle with a mental illness and her problematic relationship with the children. The film stars Samantha Morton in the leading role, alongside Daniel Mays, Billie Piper and superb young actors Emilia Jones, Badger Skelton and Bella Ramsey.
In their reviews of Two for Joy, Empire wrote it is “an emotionally rich, beautifully executed family drama,” while The Guardian claims the film is “a serious, promising piece of work with visual flair.” And of course, we were delighted to see the praise of the sound design, which, according to Screen Daily review, “while never obtrusive, is creatively used to capture the disorientation of mental illness.”
It was an absolute privilege to work on this project and we are looking forward for everyone to see it.
You can watch the trailer here or just head out and watch the film on the big screen!
A new poster for Ed Lilly’s VS. came out a couple of days ago, which certainly helps with the wait for its premiere coming up next month – October 13 at the London Film Festival. The general theatrical release follows on October 19. In case you haven’t seen the trailer yet, you can check it out here!
The trailer for Await Further Instructions is here, and boy does it look creepy! The film, due to be released October 5th (US), recounts the story of the Milgram family waking up one Christmas, to discover a mysterious black substance surrounding their house. Attempting to find out what’s going on, they switch on the TV, only to find a sinister looking message to ‘Stay Indoors and Await Further Instructions’. What follows is an ominous descent into paranoia, desperation and bloody carnage.
Watch the chilling trailer here .
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!
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!