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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On Monday night, the team at Creativity: Richard, Patrick, Alex, Colin and Bianca attended the worldwide premiere of McQueen at Cineworld in Leicester Square, followed by a reception at Century Club.
Other attendees who came to celebrate McQueen’s legacy included McQueen’s nephew and sister: Gary and Janet. As well as celebrities like Beverly Knight, Amelia Windsor and Lulu Guinness to name a few.
Well done to Peter Ettedgui, Ian Bonhôte, Sofia Martin, Andee Ryer, and Cinzia Beldessari on making such a fantastic film!
McQueen will be released on June 8th!
The team at Creativity are excited for the release of a film we fully financed and post-produced: McQueen!
The film celebrates the rags-to-riches story of fashion icon Alexander McQueen, following his early life, career and his tragic death, and explores themes of mental illness, drug abuse, sexuality and gender. McQueen will be premiering in the UK on June 7th, and will hit cinema screens on June 8th.
For a sneak peak at this stunning, bold and thoughtful film, watch the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bO0Gx3E3KJA
From the 10th May – 14th May 2018, both Patrick Fischer and Richard Kondal will be attending the 71st Cannes Film Festival.
The prestigious film festival has remained faithful to its founding purpose: to draw attention to and raise the profile of films, with the aim of contributing towards the development of cinema, boosting the film industry worldwide and celebrating cinema at an international level.
If you’d like to request a meeting with Richard or Patrick, please email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Netflix’s newest documentary Mercury 13, for which Creativity Media provided full post-production will be available to watch from 20th April 2018.
Directed and produced by David Sington and Heather Walsh, this documentary follows the story of the brave women who underwent the same training as the famous “Mercury 7”, in a privately funded program outside of NASA. During a time full of prejudice, watch as these women try to defy all odds and prove that women can do anything men can.
The trailer is out now and this is going to be a documentary you don’t want to miss! – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jpiVx2mQhKI
The 71st British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) was characterised by its wide ranging political messages of support and solidarity towards the victims of sexual harassment and bullying.
All BAFTA attendees displayed their support for “Time’s Up” and “Me Too” campaigns by dressing in dark colours and by wearing Time’s Up badges — all as a means of fostering further respect and equality in the film business after Hollywood’s sexual harassment scandals.
The night’s biggest winner was Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, which took five prizes including “Best Film”, “Leading Actress” Frances McDormand, “Original Screenplay” for writer-director Martin McDonagh, “Supporting Actor” Sam Rockwell and “Outstanding British Film”.
CM would like to especially congratulate BAFTA winner for “Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer” I Am Not a Witch, for whom Creativity Media did their post-production and worked closely with.
The story takes place in a Zambian village, where 9 year old Shula is accused of witchcraft and is thus faced with two choices: to either accept her supernatural reputation and stay in the local village, or to be transformed into a goat that may be killed and eaten.
Producer Emily Morgan’s and Writer-Director Rungano Nyoni’s pioneering feature film has been praised by critics and audiences worldwide; and the story has been referred to as a bold satirical parable that encompasses both magic and misogyny in its central themes.
It is the second consecutive year that CM has done post production and worked very closely with inspiring BAFTA winners for “Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer”, including 2017 BAFTA winner Under The Shadow.
We hope to score a hat-trick next year for another win, as we continue to work on and to be inspired by these outstanding films, and the immense talents working behind them.
For the full list of 2018 BAFTA winners please visit: https://www.screendaily.com/news/baftas-2018-full-list-of-winners/5126747.article
The team at CM would like to congratulate all the 2018 nominees of The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) ceremony, which will be held on February 18 at Royal Albert Hall.
The Awards ceremony will be presided by Absolutely Fabulous actress and BAFTA award-winner Joanna Lumley, who will replace Stephen Fry after having presented 12 BAFTA ceremonies. Lumley will be the first female to preside The BAFTA Awards after 17 years.
CM would like to especially congratulate BAFTA nominee for “outstanding debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer” I am not a Witch, for whom Creativity Media did their post-production and worked closely with.
Zambian-born Welsh Writer/Director Rungano Nyoni’s groundbreaking first feature film has been incredibly praised by both audiences and critics.
The story unfolds in a far-off Zambian village, where a nine-year-old girl (Margaret Mulubwa) is faced with two choices after being accused of being a witch: to either accept her supernatural reputation and stay in the local village, or to be transformed into a goat that may be killed and eaten.
Critics have referred to the film as a daring satirical parable of both magic and misogyny. A story that has stunned audiences and jurors, for its urgency on pressing social issues and the female’s role in society.
Rungano Nyoni started her bright and pioneering film career with award-winning shorts such as Mwansa the Great and Listen. Her bold independent vision holds great promise for the British and international film industry.
CM would also like to give a special mention to BAFTA nominee for “Outstanding British Film” God’s Own Country, .
For the full list of 2018 BAFTA nominees please visit: https://www.screendaily.com/news/baftas-2018-full-list-of-nominations/5125382.article
The team at CM would like to congratulate all the winner’s at the 20th British Independent Film Awards (BIFA), that took place this Sunday at London’s Old Billingsgate.
God’s Own Country, for whom Creativity Media did their post-production, were the favourites of the night picking up a total of 4 BIFA’s, including best British Independent Film. As well as winning the previously announced Sound Award, the film also won Best Actor for Josh O’Connor, and Best Debut Screenwriter Francis Lee.
I Am Not a Witch, with whom CM worked closely with, took home 3 awards on the night, including Best Director and The Douglas Hickox Award for Rungano Nyoni, and Breakthrough Producer (sponsored by Creativity Media) for Emily Morgan. (This is only the second time a director has won both awards.)
Lady Macbeth also did exceptionally well, winning trophies for Best Screenplay, Best Actress and Most Promising Newcomer.
The Honorary Awards included The Variety Award for Gary Oldman, The Richard Harris Award presented to Vanessa Redgrave, and Femi Oguns for the Special Jury Prize.
See the full list of Sunday’s winners below…
Best British Independent Film – God’s Own Country Francis Lee, Jack Tarling, Manon Ardisson
Best International Independent Film – Get Out Jordan Peele, Jason Blum, Edward H Hamm Jr, Sean McKittrick
Best Director – I Am Not A Witch Rungano Nyoni
Best Screenplay – Lady Macbeth Alice Birch
Best Actress – Lady Macbeth Florence Pugh
Best Actor – God’s Own Country Josh O’connor
Best Supporting Actress – The Party Patricia Clarkson
Best Supporting Actor – The Death Of Stalin Simon Russell Beale
Most Promising Newcomer – Lady Macbeth Naomi Ackie
The Douglas Hickox Award (Best Debut Director) – I Am Not A Witch Rungano Nyoni
Debut Screenwriter – God’s Own Country Francis Lee
Breakthrough Producer – I Am Not A Witch Emily Morgan
The Discovery Award – In Another Life Jason Wingard, Hannah Stevenson, Rebecca Clare Evans
Best Documentary – Almost Heaven Carol Salter
Best British Short Film – Fish Story Charlie Lyne, Catherine Bray, Anthony Ing
Best Cinematography – Lady Macbeth Ari Wegner
Best Casting – The Death Of Stalin Sarah Crowe
Best Costume Design – Lady Macbeth Holly Waddington
Best Editing – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Jon Gregory
Best Effects – The Ritual Nick Allder, Ben White
Best Make Up & Hair Design – The Death Of Stalin Nicole Stafford
Best Music – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Carter Burwell
Best Production Design – The Death Of Stalin Cristina Casali
Best Sound – God’s Own Country Anna Bertmark